The BEST Episodes of Bates Motel
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 6, 2019
A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.
#1 - The Cord
Season 5 - Episode 10
Norman Bates comes home.
#2 - The Truth
Season 1 - Episode 6
Dylan asks Norman to move in with him; Norma warns Emma that some things are best kept to themselves.
#3 - Marion
Season 5 - Episode 6
A special guest checks into the motel; Dylan grapples with devastating news; Sam and Madeleine's marriage reaches a crossroads.
#4 - Inseparable
Season 5 - Episode 7
Norman and Mother are brought together as trouble looms large; Romero convalesces with the aid of an old friend; Dylan returns home.
#5 - The Immutable Truth
Season 2 - Episode 10
A tragic event from the past haunts Norman; Norma tries to prevent Norman from making a terrible mistake; Romero and Dylan find a way to end the drug war; Emma makes a decision about her future.
#6 - The Convergence of the Twain
Season 5 - Episode 2
Norman's date doesn't go as planned; Romero's frustrations reach a boiling point; Chick brings Norman a gift.
#7 - Forever
Season 4 - Episode 9
Norma and Norman attempt to reconnect as they plan for the future; Dylan and Romero decide to take action for Norman's own good!
#8 - Midnight
Season 1 - Episode 10
Romero decides to take action; Norman brings Emma to the dance; Norman gets a ride home from Miss Watson.
#9 - Norman
Season 4 - Episode 10
Norman plans a special event for his mother; Romero faces pressure due to his actions; and Dylan considers reaching out to Norman.
#10 - The Body
Season 5 - Episode 8
Mother uses tough love to protect Norman; Sheriff Greene opens a murder investigation; Dylan gets help for his brother.
#11 - Trust Me
Season 1 - Episode 4
Norma deals with distractions as her suspicions grow about certain town residents.
#12 - Visiting Hours
Season 5 - Episode 9
Norman's legal problems worsen; Emma takes care of family business as Dylan finds himself caught between his past and his future; Romero begins his plan for revenge.
#13 - What's Wrong with Norman
Season 1 - Episode 3
Dylan learns there is more to his new job than he originally thought; Emma and Norman make a shocking discovery.
#14 - Unfaithful
Season 4 - Episode 8
Norma is torn between Norman and Romero; during a holiday outing, Norman comes to the realization that everyone has changed while he was away.
#15 - Goodnight, Mother
Season 4 - Episode 2
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.
#16 - Dark Paradise
Season 5 - Episode 1
Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery; Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.
#17 - The Box
Season 2 - Episode 9
Norma is desperate to connect with Norman; Dylan must decide if he should risk his life to save a loved one; Romero hopes a former colleague can help him determine Norman's involvement in a crime.
#18 - Norma Louise
Season 3 - Episode 6
Norma contemplates a life outside of White Pine Bay. Emma and Dylan bond while helping Norman.
#19 - Ocean View
Season 1 - Episode 5
Norma receives some much-needed help, while Norman desperately awaits his mother's return home; Emma and Norman follow more clues, leading to a big discovery.
#20 - Caleb
Season 2 - Episode 3
Norma's brother Caleb arrives at the motel; Norma finds an ally in her efforts to prevent the bypass; Emma holds a memorial for a friend; a townie girl interests Norman.
#21 - The Vault
Season 4 - Episode 6
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.
#22 - Dreams Die First
Season 5 - Episode 5
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.
#23 - Hidden
Season 5 - Episode 4
Norman learns who he can rely on as he attempts to protect his secrets; Romero struggles to find safety.
#24 - Unconscious
Season 3 - Episode 10
Season Finale - Norman's issues push Norma to the breaking point. Emma has an unexpected reaction to good news.
#25 - Underwater
Season 1 - Episode 9
Abernathy increases the pressure; Bradley and Dylan connect; Miss Watson encourages Norman's active imagination; Emma takes a trip.