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Emma Decody
Acteur: Olivia Cooke
Première Apparition: La Veuve Noire (First You Dream, Then You Die)
Naissance: 1996
Age: 17
Statut: Vivante
Habitation: White Pine Bay, Oregon
Manchester, UK (précédemment)
Profession: Lycéenne (à domicile)
(précédemment, White Pine Bay High School)

Réceptionniste Bates Motel

Famille: Will Decody (père)
mère non nommée (décédée)
Proches: Norman Bates (petit ami)
Gunner (ex-petit ami)
Dylan Massett (ami, potentiel petit ami)
Pour moi, le Bates Motel est une affaire familiale, et... et je sens que d'une certaine manière je fais partie de la famille, mais de plein d'autres manières, non. Je me sens exclue.

–Emma à Norma, The Box

Emma Decody est une récurrente protagoniste de la série télévisée Bates Motel. Elle est la fille unique de Will Decody, la femme de Dylan Massett, la mère de Katherine ; alias « Katie », et la belle-fille de Norma Louise Bates et de Caleb Calhoun.

Emma est née avec la maladie de la mucoviscidose. Sa durée de vie est estimée à vingt-sept ans. Elle a été placée sur l'iste d'attente, en attendant une greffe. Pendant sa scolarité, elle rencontre Norma Bates d'abord, puis devient une membre à part entière de la famille.


Emma combat son désespoir pendant ses journées pleines de danger. Depuis qu'elle a approché Norma Bates, un élève de son lycée, elle vit des aventures qu'elle n'aurait jamais fait seule. Au fur et à mesure qu'elle le fréquente, elle a été adoptée par les proches de Norman, si bien qu'elle travaille au Bates Motel avec lui.

Deux ans après son départ avec Dylan, elle a fondé une famille et est mère d'une fille baptisée Katherine.


Emma souffre de la mucoviscidose, une immunodéficience, alors elle est obligée de se déplacer en permanence avec une bouteille d'oxygène. Sa durée de vie prévue est de 27 ans, mais elle est actuellement sur liste d'attente pour une transplantation des poumons.

Emma habite au dessus d'une boutique d'antiquité et d'animaux empaillés tenue par son père Will. Ils ont émigré à White Pine Bay depuis Manchester, Royaume-Uni, après que son père ait démissionné de son job de professeur pour pouvoir s'occuper davantage de sa fille. Emma mentionna que sa mère est morte huit ans avant le début de la série.

Season 1[]

Emma helped Norman Bates when she found him vomiting at school, and she quickly developed feelings for him. (First You Dream, Then You Die)


While Emma and Norman worked on a school project together, she found Jiao's diary in his room. She later did some research and found one of the locations depicted in the diary, and as they agreed to investigate, Emma kissed Norman. The two later discovered a large marijuana field (the one where Dylan Massett later works at), and they were chased away by two armed guards. (Nice Town You Picked, Norma...)

In school the next day, Emma confessed to Norman that she used the diary just to spend time with him. She eventually convinced him to continue the investigation, now knowing that everything in the diary was true. They searched room 4 of the motel, where Norman had first recovered the diary, and they found "Jiao" written on the sink. Emma wanted to go to the police with the information they had, but Norman strictly told her not to (because he and Norma were presently under investigation). (What's Wrong With Norman)

Norman told Emma that he and Bradley Martin are together, based on them sleeping together. Emma said that only means they had a hook up, but Norman insisted it meant more. He also told Emma that he found Jiao in Zack Shelby's basement, but she is no longer there. Norman and Emma figured out that Shelby and Keith Summers were in the sex slavery business together, so they searched Summers' boat for Jiao. They found her locked up and brought her back to the motel, where they convinced Norma of Shelby's involvement. (Ocean View)

Emma bonded with Norma, who eventually hired her to work at the motel. (The Man in Number 9)

At school, Emma overheard Bradley's friends talk about how Norman had no chance with Bradley, so Emma stuck up for Norman and revealed that he and Bradley slept together. This caused the "rumor" to spread at school. (A Boy and His Dog)


Dylan brought his crew to stay at the motel, when Gunner gave Emma a marijuana cupcake. She eventually gave into temptation and ate it. (Underwater)

Norman saw Emma looking forlornly at the poster for the winter dance at school and asked her if she'd want to go with him as friends, and she accepted; however, at the dance Norman continuously eyed Bradley, causing Emma to leave in tears. (Midnight)

Season 2[]

Emma organized a beach memorial for Bradley's death (which was faked). At the memorial, she got drunk and asked Gunner to make "bad choices" with her. (Caleb)

The next morning, Emma woke up in Gunner's room at the motel. Not knowing whether they had sex the previous night, Emma tried to avoid him for the rest of the day. They eventually met, when Gunner explained he only put her in the motel room to sleep after she threw up. (Check-Out)

Emma and Gunner took a walk on the beach, and they kissed. That night, they slept together at the motel (which was Emma's first time). (The Escape Artist)


Emma and Gunner encountered Norman and Cody Brennan at the beach. The four of them went swimming, and Emma copied the others by swinging into the water on a rope. She had to disconnect from her oxygen tank and ended up almost drowning. Norman helped her and subsequently yelled at Cody for making Emma think it was a good idea. Cody later apologized to Emma, when she told her that Norman has been experiencing blackouts; Emma, in turn, called Norma and informed her of this. (Plunge)

Emma offered Norma to stay with her at the local jail (where Norman was taken in for questioning about Jimmy Brennan's death) for support, but Norma sent her to take care of the motel. That night, Emma tried to persuade Dylan to support his mother and brother, but Dylan refused, angering Emma. The next morning, she spoke to Norman after he was released, when he thanked her for "believing" in him. (Presumed Innocent)

Feeling like Norma and Norman have been ignoring her, Emma politely gave Norma her two week notice for working at the motel. (The Box)

Norman tells Emma how Dylan was a child of rape. Emma pities Norma and Norman hopes that she will think about staying and working at the motel. (The Immutable Truth)

Season 3[]

Emma notifies Norman that her health has deteriorated which in turn affects Norman, they both agree to get homeschooling together and as Norman stated earlier that the only reason why he liked school was because of her so it will be great if she studied with him. Norman eventually asks Emma out and she assumes that the only reason why he is, is because she is dying. However, Norman states that it is not the reason that she is dying but it is about time they become a couple. Emma agrees with a hug and he kisses her on the side of her neck whilst embracing her and stares into space with a deep, dark, glare. (A Death in the Family)

Emma spoke with Norman about intercourse, which made him uncomfortable. She later joined Norma in investigating Annika Johnson's motel room for clues as to Annika's whereabouts. (The Arcanum Club)

Emma tried to seduce Norman by wearing a sexy dress while they studied together. She later drove a car full of pot to Dylan after a woman left it at the motel for him. While there, she saw Gunner and met Caleb. Dylan made her promise not to tell Norma that she had met Caleb. Emma later spoke to Norman about what he felt was Norma's distrust of him, and was upset when Norman furiously stormed away from her. (Persuasion)

While she and Norman studied together, Norma entered the room and Norman kissed Emma to provoke a reaction from his mother. He and Emma arranged to go on a picnic together and when he told Norma she warned him that he could not have sex with Emma. He and Emma went on the picnic in the woods and found a cabin. They lay down by the fireplace and kissed, but Norman stopped before they could go further, saying his mother had warned him about having sex with her. Angry, Emma stormed off. (Unbreak-Able)

She stayed with Norman while Norma went out and told him he had blacked out the previous night. When Dylan returned home and Norman told him he had revealed to Norma the truth about Caleb, Emma listened from beside his bedroom door. She later checked in a new guest to the hotel and stayed out of the way when Dylan entered the motel office to talk to Norman after realizing that Norma was oblivious to the truth. When Norma stormed out of the house after Dylan told her the truth, Emma was wondering what was happening, and was told to go back into the office. (The Deal)

When Emma called by the house to check if everything was okay, Dylan told her he came clean to Norma about Caleb, and she stormed out. Emma asked how she could help. He and Emma later found Norman in a trance-like state in the basement and decided to put him in Norma's bed. When Emma had a coughing fit, Dylan helped shift it by hitting her chest and they bonded. When Norman was finally put back to bed after being in the kitchen, Emma left and Dylan fell asleep beside him. (Norma Louise)

Dylan called to the motel office to thank Emma for her help with Norman and asked if she wanted to go out for a meal. After dinner plans were changed, Emma joined Dylan and the rest of the family and Romero up at the house for the meal. (The Last Supper)