Season 1, Episode 10
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Series Bates Motel (2013)
Air date 20 May 2013
Written by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin
Directed by Tucker Gates
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Norma contacts for Sheriff Romero's help in dealing with Jake, but the sheriff response does to give her much confidence. She then asks for gun to defend herself. The Sheriff finds Shelby's money and prepares to hand it over to Jake. Norman asks Emma to the Winter Formal.

Plot Summary

Norma meets with Sheriff Alex Romero to get help with the situation she is in with Jake. However, Romero's answer does not give her much confidence. So, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. She asks Dylan to get her a gun and train her in the use of it. Though Dylan is reluctant at first, he eventually gives in and teaches her how to use a firearm. Meanwhile, Romero finds a bag of money at Shelby's home and attempts to contact Jake. However, he is unable to find him before the scheduled meeting at the pier.At the high school, Norman notices that no one has asked Emma to the dance and asks her if she would like to go with him. Bradley stops by the Bates Motel to thank Dylan for the letting her see the office. Norman overhears their conversation and becomes jealous. Hisanger soon boils until he picks a fight with his brother.

Norman waits in his best suit for Emma in the living room. His mother sits down with him. Then she tells him the truth about her past so that her son would know if she were to die in her confrontation with Jake. She tells him that her brother had raped since she was thirteen until her mother had moved out. Then Emma arrives and she picks up Norman so they can head to the Winter Formal. After they leave, Norma heads to the pier. She is shocked to find Sheriff Romero at the scene with Jake. Romero offer Jake a business deal where his trafficking would be protected under Romero's watch. He then assures him of his sincerity by telling him that he had placed his cellphone number in the bag with the money. Jake checks the bag and is shot by Romero at point blank.

At the dance, Norman and Emma run into Bradley who had come to the dance with Richard Slymore. As the night goes on, Norman's attention becomes fixed on Bradley. Eventually Emma becomes fed up with his behavior and forces him to walk home. Shortly after, Richard Slymore takes Norman outside. He tells Norman to stay away from Bradley and punches him. After the dance, Norman walks home. Miss Watson spots him on the side of the road and picks him up She brings him to her home and treats Norman's scratch that he had gotten from Richard's punch. Then she goes to a different room in order to change, but leaves the door open. Norman watches her and an image of Norma appears to tell him that he knows what to do. Norman runs out of the house and heads home. Little does Norman know, Miss Watson lies on the floor with her throat slit.


  • Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates
  • Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates
  • Max Thieriot as Dylan Massett
  • Olivia Cooke as Emma Decody
  • Nicola Peltz as Bradley Martin
  • Jere Burns as Jake Abernathy
  • Nestor Carbonell as Alex Romero
  • Hiro Kanagawa as Dr. Kurata
  • Keegan Connor Tracy as Miss Watson
  • Richard Harmon as Richard Sylmore
  • Emmalyn Estrada as Hayden
  • Jenna Romanin as Jenna
  • Brittney Wilson as Lissa
  • Jillian Fargey as Maggie Summers
  • D. Harlan Cutshall as Pedestrian
  • Farrah Aviva as Receptionist


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