As the fifth and final season opens, Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery while Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.
Norman's date doesn't go as planned; Romero's frustrations reach a boiling point; Chick brings Norman a gift.
Norman helps Chick with a project; Romero makes his move; an apologetic Madeleine reaches out to Norman.
Norman learns who he can rely on as he attempts to protect his secrets; Romero struggles to find safety.
Norman tries to piece together Mother's movements; in Seattle, Dylan and Emma confront an ugly truth; Sam's girlfriend, Marion, makes an impulsive decision with far-reaching consequences.
A special guest checks into the motel; Dylan grapples with devastating news; Sam and Madeleine's marriage reaches a crossroads.
Norman and Mother come together as trouble looms large. Romero convalesces with the help of an old friend. Dylan comes home.
Mother uses tough love to protect Norman. Sheriff Greene begins to investigate a hug. Dylan gets his brother help.
Norman's legal problems get worse. Emma tends to family business while Dylan finds himself caught between his past and his future. Romero sets out to get revenge.
Norman Bates comes home.