Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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There's No Place Like Home 

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Norman returns home after making an unanticipated discovery; Norma takes on new projects; Dylan's search for Emma's mother leads to disturbing results.


Nestor Carbonell


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





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
Marshall Allman ... Julian Howe
Damon Gupton ... Dr. Gregg Edwards
Andrew Howard ... Will Decody
Kelly-Ruth Mercier ... Nurse Penny
Jaime Ray Newman ... Rebecca Hamilton
Fiona Vroom ... Vicki Monroe
Gina Chiarelli ... O'Sullivan
Terence Kelly ... Dickie Bolton
Aliyah O'Brien ... Regina


Norman brilliantly convinces Dr. Gregg Edwards he's ready to return home as ambulant patient. He is shocked to find out that Norma married the sheriff to use his health insurance to pay for the psych ward, and isn't convinced when she claims it's basically for show. Norma almost turns hostile on Dylan when he keeps asking about Emma's mother, knowing she was at the motel but ignoring her killing. Rebecca tells Alex she's returning to her Midwest sick mother, regardless of the FBI investigation. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

25 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Norman Bates: It happened again?
Dr. Gregg Edwards: You blacked out in our session yesterday. Norman, um one thing therapists don't always like to tell their patients is that sometimes, for things to get better, they have to feel worse first. I can't make that not true for you, but I can make sure you don't starve.
[indicating a tray of food]
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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »


Beyond the Sea
(La Mer) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Trenet
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Bobby Darin
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Home Sweet Home.
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.

There's No Place Like Home

The return of the prince. This is exactly as the title suggests, there is very little to consume in terms of plot, for the most of the events takes place in order to set for the upcoming chapters, the only thing to be afraid of in here, is the unflinching confidence of Highmore.

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