Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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Lights of Winter 

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Norman and his new friend have an adventure; Norma experiences her first taste of real happiness in some time during an annual festival in White Pine Bay; Dylan becomes caught between two families.


T.J. Scott (as TJ Scott)


Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody
Nestor Carbonell ... Sheriff Alex Romero
Marshall Allman ... Julian Howe
Craig Erickson ... Howard Collins
Alexia Fast ... Athena
Damon Gupton ... Dr. Gregg Edwards
Jaime Ray Newman ... Rebecca Hamilton
Mercedes De La Cruz ... Chantel (as Mercedes Gendron)
Devielle Johnson ... Luther
Terence Kelly ... Dickie Bolton
Marc-Anthony Massiah ... Jake
Mackenzie Murdock ... Hugo


Norman haughtily stays aloof of 'real' patients, ultimately expecting to be released after denouncing his mother to Dr. Gregg Edwards as the 'real killer'. Dylan surprises Emily by agreeing when she asks him to consider moving with her, but is worried by a confused call from Norman. While Norma's distaste for the make-believe marriage seems to mature into affectionate friendship for sheriff Alex Romero, he likes showing her off but is worried when the FBI inquires about money laundering at the sole local bank branch and its flirtatious cahoot clerk Rebecca Hamilton contacts him about three million in cash presumably still in his murder victim's locker. Maverick patient Julian Howe takes Norman along on his latest escape, but drags him into a nightclub, where Julian ends up beaten into hospital by bikers and milder-slapped Norman is scared enough to promise full therapeutic cooperation. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

28 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Norman's Father: [Norman remembering] You know you didn't kill me. She lied to you. She's crazy, Norman. She killed all of them.
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Lacks Contingent Plan.
13 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Bates Motel

Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, it took these names to recreate the Hitchcockian legacy, balancing the fame and art, it is TV horror- something that hasn't quite cultivated as it has in cinematic life- among the best. First of all, it is one of those rare spin-off that works, it bucks the trend, but that's not saying a lot considering that we haven't had major success in such derivations. And it is to not be easily forgotten that even a huge funded show as such, the series took some time before it started running on the field smoothly. Some might give it a few episodes, personally I think it was from the third season where they finally agreed, in sync, to what or how they have to showcase this troublesome family. And it is a family event.

Unlike the films, this one deals majorly with the reasoning and history of why these members were pushed like such. And as far as that part is concerned, I find that they are hitting all the notes on the right scale. Do notice that whenever a family drama is involved, the chapters soar above all the other genre it claims to be. Some of the best elements are them, these family members, trying to resist and accept each other in the middle of this blood bath and crime sites that they take along with them, wherever they go.

Another expected outcome, is the performance of the cast. The creators have invested smartly on Vera Farmiga and she serves the appetite you were expecting from her. What's surprising is, Freddie Highmore- especially in third season where he transforms from something innocent to less innocent- pouring his soul out, he crafts this infamous character with precision and watery communicative eyes. Just watching these two reside in Bates Motel, makes the day for me.

Lights Of Winter

Just like the characters plan to, this chapter is more of a formal aspect of the storyline. It deals with the bank papers and bridges threads in order to swing or walk by, later on, from one antic to another, plus the so called adventure never fully celebrates.. well, anything.

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