05x01 - Dark Paradise

[Bing Crosby's "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" plays]

♪ You must have been a beautiful baby ♪
♪ You must have been a wonderful child ♪
♪ When you were only starting to go to kindergarten ♪
♪ I bet you drove the little boys wild ♪
♪ And when it came to winning blue ribbons ♪
♪ You must have shown the other kids how ♪
♪ I can see the judges' eyes as they handed you the prize ♪

[dog collar jingles]

♪ I bet you made the cutest bow ♪

Good morning, Juno.

I smell breakfast cooking. Do you?

Come on.

♪ 'Cause, baby, look at you now ♪

Oh, Mother.

♪ Does your mother realize ♪
♪ The stork delivered quite a prize ♪
♪ The day he left you on the family tree ♪
♪ Does your dad appreciate ♪
♪ That you're merely super great ♪
♪ The miracle of any century ♪
♪ If they don't just send them both... ♪

Good morning, honey. Come on and eat.

Oh, so I finished putting up those new shower curtains in the motel bathrooms.

They look great.

I mean, the rooms are looking all spiffed up now.


Good to keep up business.

Yes, and I was thinking maybe it's time we paint.

We haven't redone the exterior of the motel in a few years now, and that hardware store just reopened.

I wish I could go down to the village with you and look.

I know, Mother.

I know it's hard for you always having to stay here in the house.

But it's what we signed on for.

And at least it's paradise here, right?

Eat your biscuits, honey, before they get cold.

All righty, then, Mother.

I'll see you in a bit.

I imagine you will.

It's not like I'm going anywhere.

Sorry about the village.

But it's just the same old village, though.

I know.

And I'd give up a million villages just to be with you here forever.

I love you, Mother.

I love you, Norman.

[Artie Shaw & Billie Holiday's "Any Old Time" plays]

♪ So just remember that I am waiting, dear ♪
♪ If ever you want me, I'll be near ♪

[foreboding music]

[crackling electricity]

[suspenseful music]

[doors buzzing]

In line, inmates!

[indistinct shouting]


[Frank Fafara's "Only In My Dreams" plays]

♪ Only in my dreams ♪
♪ Only in my dreams ♪
♪ Are you really mine, dear ♪
♪ Are you really mine ♪
♪ Only in my dreams ♪

[gasps] Oh, hello, Norman.

Mrs. Claremont. Aww.

Beautiful weather we're having, huh?

It is.

♪ Only in my dreams ♪
♪ Only in my dreams ♪
♪ Do I have your love, dear ♪
♪ Have your love ♪
♪ Only in my dreams ♪
♪ In the still of the night ♪
♪ Hold you tight ♪
♪ You say good night ♪
♪ It's easy, baby ♪
♪ To love you in my dreams every night ♪
♪ But when that sun shines in my window ♪
♪ You leave with the night ♪
♪ Fade from sight ♪
♪ Into the night ♪
♪ Only in my dreams ♪

Oh, hi. Can I help you?

♪ Do I hold you tight, dear ♪

Yes, I think maybe you can.

♪ Only in my dreams ♪

This is a nice, soft, vintage yellow.

Oh, yes, uh...

No, that i... that is nice.

This is for an exterior, right?

It is.

I, uh... I own and... And manage the Bates Motel.

It's... it's on the old highway before the bypass.

I've driven by there.

I love your house; it's amazing.

Like, what mind thought that house up?

It reminds me of that Hopper painting.

Oh, exactly, yes.

My, uh... well, my mother and I bought it several years back, and she was always trying to fix it up.

She... she passed away, but she would've really loved this store.

[jazzy big band music]

She was, uh...

She was really very artistic and always wanted everything to be beautiful.

I think it was her way of fighting what wasn't beautiful in the world and things she just couldn't control.

I totally understand that.

Uh, I think I'll take these.


They're so good.

So, uh, does your husband like paint?


Not so much, no.

The store is definitely my baby.

What's your name?

Uh, Norman Bates.

I'm Madeleine Loomis.

Well, it's sure been nice meeting you.


[laughs] Now I have to take money from you.

Ah, yes.

So your total is $38.64.

Um, I'm... I'm sorry, this isn't, uh...

It's not my wallet.

I... I found it in...

In one of the motel rooms.

I just meant to put it in the lost and found box that I have in my office.

I, um... I can't pay with this.

Would... would you just hold these items for me till I get back?

Of course.

All righty.

Thanks. I'll be back.

I'll be here.

[indistinct chatter]

[foreboding music]

[line trilling]

Your call cannot be accepted at this time.

Please try your call again later

[vacuum whirring]

Hi, honey, you're home.

Have you seen my wallet anywhere?

Yeah, I just saw it in your room.

You must've left without it.

Well, I have someone else's wallet, and I don't know how I got it.

Let me see.

[tense music]

Mm, yeah.

It's not your wallet.

Should I put it in the mailbox?

No, I wouldn't do that.

No, it might belong to someone in the motel.

They'll... They'll come looking for it.

I just don't remember checking this person in.


[vacuum whirring]


Do you ever have the feeling that you've had the same nightmare over and over again but that you can't remember it?

You just remember the feeling of it.


Just keep it in the office. Put it in the safe.

Why would I put it in the safe?

Because someone might come looking for it, and I don't want it to get lost.

You know what your memory's like.

I can't help it.

I know, sweetheart. I know.

Just do what I'm telling you, okay?

Put it in the safe.

Congrats on the promotion.

I heard you got the Pine Coast Ale account.

Yeah, thanks.

I think I, uh... I think I finally found my calling.

Beer. Who knew?


That beer would be your calling?

I knew that.

I'm gonna run these inside real quick.


Hey, birthday girl.


How's my girls?

We're good.

She was a little fussy before, but she's calmed down now.


How'd I get so lucky?

You had quite a tour of duty in the lower levels of hell.

Here, give her to me.

Go enjoy your party.

I got you. I got you.

[doorbell rings] I'll get it.

[doorbell rings]


Oh, my gosh.

Um, come in.

Appreciate it.



We're just throwing a party right now.

I'm sorry. Is this a bad time?

I could come back if you want.

Hey, Em, I think I'm gonna cut the cake pretty soon.

Caleb's here.


Yeah, she's ours.

Can I hold her?


Hello, Kate.

[whispering] Hey.

I was looking at pictures on Emma's Facebook.

Not to sound creepy, but it was a way to make sure that you're both okay.

I saw the baby.

And I had to come.

Man, Norma Louise must be over the moon about this.


I don't really talk to my mom or Norman anymore.

Wh... what happened?

Look, I don't... I don't want to talk about it.

But there's a grandkid involved now.

Where're you staying, Caleb?

Ah, I... I haven't checked in anywhere yet.

The truth is, I'm running a little low on funds.

It took a lot of effort to get over the border.

Um, hoping maybe I could stay here for a few nights until I figure out what I was doing.

Of course you can.

Yeah, we... we don't have a spare room, but I hope the couch is okay.

No, that's great. Thank you, Emma.

Oh, man.

You want me to put my stuff somewhere?

Oh, yeah, you can just dump your stuff in our room.

It's down the hall.

I'm sorry.

It's okay.

It's fine.

[eerie music]

[eerie music swells]

[Alex grunting]


I was sorry to hear your parole got denied.


I wrote nothing but positive things in my part of the report.

You work hard in your sessions.

You've been a model prisoner.

It's bullshit. It's politics.

I'm... I'm a crooked cop, Phil; that's what they do.

Yeah, make an example out of you.

Two more years. That's all I care about.


[dark music]

I know it was bad news.

Yes, uh, finally.

I, uh... I have a charge from your company on my credit card bill, but I didn't order anything from whoever you are...

Northwest Science Supply.

Uh, yeah, Norman Bates.

Uh, October 16th.

Could you tell me what the charge is for?


Luminol, yes.

No, w-well, I-I... I don't know what that is.

I have no idea. I didn't order that, okay?

So... no, no, no. No.

I'm gonna get them to call you, and then we can figure this out, because it's ridiculous.

[door opens]


I need a room for a few hours.

Oh, uh, a few hours?

That's right. What is it, uh, 50, 60 bucks?

No, we don't rent rooms for a few hours.

This is the Bates Motel.

We're not that kind of establishment.



Uh, how much for a night?


Including tax.

There you go.

Can I have a key?


Your name?


David Davidson.

Uh, that's my name.

You don't need any other information.

There's the money. May I have a key?

Do let me know if I can do anything else for you, Mr. David Davidson.

[suspenseful music]

I can't stand not seeing you.

[dramatic music]

I want you so bad.

[woman moans, phone rings]

Bates Motel. Norman speaking.

Norman, what are you doing?


Okay, well, close up the office and come upstairs.

Dinner's gonna get cold.

Okay, Mother.

I'm just coming. I'll... I'll be right there.

[breathing deeply]

Norman? Is that you?

There you are.

Did you buy something called luminol?

No, not that I remember.

Are you sure you didn't order it?

No, I didn't order anything.

Do you know what it is?

Uh, no... it just sounds like a cleaning product.

Come and sit down.

I'm sure the receipt's somewhere in the house.


I hate having blackouts.

Well, you could start taking your medicine again.

I don't want to take it, Mother.

I saw the paint swatches.

I like the yellow for the motel.

It's exactly the color I would've picked out.

Oh, good.

It was the woman who runs the store who actually picked it out.

Who is she?

Oh... oh, she's just a woman.

Uh, Madeleine. I think that's her name.

Yeah, Madeleine Loomis.

Loomis? That's a funny name.

A name's a name.

And, uh, she's very nice.

She's... she's very artistic.

You know, it's a big job painting this place all by myself, and I just think she'll be helpful.

[eerie music]

How old is she?




I don't know.

[stammering] Y-y-you know I'm... you know I'm...

You know I'm just bad at guessing ages.

40, 50, 60?

I'd say late 20s.


And what does that mean, "ah"?

Ah, it means "ah," as in, "Oh, how about that?"

First of all, Mother, she is married.

Oh, that can be irrelevant.

No, second of all, she works in a store, and I'm going to go in and just buy some paint from her.

So do you really have a problem with that?



I just don't know what you're thinking.

Mother, I'm not thinking anything.

She is just a nice girl.

Would it really be that awful if I had a friend?

Oh, here we go.

Oh, Mother, what is wrong with you?

What is wrong with me?

Well, let me see, for, uh...

Let's see, for starters, I am dead.

And why am I pretending to be dead?

So I could get away from everyone and everything that could distract me from you, okay?

I know that, and I appreciate it.

You appreciate it?

Appreciate, like I baked you a coffee cake or something?

I spend 24/7 in this house looking after you, feeding you, bolstering your moods, doing your laundry.

I can't leave!

I can't go anywhere! I'm going nuts here!

I literally gave up my life to protect you.

Okay? To give you a life without trouble.

And we're doing it, right? We're doing it.

I mean, a mentally ill boy and a dead woman.

We're actually doing it. We're... we have customers.

We... we... we have a life.

I know, and I appreciate it.

Stop saying you appreciate it!

[tense music]

I'm sorry, Mother.

It's not fair to you. I know that.

It's not that, okay? It's not... it's not that.

It's that... you... you just can't have other people in your life.

I mean, what are you gonna do? Bring her over?

I mean, where am I gonna go? In a closet?

I'm not gonna bring her here to dinner.

[stammering] It's... this... This is absurd.

I know you, Norman.

Come on, I know you. I know you better than anyone.

You can't have other people in your life, especially women.

You're just making my job harder.

Your job?

Protecting you.

Do you understand?

I'm not hungry.


[door slams open]

[suspenseful music]

[motor humming]

[dark music]

What dream am I in, Mother?

[dramatic music swells]

[whispering] Hi. Hi.

Good morning.

You get some sleep?

Yeah, I did. It was amazing.



Where's Caleb?

Uh, he went to town to get some...

Some bagels and coffee.

Oh, that's sweet.

You know, um, uh...

[stammering] I'm k... I'm kind of starting to get the feeling that he wants to move here to Seattle to be near us.

Yeah, I have that feeling, too.

[stammering] I don't... I don't know what to say to him.

I mean...

I don't know... he's... He's my dad, and he's... he's trying to make an effort.

[whispering] Yeah.

The truth is, Em...

Caleb came up with a bunch of money to help pay for your transplant.

He did?


[somber music]

Yeah, and it... it was really dangerous, but he... but he did it to help me, because he knew how much I loved you.


He didn't want me to tell you, and I...

I never wanted to tell you.

It's... but...

You know, I feel like we're the only family that he has, and, I mean, he... He can't go live by Norma.

H... how can I turn him away?

I... I don't know, I feel like I...

Like I have to give him a chance.

[sighs] [whispering] I don't know.

I don't know, Kate.

[eerie music]


[door opens]


[bell dings]

[warm music]


I brought you some sample cans of paint and brushes so you can try out the colors.

Well, that's incredibly kind of you.

Oh, I found my wallet, actually.

You can pay me later.

I felt bad; I should've just told you that yesterday.

No, no... Oh, no, no, no.

I was actually gonna stop by later today.

Thank you.

Let me walk you to your car.

Okay, good.

This place is awfully cute.

We, uh... I... I like it.

I'd love to see the house.

Oh, yeah, well, I'd love to show it to you.

It's just a little bit of a mess right now, so.

You live here all alone since your mom died?


[dramatic music]

I mean, there's the guests, of course, so that helps.

You know, there's a lot of things you can get involved in.

There's a small business owners' meeting tonight in town.

You have a small business. You should come.

It's tonight at 7:00 in the old courthouse.

I... I would really like to.

I'm just not sure that I could get away.

Well, think about it...

If you can come to the meeting.

Yes, I will.

[dishes clatter]


Oh, God. I hope I didn't wake you up.

[laughs] I'm sorry. I was just so hungry.

You ever wake up in the middle of the night, and you just need to eat something?

Oh, my God, all the time, especially in my second trimester.

I ate so much.

[both laughing]

Were you, um, scared?

I mean, being pregnant?

Oh, yeah.

Yeah, I mean, it happened.

We did not plan it, but...

I just felt so strong, like life had given me a second chance.

Can I... can I talk to you about something?

Yeah, of course.

Well, I want to thank you.

For... what?

For what you did for me to help me get the surgery.

[dramatic music]

I can't tell you.

I never dreamed before of having a real life.

I knew I was gonna die.

But you stopped that.

And I will always, always be grateful.

It was my pleasure.


But you have to leave.

It kills me to say this, but...

You being here is gonna force Dylan to live a lie with his daughter every time you're in the house.

I don't know the exact circumstances of how he came into this world, but I know enough to know that you're putting him in an impossible position.

I understand.

I wish it could be different.

It's okay.

I guess my coming here was kind of...

It was my own self-denial.

I know you're right.

Hey, you should get back to sleep.

Don't worry about anything.

I'll just, um...

I'll clean up here when I'm done and turn the lights out.

It's all good.

Thank you.


Are you going somewhere?

Oh, yes, actually, there's this... boring meeting in town for small business owners.

I just thought I probably should attend.

Small business owners as in hardware stores?


It's fine. Go ahead.


Yeah, go ahead.

But you can't take the car.

Why not? It's not like you need it.

You aren't supposed to be driving.

I have driven the car, you know, Mother.

Many times. You know that.

But you shouldn't be; you have blackouts.

[suspenseful music]

Is this just your passive-aggressive way of getting me not to go to the meeting?

You know, Norman, sometimes you can be so full of yourself.

No, no... this is not my way of keeping you from doing anything except having blackouts while you're driving.

Okay? Just walk.

You know what?

I don't have time to just walk, Mother.

I'll miss most of it.

I think I'm gonna drive.

[engine turns over]

[tires screeching]

Mother... get back in that house right now.

You should not be out here.

Well, you shouldn't be driving.

If you're not gonna live by the rules, I'm not gonna live by the rules.

Keep your voice down!

[whispering] You are gonna get us caught!


What are you trying to prove?

Norman, you do not have autonomy here.

You can't just make unilateral decisions about everybody else, like you're the little dictator.

I am just driving to a meeting.

Oh, I know what you're doing, and I know why you're doing it.

I know everything about you...

What scares you, what you want, what you Google.

Oh, so you're looking on my computer now?

Yeah, that's what I'm doing, looking at your computer.

No, I'm not looking at your computer.

I know you.

I know you better than you know yourself.

And that's why you make me so angry...

Because you keep doing sh1t that just makes more work for me.

Asking me questions that I can't give you answers to because I'm just trying to take care of you.

Well, who asked you to take care of me?

What do you think you're trying to protect me from?

No one is trying to hurt me.


Come with me!

[tense string music]

You want to see what I do for you?

No, I don't, Mother. Let's just drop this.

A little late for that.

Look in here.

I don't want to look in there.

Mother, never mind, okay?

Do you remember the night you were putting up the shower curtains?


Do you remember a man showing up?

No, Mother, no, I don't.

You Norman Bates?

I don't want to remember. I don't want to remember.

It's too late!

Why was he trying to kill me, Mother?

I don't know.

How did you get into the room so quickly?

Huh? Why were you even outside?

I don't know.

What is wrong with us, Mother?

I don't know, Norman! I don't know!


All I know is that the world is full of bad people.

And we cannot trust anyone from the outside.

It is you and me, Norman. That is all we have.

We would die without each other, do you understand that?

[somber music]

Yes, Mother, I understand.

It's gonna be okay.

Well, it's not like we haven't done this before.

We've just got to get rid of him.

Well, I was gonna put him in the car while you were out...

Just dump him somewhere while you were out.

That's why I needed the car.

Well, let's just get started.

[Etta James' "At Last" plays]

[slow jazzy music]

♪ At last ♪
♪ My love has come along ♪
♪ My lonely days ♪
♪ Are over ♪
♪ And life is like a song ♪
♪ Oh, yeah, yeah ♪
♪ At last ♪
♪ The stars above are blue ♪
♪ My heart was wrapped up in clover ♪
♪ The night I looked at you ♪
♪ I found a dream ♪
♪ That I could speak to ♪

Look at the moon.

It's so pretty how it reflects on the water.

You just couldn't make nature up in a million years, could you?

No, Mother, I don't suppose you could.

♪ I found a thrill ♪
♪ To press my cheek to ♪


Yes, honey?

What are we trying to do, exactly?

♪ Oh, yeah, yeah, you smiled ♪

What everyone's trying to do...

Just trying to survive.

♪ Oh, and then the spell was cast ♪

But why was he trying to kill me?

I don't know.

♪ And here we are ♪
♪ In Heaven ♪

This feels deep enough.

♪ For you are mine ♪
♪ At last ♪

[cell phone ringing]

Turn it off!

Someone's gonna hear it.

I'm trying.

Norman, hurry.


Just chuck it in the water! Make it shut up.

An inmate at the Bend Correctional Facility is attempting to contact you.

To accept the call, press 1.

Norman, what are you doing?

[foreboding music]



Y-you there?