Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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The Deal 

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Norma turns to Romero for guidance when she finds herself in an unexpected position of power


Nestor Carbonell


Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 3 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
Kenny Johnson ... Caleb Calhoun
Nestor Carbonell ... Sheriff Alex Romero
Tomiwa Edun ... Marcus Young
Ryan Hurst ... Chick Hogan
Joshua Leonard ... James Finnigan
Tom McBeath ... Stanley
Kevin Rahm ... Bob Paris
Peter Stebbings ... Trespasser
Keenan Tracey ... Gunner
Martin Novotny ... Clay DuFont
Ally Warren ... Cocktail Waitress


Things begin to get serious when Norma is run off the road as a warning to return the information that has come into her possession. When the information on the flash drive is finally deciphered, she realizes it relates to the drug trade and names many of White Pine Bay's most prominent citizens. With a very reluctant Sheriff Romero in tow, she visits Bob Paris and tells him exactly what she wants. Dylan meanwhile has decided to tell Norma about Caleb living with him at the farm. Her reaction is to flee. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

6 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Cocktail Waitress: [knocks on truck window waking Dylan] Yeah, you better move your truck, honey. You okay to drive?
Dylan Massett: Yeah, I'm fine, thanks.
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Very Bad Request.
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.

The Deal

Crossing the line, isn't actually defined in this house as it does normally. But here, the temper goes above the head and what ensues is a natural family drama that thrives on nothing but the performance of the cast, and with veins popping on their head, they prove it.

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