Bates Motel

2012 • A&E
4.6
8.02K reviews
TV-MA
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Season 5 episodes (11)

1 Dark Paradise
2/20/17
Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery. Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.
2 The Convergence of the Twain
2/27/17
Norman's date doesn't go as planned. Romero's frustrations reach a boiling point. Chick brings Norman a gift.
3 Bad Blood
3/6/17
Norman helps Chick with a project. Romero makes his move. An apologetic Madeleine reaches out to Norman.
4 Hidden
3/13/17
Norman discovers who he can rely on as he attempts to protect his secrets. Romero struggles to find safety.
5 Dreams Die First
3/20/17
Norman attempts to piece together Mother's movements. In Seattle, Dylan and Emma confront an ugly truth, while Sam's girlfriend Marion makes a spur-of-the-moment decision with far-reaching consequences.
6 Marion
3/27/17
Norman checks in a special guest at the motel. Dylan grapples with devastating news. Sam and Madeleine face a crossroads in their marriage.
7 Inseparable
4/3/17
Norman and Mother come together as trouble looms large; Romero convalesces with the help of an old friend; Dylan comes home.
8 The Body
4/10/17
Mother turns to tough love to protect Norman; Sheriff Greene begins a murder investigation; Dylan gets his brother help.
9 Visiting Hours
4/17/17
Norman's legal problems worsen; Emma tends to family business as Dylan finds himself caught between his past and his future; Romero enacts his plan for revenge.
10 The Cord
4/24/17
Norman Bates comes home.
101 The Final Check Out
4/24/17
A half hour special driven by fan questions and interviews with the Bates Motel cast, producers, superfans and critics celebrating the end of the Bates phenomenon.

About this show

From Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights and Parenthood), Bates Motel delves into the sadistic and twisted relationship between serial killer-to-be, Norman Bates, and his mother Norma, played by Vera Famiga. A prelude to the classic horror film Psycho, the series takes a contemporary glimpse into Norman's formative years and reveals how he became one of the most infamous murderers of all time.
4.6
8.02K reviews
A1ex Rasmussen
October 29, 2017
This show has the perfect pacing, and build-up to where the old classic Hitchcock films, "Psycho" & "Psycho II" were when it came to the series of events. If I had one complaint, it would be that the ending episodes felt slightly rushed, and the final episode feeling quite abrupt, and unrealistic. It would've been nice to see Norman Bates becoming even more picture perfect to the old classic film's Norman Bates. Showing the long term madness, and methods to which Norman uses to keep a normal profile for Motel residents to be fooled by. Then later down the line of events get caught, and get properly treated for his mental disorder, and maybe even get mentally stable. I guess Freddie Highmore, "Norman Bates" had to move onto that new medical show called "The Good Doctor". Unlike most shows, every second of every episode of every season has a point and a meaningful purpose to the build up for a handful of characters, rather than wasting our time with (filler/redundant/repetitive) content. This is SIMPLY THE BEST SHOW EVER MADE!!! More horror villains need well thought-out prologues, especially Dr. Heiter from "The Human Centipede". Seriously!!!
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Sean Richmond (Sean)
June 22, 2014
While being a good deal better than American Horror Story, it isn't anything to go out of your way to watch. Skip this one, Top of the Lake delivers everything this story fails to. If you need to see the Bates origin story, and you don't, wait for it on Netflix.
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Jenny
February 13, 2016
The progression of each character is beyond fact. The direction is amazing. I rarely see such shows with the most violent content keep it light airy not any pivotal moment more like a calm before a storm. It's gotten less credit than deserved. A woman wrote an exemplary and true piece on this show. I agree however, it was like dexter please don't think I would take your words, your eloquence supersedes mine so I appreciate intellectual opinions.
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