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In this drama series, a widow buys a remote motel and moves into the place with her teenage son, Norman. The difficulty of running the business makes the already close relationship between mother and son a bit more odd. The series was conceived as a prequel to the 1960 horror film Psycho.

Bates Motel is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (51 episodes). The series first aired on March 18, 2013.

Where do I stream Bates Motel online? Bates Motel is available for streaming on A&E, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bates Motel on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes online.

5 Seasons, 51 Episodes
March 18, 2013
Drama Horror & Suspense Mystery
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz
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Bates Motel Full Episode Guide

  • A half hour special driven by fan questions and interviews with the Bates Motel cast, producers, superfans and critics celebrating the end of the Bates phenomenon.

  • Norman's legal issues get worse. Emma takes care of family business while Dylan discovers himself stuck between his past and his future. Romero seeks revenge.

  • Mother practices tough love to protect Norman. Sheriff Greene begins to investigate a homicide. Dylan finds his brother help.

  • Norman and Mother unite as insurmountable trouble looms. Romero heals with the assistance of an old friend. Dylan returns.

  • A special guest arrives at the motel; Dylan copes with devastating news; Sam and Madeleine's marriage comes to a crossroads.

  • Norman tries to piece together Mother's movements; in Seattle, Dylan and Emma confront an ugly truth; Sam's girlfriend, Marion, makes an impulsive decision with far-reaching consequences.

  • Norman learns who he can depend on as he tries to protect his secrets; Romero fights to find refuge.

  • Norman helps Chick with a task; Romero makes his move; a sorrowful Madeleine reaches out to Norman.

  • Norman's date doesn't go as hoped; Romero's frustrations come to a boiling point; Chick gives Norman a gift.

  • Norman attempts to keep up appearances in spite of a disturbing discovery; Dylan and Emma get an unexpected guest.

  • Norman plans a special event for his mother; Romero faces pressure due to his actions; and Dylan considers reaching out to Norman.

  • Norman plans a special event for Norma; Romero faces pressure due to his actions; and Dylan considers reaching out to Norman.

  • Norma is torn between Norman and Romero; during a holiday outing, Norman comes to the realization that everyone has changed while he was away.

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

  • Norman uncovers painful truths as his therapy progresses; Norma works to prevent a secret from being revealed; Romero assists an old friend despite the risk to his career.

  • Norman tries to confide in Dr. Edwards, but worries he may reveal too much. Also: Norma hires a craftsman to fix a window and Romero uncovers a crime that threatens his new life.

  • Norman and his new friend have an adventure; Norma experiences her first taste of real happiness in some time during an annual festival in White Pine Bay; Dylan becomes caught between two families.

  • Norma and Romero take a big step together; Norman attempts to accept his new surroundings; Dylan tries to shed old business.

  • Norma and Norman each suspect the other in a terrible deed; Dylan contemplates his future with Emma; Romero makes a choice that drastically impacts the Bates family.

  • Norma looks for Norman; Dylan awaits information on Emma; and Romero receives an unexpected proposition.

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Bates Motel: Season 1, Episode 9: 'Underwater' Recap

Norma is confused by Abernathy's demands. Dylan and Bradley connect. Miss Watson encourages Norman to use his imagination.

Bates Motel: Season 1, Episode 8: 'A Boy and His Dog' Recap

Norma has a mysterious encounter with a stranger; Bradley becomes annoyed with rumors at school; and Dylan goes on a road trip. Meanwhile, Norman takes up a new hobby.

Bates Motel: Season 1, Episode 7: 'The Man in Number 9' Recap

The first guest arrives at the Bates Motel; Norman struggles with the "popular" girls.

Bates Motel: Season 1, Episode 6: 'The Truth'

Dylan suggests that Norman move in with him. Norma offers Emma some very good advice.

Bates Motel: Season 1, Episode 5; 'Ocean View'

Norman is anxious for Norma's return. Meanwhile, Emma and Norman make a huge discovery in their investigation.

The 'Bates Motel' Shocker... What Will The Future Hold?

Executive producer Carlton Cuse opens up about the Norman Bates secret, and what it will hold for the characters in episodes to come... Spoilers for those who haven't caught it!

'Bates Motel' Season 1, Episode 4: 'Trust Me' Recap

Norma continues to be suspicious of the townspeople, but she continues to get distracted.

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