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Francine Calhoun was the mother of Caleb Calhoun and Norma Bates as well as the maternal grandmother of Norman Bates and Dylan Massett.

Biography[]

Season 1[]

Norma first mentioned her mother during a session with Dr. Fumhiro Kurata when she was asked about her childhood. She stated that her mother worked in a bakery than at home and lied about her mother and father being dead. She later told her son Norman that her mother was always sedated and her father was always abusive.[1]

Season 3[]

Norma received word that her mother had died but did not allow herself to express any emotion until she talked to her other son, Dylan and showed him a ribbon that her mother used to wear.[2]

As Caleb looked at a photograph of Norma and him as children, a flashback showed Norma as a little girl hiding under the porch of her childhood home as her parents fought above her. Caleb joined her and put his arm around her to comfort her.[3]

Season 5[]

When Caleb was imprisoned in the basement by his unstable nephew Norman, who believed himself to be the now-deceased Norma, he had flashbacks to when he was a child with his sister and listening as their parents fought. When speaking to Chick Hogan (who was aware of Norman's instability) he spoke about his childhood with her and how their mother would get depressed and lock them in a room for at least a day or two.[4]

Family Tree[]

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ray
Calhoun
   
   
Francine
Calhoun
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Audrey
Ellis
   
   
Will
Decody
   
   
Caleb
Calhoun
   
   
Norma
Bates
   
   
Sam
Bates
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Emma
Decody
   
   
Dylan
Massett
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Norman
Bates
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Kate
Massett

References[]

  1. "Midnight": Season 1. Episode 10. Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin (writer) & Tucker Gates (director). [20 May, 2013].
  2. "A Death in the Family": Season 3. Episode 1. Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin (writer) & Tucker Gates (director). [9 March, 2015].
  3. "Norma Louise": Season 3. Episode 6. Kerry Ehrin (writer) & Phil Abraham (director). [13 April, 2015].
  4. "Bad Blood": Season 5. Episode 3. Tom Szentgyorgyi (writer) & Sarah Boyd (director). [6 March, 2017].


Minor Characters
Season 1
BartenderDannyDoctor LevineDude #1ER NurseFlower Delivery GuyHostessJerry MartinKeith SummersLegal AssistantLiz MorganMale DriverMatt BrownsteinNurseOmarPedestrianRebecca CraigTown ManUnnamed tweakerWaitress
Season 2
Attractive ManAttractive WomanAndreaAnne DietrichBaristaBrian FullerCatChuckCity Hall AssistantConstruction GuyDMV GuyDr. Elizabeth J. SchaeferDr. Helen GinsbergER NurseJoannaJodi's GuardJohnny BKennyLandscaperLee BermanLegion WaitressLoriMayor Rob WoodriffMax BorowitzMayor's ReceptionistMechanicMikado WomanMotel GuestPhilipValet
Season 3
AaronAaron's MotherAmelia's BoyfriendAnthony DixonCocktail WaitressCoronerDaleFrancine CalhounGinnyHippieHostJenJoeyLoner GuyMarina HoganMr. RomeroNurseNurse HattieOrgy ManOrgy ManOrgy WomanOrgy WomanOrgy WomanOrgy WomanParamedic Phone Store ClerkPierrePortiaPsych StudentRyan PenaSecurity GuardSingerStanleyStudentTaylorThomas LandryWorker
Season 4
AthenaBodyguardChantelConnieDEA CopDEA OfficerDeputyDetective ChambersDoctorDr. Louise PalmaDr. PorterDr. SmithFarmerGrace WeiHardware Store ClerkHugoInterviewerJosephJustin WillcockKaraLab AssistantLutherMax DixonOrderlyMrs. DonovanNurseNurseOliverO'SullivanParamedicPatientPortland KidPortland ManPortland WomanReceptionistSurly ReceptionistTicket AgentWaitressWorker
Season 5
AmyAttractive ManBarista #2BartenderBartenderBaliffBethBruce HermanClerkCorrectional OfficerCustomer #2Dangerous DudeDan TapleyDeanDesk Sergeant DavisDr. NguyenDylanElderly MotoristElizabethFemale MarshalForensic PhotographerFrancine CalhounGeorge LoweryHair/Fiber AnalystHarryInmateJailorJasonJeff DunneJim BlackwellJoanne CarlsonJudge GollmarLizMale MarshalMarkMetal Detector CopOfficer KaplanOlder WomanParamedicPawn ClerkPharmacistPhilReporterVillage WomanWomanWoman
Mentioned only
Coach CarpenterEricJanetJocelyn KirbyJohn MassettLibby PorterRay CalhounTerry WeaverTheresa Reyas
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