Masters of Sex Recap: The Reclining Lotus

We all knew where this was going, and last night we finally got there. “All Together Now” opens with Virginia and Masters hooked up to wires in their laboratory, having sex. But are they consummating their research collaboration or their personal relationship? And is it possible to tell where one ends and the other begins? This episode was all about whether neat lines can ever be drawn when it comes to inevitably messy subjects like love and sex. (The answer appears to be no.) As the details in that opening sequence make clear (“Love Me Tender” plays in the background as the camera cuts back and forth between the machines spilling out their reports, and Virginia and Masters, toiling away), from the get-go their sexual relationship is a muddle of hopelessly interconnected urges and interests.  Read More...


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