Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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Goodnight, Mother 

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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.


Tim Southam


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Episode cast overview:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody
Nestor Carbonell ... Sheriff Alex Romero
David Cubitt ... Sam Bates
Louis Ferreira ... Dr. Guynan
Andrew Howard ... Will Decody
Karina Logue ... Audrey
Fiona Vroom ... Vicki Monroe
Dustin Freeland Dustin Freeland ... Deputy
Nelson Leis ... Portland Dad
Hannah Levien ... Portland Woman
Sasha Rojen ... Portland Kid
Elizabeth Weinstein ... Nurse


Dylan is still in Portland, considering recovering Emma's future with her father Will Decody, unaware her mother was slain by Norman in the motel. Despite initially turning down Norma's request for a 'fake marriage' for access to his health insurance, the sheriff bribes the rehab manager promising a marriage certificate in two months, but then Norman must sign for voluntary admission. Norma can't convince him, and when Norman, who insists to step up as motel manager, finds the faxed papers, he believes his beloved mother is the psychotic killer -as his father tells him in a nightmare- trying to frame him, so mother and son play cat and mouse until Alex arrives. Written by KGF Vissers

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[first lines]
Norma Louise Bates: [leaving a phone message] He had a bad episode yesterday. I got home, he had broken a lock on a bedroom door. He was blacked out when I was here that lasted hours. And then he finally fell asleep, and and I just let him sleep. But I-I-I need to get him into your facility as soon as possible...
Voice Prompt: [interrupts] To send your message, press the pound key.
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References Key Largo (1948) See more »


Chicago Style
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Bob Hope & Bing Crosby
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I didn't know they could go there
21 March 2016 | by ciffouSee all my reviews

I have seen every episode and I have enjoyed most of them and managed to ignore the drug related stuff that was never engaging or Bradley's bad acting. The most important factor has always been Vera Farmiga. However the soapy, teen aspects of the show had kept me from fully embracing it as a "good" show, but man! this episode has been one of the greatest episodes I have watched in a while. The camera work was flawless and sophisticated. I hate to sound a little snobbish and pretentious but it is undeniable that it has finally found its legs and it has matured into something that can fully embrace its Hitchockness. Its tension and the use of shadows, frames and the way that Freddie Highmore has developed and grown... it is something that gave me real goosebumps. I just didn't know this A&E Show had it. I'm so glad I stuck around to witness this.

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14 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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