List of Masters of Sex episodes

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Masters of Sex is an American television drama series developed for television by Michelle Ashford and based on the biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier. Masters of Sex tells the story of Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), two pioneering researchers of human sexuality at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The series premiered on September 29, 2013 on Showtime.[1] The series was cancelled on November 30, 2016, after four seasons.[2]

During the course of the series, 46 episodes of Masters of Sex aired, between September 29, 2013, and November 13, 2016.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
112September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)
212July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)
312July 12, 2015 (2015-07-12)September 27, 2015 (2015-09-27)
410September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
11"Pilot"John MaddenMichelle AshfordSeptember 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)0.998[3]
22"Race to Space"Michael DinnerMichelle AshfordOctober 6, 2013 (2013-10-06)1.09[4]
33"Standard Deviation"Lawrence TrillingSam ShawOctober 13, 2013 (2013-10-13)1.04[5]
44"Thank You for Coming"Jennifer GetzingerAmy LippmanOctober 20, 2013 (2013-10-20)1.01[6]
55"Catherine"Michael AptedSam Shaw & Michelle AshfordOctober 27, 2013 (2013-10-27)1.01[7]
66"Brave New World"Adam DavidsonLyn Greene & Richard LevineNovember 3, 2013 (2013-11-03)0.933[8]
77"All Together Now"Tim FywellTyler BensingerNovember 10, 2013 (2013-11-10)1.10[9]
88"Love and Marriage"Michael AptedStory by : Tyler Bensinger
Teleplay by : Michael Cunningham
November 17, 2013 (2013-11-17)1.05[10]
99"Involuntary"Jennifer GetzingerNoelle ValdiviaNovember 24, 2013 (2013-11-24)1.13[11]
1010"Fallout"Lesli Linka GlatterSam ShawDecember 1, 2013 (2013-12-01)1.08[12]
1111"Phallic Victories"Phil AbrahamAmy LippmanDecember 8, 2013 (2013-12-08)1.23[13]
1212"Manhigh"Michael DinnerMichelle AshfordDecember 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)1.21[14]

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
131"Parallax"Michael AptedMichelle AshfordJuly 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)0.825[15]
142"Kyrie Eleison"Michael AptedDavid FlebotteJuly 20, 2014 (2014-07-20)0.716[16]
153"Fight"Michael AptedAmy LippmanJuly 27, 2014 (2014-07-27)0.838[17]
164"Dirty Jobs"Michael EnglerSteven LevensonAugust 3, 2014 (2014-08-03)0.706[18]
175"Giants"Jeremy WebbBathsheba DoranAugust 10, 2014 (2014-08-10)0.971[19]
186"Blackbird"Keith GordonEileen MyersAugust 17, 2014 (2014-08-17)0.793[20]
197"Asterion"Michael DinnerDavid Flebotte & Michelle AshfordAugust 24, 2014 (2014-08-24)0.840[21]
208"Mirror, Mirror"Michael AptedSteven LevensonAugust 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)0.726[22]
219"Story of My Life"Jeremy WebbAmy LippmanSeptember 7, 2014 (2014-09-07)0.760[23]
2210"Below the Belt"Adam ArkinBathsheba Doran & Eileen MyersSeptember 14, 2014 (2014-09-14)0.804[24]
2311"One for the Money, Two for the Show"Adam BernsteinAmy LippmanSeptember 21, 2014 (2014-09-21)0.714[25]
2412"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"Adam ArkinMichelle AshfordSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)0.889[26]

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
251"Parliament of Owls"Jeremy WebbMichelle AshfordJuly 12, 2015 (2015-07-12)0.583[27]
262"Three's a Crowd"Dean ParisotAmy LippmanJuly 19, 2015 (2015-07-19)0.535[28]
273"The Excitement of Release"Miguel SapochnikSteven LevensonJuly 26, 2015 (2015-07-26)0.509[29]
284"Undue Influence"Christopher ManleyGina FattoreAugust 2, 2015 (2015-08-02)0.585[30]
295"Matters of Gravity"Adam ArkinEsta SpaldingAugust 9, 2015 (2015-08-09)0.552[31]
306"Two Scents"Michael WeaverDavid FlebotteAugust 16, 2015 (2015-08-16)0.734[32]
317"Monkey Business"Adam ArkinMichelle Ashford & David FlebotteAugust 23, 2015 (2015-08-23)0.643[33]
328"Surrogates"Matt Earl BeesleySteven LevensonAugust 30, 2015 (2015-08-30)0.688[34]
339"High Anxiety"Dan AttiasJonathan IglaSeptember 6, 2015 (2015-09-06)0.562[35]
3410"Through a Glass, Darkly"Jeremy WebbSteven Levenson & Esta SpaldingSeptember 13, 2015 (2015-09-13)0.601[36]
3511"Party of Four"Susanna WhiteAmy LippmanSeptember 20, 2015 (2015-09-20)0.548[37]
3612"Full Ten Count"Michael AptedMichelle AshfordSeptember 27, 2015 (2015-09-27)0.605[38]

Season 4 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
371"Freefall"Colin BuckseyMichelle AshfordSeptember 2, 2016 (2016-09-02) (online)
September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11) (Showtime)
0.518[39]
382"Inventory"Jeremy WebbSteven LevensonSeptember 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)0.420[40]
393"The Pleasure Protocol"Adam ArkinEllen FaireySeptember 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)0.422[41]
404"Coats or Keys"Colin BuckseyAmy LippmanOctober 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)0.525[42]
415"Outliers"Eric Galileo TigniniEsta SpaldingOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)0.341[43]
426"Family Only"Colin BuckseySeth FisherOctober 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)0.506[44]
437"In To Me You See"Michael AptedMatthew-Lee ErlbachOctober 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)0.486[45]
448"Topeka"Julie Anne RobinsonEsta SpaldingOctober 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)0.393[46]
459"Night and Day"Karyn KusamaSteven LevensonNovember 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)0.463[47]
4610"The Eyes of God"Michael AptedMichelle AshfordNovember 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)0.457[48]

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