Masters of Sex (2013–2016)
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Race To Space 

The Provost shuts down the research when he hears about the couples study and Masters is forced to move it elsewhere. Dr. Masters blames Virginia and fires her, but keeps her on until he can find a replacement.

Director:

Michael Dinner

Writers:

Michelle Ashford (developer), Thomas Maier (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sheen ... Dr. William Masters
Lizzy Caplan ... Virginia Johnson
Caitlin FitzGerald ... Libby Masters
Teddy Sears ... Dr. Austin Langham
Nicholas D'Agosto ... Dr. Ethan Haas
Beau Bridges ... Dr. Barton Scully
Heléne Yorke ... Jane Martin
Annaleigh Ashford ... Betty DiMello
Brian Howe ... Sam Duncan
Elizabeth Dennehy
Sara Rae Foster ... Dottie (as Rae Foster)
April Parker Jones ... Mrs. Katcher
Ruby Lewis ... Connie
Nicholle Tom ... Maureen
Ellen Wroe ... Ginger
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Storyline

Although personally more amused than embarrassed during a demonstration of he sex research equipment, medical provost Barton Scully lets the board cut off all college funding when they learn about its 'explicit, adult' nature. Masters gives Virginia her notice, but finds he needs her help to transfer the experiment to the brothel, where the madam compounds outrageous demands, even a respectable hospital job. Frustrated over sexual neglect by Virginia, academic research assistant Ethan seduces a nurse, only to find her sexually narrow-minded. Libby Masters demands Ethan back as treating fertility doctor when she gets wind of the unsavory brothel observations after the commissioner saved William from raid arrest, while the venue scares off respectable participants. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Jane uses a passage from french writer Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex" to turn Dr. Langham down. See more »

Goofs

The comic book that Virginia Johnson's son reads is printed on thick card stock, which was not used in comic books of the 1950s. See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Retrogade
Performed by 'James Blake'
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Series gets off to an awkward start
9 November 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

My takeaway from 'Race to Space' is Masters' and Virginia's need for each other. She requires the income and he needs her ability to make sense of this experiment to non-scientists. It also highlights her hardships as a struggling single mother, and I'll be honest: she's my favorite character, so far.

Coming off of the pilot, it's much less exciting, and doesn't paint Masters in a great light (he's even more of a pompous ass here). But moving the experiment from a legit hospital setting to a cathouse provides decent humor. Credit Betty for this with her unfazed personality.

6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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