Season Three
Bates Motel
Bates Motel season 3 promo
Season Premiere March 9th, 2015
Season Finale May 11th, 2015
Episode Count 10
Cast Vera Farmiga; Freddie Highmore; Max Thieriot; Olivia Cooke; Kenny Johnson; Nestor Carbonell
Notable Episodes "Unconscious" [1]

Season 2



Season Three of Bates Motel aired on A&E from March 9th, 2015 to May 11th, 2015, spanning a total of ten episodes. Series regulars from seasons one and two, Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell all return to reprise their respective roles as Norma Bates, Norman Bates, Dylan Massett, Emma Decody, and Sheriff Alex Romero. Joining the cast for season three is Kenny Johnson as Caleb Calhoun, Norma's brother and Dylan's father/uncle. Johnson made a few previous appearances in the early episodes of season two. Other featured actors of note include Kevin Rahm who plays Bob Paris - the key antagonist of the season, Joshua Leonard as Norma's love interest, a psychiatrist named James Finnigan and Ryan Hurst as the weirdo mountain man Chick Hogan.

One of the main plot points from this season revolves around an exclusive gentleman's club run by Bob Paris. Paris is a wealthy crime boss and one of the biggest power players in the narcotics trade in White Pine Bay, Oregon. The murder of one of Norma's motel guests leads her to find a USB drive, which contains information relating to illegal money transactions. While Paris tries to recover the drive from Norma, she in turn tries to "play the game" and make some back-parlor dealings with the criminal in order to better her own life.

Then there's Norman. If you thought he was fruit-of-the-looms before, wait until you see him now! Ole' Normy has certainly kicked it up a notch since season two, and his mental instability increases to a point that he becomes several steps closer to the man we know he is destined to become. His blackouts grow more frequent, he begins wearing his mother's clothes, speaking in her voice, and even begins seeing visions of her telling him what to do.



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Notes & Trivia

  • Bates Motel was created by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin and Anthony Cipriano based on concepts originally developed by author Robert Bloch and brought to cinematic life by director Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Bates Motel, season three aired on Monday evenings at 9:00 pm.
  • Despite his ongoing spiral into true-blue looniness, Norman Bates only kills one person this season. Well done, Norman. Well done.

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  1. Norman goes full "mother" and kills Bradley Martin.
  2. Bates Motel: The Deal