Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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First You Dream, Then You Die 

Six months after the death of her husband, Norma Bates and her youngest son Norman relocate to White Pine Bay, Oregon where she has bought a small motel in a foreclosure sale. The place is ... See full summary »

Director:

Tucker Gates

Writers:

Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett (voice)
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody
Nicola Peltz ... Bradley Martin
W. Earl Brown ... Keith Summers
Nestor Carbonell ... Sheriff Alex Romero
David Cubitt ... Sam Bates
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Miss Watson
Mike Vogel ... Deputy Zack Shelby
Richard Harmon ... Richard Sylmore
Emmalyn Estrada Emmalyn Estrada ... Hayden
Jenna Romanin Jenna Romanin ... Jenna
Conchita Campbell ... Kennedy
Brittney Wilson ... Lissa
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Storyline

Six months after the death of her husband, Norma Bates and her youngest son Norman relocate to White Pine Bay, Oregon where she has bought a small motel in a foreclosure sale. The place is run down but she hopes to make a go of it despite threats from the former owner Keith Summers and news that the town may build a bypass around the town. Norman makes a good impression on some of the girls at school. His mother isn't keen on him being out much but when he sneaks out at night to be with them, Summers attacks his mother. There are things going on in the town that they're not yet aware of however. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Norman (Freddie Highmore) is referred to by Bradley (Nicola Peltz) as a "deep, still lake," a line which the writers meant as a treat for fans of Psycho (1960), because Norman dumps the bodies of his victims in a swamp near the motel. See more »

Goofs

In Season 1, the Bates had just arrived to Oregon after moving from Arizona. So Norma's car had a set of standard, front and rear Arizona license plates. Nice detail, except that Arizona only issues one standard license plate, for the rear. See more »

Quotes

Norma Louise Bates: This is the part where you say, "Mother, this is beautiful. I am so happy we're moving here. You are so smart to have thought of this.""
Norman Bates: Mother, this is so beautiful. I'm so happy you're making me move here. You're so smart to force me to do things I have no say in.
Norma Louise Bates: You're an ass.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tourist
(uncredited)
Written by Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Phil Selway, Colin Greenwood and Ed O'Brien
Performed by Radiohead
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Dark, secretive, and intriguing
8 June 2019 | by suebutrichardSee all my reviews

The setup for this show is great and the dark, horrorific tone of this show has me excited for the episodes to come. The casting of Vera Farminga as Norma Bates was perfect. Can not wait to see where Bates Motel goes from here!


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