General Information

Glossary: B
First Air Date: March 18th, 2013
Last Air Date: April 24th, 2017
Created By: Carlton Cuse, Anthony Cipriano, Kerry Ehrin
Star Casts: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nestor Carbonell
Aired On: A&E
Episode Runtime: 43 minutes
Total Seasons: 5 Seasons
Total Episodes: 50 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: A&E - Bates Motel

Last Updated: Sun, 22 Aug 2021 22:31:30 +0000

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Bates Motel


A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series begins after the death of Norma's husband, when she purchases a motel located in a coastal Oregon town so she and Norman can start a new life.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (6 Episodes)

1: After Hours: Season Premiere - Aired: 2014-03-03

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2: After Hours: Season Finale - Aired: 2014-05-05

A live half-hour special event brings the highly engaged "Bates Motel" community to life as fans interact with the show's stars and creators sharing behind-the-scenes analysis and exclusive content.

3: Catch Up - Aired: 2016-03-07

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4: Quickie Catch-Up - Aired: 2017-02-20

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5: Season 4 Recap - Aired: 2017-02-20

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6: The Final Check Out - Aired: 2017-04-24

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Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: First You Dream, Then You Die - Aired: 2013-03-18

Widow Norma Bates and her shy teenage son, Norman, seek a fresh start in a coastal town filled with secrets. The arrival of an unexpected guest turns the Bates' lives upside down.

2: Nice Town You Picked, Norma ... - Aired: 2013-03-25

Dylan immediately begins causing trouble. The Bates are drawn into the secrets surrounding White Pine Bay.

3: What's Wrong with Norman - Aired: 2013-04-01

Dylan learns there is more to his new job than he originally thought. Emma and Norman make a shocking discovery.

4: Trust Me - Aired: 2013-04-08

Norma deals with distractions as her suspicions grow about certain town residents.

5: Ocean View - Aired: 2013-04-15

Norma receives some much-needed help, while Norman desperately awaits his mother's return home. Emma and Norman follow more clues, leading to a big discovery.

6: The Truth - Aired: 2013-04-22

Dylan asks Norman to move in with him; Norma warns Emma that some things are best kept to themselves.

7: The Man in Number 9 - Aired: 2013-04-29

The Bates Motel welcomes its first guest. Norman learns that popular girls come with many complications.

8: A Boy and His Dog - Aired: 2013-05-06

A mysterious stranger causes problems for Norma. Bradley is not happy when rumors spread at school. Dylan and Remo go on a fateful road trip. Norman takes up a grisly hobby.

9: Underwater - Aired: 2013-05-13

Abernathy increases the pressure. Bradley and Dylan connect. Miss Watson encourages Norman's active imagination. Emma takes a trip.

10: Midnight - Aired: 2013-05-20

Romero decides to take action. Norman takes Emma to the dance. Norman gets a ride home from Miss Watson.

Season 2 (10 Episodes)

1: Gone But Not Forgotten - Aired: 2014-03-03

Norman fixates on Miss Watson's death; Norma worries about the future of the motel when plans for the bypass move ahead of schedule; Bradley is driven to extremes as she searches for her father's killer.

2: Shadow of a Doubt - Aired: 2014-03-10

Norma tries to distract Norman from his obsession with Miss Watson by joining a play. Bradley turns to Norman for help when she has to escape a dire situation. Romero is pressured to make an arrest for the murder. A new player at work has Dylan and Remo on edge.

3: Caleb - Aired: 2014-03-17

Dylan tries to bridge the gap between Norma and her brother Caleb, who shows up at the motel. Norma meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass. Emma's memorial for a friend leads to a new relationship. Norman falls under the influence of a townie girl.

4: Check-Out - Aired: 2014-03-24

The fall-out from Caleb’s return causes Dylan to question his loyalty to Norma and Norman. Christine brings Norma into the White Pine social scene. Norman grows increasingly worried about Caleb’s presence in town. Romero finds himself caught in the middle of Zane’s war with a rival drug family.

5: The Escape Artist - Aired: 2014-03-31

Norman trusts Cody with a family secret. Dylan finds himself fighting for his life as Zane’s war escalates. Norma makes a deal with a mysterious man to help stop the bypass.

6: Plunge - Aired: 2014-04-07

Dylan is asked to manage an explosive situation; Norma and Norman's relationship is threatened by a growing secret; Emma lands in a dangerous situation.

7: Presumed Innocent - Aired: 2014-04-14

Norma's faith in Norman is questioned; Dylan is threatened by a revengeful Zane; Romero receives new evidence in the murder of Miss Watson; Cody and Norman's friendship reaches the breaking point.

8: Meltdown - Aired: 2014-04-21

Romero digs deeper into the murder of Miss Watson; the conflict between the drug families leaves Dylan facing an impossible choice; Norma refuses to tell Norman the truth about his blackouts.

9: The Box - Aired: 2014-04-28

Norma is desperate to connect with Norman; Dylan must decide if he should risk his life to save a loved one; Romero hopes a former colleague can help him determine Norman's involvement in a crime.

10: The Immutable Truth - Aired: 2014-05-05

A tragic event from the past haunts Norman; Norma tries to prevent Norman from making a terrible mistake; Romero and Dylan find a way to end the drug war; Emma makes a decision about her future.

Season 3 (10 Episodes)

1: A Death in the Family - Aired: 2015-03-09

Norman and Emma make decisions regarding their future; Norma informs Norman of his boundaries.

2: The Arcanum Club - Aired: 2015-03-16

Norma and Norman focus on Annika's disappearance; Norma learns the truth about the Arcanum Club.

3: Persuasion - Aired: 2015-03-23

Norman's relationship with Emma weakens his bond with Norma; Romero asks Norman some hard questions.

4: Unbreak-Able - Aired: 2015-03-30

Emma and Norman spend a day away from the motel; Romero looks into two strange deaths in White Pine Bay; Norma returns to school; Caleb and Dylan's hidden secrets unravel.

5: The Deal - Aired: 2015-04-06

Norma turns to Romero for guidance when she finds herself in an unexpected position of power.

6: Norma Louise - Aired: 2015-04-13

Norma contemplates a life outside of White Pine Bay; Emma and Dylan bond while helping Norman.

7: The Last Supper - Aired: 2015-04-20

Norman agrees to get help; Dylan learns disturbing news about Emma's health.

8: The Pit - Aired: 2015-04-27

Romero confronts Norma about newly learned information; Caleb and Dylan take a risky job.

9: Crazy - Aired: 2015-05-04

Norman spends the day with a surprise visitor; Norma attempts to keep secrets from being revealed.

10: Unconscious - Aired: 2015-05-11

Norman's issues push Norma to the breaking point; Emma has an unexpected reaction to good news.

Season 4 (10 Episodes)

1: A Danger to Himself and Others - Aired: 2016-03-07

Norma searches for Norman, who finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings; Dylan waits for news about Emma; Romero gets a surprising proposition.

2: Goodnight, Mother - Aired: 2016-03-14

Norma and Norman each suspect the other of a terrible deed; Dylan contemplates his future with Emma; Romero makes a choice that dramatically impacts the Bates family.

3: Til Death Do You Part - Aired: 2016-03-21

Norma and Romero take a big step together; Norman attempts to accept his new circumstances; Dylan tries to shed old business.

4: Lights of Winter - Aired: 2016-03-28

Norman and his new friend have an adventure; Norma experiences her first taste of real happiness in some time during an annual festival in White Pine Bay; Dylan becomes caught between two families.

5: Refraction - Aired: 2016-04-11

Norman worries about revealing too much to Dr. Edwards; Norma hires an artisan to repair a window; a crime investigation threatens Romero's new life.

6: The Vault - Aired: 2016-04-18

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.

7: There's No Place Like Home - Aired: 2016-04-25

Norman returns home after making an unanticipated discovery; Norma takes on new projects; Dylan's search for Emma's mother leads to disturbing results.

8: Unfaithful - Aired: 2016-05-02

Norma is torn between Norman and Romero; during a holiday outing, Norman comes to the realization that everyone has changed during his time away.

9: Forever - Aired: 2016-05-09

Norma and Norman attempt to reconnect as they plan for the future. Dylan and Romero decide to take action for Norman's own good.

10: Norman - Aired: 2016-05-16

Norman plans a special event for his mother; Romero experiences pressure over his actions; Dylan considers reaching out to Norman.

Season 5 (10 Episodes)

1: Dark Paradise - Aired: 2017-02-20

Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery. Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.

2: The Convergence of the Twain - Aired: 2017-02-27

Norman's date doesn't go as planned. Romero's frustrations reach a boiling point. Chick brings Norman a gift.

3: Bad Blood - Aired: 2017-03-06

Norman helps Chick with a project. Romero makes his move. An apologetic Madeleine reaches out to Norman.

4: Hidden - Aired: 2017-03-13

Norman learns who he can rely on as he attempts to protect his secrets; Romero struggles to find safety.

5: Dreams Die First - Aired: 2017-03-20

Norman tries to piece together Mother's movements; in Seattle, Dylan and Emma confront an ugly truth; Sam's girlfriend, Marion, makes an impulsive decision with far-reaching consequences.

6: Marion - Aired: 2017-03-27

A special guest checks into the motel; Dylan grapples with devastating news; Sam and Madeleine's marriage reaches a crossroads.

7: Inseparable - Aired: 2017-04-03

Norman and Mother are brought together as trouble looms large. Romero convalesces with the aid of an old friend. Dylan returns home.

8: The Body - Aired: 2017-04-10

Mother uses tough love to protect Norman. Sheriff Greene opens a murder investigation. Dylan gets help for his brother.

9: Visiting Hours - Aired: 2017-04-17

Norman's legal problems worsen. Emma takes care of family business as Dylan finds himself caught between his past and his future. Romero begins his plan for revenge.

10: The Cord - Aired: 2017-04-24

Norman comes home.