Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) proposes a controversial study of human sexuality but is rejected by his university. Undaunted, he begins the study anyway and hires Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), a nightclub singer-turned-secretary, as his assistant. Upon learning that their sole subject, prostitute Betty DiMello (Annaleigh Ashford), is a lesbian, Johnson sets about recruiting additional female and male subjects, including Masters' colleague Dr. Austin Langham (Teddy Sears). She enters into a sexual relationship with Dr. Ethan Haas (Nicholas D'Agosto) but he becomes overly attached and eventually physically abusive. Masters induces his wife Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald) to undergo painful and invasive infertility treatments, despite, according to Haas, Masters being the infertile one. Masters suggests that he and Johnson defuse possible "sexual transference" by having sex with each other as part of the study.

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Masters of Sex Season 1

# Title Air Date
Masters of Sex
1:1 Pilot Sep 29, 2013
1:2 Race to Space Oct 6, 2013
1:3 Standard Deviation Oct 13, 2013
1:4 Thank You For Coming Oct 20, 2013
1:5 Catherine Oct 27, 2013
1:6 Brave New World Nov 3, 2013
1:7 All Together Now Nov 10, 2013
1:8 Love and Marriage Nov 17, 2013
1:9 Involuntary Nov 24, 2013
1:10 Fallout Dec 1, 2013
1:11 Phallic Victories Dec 8, 2013
1:12 Manhigh Dec 15, 2013

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