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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. William Masters
... Virginia Johnson
... Libby Masters
... Dr. Austin Langham
... Dr. Ethan Haas
... Dr. Barton Scully
... Jane Martin
... Betty DiMello
... Sam Duncan
Sara Rae Foster ... Dottie (as Rae Foster)
... Mrs. Katcher (as April Parker Jones)
... Connie
... Maureen
... Ginger


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


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Release Date:

6 October 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Jane uses a passage from french writer Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex" to turn Dr. Langham down. See more »


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 »


References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Written by James Blake (as James Blake Litherland)
Performed by James Blake
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Series gets off to an awkward start
9 November 2016 | by See 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.


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