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The Box 

Norma returns home in the early morning to find that Norman's bed hasn't been slept in. She soon gets a call from Nick Ford who says that he has Norman and if she wants to see him alive, ... See full summary »

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Dylan Massett
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Zane Morgan
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Declan Rogers (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
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Nick Ford
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Jodi Morgan
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Remo Wallace
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Miss Watson
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George Heldens
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Iggy
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Norma returns home in the early morning to find that Norman's bed hasn't been slept in. She soon gets a call from Nick Ford who says that he has Norman and if she wants to see him alive, she has to get Dylan to do what he asked: kill Zane Morgan. When Dylan is unable to do so he decides to inform Ford personally. Norman meanwhile is being kept in a metal box in the middle of nowhere and recalls a bit of what happened the night Miss Watson died. Sheriff Romero asks his father's ex-partner, Declan Rogers, to conduct a lie detector test on Norman. Norma blocks the sheriff's attempts to see Norman but eventually breaks down and tells him he's been abducted. Written by garykmcd

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While Norman is in the box talking to himself, the dialogue he is quoting is from the 1941 Frank Capra movie Meet John Doe: "I'm gonna talk about us - the average guys, the John Does. If anybody should ask you what the average John Doe is like, you couldn't tell him because he's a million and one things. He's Mr. Big and Mr. Small, he's simple and he's wise, he's inherently honest but he's got a streak of larceny in his heart. He seldom walks up to a public telephone without shovin' his finger into the slot to see if somebody left a nickel there. He's the man the ads are written for. He's the fella everybody sells things to. He's..." See more »

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After Nick Ford is killed, Romero leans down to check his pulse and he visibly blinks on the close-up shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Norman Bates: [blind folded] Why are you doing this to me, huh?
Norman Bates: [being put into a box] You must have caught the wrong person. I go to high school!
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References Meet John Doe (1941) See more »

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I Fall to Pieces
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Written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard
Performed by Patsy Cline
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