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Bates Motel

IMDB Logo8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
Crime Drama 18+2013 - 20175 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Netflix Tags: Serial Killer Feel-good 

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.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 First You Dream, Then You Die

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Mar 19, 2013
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First You Dream, Then You Die Mar 19, 2013 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.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Nice Town You Picked, Norma ...

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Mar 26, 2013
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Nice Town You Picked, Norma ... Mar 26, 2013 Dylan immediately begins causing trouble. The Bates are drawn into the secrets surrounding White Pine Bay.

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Season 01, Episode 03 What's Wrong with Norman

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Apr 2, 2013
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What's Wrong with Norman Apr 2, 2013 Dylan learns there is more to his new job than he originally thought. Emma and Norman make a shocking discovery.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Trust Me

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Apr 9, 2013
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Trust Me Apr 9, 2013 Norma deals with distractions as her suspicions grow about certain town residents.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Ocean View

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Apr 16, 2013
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Ocean View Apr 16, 2013 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.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Truth

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Apr 23, 2013
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The Truth Apr 23, 2013 Dylan asks Norman to move in with him; Norma warns Emma that some things are best kept to themselves.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Man in Number 9

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Apr 30, 2013
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The Man in Number 9 Apr 30, 2013 The Bates Motel welcomes its first guest. Norman learns that popular girls come with many complications.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Gone But Not Forgotten

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Mar 4, 2014
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Gone But Not Forgotten Mar 4, 2014 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.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Shadow of a Doubt

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Mar 11, 2014
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Shadow of a Doubt Mar 11, 2014 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.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Caleb

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Mar 18, 2014
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Caleb Mar 18, 2014 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.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Check-Out

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Mar 25, 2014
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Check-Out Mar 25, 2014 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.

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Season 02, Episode 05 The Escape Artist

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Apr 1, 2014
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The Escape Artist Apr 1, 2014 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.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Plunge

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Apr 8, 2014
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Plunge Apr 8, 2014 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.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Presumed Innocent

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Apr 15, 2014
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Presumed Innocent Apr 15, 2014 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.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 A Death in the Family

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Mar 10, 2015
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A Death in the Family Mar 10, 2015 Norman and Emma make decisions regarding their future; Norma informs Norman of his boundaries.

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Season 03, Episode 02 The Arcanum Club

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Mar 17, 2015
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The Arcanum Club Mar 17, 2015 Norma and Norman focus on Annika's disappearance; Norma learns the truth about the Arcanum Club.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Persuasion

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Mar 24, 2015
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Persuasion Mar 24, 2015 Norman's relationship with Emma weakens his bond with Norma; Romero asks Norman some hard questions.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Unbreak-Able

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Mar 31, 2015
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Unbreak-Able Mar 31, 2015 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.

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Season 03, Episode 05 The Deal

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Apr 7, 2015
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The Deal Apr 7, 2015 Norma turns to Romero for guidance when she finds herself in an unexpected position of power.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Norma Louise

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Apr 14, 2015
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Norma Louise Apr 14, 2015 Norma contemplates a life outside of White Pine Bay; Emma and Dylan bond while helping Norman.

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Season 03, Episode 07 The Last Supper

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Apr 21, 2015
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The Last Supper Apr 21, 2015 Norman agrees to get help; Dylan learns disturbing news about Emma's health.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 A Danger to Himself and Others

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Mar 8, 2016
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A Danger to Himself and Others Mar 8, 2016 Norma searches for Norman, who finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings; Dylan waits for news about Emma; Romero gets a surprising proposition.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Goodnight, Mother

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Mar 15, 2016
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Goodnight, Mother Mar 15, 2016 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.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Til Death Do You Part

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Mar 22, 2016
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Til Death Do You Part Mar 22, 2016 Norma and Romero take a big step together; Norman attempts to accept his new circumstances; Dylan tries to shed old business.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Lights of Winter

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Mar 29, 2016
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Lights of Winter Mar 29, 2016 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.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Refraction

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Apr 12, 2016
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Refraction Apr 12, 2016 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.

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Season 04, Episode 06 The Vault

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Apr 19, 2016
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The Vault Apr 19, 2016 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.

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Season 04, Episode 07 There's No Place Like Home

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Apr 26, 2016
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There's No Place Like Home Apr 26, 2016 Norman returns home after making an unanticipated discovery; Norma takes on new projects; Dylan's search for Emma's mother leads to disturbing results.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Dark Paradise

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Feb 21, 2017
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Dark Paradise Feb 21, 2017 Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery. Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.

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Season 05, Episode 02 The Convergence of the Twain

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Feb 28, 2017
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The Convergence of the Twain Feb 28, 2017 Norman's date doesn't go as planned. Romero's frustrations reach a boiling point. Chick brings Norman a gift.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Bad Blood

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Mar 7, 2017
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Bad Blood Mar 7, 2017 Norman helps Chick with a project. Romero makes his move. An apologetic Madeleine reaches out to Norman.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Hidden

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Mar 14, 2017
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Hidden Mar 14, 2017 Norman learns who he can rely on as he attempts to protect his secrets; Romero struggles to find safety.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Dreams Die First

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Mar 21, 2017
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Dreams Die First Mar 21, 2017 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.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Marion

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Mar 28, 2017
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Marion Mar 28, 2017 A special guest checks into the motel; Dylan grapples with devastating news; Sam and Madeleine's marriage reaches a crossroads.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Inseparable

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Apr 4, 2017
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Inseparable Apr 4, 2017 Norman and Mother are brought together as trouble looms large. Romero convalesces with the aid of an old friend. Dylan returns home.

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