Bates Motel/Unbreakable

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Season 3, Episode 4
Airdate March 30, 2015
Written by Erica Lipez
Directed by Christopher Nelson
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The Deal
Bates MotelSeason Three

Unbreakable is the fourth episode of the third season of Bates Motel, and the twenty-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett), Olivia Cooke (Emma Decody)

with Kenny Johnson (Caleb Calhoun)

and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero)

Guest Starring: Joshua Leonard (James Finnegan), Kevin Rahm (Bob Paris), Courtney Richter (Portia), Tracy Spiridakos (Annika Johnson), Peter Stebbings (Trespasser), Keenan Tracey (Gunner)

Also Starring: Nick Hunnings (Deputy Walker), Aaron Hutchinson (Paramedic), Manny Jacinto (Loner Guy), Martin Novotny (Clay DuFont)


Plot Overview

As Romero tries to tie the two dead girls together, Norma is unable to access the flash drive Anna gave her. When she confides in Dylan, Norman, already experiencing a rough patch with Emma, starts to get the wrong impression.



  • Joshua James - "Surrender"

Arc Advancement


  • The contents of the flash drive are password protected
  • Bob Paris finds out about Annika's murder and questions if she had anything on her. This prompts Romero to try to find it, as does Paris, as Dylan finds one of his men search the motel office.
  • Dylan takes the flash drive to his farm for safekeeping and hides it in one of the timers.


  • Norman goes on another date with Emma, but when he parrots his mother's caution of having sex with her, she's offended and leaves him. This effectively ends their relationship.
  • Norma begins opening up to James Finnegan about Norman.
  • Caleb tells Dylan that he just wants to tell Norma that he's sorry, even if she doesn't forgive him.
  • Norman becomes suspicious that Norma and Dylan are hiding something from him.
  • Norman discovers Caleb is staying at Dylan's farm and leaves to tell Norma.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Norman: My mother says that I shouldn't have sex with you, that you shouldn't have sex. It could kill you.
(Emma gets up)
Norman: What's wrong?
Emma: Are you joking? That is totally insulting. I have lived with this illness every day of my life, 24/7. I think I know my own limitations. I think I've earned the right to make my own decisions, not take direction from two people who wouldn't know their ass from a handbag if they had a head cold. (beat) I didn't think your mother was coming on this date with us.