Worst & Best Bates Motel Episodes





Title: Bates Motel
Genre: Horror Drama
Series: 5
Episodes: 50
First Transmission: 2013-2017

A prequel to Psycho, showing how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years, and his relationship with his mother, Norma.

 

Episode Rankings

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Notes

*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers. The median represents the middle value of the ratings

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.33 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 1.48 standard deviations.

 

Best Episode #39

Forever (2016) – Norma and Norman plan for the future. Dylan and Romero try to act in Norman’s best interests.

2nd Best Episode #50

The Cord (2017) – Norman Bates returns home.

3rd Best Episode #46

Marion (2017) – A special guest checks into the motel. Dylan has some devastating news.

4th Best Episode #40

Norman (2016) – Norman plans a special event for his mother. Dylan contemplates reaching out to Norman.

5th Best Episode #26

Norma Louise (2015) – Norma contemplates life outside of White Pine Bay.

Worst Episode #2

Nice Town You Picked, Norma… (2013) – Dylan Bates, Norma’s older son from a previous marriage, arrives in town much to the family’s chagrin. Norman spends more time with Emma.

 

 

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 First You Dream, Then You Die (2013)
#2 Nice Town You Picked, Norma… (2013)
#3 What’s Wrong with Norman (2013)
#4 Trust Me (2013)
#5 Ocean View (2013)
#6 The Truth (2013)
#7 The Man in Number 9 (2013)
#8 A Boy and His Dog (2013)
#9 Underwater (2013)
#10 Midnight (2013)
#11 Gone But Not Forgotten (2014)
#12 Shadow of a Doubt (2014)
#13 Caleb (2014)
#14 Check-Out (2014)
#15 The Escape Artist (2014)
#16 Plunge (2014)
#17 Presumed Innocent (2014)
#18 Meltdown (2014)
#19 The Box (2014)
#20 The Immutable Truth (2014)
#21 A Death in the Family (2015)
#22 The Arcanum Club (2015)
#23 Persuasion (2015)
#24 Unbreak-Able (2015)
#25 The Deal (2015)
#26 Norma Louise (2015)
#27 The Last Supper (2015)
#28 The Pit (2015)
#29 Crazy (2015)
#30 Unconscious (2015)
#31 A Danger to Himself and Others (2016)
#32 Goodnight, Mother (2016)
#33 Til Death Do You Part (2016)
#34 Lights of Winter (2016)
#35 Refraction (2016)
#36 The Vault (2016)
#37 There’s No Place Like Home (2016)
#38 Unfaithful (2016)
#39 Forever (2016)
#40 Norman (2016)
#41 Dark Paradise (2017)
#42 The Convergence of the Twain (2017)
#43 Bad Blood (2017)
#44 Hidden (2017)
#45 Dreams Die First (2017)
#46 Marion (2017)
#47 Inseparable (2017)
#48 The Body (2017)
#49 Visiting Hours (2017)
#50 The Cord (2017)