Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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The Pit 

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Romero confronts Norma about newly learned information; Caleb and Dylan take a risky job.


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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
Ryan Hurst ... Chick Hogan
Joshua Leonard ... James Finnigan
Nicola Peltz ... Bradley Martin
Kevin Rahm ... Bob Paris
Peter Stebbings ... Bob's Employee
Keenan Tracey ... Gunner
Uma Jama Uma Jama ... Bob's Assistant
Dan Zukovic ... Harry
Shaun Omaid ... Pierre


Bob Paris is still trying to recover the flash drive and learns from a severely beaten James Finnigan about Norman having killed his father. He tells Romero what he's learned and Alex in turns asks Norma about how her husband died but she sticks to her story that he died in an accident. Meanwhile, Paris get a work crew to dig a 25 foot deep hole on Norma's property, supposedly the swimming pool she wanted as part of their deal. Dylan and Caleb set out on their gun delivery job but it's clear that Chick wasn't entirely truthful about the reception they would get at the other end. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

27 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Kenny Johnson & Ryan Hurst previously worked together on Sons of Anarchy (2008) as Herman Kozik & Harry 'Opie' Winston. See more »


[last lines]
Bradley Martin: [standing in the middle of the nighttime road] Norman?
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Pass The Torch.
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 Pit

They have always been proud of how the secret or gossip travels in this town. But this looks like their back up plan everytime they are cornered. With big, big antics to belittle other flaws, the episode manages to stay above what we are afraid of, the series has never seen a dip.

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