Masters of Sex Review: Rainmakers

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It was definitely hard to top an episode like Masters of Sex Season 1 Episode 10, but if that was the climax of things, this week was the aftermath.

Masters of Sex Season 1 Episode 11 dealt with Virginia and Lillian's new working relationship, as well as Bill's stress in the absence of Virginia.

Daddy Who?

When Virginia went off on Bill last Sunday and called out their working and experimenting for what it really was - an affair - Bill was definitely more wounded than he led on.

For starters, he kept snapping at Jane and calling her Vir-Jane by accident. His complete absence at home led Libby to take a job as his other secretary. And then there were the Virginia Visions.

Libby: When do you stop feeling like you've got something to prove?
Bill: There's always something to prove.

Oh, Bill's got it bad alright. I find it interesting that Libby was harping so much on the couple that did it 23 times. Do you think she has any idea that it's Virginia and Bill? After all she knows their personal histories and she knows they got very close while working.

I enjoyed seeing Libby around the office and I agree with the new fellowship doctor that she has a smile in her voice.

So, 23 times, Did they fall in love? Well...the emotions are obvious to the audience. Bill, however, will never allow it and Virginia was so hurt by him trying to pay her that she went back into Ethan's arms and is now working for Dr. DePaul.

Now that she knows the truth about Dr. DePaul's cancer, do you think Virginia can take over and be the rainmaker (as Bill says) that DePaul needs her to be? Can she get the Pap Smear made commonplace for women's health?

Medicine today shows that it got done and Dr. DePaul would be proud. Is Virginia the right champion to follow her act? I think she would be great at lobbying for the cause. Look how much she already achieved in one day.

The pissing contest between Ethan and George was not surprising and semi-entertaining at times. The bottom line is that Ethan is the one who is becoming a constant in these children's lives. The only question now is whether or not Virginia definitely wants to create a future with him.

All in all, a good episode and one that will set up for next week's Masters of Sex season 1 finale. What are you thoughts?


Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (17 Votes)

I'd love for Virginia to be the one to take over! as Dr. De Paul said:"to do and have something that is only yours".
I am not sure though if Virginia and Dr. Masters fell in love, there was attraction, and respect, appreciation for one another...but love...not sure.
23 times, not bad at all!!! I thought much less than that!
looking forward to next week


Next week's finale is a blast. If you’d like to know more about Masters and Johnson -- or my book “Masters of Sex” which is the basis for the Showtime television series -- please contact ThomasMaierBooks [dot] com. On this website, there is a lot of material about the making of this new show from my biography. You can also obtain the book “Masters of Sex” at Amazon or the Showtime website.

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Thomas, I read the sample chapter on Kindle. Unless the rest of the book is better written than that, I'll pass.

Leigh r
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thanks Thomas! I would really like to read this at some point.

@ Leigh Raines

It is good. I recommend it highly.

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Masters of Sex Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

Twenty three times. They must've fallen in love. Did they fall in love?


Libby: When do you stop feeling like you've got something to prove?
Bill: There's always something to prove.