Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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Norman uncovers painful truths as his therapy progresses; Norma works to prevent a secret from being revealed; Romero assists an old friend despite the risk to his career.


Olatunde Osunsanmi


Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody (credit only)
Nestor Carbonell ... Sheriff Alex Romero
David Cubitt ... Sam Bates
Damon Gupton ... Dr. Gregg Edwards
Ryan Hurst ... Chick Hogan
Kenny Johnson ... Caleb Calhoun
Jaime Ray Newman ... Rebecca Hamilton
Luke Roessler ... Young Norman
Victoria Cruz Victoria Cruz ... Waitress


Norman trusts therapist Dr. Gregg Edwards, who tells him about his multiple personality disorder, enough to allow questioning his over-protective Norma-personality, and going in hypnosis about his traumatic youth with a (wife-)abusive lush father. Sheriff Alex, who dealt with Rebecca and their greedy secret, is puzzled by Norma's virulent hostility when handyman Chick Hogan delivers the stained glass to them, and she comes clean that he blackmailed her to help track down Caleb, whom she refuses to expose to revenge despite having raped her fathering Dylan, yet lacked the courage to shoot Chick. Meanwhile Norma contacted Caleb in Costa Rica, which inspires him to contact neglected son Dylan, who starts his new life with Emma, getting Norman's blessing without telling that also means leaving Portland for Seattle. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

18 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Norma (Vera Farmiga) confirms in this episode that Caleb (Kenny Johnson) is four years older than her. See more »


When Norma is talking to Chick in the diner, the orientation of the handle on Chick's coffee cup changes several times, including while he is holding it in his hand. See more »


Sam Bates: What the hell did you think you were doing? Do you think you can just
Sam Bates: Walk out on me? Just leave me here? Sam! No! I'll kill us all, Norma!
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Best Direction.
23 September 2017 | by j_lee_tSee all my reviews

I watched this episode last night. I don't often notice direction, but this was one of the most amazingly directed episodes of television I've ever seen. I rarely ever watch something over again, but I'm about to watch it from the start again tonight. Just incredible and beautiful. I even googled the episode so I can find out who the director was and follow their career. I've never done this before.

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