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Season 3
BM S3 promo poster
No. of episodes 10
Original run March 9, 2015 - May 11, 2015
DVD release October 13, 2015
Season chronology
Season 2
Season 4

Season 3 of Bates Motel was announced on April 7, 2014. It began on March 9, 2015 [1] and concluded on May 11, 2015. It consisted of 10 episodes.


Filming began on October 20, 2014 and ended in early March 2015.


Nicola Peltz confirmed she would return to the show during this season along with Kenny Johnson. These facts were confirmed at Comic-Con 2014. Mad Men‘s Kevin Rahm joined the Season 3 cast in a recurring role, along with Sons of Anarchy‘s Ryan Hurst, and Revolution‘s Tracy Spiridakos. Joshua Leonard of Blair Witch Project fame is the latest guest to check into the A&E drama, TVLine has learned exclusively. 


After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Norman’s fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts.

Estranged brother and uncle Caleb returns to haunt the family throughout the season challenging the family bond even further. Pressures of the outside world take a hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm, Tracy Spiradakos and Ryan Hurst arrive at White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero and Norma have grown closer but there will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesn’t feel right, but in spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family – and to Norma.

Emma, also determined to find out what is happening to Norman, becomes more emboldened and fearless, going after the things she wants. Familiar face Bradley returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories. [2]


Main Cast

Guest Cast


Number Title Airdate
1 A Death in the Family March 9, 2015
2 The Arcanum Club March 16, 2015
3 Persuasion March 23, 2015
4 Unbreak-Able March 30, 2015
5 The Deal


April 6, 2015
6 Norma Louise April 13, 2015
7 The Last Supper April 20, 2015
8 The Pit April 27, 2015
9 Crazy


May 4, 2015
10 Unconscious May 11, 2015


Season 3 of Bates Motel premiered in March 2015 and concluded in May 2015. The season's DVD and Blu-ray was released on October 13, 2015 and on Netflix in February 2016.


  1. Inside Bates on Twitter
  2. 'Bates Motel' Season 3 premiere date is paired with 'The Returned' debut. 9 January 2015.
  3. Vera Farmiga on Twitter. 6 December 2014
  4. Nicola Peltz on Twitter. 2 February 2015



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