Bates Motel: Season 2

Bates Motel: Season 2

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Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore is a young Norman Bates in this "contemporary prequel" to Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho. Co-stars Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring) as Norman's mother.


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Gone But Not Forgotten

Norman fixates on Miss Watson's death; Norma worries about the... More future of the motel when plans for the bypass move ahead of schedule; Bradley is driven to extremes as she searches for her father's killer.


Shadow of a Doubt

Norma tries to distract Norman from his obsession with Miss... More Watson by joining a play. Bradley turns to Norman for help when she has to escape a dire situation. Romero is pressured to make an arrest for the murder. A new player at work has Dylan and Remo on edge.



Dylan tries to bridge the gap between Norma and her... More brother Caleb, who shows up at the motel. Norma meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass. Emma's memorial for a friend leads to a new relationship. Norman falls under the influence of a townie girl.



The fall-out from Caleb’s return causes Dylan to question his... More loyalty to Norma and Norman. Christine brings Norma into the White Pine social scene. Norman grows increasingly worried about Caleb’s presence in town. Romero finds himself caught in the middle of Zane’s war with a rival drug family.


The Escape Artist

Norman trusts Cody with a family secret. Dylan finds... More himself fighting for his life as Zane’s war escalates. Norma makes a deal with a mysterious man to help stop the bypass.



Dylan is asked to manage an explosive situation; Norma and... More Norman's relationship is threatened by a growing secret; Emma lands in a dangerous situation.


Presumed Innocent

Norma's faith in Norman is questioned; Dylan is threatened by... More a revengeful Zane; Romero receives new evidence in the murder of Miss Watson; Cody and Norman's friendship reaches the breaking point.



Romero digs deeper into the murder of Miss Watson; the... More conflict between the drug families leaves Dylan facing an impossible choice; Norma refuses to tell Norman the truth about his blackouts.


The Box

Norma is desperate to connect with Norman; Dylan must decide... More if he should risk his life to save a loved one; Romero hopes a former colleague can help him determine Norman's involvement in a crime.


The Immutable Truth

A tragic event from the past haunts Norman; Norma tries... More to prevent Norman from making a terrible mistake; Romero and Dylan find a way to end the drug war; Emma makes a decision about her future.

Bates Motel: Season 2 | Reviews

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

With an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to storytelling that drags the focus away from the one relationship worth watching. Indeed, much of the credit for the show's kooky appeal falls solely to Farmiga.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Their [Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore as Norma and Norman Bates] scenes together vibrate with awkward energy and pent-up rage, even in seemingly simpler moments, like an afternoon driving lesson--what could possibly go wrong?!--and an audition for a local musical.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Even if you're not as crazy about Psycho as I am, Bates Motel has a delirious allure, and its name is Vera Farmiga.

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Bates Motel: Season 2 | Release Details

Bates Motel: Season 2 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ On Demand.