When Masters of Sex premiered on Showtime last summer, it surprised audiences and critics with its intriguing look at the groundbreaking real-life sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The show, which has garnered critical praise and just nabbed three Emmy nominations, returned Sunday night with the first episode of the second season. “Parallax” saw all the characters picking up the pieces from Bill’s disastrous presentation and firing in the season one finale.
The episode opens with a close-up of Bill in the dark staring at the TV. In the distance, we hear the crying of a baby (obviously he is at home with Libby and his new son). We then get the first of many flashbacks to the last scene of season one: Bill arriving at Virginia’s to confess he needed her.