Bates Motel (2013–2017)
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The Sheriff removes Zach Shelby's body from Norma's room. She's certain it's Jake Abernathy's doing. When she receives flowers anonymously, she's certain it's a veiled threat. Abernathy ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Farmiga ... Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore ... Norman Bates
Max Thieriot ... Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke ... Emma Decody
Nicola Peltz ... Bradley Martin
Jere Burns ... Jake Abernathy
Nestor Carbonell ... Sheriff Alex Romero
Vincent Gale ... Gil Turner
Ian Tracey ... Remo Wallace
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Miss Blaire Watson
Alexander Calvert ... Ra'uf
Keenan Tracey ... Gunner
Matt Ellis ... Danny
Mercedes de la Zerda ... Summer
Matthew MacCaull ... Matt Brownstein


The Sheriff removes Zach Shelby's body from Norma's room. She's certain it's Jake Abernathy's doing. When she receives flowers anonymously, she's certain it's a veiled threat. Abernathy makes sure she understands just what it is he is looking for. Norma decides that buying the motel was a mistake and wants to move. Norman makes it clear that's the last thing he wants. She confronts her real estate agent - especially about the bypass - but he has bad news for her. Norma's not too keen when she finds Dylan's crew smoking marijuana outside their rooms. Norman's teacher, Miss Watson, wants to get one of his short stories published. Dylan does a favor for Bradley and lets her into her father's office. She's upset by what she finds. Written by garykmcd

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Ian Tracey (Remo) is Keenan Tracey's (Gunner) father. See more »


While Norma can smell marijuana from afar when Gil's workers blaze up in front of her motel, she somehow can't smell it on Dylan or Dylans clothes who works with it all the time? See more »


Norman Bates: It's just a dream, Dylan.
Dylan Massett: You wouldn't want to actually hurt anybody though, would you?
Norman Bates: Of course wouldn't want to. I've never wanted to hurt anyone. Except you once in a while.
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Episode Has Lots of Funny Moments!
7 March 2019 | by gab-14712See all my reviews

We are one more episode away from the season finale and oddly enough, this episode doesn't seem like it. "Underwater" obviously pushes the season towards the end, but the episode has a calm aura, an aura that allow the episode to build towards the end at its own pace. I was taken aback at first since I wasn't used to these kinds of penultimate episodes. That said, I enjoyed this episode very much so. It's funny, horrifying, and it's entertaining to see Norma lose her cool.

At the end of "A Boy and His Dog," a mysterious stranger dug up and left the deceased body of Zach Shelby in Norma's bed. Sheriff Romero removes the body and doesn't believe that Norma is in any danger. Abernathy wants Norma to really understand who he is and what he is looking for. Norma wants to move away from White Pine Bay because of the veiled Abernathy threat and the building of the bypass. Meanwhile, Norman writes a short story and Miss Watson shows belief in him. Emma now has a job working for Norma at the motel. Finally, Bradley recruits Dylan to break into her father's office and she doesn't like the results.

This episode has many good things to digest. One thing that stood out to me is the comedy. I laughed a whole lot, especially when it came to the actions/words of Norma. The highlight scene is the scene where Norma yells at Dylan's co-workers for smoking pot at the motel. I loved when she said the phrase, "smokin' a doobie." When the show focused on Norma's crisis with the bypass. When she goes into the office, comedy ensues with people running away from her! I also liked the pleasurable attitude of Emma eating a pot brownie. She was just so adorable! I am also interested in the whole love triangle between Bradley, Norman, and Dylan. Honestly, that was unforeseen. Also, Norman's teacher definitely has a thing for him! Finally, we continue watching Norman sink into the deep end with a terrifying dream involving Bradley's drowning. I definitely had a good time watching this episode!

My Grade: A-

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