The Best Episodes of Bates Motel

The Truth

#1 - The Truth 8.56

Season 1 - Episode 6

Dylan asks Norman to move in with him; Norma warns Emma that some things are best kept to themselves.

Directors: Tucker Gates

#2 - Midnight 8.33

Season 1 - Episode 10

Romero decides to take action; Norman brings Emma to the dance; Norman gets a ride home from Miss Watson.

Directors: Tucker Gates
The Immutable Truth

#3 - The Immutable Truth 8.28

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.

Directors: Tucker Gates
Trust Me

#4 - Trust Me 8.21

Season 1 - Episode 4

Norma deals with distractions as her suspicions grow about certain town residents.

Directors: Johan Renck
Ocean View

#5 - Ocean View 8.20

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.

Directors: David Straiton
What's Wrong With Norman

#6 - What's Wrong With Norman 8.18

Season 1 - Episode 3

Dylan learns there is more to his new job than he originally thought; Emma and Norman make a shocking discovery.

Directors: Paul Edwards
The Box

#7 - The Box 8.16

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.

Directors: Tucker Gates
Norma Louise

#8 - Norma Louise 8.09

Season 3 - Episode 6

Norma contemplates a life outside of White Pine Bay. Emma and Dylan bond while helping Norman.

Directors: Phil Abraham

#9 - Forever 8.09

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!

A Boy and His Dog

#10 - A Boy and His Dog 8.08

Season 1 - Episode 8

A mysterious stranger causes problems for Norma; Bradley is not happy when rumors spread at school; Dylan and Remo go on a fateful road trip; Norman takes up a grisly hobby.

Directors: Ed Bianchi

#11 - Norman 8.06

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.


#12 - Underwater 8.05

Season 1 - Episode 9

Abernathy increases the pressure; Bradley and Dylan connect; Miss Watson encourages Norman's active imagination; Emma takes a trip.

Directors: Tucker Gates

#13 - Unfaithful 8.05

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.


#14 - Caleb 8.03

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.

Directors: Lodge Kerrigan

#15 - Unconscious 8.01

Season 3 - Episode 10

Season Finale- Norman's issues push Norma to the breaking point. Emma has an unexpected reaction to good news.

Directors: Tucker Gates
Nice Town You Picked, Norma...

#16 - Nice Town You Picked, Norma... 8.01

Season 1 - Episode 2

Dylan immediately begins causing trouble; the Bates are drawn into the secrets surrounding White Pine Bay.

Directors: Tucker Gates
Goodnight, Mother

#17 - Goodnight, Mother 8.00

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.

Directors: Tim Southam

#18 - Plunge 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 6

Dylan is asked to manage an explosive situation; Norma and Norman's relationship is threatened by a growing secret; Emma lands in a dangerous situation.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
First You Dream, Then You Die

#19 - First You Dream, Then You Die 7.99

Season 1 - Episode 1

Widow Norma Bates and her shy teenage son, Norman, seek a fresh start in a coastal town filled with secrets; the arrival of an unexpected guest turns the Bates' lives upside down.

Directors: Tucker Gates
Presumed Innocent

#20 - Presumed Innocent 7.98

Season 2 - Episode 7

Norma's faith in Norman is questioned; Dylan is threatened by a revengeful Zane; Romero receives new evidence in the murder of Miss Watson; Cody and Norman's friendship reaches the breaking point.

Directors: Roxann Dawson

#21 - Meltdown 7.97

Season 2 - Episode 8

Romero digs deeper into the murder of Miss Watson; the conflict between the drug families leaves Dylan facing an impossible choice; Norma refuses to tell Norman the truth about his blackouts.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
The Man in Number 9

#22 - The Man in Number 9 7.97

Season 1 - Episode 7

The Bates Motel welcomes its first guest; Norman learns that popular girls come with many complications.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
The Vault

#23 - The Vault 7.95

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.

The Last Supper

#24 - The Last Supper 7.95

Season 3 - Episode 7

Norman agrees to get help. Dylan learns disturbing news about Emma's health.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
Gone But Not Forgotten

#25 - Gone But Not Forgotten 7.95

Season 2 - Episode 1

Norman fixates on Miss Watson's death; Dylan becomes involved in White Pine Bay's drug war; Bradley is driven to extremes as she searches for her father's killer; new romantic interests complicate the relationship between Norman and Emma.

Directors: Tucker Gates