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As the most seasoned television watchers know, drama is at its most compelling when everything seems to be going wrong. When an episode can create exhausting conflict from every scene and make the audience feel as if nothing worse can occur for the characters, it is exhilarating television. “Fallout,” the tenth episode of Masters of Sex, is one of the series’ bleakest, saddest episodes to date, using the tensions of two nuclear drills at the hospital to make the characters look inward at their own forms of ‘falling out.’ Every scene is heavy with personal conflict, merged with the existential ennui that befalls any ‘end of the world’ scenario. As a result, even in an episode without the terrific Caitlin FitzGerald, we get one of the finer hours of the show so far.

The episode comes from TV veteran Lesli Linka Glatter, one of the best directors of the small »

- Jordan Adler

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