Bates Motel Season 3 offers more of the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is. This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family. Norma finds strength to really look at the truth about her son for the first time. And Norman is determined to gain some kind of control over his own mind.
Norman and Emma each make a decision about their future. Norma sets boundaries with Norman. An unexpected visit causes trouble in Dylan's fresh start.
Norman and Norma fixate on Annika's disappearance. Norma learns what the Arcanum Club really is. Dylan and Caleb encounter a new neighbor.
Norman and Norma grow apart as Norman and Emma grow closer. Norma balks when Romero asks Norman some tough questions. Romero meets his competition for re-elections.
Norman and Emma take a day off from the motel. Romero investigates two mysterious deaths in White Pine Bay. Norma goes back to school. Buried secrets unravel for Caleb and Dylan.
When Norma finds herself in a rare position of power, she appeals to Romero for guidance. Norman and Dylan both come undone at the fallout of a secret. And Caleb considers an offer made to him by a surprising source.
Norma considers a life outside of White Pine Bay, leaving Norman in a vulnerable position. Dylan and Emma bond while helping Norman through a rough night. Romero is confronted by a new threat. And Caleb makes a difficult decision after learning of Norma's sudden departure.
Norma returns home to find a great mess waiting for her. Norman agrees to getting some help. And Dylan learns some shocking news about Emma's health. Guest stars: Andrew Howard, Emiliano Diez.
Romero confronts Norma about new information recently come to light. Norman reels from a recent discovery. Caleb and Dylan take a job that involves some risk. And Emma makes a decision about her future with Norman.
Norman spends the day with a surprising visitor. Norma struggles to keep secrets contained. While at the farm, Caleb helps Dylan follow through on a good deed, but at a cost.
Norma hits a breaking point with Norman's issues. Emma has a surprising reaction to seemingly positive news. Romero finally chooses sides, the decision sealing his fate in the town. And Caleb makes a decision that will uproot his new life.