Friday, October 14, 2016

What I’m Watching: Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex: Season 4, Episode 5 “Outliers” (B)

This was an involving and moving hour, but some of the developments felt a bit forced and less genuine than others. I’m speaking particularly to Virginia holding Bill’s hand after he declared himself a deviant in front of the court, which makes sense given the events of the hour but doesn’t track since Virginia wasn’t privy to the conversation that Bill and Libby had in which Libby came clean about what she knew and how she felt about her future with Bill. He was oddly laidback and happy, and their sexual adventures in bed seemed quite fulfilling. But she’s right that they don’t belong together, and she took a positive step in moving her life forward by getting Keller to ask her out. We’ve seen a lot of Betty at the office rather than at home with Helen, and prompting her heavily pregnant girlfriend to come out to her parents is sure to cause a major strain on their relationship considering the unfortunate and unforgiving outcome. Nancy and Art discovering that the office was bugged is sure to come up in a bad way now that the case has been resolved, and I’m glad that Bill gave Guy a second chance when he confessed his dishonorable discharge due to the revelation of his homosexuality. Bill really did fall on his sword, and it’s a good thing that he had the press conference to deliver his masterful speech about what it means to be a deviant after the judge took that away from him in court.

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