The final season of Bates Motel hits tonight and takes place two years after last season’s finale episode. Norma is dead, but very much alive in the mind of Norman Bates. Get the details on tonight’s premiere, what time it airs, what channel to watch and more below.
PREMIERE DATE: February 20, 2017
PREMIERE TIME: Season 5 will begin at 10 p.m. ET/PT and there will be a season 4 recap special airing prior to the premiere at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: A&E Network
PREMIERE EPISODE 1 SYNOPSIS: The episode is titled “Dark Paradise” and the synopsis reads: Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery; Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.
EPISODE 2 SYNOPSIS: Episode 2 is titled “The Convergence of the Twain” and the plot description states: Norman’s date doesn’t go as planned; Romero’s frustrations reach a boiling point; Chick brings Norman a gift.
Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates
Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates
Max Thieriot as Dylan Massett
Olivia Cooke as Emma Decody
Nestor Carbonell as Sheriff Alex Romero
Kenny Johnson as Caleb Calhoun
Ryan Hurst as Chick Hogan
Rihanna as Marion Crane
Brooke Smith as Sheriff Dana Greene
Isabelle McNally as Madeleine Loomis
Austin Nichols as Sam Loomis
A&E OFFICIAL SEASON SYNOPSIS: Fan favorite and Emmy-nominated actress Vera Farmiga returns for double duty as executive producer while also reprising her role as ‘Mother’ who is very much alive and well but only in the twisted, complicated mind of ‘Norman Bates’ played by Freddie Highmore. In addition, eight-time Grammy Award winner and series super fan Rihanna checks in to play the role of ‘Marion Crane,’ putting a newly rei-magined and contemporary spin on the iconic character … New faces find their way to the Bates Motel this season to further complicate Norman’s life and threaten to unearth his dark secrets.
EPISODE GUIDE: The first six episode titles have been released and they are:
1 – “Dark Paradise”
2 – “The Convergence of the Twain”
3 – “Bad Blood”
4 – “Hidden”
5 – “Dreams Die First”
6 – “Marion”