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Stylish, smart and provocative drama series set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution

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Stylish, smart and provocative drama series set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution

Series 2 Summary

Season two of the provocative US drama finds Dr William Masters looking for a new job after being fired from the maternity hospital and Virginia Johnson working for Dr DePaul.

  • Masters of Sex: Libby and William Masters

    Episode 1 - Parallax

    The ramifications of Masters' disastrous presentation ripple beyond his firing from the maternity hospital as Libby, worried about supporting their new baby, pushes him to get another job.

    Johnson, still working for Dr DePaul, must fight off the unwanted advances and verbal innuendos stemming from the general belief that she was the woman in the film shown at the presentation.

  • Masters of Sex: William Masters

    Episode 2 - Kyrie Eleison

    Masters begins his new job at Memorial Hospital - under Betty's extortive terms - only to find his new boss insisting he leave Johnson behind in favour of a hand-picked secretary.

    Johnson, who is still feeling alienated at the maternity hospital, is torn between pressing Masters to rehire her and staying by DePaul's side as her condition worsens.

  • Episode 3 - Fight

    Masters delivers a baby with ambiguous genitalia and urges the parents not to surgically assign the infant a gender out of either fear or the desire for convenience.

    When Johnson and Masters meet up at a hotel for a secret rendezvous, they divide their attention between sexual role-play and a televised boxing match, prompting Johnson to unearth the details of Masters' troubled childhood.

  • Episode 4 - Dirty Jobs

    Langham sees Masters and Johnson leaving a hotel room after an evening tryst and brings his suspicions to DePaul, causing problems between the two women and putting Johnson's job in jeopardy.

    Masters is thwarted by the head of the hospital, a man with a prurient interest in the study, when he tries to bring Johnson on board as his assistant, while Betty attempts to conceal her infertility from Gene.

  • Episode 5 - Giants

    Masters carries on breaking new ground by continuing his study while working as the only white physician at a hospital for black patients, but it comes at the cost of his gynaecology practice.

    Libby is confronted over her poor treatment of Coral, while Betty encounters a former lover.

    Johnson struggles to improve her faltering relationship with DePaul, who is now aware of her ongoing affair with Masters.

  • Episode 6 - Blackbird

    After Hendricks bans Masters from using black participants in his study, Masters contacts a journalist to promote his efforts, using the debunking of black sexual stereotypes as the lure.

    Johnson is forced to accept DePaul's decision to end her chemotherapy treatment. Gene uncovers the truth about Betty and Helen's relationship. Libby fires Coral after discovering that she lied about Robert.

  • Episode 7 - Asterion

    In the wake of Masters discovering that Johnson has continued to have romantic relationships with other men, he becomes impotent and ends their joint participation as subjects in the sexual study.

    He tries to keep his new clinic solvent over the course of three years by borrowing against his house, offering medical services to the hotel and, finally, accepting money from his mother.

  • Masters of Sex: Lester

    Episode 8 - Mirror, Mirror

    Masters privately treats a couple for infertility without revealing his relationship to them. Libby is unnerved after witnessing a hate crime that is then whitewashed by the police.

    Johnson realises that her work with Masters can be used to help people suffering from sexual dysfunction, but she quickly gets in over her head when she attempts to treat Bill's former secretary Barbara on her own.

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Stylish, smart and provocative drama series set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution

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