Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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Norman spends the day with a surprise visitor; Norma attempts to keep secrets from being revealed.


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Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 5 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody
Kenny Johnson ... Caleb Calhoun
Nestor Carbonell ... Sheriff Alex Romero
Andrew Howard ... Will Decody
Ryan Hurst ... Chick Hogan
Nicola Peltz ... Bradley Martin
Kevin Rahm ... Bob Paris
Lini Evans ... Amelia Martin
Steve Makaj ... Man (Amelia's Boyfriend)
Anika Noni Rose ... Special Agent Liz Babbitt


After nearly being killed during the gun delivery, Caleb makes sure that Dylan gets the money he needs. In doing so however, he realizes it's no longer safe for him to stay in the area. Before leaving, he tell Norma about the time Norman visited him acting like he was her. Norman is shocked by Bradley's sudden reappearance. She finds that much has changed while she has been away. Norma decides to give up her battle with Bob Paris and give him the flash card - only Sheriff Romero refuses to return it to her. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

4 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kenny Johnson & Ryan Hurst previously worked together on Sons of Anarchy (2008) as Herman Kozik & Harry 'Opie' Winston. See more »


[first lines]
Norman Bates: Why are you here? What's happened to you? Why why do you look like this?
Bradley Martin: Because my life has been a living hell since I last saw you.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Much Much Sensible.
13 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Bates Motel

Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, it took these names to recreate the Hitchcockian legacy, balancing the fame and art, it is TV horror- something that hasn't quite cultivated as it has in cinematic life- among the best. First of all, it is one of those rare spin-off that works, it bucks the trend, but that's not saying a lot considering that we haven't had major success in such derivations. And it is to not be easily forgotten that even a huge funded show as such, the series took some time before it started running on the field smoothly. Some might give it a few episodes, personally I think it was from the third season where they finally agreed, in sync, to what or how they have to showcase this troublesome family. And it is a family event.

Unlike the films, this one deals majorly with the reasoning and history of why these members were pushed like such. And as far as that part is concerned, I find that they are hitting all the notes on the right scale. Do notice that whenever a family drama is involved, the chapters soar above all the other genre it claims to be. Some of the best elements are them, these family members, trying to resist and accept each other in the middle of this blood bath and crime sites that they take along with them, wherever they go.

Another expected outcome, is the performance of the cast. The creators have invested smartly on Vera Farmiga and she serves the appetite you were expecting from her. What's surprising is, Freddie Highmore- especially in third season where he transforms from something innocent to less innocent- pouring his soul out, he crafts this infamous character with precision and watery communicative eyes. Just watching these two reside in Bates Motel, makes the day for me.


Now, we can confidently nod to what or where they are leading this entire series into. And never before was I this excited to see how it all ends. I am looking forward to the future excitingly but I am just as scared with Highmore's behavior and performance; good work.

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