BATES MOTEL - SEASON 1

BATES MOTEL - SEASON 1 - Episode Guide and Reviews


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Episode 1 - First You Dream, Then You Die

Director:  Tucker Gates
Writer:  Kerry Ehrin, Anthony Cipriano

Summary:  After his father¡¯s bloody death, Norman Bates and his mother Norma begin a new life for themselves when she becomes the owner of a roadside motel in White Pine Bay, Oregon.

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Episode 2 - Nice Town You Picked, Norma...

Director:  Tucker Gates
Writer:  Kerry Ehrin

Summary:  While Norman and Emma explore the mystery of the manga journal found in a motel room, tensions rise in the Bates house when Norma¡¯s other son Dylan comes to stay.

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Episode 3 - What's Wrong with Norman? 

Director:  Paul Edwards
Writer:  Jeff Wadlow

Summary:  Deputy Shelby entrenches himself deeper into the lives of the Bates family as the mystery of the manga journal continues to unfold.

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Episode 4 - Trust Me

Director:  Johan Renck
Writer:  Kerry Ehrin

Summary:  Suspicion descends on the Bates house after a discovery at the marina and on Deputy Shelby after Norman¡¯s visit to his basement. 

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Episode 5 - Ocean View

Director:  David Straiton
Writer:  Jeff Wadlow

Summary:  After the police investigation into Norma takes a turn, Norman and Emma make a shocking discovery while searching for the captive Chinese girl. 

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Episode 6 - The Truth

Director:  Tucker Gates
Writer:  Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin

Summary:  Norma tells Dylan what happened the day that Norman¡¯s father died as Shelby¡¯s secret comes out in the open. 

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Episode 7 - The Man in Number 9

Director:  SJ Clarkson
Writer:  Kerry Ehrin

Summary:  Norman learns that his relationship with Bradley is not what he thinks and the Bates Motel¡¯s first customer is revealed to have a tie to Keith Summers.

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Episode 8 - A Boy and His Dog

Director:  Ed Bianchi
Writer:  Bill Balas

Summary:  Norman tempers his female frustrations by taking up taxidermy as his mother learns more about the man in number 9.

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Episode 9 - Underwater

Director:  Tucker Gates
Writer:  Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin

Summary:  Dylan grows closer to Bradley while Norma tries finding a way out of White Pine Bay. 

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Episode 10 - Midnight

Director:  Tucker Gates
Writer:  Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin

Summary:  Norma involves Sheriff Romero in her conflict with Abernathy as Norman¡¯s girl troubles boil over at the dance.

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