|A Boy and His Dog|
|Season 1, Episode 8|
|Air date||May 7, 2013|
|Written by||Bill Balas|
|Directed by||Ed Bianchi|
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"A Boy and His Dog" is the eighth episode of the first season of Bates Motel. It aired on May 6, 2013.
Emma's father, Will, teaches Norman taxidermy after Norman takes his dead dog to him. Norman's school principal calls Norma about Norman's recent behavior. Norma agrees to have Norman meet with a psychologist, who suggests Norma herself may have control issues over her son.
Bradley is upset that Norman told Emma they had sex, calling it a mistake. Norman is angry that Emma told Bradley's friends he and Bradley had sex; Emma explains she was sticking up for Norman because Bradley's friends were saying Norman would never have a chance with Bradley.
Jake reveals to Norma that he knows the full story about Shelby and Summers; she later kicks Jake out in retaliation. Norma meets the trimmers Dylan had picked up earlier and gives them all rooms at the motel. She decides to take Dylan out to dinner to thank him for bringing new customers, but is horrified to see the autopsied corpse of Zack Shelby on her bed.
- Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates
- Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates
- Max Thieriot as Dylan Massett
- Olivia Cooke as Emma Decody
- Nicola Peltz as Bradley Martin
- Jere Burns as Jake Abernathy
- Nestor Carbonell as Alex Romero
- Ben Cotton as Danny
- Vincent Gale as Gil Turner
- Ian Hart as Will Decody
- Paul Jarrett as Tom Hutchins
- Hiro Kanagawa as Dr. Fumhiro Kurata
- Ian Tracey as Remo Wallace
- Keegan Connor Tracy as Blaire Watson
- Emmalyn Estrada as Hayden
- Jenna Romanin as Jenna
- Brittney Wilson as Lissa
- Aliyah O'Brien as Regina
- Kim Kondrashoff as Bartender
- Tiffany Sheppard as Waitress
- Alexander Calvert as Ra'uf
- Keenan Tracey as Gunner
- Matt Ellis as Danny
- Mercedes de la Zerda as Summer
- Farrah Aviva as Receptionist
- This episode was watched by 2.71 million viewers.
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