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Masters of Sex: Race to Space

The Provost shuts down the research when he hears about the couples study and Masters is forced to move it elsewhere. Masters blames Virginia and fires her, but keeps her on until he can find a replacement.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Sunday October 06th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (SBS ONE) Oct 10, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Oct 11, 2013
UK (MORE4) Oct 15, 2013

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (8 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Beau Bridges
As Provost Barton Scully
Helene Yorke
As Jane Martin
Annaleigh Ashford
As Betty DiMello
Rae Foster
As Dottie
Nicholle Tom
As Maureen
Ellen Wroe
As Ginger
Brian Howe
As Sam (Chief of Police)
Elizabeth Dennehy
As Head of Human Resources
April Parker-Jones
As Mrs. Katcher
Ruby Lewis
As Connie

Co-Guest Stars
Cole Sand
As Henry Johnson
Kayla Madison
As Tessa Johnson
Kandis Erickson
As Pam
Kristin Slaysman
As Bernadette
Debbie Jaffe
As Nurse Grand
Clark Moore
As Officer Burt
Main Cast
Michael Sheen
As Dr. William H. Masters
Lizzy Caplan
As Virginia E. Johnson
Caitlin Fitzgerald
As Libby Masters
Teddy Sears
As Dr. Austin Langham
Nick D'Agosto
As Dr. Ethan Haas


We see Virginia dressing in her bedroom, telling her children in the other room what to have for breakfast. As she pins her stockings, she practices in the mirror; she is practicing how to respond to William's request that they engage in the research themselves. She envisions telling William that it's an unreasonable request. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerMichelle Ashford  |  Amy Lippman  |  Sarah Timberman  |  Carl Beverly  |  Judith Verno
Co-Executive ProducerTyler Bensinger
ProducerGreg Prange  |  Michael Dinner  |  Thomas Maier  |  Tammy Rosen  |  Michael Sheen
Co-ProducerValerie Joseph
Consulting ProducerRichard Levine  |  Lynnie Greene
Associate ProducerAaron Klemanski  |  Chris Leanza
Production DesignerMichael Wylie
EditorJordan Goldman
CastingRisa Bramon Garcia  |  Bernard Telsey
Unit Production ManagerJack Philbrick
First Assistant DirectorGary Goldman
Second Assistant DirectorRyan Krayser
MusicMichael Penn
Music EditorJames Bladon
Music SupervisorLiz Gallacher
Costume DesignerAne Crabtree
Set DecoratorHalina Siwolop
Supervising Sound EditorLauren Stephens
Re-Recording MixerR. Russell Smith  |  Robert Edmondson
Director of PhotographyMichael Weaver (2)
Art DirectorElizabeth H. Gray
Executive Story EditorSam Shaw (1)
Makeup Department Head Jean Black
Casting AssociateSteve Maisel
Original CastingJunie Lowry-Johnson  |  Libby Goldstein
Hair Department HeadMarie Larkin
DeveloperMichelle Ashford
Based On The Book ByThomas Maier
Warning: Masters of Sex season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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