Bates Motel Episode Scripts

N/A - Visiting Hours

1 Previously on "Bates Motel" We pulled two bodies out of Falls Lake a couple days ago.
We just identified one of them.
I thought you'd want to be the one to tell your wife.
The Bates Motel is a family business, and I feel like I've been part of the family.
N-Norma, you've always been so close to me.
He killed his mother.
He loved her.
If you know what Norman's done, you're an accessory to murder.
Says the escaped convict.
[gunshot] [dramatic music] [typewriter dings] [shower running] [grunting] Norman Bates, you're under arrest for the murder of Sam Loomis.
Norman, I'm gonna get you a lawyer.
Don't say anything until your lawyer gets there.
Norman is not a bad person, and he's not a criminal.
What do I need to know about him? He has another side to him.
I don't know what you'd call it.
Maybe multiple personalities.
[grunts] I'm the only one who's gonna protect you.
[slamming] It's time for me to fix this.
[camera shutter clicks] Turn to your left, please.
[office phones ringing distantly] [shutter clicks] Okay, if you could step up to the desk, please.
I need to take your prints.
Wha what do I do here? Place your right thumb down on the scanner.
Hold it there until you hear a beep, and don't move.
There's no ink? - Ink smudges.
- Everything's gone digital.
Wait for the beep.
[beep] Place your right index finger on the scanner, please.
[beep] Left thumb, please.
So what happens next? - Wait for the beep.
- Oh, right.
[beep] Tomorrow you'll go before the judge.
After that, it's anybody's guess.
Mine is you'll be moved within 48 hours to a pre-trial detention facility.
Left index finger, please.
Detention facility? You mean, like, prison? You'll be warehoused wherever the judge wants to keep you.
But it won't be here.
We don't do that.
That's a bit premature.
Whatever happened to bail? That's up to the judge.
Personally, I wouldn't count on it.
[car approaches] [engine shuts off] [car door opens] Dylan, what happened? Katie's with my dad.
I'm with you, we'll figure it out.
I wanted to be here and help you with this.
[soft orchestral music] Em Emma, I don't know how to tell you this.
They, um, th they found your mom's body up in Falls Lake.
She was murdered.
I I know it was Norman.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
[crackling electricity] [Bobby Darin's "Call Me Irresponsible" plays] [detector warbling] Call me irresponsible Call me unreliable Throw in undependable too Do my foolish alibis [sneezes] You catching a cold? No, it's dust allergies.
This place probably hadn't been dusted since the mother died.
She died two years ago, but this room looks like she still lives here.
It's like a museum.
Yeah, maybe.
Pretty interactive museum.
Unpredictable Someone's been sleeping in the bed.
Pulp's still fresh.
Rainbows I'm inclined to pursue Call me irresponsible Yes, I'm unreliable But it's undeniably true That I'm irresponsibly Mad for you Go on and call me Unpredictable - Tell me that - [detector warbles] I'm impractical Rainbows I'm inclined to pursue You go ahead and call me Irresponsible I admit I'm unreliable But it is undeniably true Sheriff Greene, we found a piece of luggage buried out front.
It belongs to a Audrey Decody.
Don't move.
I'm coming down.
I hate to steal anyone's thunder, but I've got that beat by a mile.
[brooding music] [engine turns over] This isn't real.
This isn't happening.
I know; I feel the same way.
I mean, even though I've thought these things, and wondered about all this stuff for so long, it just doesn't seem possible.
I'm so sorry, Emma.
I never wanted to bring you anything but happiness.
It's not your fault.
You didn't bring Norman into my life.
He was so sweet when I met him.
Norman is sweet, he's he's just out of his mind.
[tense orchestral music] That doesn't make it better for me.
Of course not.
I need to go home.
Emma, please, don't, please, just stay here with me, please.
[somber orchestration] [softly] Please, don't go.
I'll stay to take care of my mother's body.
But I don't know if we're gonna make it through this, Dylan.
I can't promise you that.
I understand.
[sniffles] And please don't talk to me about having sympathy for Norman.
If I ever lay eyes on him again, I might just kill him.
Okay.
[eerie music] [door opens] I need the handcuffs off.
He's got documents to sign.
I'll be right outside.
What a relief.
Are they treating you all right? If I said they weren't, could you get me out? I'm sorry, Norman, this is gonna be a tough road.
So what happens now? Well, tomorrow you have your preliminary hearing.
The judge has to decide whether to take the case to trial, depending on the state's evidence.
It's a formality, but from what I've seen, they're taking you to trial.
Which is why we need to start thinking about our approach.
Oh, well, I didn't do it, so not guilty.
I agree.
You believe me? I agree with your approach.
There are no light sentences when it comes to serial homicide.
But if you plead guilty, the best we can hope for is to keep you alive.
Multiple life sentences in a maximum security prison.
With your permission, I would like to aim a little bit higher.
Permission granted.
How? Not guilty by reason of insanity.
So I spend the rest of my life in an institution? Probably, yes.
- I don't like it.
- I don't blame you.
But I I wasn't in my right mind when they questioned me.
I asked multiple times for my medication.
They never gave it to me.
And that Sheriff Greene? It's She hated me the moment she met me.
It's like I smelled bad to her or something.
It's weird.
She's so weird.
It's inappropriate.
Yeah, she messed up.
She crossed the line.
And I will make a motion in court to suppress your confession on the grounds that it was made during duress and cognitive impairment.
That's great.
I love that.
But the state still has very strong physical evidence against you, Norman.
Look, we can take our chances fighting it piece by piece, but you have a legitimately strong insanity plea.
Because my stepfather locked me up in an institution? Sure.
Also, because maybe you needed to be there.
Look, uh, your brother says you struggle with multiple personalities.
And Dylan's a doctor now? He didn't know the proper term, but I do.
Dissociative identity disorder: DID.
Do you know if you've ever been diagnosed with it? [gentle tense music] Everyone has multiple personalities, Julia.
We pull out what we need when we have to.
That's not really an answer, Norman.
At least not one I can use in court.
Well, I was only in Pineview for two weeks.
And I don't think anyone there ever really understood me.
Which is why I think it's crucial that we have you evaluated now.
I need to understand you to best figure out how to help you.
Are you a mother? No.
- Do you want to be a mother? - No.
That's smart.
'Cause you seem like you like to succeed, to win.
[gentle ominous music] And being a mother is an impossible job to win.
We'll take it one step at a time, okay? One step at a time closer to Hell? I don't believe in Hell.
Dad, I I don't know.
No, I don't want you to come here.
I want you to be there with Katie.
No, I don't want you to bring her.
Emma, maybe This is not a safe place for my daughter right now, Dad.
This is an insane place.
If if you love me if you love her, then you'll just keep her there.
Right, and I'll deal with Mom.
And then I'll come home.
Please, Dad, just just do this for me.
Okay.
Give her a kiss for me.
I'll check in later.
Yeah, I'm sorry about Mom too.
Love you.
Bye.
You know, Em, N-Norman's in prison.
It's completely safe here.
I think that maybe, you know, it would help if if Will brought her up here.
Who would it help? Me? You? No, what what I mean is this is hard enough already.
I'm not gonna bring her here just so we can feel a little bit better about Norman murdering my mother.
Okay.
All right, I got it.
There's no other way to say it, Dylan.
- It is what it is.
- I know.
[knocking on door] Now a bad time? Yeah, it's gonna be a bad time for a while.
I wanted to give you an update on Norman.
Look I I really I don't want an update.
Okay, we we have a lot going on right now and Norman is not at the top of the list.
Well, he should be.
Emma, this is Julia.
This is Norman's lawyer.
I see.
Uh, is it it okay if I step outside and talk to her for five minutes? About what? Norman's defense? He's guilty, in case you were under any illusions.
I am very sorry for the loss of your mother, Emma.
And I'm sorry your job's now a lot harder.
I know this is a difficult time Oh, has your brother-in-law ever killed your mother? Allegedly.
Look, you, uh, you have your money.
Please, just don't don't involve us in this anymore, okay? They've charged him with a capital offense, Dylan.
Do you know what that means? That means he could be facing the death penalty.
Lethal injection.
You know, it's one thing to wish your brother dead and another one to have it happen.
What do you want from me? Norman has a preliminary hearing tomorrow.
I've heard his charges are public so I'm anticipating an audience and it would look really good for him if you were behind him, literally.
I'll hold a seat for you behind the defense table.
Look, I I had to tell my wife that her mom was dead this morning.
Okay? And that my brother allegedly killed her.
[soft music] I can't do what you're asking.
Yesterday, you told me your brother belonged in a mental institution.
You said he's not bad, he's just crazy.
And I thought that was really persuasive.
I believed you.
I believe you even now more that I've met Norman.
But, you know, no one's gonna want to see his illness once they see the evidence of his crimes.
They need to see his connection to humanity.
And you might not like it right now, but that's you.
You are what he's got.
[somber orchestration] Sorry, big brother.
Sometimes it sucks to be family.
Hearing's at 1:00 p.
m.
Can you repeat the address? Okay.
Okay, thanks for calling.
What's up? Uh, the medical examiner called.
They're releasing my mother's remains to a funeral home.
I've got to go make the arrangements.
I'll go with you.
Sorry, I just want to be on my own.
Okay.
Are you going to the hearing? Not if you don't want me to.
I can't tell you what to do about your family.
[door shuts] [gentle piano music] How will you want to be handling your mother's remains? I don't know, what-what are the options? Burial or cremation.
I don't know what your finances are.
Cremation is much more economical.
That'll be fine.
This is your mother, correct? Biologically, yeah.
I didn't really know her that well.
Sometimes those are the hardest losses.
Did she have any religious affiliations? She belonged to the church of herself.
I understand you do most of the local funerals.
Yes, we do.
Did you do Norma Bates' funeral? - We did, in fact.
- Is is she buried here? She was more of a mother to me than my own.
I I regret I couldn't come.
No one told me about it.
She is buried here.
Her son killed my mother.
[moody orchestration] I'm so sorry, Norma.
I miss you.
[tense orchestration] [The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice" playing over radio] [engine shuts off] [music continues faintly] '68 or '69? Your Fury? Oh, uh, it's a '68.
- Are you sure about that? - Yeah.
It looks like a '69 on account of the trim.
Uh, no, it's a '68.
No, you're right.
- It's it is a '68, all right.
- Yeah.
It was the last year they, uh, did the taillights like that.
Yeah, no, I know.
Well, have a nice day.
Yeah, you too.
[ominous music] [indistinct talking] Don't these people have anything better to do? Eyes front, Norman.
They can't make as many judgments about the back of your head.
And remember, simple answers to the judge.
- Say "Your Honor.
" - Yeah, got it.
[indistinct chatter continues] All rise.
The Honorable Judge Sybil Meredith Gollmar presiding.
Please be seated and come to order.
We are here in the matter of the State of Oregon versus Norman Bates, docket number 386.
This is a preliminary hearing.
Would Counsel please identify themselves? Uh, Dan Tapley for the State, Your Honor.
Julia Ramos, representing Norman Bates.
Would the defendant please stand? Are you Norman Bates, the individual named in the complaint of this matter? Yes.
Yes, Your Honor.
And do you authorize Julia Ramos to speak for you today? I do, Your Honor.
You are charged with three counts of murder in the first degree.
Maximum penalty you would face upon conviction is death.
Do you understand? I do, Your Honor.
You are entitled to a preliminary hearing upon which the State is required to present evidence establishing probable cause.
Do you want a probable cause hearing? We do, Your Honor.
Is the State ready to proceed? The State is ready, Your Honor.
Go ahead.
The State calls Sheriff Jane Greene to the stand.
[soft indistinct chattering] Dr.
Jackson concluded that Mr.
Blackwell was fatally wounded by multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest.
[somber orchestration] And Ms.
Ellis died of strangulation.
And the third victim? Sam Loomis' body was discovered in a well.
Also multiple knife wounds to the neck and chest.
He bled into his lungs and died of asphyxiation.
[sobs] So what is the link between the victims and Norman Bates? The victims have almost nothing in common, except for their unfortunate encounters with the Bates Motel and with its proprietor, Norman Bates.
Jim Blackwell was in prison with Norman's stepfather, Alex Romero.
Sam Loomis was married to a woman that Norman was infatuated with, Madeleine Loomis.
And Audrey Ellis was the mother-in-law of Norman's brother, Dylan Massett.
[doors creaking shut] [indistinct chatter] I'm so sorry.
Are you? Yes.
I let Norman into our lives.
That was me.
Sam's a piece of evidence in there because of me.
But Norman only tricked me for a couple weeks.
I mean, how did he trick you for your whole life? [brooding orchestration] You knew.
You're his brother.
You knew.
How can you live with yourself? [suspenseful music] Where have you been? I've been worried sick that you were dead in a ditch somewhere.
- Okay, I need your find your - Where have you been? It doesn't matter where I've been.
I where's your computer? I need to find your Why? - I need to go online.
I need - Why? I need to find out where that bastard's being held! Why didn't you tell me Norman Bates was arrested? Because I didn't think you needed to know Oh, come on, Maggie! Putting a bullet through his brain is the only thing that's kept me alive these last two years.
- And now I can't get at him.
- Alex, don't do this.
- Let let the law handle it.
- Oh, yeah, the law.
Yeah, they know what they're doing.
I want him dead.
I want to do it myself.
Okay, Alex, look, you loved his mother.
No mother would want that to happen to her son.
She's dead.
She doesn't have a say in it.
[click] No, Alex, please, please, listen to me listen to me.
You've always been a good friend to me.
My family has a cabin in Montana that's abandoned.
No, no no, we can go there.
We can assume different identities.
I know Norma's death broke you, but I can live with you broken.
I can take care of you.
Please, Alex, you're heading down a dark road.
Let me help you.
Please.
[softly] All right, good-bye, Maggie.
Oh [Tommy James & the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover" playing] Now I don't hardly know her But I think I could love her Crimson and clover Ah Well, if she come walking over Now I been waiting to show her Crimson and clover Over and over [funky musical interlude] Yeah My mind's such a sweet thing I wanna do everything What a beautiful feeling Crimson and clover Over and over [light humming softly] Hey.
I was worried.
[exhales] I was taking care of my mom.
I'm gonna go home tomorrow.
I want to be with Katie.
[soft music] I understand.
I went to the hearing, Emma.
I understand.
Emma? I don't know.
I don't know, Dylan.
Let's not talk now.
[bag zipping] You're leaving now? Yeah.
Yeah, I'm gonna go home where it's normal.
Okay.
[kisses] Bye.
[door creaks] [indistinct chatter] [phone ringing] Can I help you? I'm here to see Norman Bates.
Just wait here a moment.
[softly] Um, there's someone here to see Norman Bates.
[somber orchestration] [lock buzzes, clicks] Hello, Emma.
I guess I know why you're here.
You do? Because I'm not sure I do.
Well, it's about your mother, I imagine.
They think I killed her.
I think you did too, Norman.
No, I wouldn't kill anybody, Emma.
You know that.
It's me, Norman.
Your Norman, your friend.
[eerie music] Where's Norman? I am sorry about your mother, Emma.
[somber orchestration] She wasn't nice.
She was using Norman and she was using you.
She didn't deserve to die.
Death isn't about deserving.
It's just part of the deal.
She made her own bed.
You you know that better than anyone.
Can I talk to Norman? Well, Norman's sleeping.
In his room.
There's an apple pie in the oven.
And when he wakes up, he'll smell it baking and know that everything's okay.
Well, can you tell him something for me? Can you tell him that I miss him? [door buzzes] [door slams shut] [gasps] Easy, easy, easy.
Easy.
[brooding orchestration] Sorry to drag you into this.
What do you want, Alex? Norman Bates.
Let's go.
- Hey, couldn't stay away, huh? - Get 'em up.
Up.
Get 'em up.
Get in there.
Go, go.
Open it.
[indistinct chatter] Nobody move.
Nobody move.
Up, up, up, hands up, now.
Hands up.
Get up.
And get in the back.
- What the hell is this, Romero? - Get in the back.
Shut up and get in the back.
Okay, on the floor, face down, hands on your heads.
Let's go, everybody.
Let's go you too, Davis, let's go.
- I never saw him coming.
- No talking! Where's your sheriff? Uh Where's your sheriff, Miller? Uh, she's in she's in the field.
- Is there anyone else here? - No.
Okay, collect their firearms.
Nice and easy, thumb and forefinger only.
Slide them over to me.
Let's go.
Let's go.
Slide it over.
Next one.
Throw that one in the trash.
[dark orchestration] Let's go.
- What do you want, Romero? - I want you to shut the hell up.
- He's here for Norman Bates.
- What did I just say? What did I just say? Get 'em up.
Get 'em up.
[gunshot] [yelps] [suspenseful dramatic music] On your feet! Everyone up! Move into my office now! Go! Stay tight.
I said, "Tight.
" Tight.
[door buzzes] Up, keep 'em up.
Wait, hey, what what's happening? [brooding music] Hello, Norman.
Open it, open it.
What's he doing here? In, everyone in.
Go, go! No, not you.
You're coming with me.
Okay, you, out.
Get out.
No, thanks.
I'm staying put.
All right, get him out.
[brooding dramatic music] Come on.
Lock 'em.
Lock 'em in! [choking] Let him go, Romero, you're gonna kill him! [guttural choking] [groaning and coughing] [coughing] Come on.
In the front, Regina.
Where'd you get this car? Move over.
Now get in the back.
Now slide behind the wheel and start it.
What do you want with us, Alex? You're gonna take me to her body.
[tense music] Drive.