Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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A special guest checks into the motel; Dylan grapples with devastating news; Sam and Madeleine's marriage reaches a crossroads.


Phil Abraham


Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 6 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody
Nestor Carbonell ... Alex Romero (credit only)
Rihanna ... Marion Crane
Isabelle McNally ... Madeleine Loomis
Austin Nichols ... Sam Loomis


Sam Loomis still juggles between increasingly jealous wife Madeline and lover Marion, who burnt all bridges by stealing from her employer bank. On the run, she expects to stay with Sam, finds out he didn't ditch his wife from Norman's motel and ends up wrecking Sal's car and life, so he is forced to move to Norman's. Dylan finally tears himself from his happy Seattle family with Emma and the baby when he learns Norma is dead and calls Norman, who is very aloof and practically tells his brother to stay out of his life. On the run, Alex gets badly wounded. Norman spies on Sam, chooses Madeleine's side and surprises the showering adulterer0 wielding the fatal knife. Written by KGF Vissers

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27 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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As Norman (Freddie Highmore) checks Marion (Rihanna) into her room, he tells her about the stationery with the motel name on it, using the same dialogue from Psycho (1998). See more »


When Marion Crane checks into the motel she signs the register as Marie Samuls instead of Marie Samuels. See more »


Marion Crane: I could eat anything right now, so whatever's easy.
Norman Bates: Alrighty, then. One easy sandwich coming up.
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Written by Roy Orbison (uncredited) and Joe Melson (uncredited)
Performed by Roy Orbison (as Rob Orbison)
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28 February 2019 | by pabloveteSee all my reviews

They didn't understand why Psycho was so great ! This could be great but it's stupid Actors are good : Norma and Norman great but a lot of things just doesn't fit

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