Masters is banned from using Black participants in his study, but he contacts a journalist to help him. Johnson is forced to accept DePaul’s decision to stop her chemotherapy sessions. Gene finds out the truth about Betty and Helen’s relationship.
Masters of Sex is a one-hour drama starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a Midwestern teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine and nearly a dozen appearances on TV talk show host Johnny Carson’s couch.
Masters of Sex season 2, episode 6 airs Aug. 17 at 10 p.m. EDT on Showtime.