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 make decisions regarding their future. Norma informs Norman of his boundaries.
Norma and Norman focus on Annika's disappearance. Norma learns the truth about the Arcanum Club.
Norman's relationship with Emma weakens his bond with Norma. Romero asks Norman some hard questions.
Emma and Norman spend a day away from the motel. Romero looks into two strange deaths in White Pine Bay. Norma returns to school. Caleb and Dylan's hidden secrets unravel.
Norma turns to Romero for guidance when she finds herself in an unexpected position of power.
Norma contemplates a life outside of White Pine Bay. Emma and Dylan bond while helping Norman.
Norman agrees to get help. Dylan learns disturbing news about Emma's health.
Romero confronts Norma about newly learned information. Caleb and Dylan take a risky job.
Norman spends the day with a surprise visitor. Norma attempts to keep secrets from being revealed.