When Norman is found wandering and talking to himself, he is held in a psych ward, forcing Norma to take action to get him treatment. Emma's transplant surgery brings her mother into town.
Norma and Norman each think that the other has committed a terrible deed. Dylan thinks about his future with Emma. Romero makes a choice that has a dramatic impact on the Bates family.
Norma and Romero take a big step together; Norman attempts to accept his new surroundings; Dylan tries to shed old business.
Norman and his new friend have an adventure; Norma experiences her first taste of real happiness in some time during an annual festival in White Pine Bay; Dylan becomes caught between two families.
Norman tries to confide in Dr. Edwards, but worries he may reveal too much. Also: Norma hires a craftsman to fix a window and Romero uncovers a crime that threatens his new life.
Edwards digs further into Norman's psyche by exploring his past. As Dylan prepares to move out, Norma finds herself choosing to give up Caleb to Chick in order to keep him from telling everyone about the sexual relationship she had with her brother.
Norman returns home after making an unanticipated discovery; Norma takes on new projects; Dylan's search for Emma's mother leads to disturbing results.
Norma hesitates to tell Norman about the true nature of her relationship with Romero and his attitude since his return doesn't help her predicament. Meanwhile, Dylan and Emma visit for the holidays and Rebecca gets stopped before she can leave Pine Bay.
Romero is concerned about Norman, coming at odds with Norma. He even reaches out to Dylan who confronts Norma after finding an earring belonging to Emma's mother. Seeing the toll being taken on his mother, Norman makes plans for them both.
Norman plans a special event for his mother; Romero faces pressure due to his actions; and Dylan considers reaching out to Norman.