Bates Motel

Series Summary
After the death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel in the picturesque coastal town of White Pine Bay, giving herself and teenage son Norman a chance to begin anew. Shy Norman is reluctant at first, but with the help of his mother -- with whom he shares an intensely close relationship -- the boy begins to open up to others and make new friends. Some locals, however, aren't as friendly and welcoming to the Bates, who discover that because White Pine Bay isn't as peaceful as it appears, they are forced to do whatever it takes to survive. The drama series, from executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights") and inspired by the seminal 1960 horror film "Psycho," explores the formative years of Norman Bates and how his complicated bond with his mother forged a serial killer.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama, Suspense, Horror

Network: AETV


  • Season 3, Ep. 10 : Unconscious May 11, 2015

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    Norman's issues push Norma to the breaking point; Emma has an unexpected reaction to good news; Romero picks a side and seals his fate in the town; Caleb's decision brings about major life changes.

  • Season 3, Ep. 9 : Crazy May 4, 2015

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    Norman spends the day with a surprise visitor; Norma attempts to keep secrets from being exposed; Caleb pays a price for helping Dylan with a good deed at the farm.

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : The Pit Apr 27, 2015

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    Romero confronts Norma about newly learned information; Caleb and Dylan take a risky job; Emma comes to a decision about her future with Norman.

  • Season 3, Ep. 7 : The Last Supper Apr 20, 2015

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    Norma returns home to a gigantic mess; Norman agrees to get help; Dylan learns disturbing news about Emma's health.

  • Season 3, Ep. 6 : Norma Louise Apr 13, 2015

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    Norma contemplates a life outside of White Pine Bay; Emma and Dylan bond while helping Norman; Romero faces a new threat; Norma's departure leads to a difficult decision for Caleb.

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Based on 11 Critics
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  • The direction and writing are subtle but intriguing, like Highmore's innocent grin. Show More

  • Many of Norma's freak-outs have a black streak of over-the-top humor, and it's in those moments that Farmiga and the show shine. The dramatic material, especially that involving the young cast, still feels slight and unengaging to me. Show More

  • With an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to storytelling that drags the focus away from the one relationship worth watching. Indeed, much of the credit for the show's kooky appeal falls solely to Farmiga. Show More

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