TV episodes The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex  

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There are so many good episodes of Masters of Sex, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Coats or Keys" the best, or is "Fight" your favorite episode of Masters of Sex? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Masters of Sex are, let's rank every Masters of Sex episode from best to worst.

Set in the 1950s and 1960s, Masters of Sex is a period drama about pioneering researchers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) and their work in human sexuality at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Developed by Michelle Ashford, Masters of Sex was first greenlit in the summer of 2012 and premiered the following fall on Sept. 29, 2013. Masters of Sex has received acclaim since season 1 and has been nominated at the Emmys, Critics' Choice Awards, and Writers Guild of America Awards.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Masters of Sex, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Masters of Sex episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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One for the Money, Two for the... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
One for the Money, Two for the Show Season 2 Episode 11: A television crew arrives to document Masters and Johnson's work.

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Masters of Sex: Coats or Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Coats or Keys Season 4 Episode 4: Johnson, Masters, Libby and Keller pair up together at a party.

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Manhigh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Manhigh Season 1 Episode 12: Masters' (Michael Sheen) presentation of the sex study to his colleagues ignites a firestorm of protest and leaves Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) struggling with the fallout. Scully (Beau Bridges) tells Margaret (Allison Janney) the truth about his sexual history, while Haas (Nicholas D'Agosto) looks for a job in California.

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Catherine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Catherine Season 1 Episode 5: As Masters (Michael Sheen) is haunted by memories of his childhood traumas, Haas (Nichols D'Agosto) looks to advance his career by dating Scully's (Beau Bridges) teenage daughter.

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Masters of Sex: Family Only is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Family Only Season 4 Episode 6: Johnson looks to get her connection back on track with a hesitant Masters.

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Fight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Fight Season 2 Episode 3: Virginia unearths Masters' troubled childhood during a secret rendezvous.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Tel... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Season 2 Episode 12: Masters and Johnson feel ready to cure sexual dysfunction. Season finale.

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All Together Now is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
All Together Now Season 1 Episode 7: When he and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) study their own sexual relationship, Masters (Michael Sheen) must deal with the consequences in his marriage. As Margaret (Allison Janney) uses her husband's business trip to spend time with Langham (Teddy Sears), a mugging puts Scully's (Beau Bridges) secret life at risk of being exposed.

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Blackbird is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Blackbird Season 2 Episode 6: Hendricks bans Masters from using blacks. Johnson accepts DePaul's choice.

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Giants is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Giants Season 2 Episode 5: The study costs Masters his ob/gyn practice. Johnson struggles with DePaul.

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Masters of Sex: Inventory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Inventory Season 4 Episode 2: Masters and Johnson turn to new partners and focus on the expanding clinic.

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Masters of Sex: Freefall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Freefall Season 4 Episode 1: Masters and Johnson search for purpose without each other. Season premiere.

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Masters of Sex: The Eyes of Go... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: The Eyes of God Season 4 Episode 10: Masters and Johnson face an insurrection within the clinic. Season finale.

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Phallic Victories is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Phallic Victories Season 1 Episode 11: As Masters (Michel Sheen) struggles to carry on without her, Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) looks to help Dr. DePaul promote her work on women's health. When Haas (Nicholas D'Agosto) babysits while Johnson attends a conference, he squares off with her ex-husband.

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Kyrie Eleison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Kyrie Eleison Season 2 Episode 2: As Masters begins a new job, Virginia is torn between him and DePaul.

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Masters of Sex: Through A Glas... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Through A Glass, Darkly Season 3 Episode 10: Johnson objects to Masters' program following missteps in the protocol.

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Involuntary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Involuntary Season 1 Episode 9: As Masters (Michel Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) push the filming of their subjects to a risqué and possibly illegal level, their intimate rapport causes his mother to question the relationship.

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Standard Deviation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Standard Deviation Season 1 Episode 3: As Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) bristles at the hiring of a new female doctor, Masters (Michael Sheen) worries that conducting their study in a brothel is jeopardizing the results. Haas (Nichols D’Agosto) fights to be allowed to deliver quadruplets.

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Masters of Sex: Night and Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Night and Day Season 4 Episode 9: Masters and Johnson must grapple with the ramifications of their trip.

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Masters of Sex: Party of Four is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Party of Four Season 3 Episode 11: Agendas collide as Masters, Johnson, Logan and his wife meet for a dinner.

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Masters of Sex: Full Ten Count is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Full Ten Count Season 3 Episode 12: Masters and Johnson find their life's work in jeopardy. Season finale.

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Fallout is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Fallout Season 1 Episode 10: As the hospital is preoccupied with a nuclear disaster drill, a study participant's pregnancy further divides Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). Margaret (Allison Janney) learns the truth about her husband, and Haas (Nicholas D'Agosto) finds his days at the hospital may be numbered.

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Masters of Sex: Topeka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Topeka Season 4 Episode 8: Masters and Johnson pose as a couple to investigate a competing clinic.

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Masters of Sex: Outliers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Outliers Season 4 Episode 5: Johnson and Masters' legal troubles come to a head as the trial begins.

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Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Brave New World Season 1 Episode 6: As Masters (Michael Sheen) and Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald) struggle with the fallout from her miscarriage, Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) proposes a study that challenges Freud's theories of female sexual response. An unsatisfying sex life at home leads Margaret Scully (Allison Janney) to volunteer for the study.

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Below the Belt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Below the Belt Season 2 Episode 10: Masters learns of a rival study. Barbara and Lester connect.

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Thank You for Coming is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Thank You for Coming Season 1 Episode 4: Painful memories of his childhood cause Masters (Michael Sheen) to question his own ability to be a good father. Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) is surprised by the arrival of her ex-husband.

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Love and Marriage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Love and Marriage Season 1 Episode 8: As Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) set out to film their work, the end of her affair leads Margaret (Allison Janney) closer to the truth about Scully's (Beau Bridges) secret.

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Masters of Sex: Matters of Gra... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Matters of Gravity Season 3 Episode 5: Johnson's parents arrive unannounced. Masters takes on a promising patient.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Pilot Season 1 Episode 1: Noted obstetrician Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) teams up with divorced mother Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) to conduct pioneering research that unleashes the sexual revolution.

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Mirror, Mirror is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Mirror, Mirror Season 2 Episode 8: Johnson attempts to treat a woman on her own. Libby witnesses a hate crime.

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Masters of Sex: The Pleasure P... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: The Pleasure Protocol Season 4 Episode 3: Masters and Johnson second-guess their instinct to remain separated.

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Dirty Jobs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Dirty Jobs Season 2 Episode 4: Langham shares his suspicions about Masters and Johnson with DePaul.

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Parallax is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Parallax Season 2 Episode 1: The ramifications of Masters' presentation ripple. Season premiere.

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Masters of Sex: In To Me You S... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: In To Me You See Season 4 Episode 7: Masters looks to groom Art as his protege; Johnson keeps Nancy at bay.

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Story of My Life is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Story of My Life Season 2 Episode 9: Barbara Sanders' unsettling diagnosis exposes a chain of secrets.

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Masters of Sex: Three's a ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Three's a Crowd Season 3 Episode 2: Masters takes on a high profile patient. Virginia and Libby come to terms.

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Masters of Sex: The Excitement... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: The Excitement of Release Season 3 Episode 3: Masters and Johnson look to capitalize on their burgeoning fame.

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Masters of Sex: Undue Influenc... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Undue Influence Season 3 Episode 4: Masters seeks unexpected advice. Virginia is distracted by news of Henry.

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Asterion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Asterion Season 2 Episode 7: Masters becomes impotent - and cuts off his sexual work with Johnson.

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Masters of Sex: Two Scents is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Two Scents Season 3 Episode 6: Masters and Johnson take on a famous couple hoping to renew their sex life.

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Masters of Sex: Monkey Busines... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Monkey Business Season 3 Episode 7: Masters and Johnson are interviewed as they take on an exotic new patient.

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Masters of Sex: Surrogates is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Surrogates Season 3 Episode 8: Johnson jets away with Dan Logan. Masters begins his surrogacy program.

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Masters of Sex: High Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: High Anxiety Season 3 Episode 9: Masters continues his surrogacy program, now under Johnson's critical eye.

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Masters of Sex: Parliament of ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex: Parliament of Owls Season 3 Episode 1: Masters and Johnson face the press for the first time. Season premiere.

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Race to Space is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Masters of Sex
Race to Space Season 1 Episode 2: When he's forced to relocate his study to a St. Louis brothel, Masters (Michael Sheen) has no choice but to rehire Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) in order to make things work.