Bates Motel

Bates Motel

From Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights and Parenthood), Bates Motel delves into the sadistic and twisted relationship between serial killer to be, Norman Bates, and his mother Norma. A prelude to the classic horror film Psycho, the series takes a contemporary glimpse into Norman's formative years and reveals how he became one of the most infamous murderers of all time.
From Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights and Parenthood), Bates Motel delves into the sadistic and twisted relationship between serial killer to be, Norman Bates, and his mother Norma. A prelude to the classic horror film Psycho, the series takes a contemporary glimpse into Norman's formative years and reveals how he became one of the most infamous murderers of all time.

Season 1 (10 episodes)

  • 1. First You Dream, Then You Die

    Original air date: 03/18/2013 Runtime: 43:59 min.

    Original air date: 03/18/2013 Runtime: 43:59 min. After the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) buys a motel on the outskirts of an idyllic coastal town seeking a fresh start. Her handsome and shy teenage son Norman (Freddie Highmore) quickly catches the eyes of the local girls, much to his mother's horror. Norma and Norman soon discover the idyllic town isn't what it seems, and the locals will do anything to protect their secret. But the Bates are done being pushed around and they will do whatever it takes to survive - and to protect secrets of their own. When everything is most tense, an unexpected guest arrives and turns their lives upside down.

  • 2. Nice Town You Picked, Norma...

    Original air date: 03/25/2013 Runtime: 42:52 min.

    Original air date: 03/25/2013 Runtime: 42:52 min. Dylan wastes no time causing trouble at home and all the while, the Bates family is inexorably drawn into the dark underbelly of White Pine Bay.

  • 3. What's Wrong With Norman

    Original air date: 04/01/2013 Runtime: 42:48 min.

    Original air date: 04/01/2013 Runtime: 42:48 min. Dylan starts his new job and learns that there is more to it than he thought. Meanwhile, Norman and Emma make a shocking discovery.

  • 4. Trust Me...

    Original air date: 04/08/2013 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 04/08/2013 Runtime: 43:03 min. Norma's suspicions about people in town are raised, but other distractions continue to surface.

  • 5. Ocean View

    Original air date: 04/15/2013 Runtime: 42:43 min.

    Original air date: 04/15/2013 Runtime: 42:43 min. Norman desperately seeks his mother's return home as Norma gets some much needed help. Norman and Emma find more clues that lead to a big discovery, while Norman continues to pursue Bradley.

  • 6. The Truth

    Original air date: 04/22/2013 Runtime: 42:19 min.

    Original air date: 04/22/2013 Runtime: 42:19 min. Dylan asks Norman to move in with him. Chaos ensues at the Bates home as Norma tells Emma that some things are better kept to themselves.

  • 7. The Man in Number 9

    Original air date: 04/29/2013 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 04/29/2013 Runtime: 43:03 min. Norma's first guest at the Bates Motel is not what she expected. Norman discovers that even popular girls are complicated.

  • 8. A Boy And His Dog

    Original air date: 05/06/2013 Runtime: 42:48 min.

    Original air date: 05/06/2013 Runtime: 42:48 min. Norma finds herself in conflict with a mysterious stranger. Rumors spread at school and Bradley is not enthused. Dylan and Remo go on a road trip that has a violent outcome. Norman takes up a grisly hobby.

  • 9. Underwater

    Original air date: 05/13/2013 Runtime: 43:02 min.

    Original air date: 05/13/2013 Runtime: 43:02 min. Abernathy amps up the pressure, but Norma doesn't know what he wants. Dylan and Bradley connect. Norman has an active imagination, which Miss Watson encourages. Emma goes on a trip.

  • 10. Midnight

    Original air date: 05/20/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min.

    Original air date: 05/20/2013 Runtime: 42:58 min. Romero decides that it is time to act and Norman takes Emma to the dance. Miss Watson gives Norman a ride home.