I enjoyed the episode pretty good. I didn't see that much happening in the first episode. They got the weird mom thing down pat already. The Sherrif visiting the hotel scene was pretty intense all the way through.
I'm not really digging the whole "Mom" instead of "Mother" thing. I mean, I know it's set in the modern day but come on. It's Norman Bates.
Wait, I thought he was calling her mother. I'm sure I'm wrong.
The kid did some serious Psycho watching/studying down. He has Normans quirks down pretty good. The way he ran upstairs was just like when the original Norman took off running. I know that's little, but I like when they get stuff like that right. Especially something in connection to one of my favorite movies of all time.