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 1Netflix | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Mar 19, 2013
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.
S01 E02Mar 26, 2013
Nice Town You Picked, Norma ... Mar 26, 2013 Dylan immediately begins causing trouble. The Bates are drawn into the secrets surrounding White Pine Bay.
S01 E03Apr 2, 2013
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.
S01 E04Apr 9, 2013
Trust Me Apr 9, 2013 Norma deals with distractions as her suspicions grow about certain town residents.
S01 E05Apr 16, 2013
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.
S01 E06Apr 23, 2013
The Truth Apr 23, 2013 Dylan asks Norman to move in with him; Norma warns Emma that some things are best kept to themselves.
Season 2Netflix | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Mar 4, 2014
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.
S02 E02Mar 11, 2014
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.
S02 E03Mar 18, 2014
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.
S02 E04Mar 25, 2014
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.
S02 E05Apr 1, 2014
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.
S02 E06Apr 8, 2014
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.
Season 3Netflix | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Mar 10, 2015
A Death in the Family Mar 10, 2015 Norman and Emma make decisions regarding their future; Norma informs Norman of his boundaries.
S03 E02Mar 17, 2015
The Arcanum Club Mar 17, 2015 Norma and Norman focus on Annika's disappearance; Norma learns the truth about the Arcanum Club.
S03 E03Mar 24, 2015
Persuasion Mar 24, 2015 Norman's relationship with Emma weakens his bond with Norma; Romero asks Norman some hard questions.
S03 E04Mar 31, 2015
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.
S03 E05Apr 7, 2015
The Deal Apr 7, 2015 Norma turns to Romero for guidance when she finds herself in an unexpected position of power.
S03 E06Apr 14, 2015
Norma Louise Apr 14, 2015 Norma contemplates a life outside of White Pine Bay; Emma and Dylan bond while helping Norman.
Season 4Netflix | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Mar 8, 2016
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.
S04 E02Mar 15, 2016
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.
S04 E03Mar 22, 2016
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.
S04 E04Mar 29, 2016
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.
S04 E05Apr 12, 2016
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.
S04 E06Apr 19, 2016
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.
Season 5Netflix | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Feb 21, 2017
Dark Paradise Feb 21, 2017 Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery. Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.
S05 E02Feb 28, 2017
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.
S05 E03Mar 7, 2017
Bad Blood Mar 7, 2017 Norman helps Chick with a project. Romero makes his move. An apologetic Madeleine reaches out to Norman.
S05 E04Mar 14, 2017
Hidden Mar 14, 2017 Norman learns who he can rely on as he attempts to protect his secrets; Romero struggles to find safety.
S05 E05Mar 21, 2017
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.
S05 E06Mar 28, 2017
Marion Mar 28, 2017 A special guest checks into the motel; Dylan grapples with devastating news; Sam and Madeleine's marriage reaches a crossroads.