|First appearance:||The Man in Number 9|
|Occupation:||Sex Slave Business|
|“||You wanna play? We'll play!||”|
In the seventh episode, The Man in Number 9, Abernathy is introduced early on, asking Dylan Massett where Keith Summers is, and Dylan tells him that he has died. Later in the episode, he is shown trying to get into the ninth room of the hotel, but he cannot. He offers Norma a lot of money to be able to enter the same deal he had with Keith when he owned the motel and it was called the Seafairer Motel.
In the eighth episode, A Boy and His Dog, Abernathy found Norma following him and taunted her with whatever Zack Shelby had owed him, and she didn't know. She kicked him out of the motel a few days later. Sometime in between then and a few nights later, he dug up the corpse of Shelby and put it in Norma's bed.
At the end of the ninth episode, Underwater, Abernathy shows up in the back of Norma's car as she is about to leave from a parking lot and demands that she give him the $150,00 that Shelby owed him the next night at the pier or else he would kill her sons and herself.
In the tenth episode and season finale, Midnight, Abernathy calls her just after she lets Norman and Emma go to the dance to remind her of their appointment. When it is midnight, he finds Alex Romero there instead and he is shot by Romero, falling into the water and supposedly dying.