Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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The Truth 

Dylan tells Gil what happened to Ethan and gets a new partner, Remo. Norma has a hard time accepting that Shelby kept Jiao a prisoner in his basement. Emma wants to call the FBI immediately... See full summary »

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Tucker Gates

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Carlton Cuse (developed for television by), Kerry Ehrin (developed for television by) | 4 more credits »
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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
Diana Bang ... Jiao
David Cubitt ... Sam Bates
Vincent Gale ... Gil
Ian Tracey ... Remo Wallace
Mike Vogel ... Deputy Zack Shelby
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Dylan tells Gil what happened to Ethan and gets a new partner, Remo. Norma has a hard time accepting that Shelby kept Jiao a prisoner in his basement. Emma wants to call the FBI immediately to tell them about the Asian sex ring but Norma wants to go slow. She desperately wants to get Keith Summers' belt from Shelby before they do anything. When Shelby stops by the motel, he finds Jiao in one of the rooms and takes off after her when she runs into the woods. When he returns, he only has one thing in mind. Dylan raises doubt about how Norman's father died and repeats his offer to have Norman move in with him. Norma doesn't approve. In the aftermath of what's happened, she tells Dylan what really happened the night Norman's father died. Written by garykmcd

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Ian Tracey who plays Remo is the third actor to appear who has also stared in Canadian sci-fi series Continuum (2012). See more »

Goofs

Shelby shot Dylan in the left shoulder, but after that (suddenly) the location of the bullet wound was further down his left arm. See more »

Quotes

Dylan Massett: You're boyfriend, Norma, is quite the prize.
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References A Christmas Story (1983) See more »

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The Confessional Argument.
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 Truth

Finally, there is enough empathy and adaptable host in the area to hold on to. And it is Farmiga. But mind you, this doesn't come after the big revelation, in fact this comes in quite early in the episode. When Farmiga has been caught and she exhales falling down, drowned in tears, we find her annoyance that she has been trying to tame for a long time now.


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