Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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After the revelations, Dylan gets drunk and passes out in his car. Caleb denies being his father and returns the money Dylan gave him. Dylan again confronts Norma and she admits she never ... See full summary »


John David Coles


Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody
Nestor Carbonell ... Sheriff Alex Romero
Rebecca Creskoff ... Christine Heldens
Martin Cummins ... Peter
Michael Eklund ... Zane Morgan
Kenny Johnson ... Caleb Calhoun
Paloma Kwiatkowski ... Cody Brennan
Ian Tracey ... Remo Wallace
Michael Vartan ... George Heldens
Matthew Mandzij ... Deputy Jeffcoat
Keenan Tracey ... Gunner
Jackie Blackmore ... Motel Guest


After the revelations, Dylan gets drunk and passes out in his car. Caleb denies being his father and returns the money Dylan gave him. Dylan again confronts Norma and she admits she never told anyone, least of all Caleb, who his father was. An outraged Norman, again goes into acting out as his mother and visits Caleb at his motel. It's the morning after the night before for Emma who wakes up in bed with the boy she met at the beach party. Sheriff Romero warns Zane to take it easy or that there will be repercussions. Soon after, Romero finds that his house has gone up in flames. Written by garykmcd

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24 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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When Dillan is moving out and Norma is sitting at the table, the camera is on Norma and the glass is almost empty. The camera then goes to Dillan, then back to Norma and the glass is half full. See more »


Norman Bates: Well, it's uh, it's just a piece of information. You know, it doesn't change anything. We're all still the same people we were yesterday.
Dylan Massett: What total bullshit! What if you were given a piece of information about yourself? Something, something that totally changed the way you perceive yourself for the rest of your life?
Norman Bates: I can't imagine anything like that, I guess.
Dylan Massett: Well, maybe you should talk to mother about that.
Norman Bates: What does that mean?
Dylan Massett: It means what it means. Maybe we don't all know who we are. ...
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Written by Katy Perry, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee & Cirkut
Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin & Cirkut
Performed by Katy Perry
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One More Lap.
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.


The bland script is cornering the actors to express. Now that is one difficult task to pull off, not the actors but I mean for the writers. You cannot stop actors on screen yet they have put a particular spin on this big revealing part of the storyline that leaves the track as some dry news, reported dutifully.

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