Bates Motel

The WORST episodes of Bates Motel

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Following the tragic death of her husband, a widow and her teenage son settle into a new town with a dark underbelly and must do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets.

Last Updated: 5/28/2022Network: A&E
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Unbreak-Able
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7.56
1661 votes

#1 - Unbreak-Able

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/30/2015

Emma and Norman spend a day away from the motel. Romero looks into two strange deaths in White Pine Bay. Norma returns to school. Caleb and Dylan's hidden secrets unravel.

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The Arcanum Club
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7.57
1681 votes

#2 - The Arcanum Club

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/16/2015

Norma and Norman focus on Annika's disappearance. Norma learns the truth about the Arcanum Club, while Caleb and Dylan meet a new neighbor.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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A Death in the Family
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7.60
1820 votes

#3 - A Death in the Family

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/9/2015

Norman and Emma make decisions regarding their future. Norma informs Norman of his boundaries. Meanwhile, Dylan's new start is complicated by an unexpected visit.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Persuasion
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7.61
224 votes

#4 - Persuasion

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/23/2015

Norman's relationship with Emma weakens his bond with Norma. Meanwhile, Romero asks Norman some hard questions as he meets his re-election competition.

Directors: Tim Southam
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The Man in Number 9
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7.66
2125 votes

#5 - The Man in Number 9

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/29/2013

The Bates Motel welcomes its first guest; Norman learns that popular girls come with many complications and Norma hires Emma to work at the motel.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
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First You Dream, Then You Die
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7.66
3138 votes

#6 - First You Dream, Then You Die

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/18/2013

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
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Crazy
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7.68
1544 votes

#7 - Crazy

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/4/2015

Norman spends the day with a surprise visitor. Norma attempts to keep secrets from being revealed. Meanwhile, Caleb pays a price for helping Dylan with a good deed at the farm.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Meltdown
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7.71
392 votes

#8 - Meltdown

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/21/2014

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
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The Pit
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7.71
1543 votes

#9 - The Pit

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/27/2015

Romero confronts Norma about newly learned information. Caleb and Dylan take a risky job. Meanwhile, Emma makes a decision about her future with Norman, who is left reeling from a recent discovery.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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The Deal
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7.73
1640 votes

#10 - The Deal

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/6/2015

Norma turns to Romero for guidance when she finds herself in an unexpected position of power. Meanwhile, the fallout of a secret impacts Norman and Dylan; Caleb contemplates a surprising offer.

Directors: Nestor Carbonell
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Lights of Winter
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7.74
2166 votes

#11 - Lights of Winter

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/28/2016

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.

Directors: T.J. Scott
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The Escape Artist
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7.77
1740 votes

#12 - The Escape Artist

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/31/2014

Norman shares a family secret with Cody; Dylan is caught in Zane's escalating war; Norma teams up with a mysterious man in an attempt to stop the bypass.

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There's No Place Like Home
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7.78
2160 votes

#13 - There's No Place Like Home

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/25/2016

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

Directors: Nestor Carbonell
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Nice Town You Picked, Norma...
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7.78
2685 votes

#14 - Nice Town You Picked, Norma...

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/25/2013

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

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Shadow of a Doubt
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7.79
1768 votes

#15 - Shadow of a Doubt

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/10/2014

Norma tries to distract Norman from his current obsession; Bradley needs help escaping from a dire situation; Romero is pressured to make an arrest; Dylan and Remo are kept on edge by a new worker.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Check-Out
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7.80
1790 votes

#16 - Check-Out

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/24/2014

Dylan questions his loyalty to Norma and Norman; Christine introduces Norma to the town's social scene; Caleb's presence worries Norman; Romero is caught between Zane's war with a rival drug family.

Directors: John David Coles
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Refraction
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7.81
2179 votes

#17 - Refraction

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/11/2016

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.

Directors: Sarah Boyd
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A Boy and His Dog
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7.82
2136 votes

#18 - A Boy and His Dog

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/6/2013

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
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Presumed Innocent
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7.82
1687 votes

#19 - Presumed Innocent

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/14/2014

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
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Plunge
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7.82
1688 votes

#20 - Plunge

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/7/2014

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
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A Danger to Himself and Others
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7.83
2231 votes

#21 - A Danger to Himself and Others

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/7/2016

Norma searches for Norman, who finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings. Dylan waits for news about Emma while Romero gets a surprising proposition.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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'Til Death Do You Part
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7.83
2090 votes

#22 - 'Til Death Do You Part

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/21/2016

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

Directors: Phil Abraham
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Gone But Not Forgotten
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7.83
1975 votes

#23 - Gone But Not Forgotten

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/3/2014

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
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Underwater
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7.84
1982 votes

#24 - Underwater

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/13/2013

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

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Bad Blood
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7.85
2658 votes

#25 - Bad Blood

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/6/2017

Norman helps Chick with a project; Romero makes his move; an apologetic Madeleine reaches out to Norman.

Directors: Sarah Boyd
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