Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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Norman and Mother are brought together as trouble looms large; Romero convalesces with the aid of an old friend; Dylan returns home.


Steph Green


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Episode complete credited cast:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody (credit only)
Nestor Carbonell ... Alex Romero
Jillian Fargey ... Maggie Summers
Isabelle McNally ... Madeleine Loomis
Austin Nichols ... Sam Loomis
Brooke Smith ... Sheriff Jane Greene
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Pharmacist


Norman freaks out when he realizes he fatally stabbed Sam Loomis in the shower, but 'Norma' kicks in to urge him to dispose of the evidence, and deals with dangerously nosy visitors: the inept new sheriff Jane Greene and Dylan, who worries all the more as he finds out Norman is off medication and his therapist dead, clearly again suffering from 'Norma' episodes. While Norman pulls rank on bossy 'Norma', she still inspires disposing of corpses -including her mummified- and staying calm after dragging the lake turns up embarrassing corpses. Alex Romero fights his amnesia when regaining conscience, nursed by old friend Maggie Summers, who is reluctant to return his gun and nosy. Written by KGF Vissers

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3 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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When Norman (Freddie Highmore) meets the sheriff (Brooke Smith) after returning from disposing of Sam's (Austin Nichols) body and car, he tells her it is linen day, using the same dialogue as in his conversation with Arborgast (Martin Balsam) in Psycho (1998). See more »


Norman Bates: Dylan, I know you mean well. Because you have always meant well. And you may not believe me, but I am so proud of you. I love you. But unfortunately, I can only ever be a real mother to one person.
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That's All I Need to Know
Written by Bernie Wayne, Marvin Moore
Performed by Bobby Wood
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3 April 2017 | by dougmacdonaldburrSee all my reviews

Bates motel has become my favourite show on television. If it can hit a home run at the end it will go down as one of the greats. I still have hope that this can happen, but, it is a bit too early to tell. This episode seems to be mainly about setting up the pieces for the finale. In this last season I am a bit torn. I love that the show can still surprise me, but, I love Psycho so much I don't want the show to break away from it too much. The end of this episode really shocked me and I am all in to see how the show concludes.

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