Masters of Sex: Blackbird
August 18, 2014 9:23 PM - Season 2, Episode 6 - Subscribe

After Hendricks bans Masters from using black participants in his study, Masters contacts a journalist to promote his efforts, using the debunking of sexual stereotypes as the lure. Johnson is forced to accept DePaul's choice to end her chemotherapy treatments. Gene uncovers the truth about Betty and Helen's relationship.
posted by oh yeah! (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Man, Libby Masters is making Betty Draper look like a paragon of sensitivity and self-awareness.
posted by Mothlight at 7:10 PM on August 19, 2014 [2 favorites]

Oh my god, when she left the baby all alone on the swing to go sneak down the block to see what car Coral got into? So crazy.

Last week's Showtime episode recap spoiled the reveal about Robert being Coral's brother, but I assumed it was just a mistake by the summarizer and had changed that part when copy/pasting last week's thread, so, the twist still got me. (and thank you to Cortex for editing the post back to ambiguity)

Sorry to see Lillian go, but that was beautifully done.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:12 AM on August 20, 2014

Yeah, I will miss Lillian, especially since she gave Virginia some much-needed non-Masters-related character moments.
posted by Mothlight at 8:11 AM on August 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

I loved the whole episode for numerous reasons, but the stuff with Lillian was best. Broke my heart.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 9:44 PM on August 20, 2014

God, I hate how they're BettyDrapering Mrs. Masters. She was a perfectly sympathetic character that, now that we're in season two, they feel the need to "complicate".
posted by leotrotsky at 12:09 PM on August 21, 2014

I wonder if they're trying to build in additional reasons for the eventual Bill & Libby divorce beyond just Bill wants/loves Gini? To make him more sympathetic by making Libby worse?
posted by oh yeah! at 3:19 PM on August 21, 2014 [3 favorites]

I made some comments meant for next episode. Pasting them there. But this season isn't as good as the first, and by this episode it really starts to show that the writing isn't up to snuff.
posted by Catblack at 5:57 PM on February 15, 2015

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