Summary: William Masters and Virginia Johnson are known as pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research shoots them to fame on a trajectory that takes them from humble beginnings in the Midwest to the cover of Time magazine. Masters is a brilliant scientist who is out of touch with his own feelings. Johnson is a divorced mother who is ahead of her time on many fronts, including her determination to have a meaningful career. The pair's relationship isn't just professional, as it evolves into a three-way ``marriage'' with Masters' wife, Libby. ``Masters of Sex'' is based on Thomas Maier's book of the same name, which profiled the pair.
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Masters continues his study, but loses his gynecology practice; Coral's brother confronts Libby; Betty reunites with a former lover; Johnson tries to fix her relationship with DePaul.
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Hendricks bans Masters from using black people in the study; Johnson accepts DePaul's choice.
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After learning that Johnson has continued to see other men, Masters becomes impotent and cuts off his sexual work with her; Masters borrows against his house and offers medical services to the hotel.
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Masters treats a couple for infertility without revealing his relationship to them; Johnson tries to treat a woman on her own; Libby witnesses a hate crime.
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Virginia continues to impersonate a patient's case; Betty and Masters try to fix Lester's impotence; Libby offers testimony about the beaten men; Barbara Sanders wrestles with a diagnosis.
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Masters learns of a rival study; Virginia wants to find a cure for Masters' difficulties; Libby canvases a tenement for a rent strike; Langham learns he must sleep with Flo to save his job.
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A television crew arrives to document the work of Masters and Johnson; Masters believes himself an unsuitable television presence; George wants to take Virginia's children on a trip with his new wife; Langham is trapped in his contract.
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Masters does not like how his work is portrayed in the documentary; Libby continues her relationship with Robert; Langham re-evaluates his relationship with Flo; Masters and Johnson believe they can cure sexual dysfunction.
S03, E01 (First Aired:
Masters and Johnson prepare to publish their study; Virginia faces parenting struggles; Libby pulls herself out of a depression.
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The book nears its release date; Masters takes on a high-profile fertility patient; Virgina and Libby come to terms with their roles in Bill's life.