For fans of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" the second season premiere is just around the corner. Ahead of the show's July 13th premiere, Showtime has released a full two minute trailer of what viewers can expect in the upcoming season after last season's intense cliffhanger.
Last season left off with Dr. Masters, portrayed by Michael Sheen, showing up at the home of Virginia Johnson, portrayed by Lizzy Caplan, saying that he couldn't live without her. At the end of last season Masters and Johnson were not on speaking terms and he was struggling with his feelings towards her while she entertained a proposal from Dr. Ethan Haas, a doctor that she was seeing on and off through the season.
In addition to the cliffhanger with Virginia and Bill, Bill's boss Barton Scully had just lost his job due to Bill's sex study and was getting ready to start aversion therapy to deal with his homosexuality.
In the trailer, Virginia and Bill struggle to keep their affair in check as Bill's home life struggles with his wife and new baby. According to "Entertainment Weekly", Virginia gives Ethan a definitive answer regarding his proposal in the premiere episode. Considering that he is moving to California and Virginia continues her affair with Bill, it would appear her answer is a foregone conclusion.
A few cast changes were announced over the last few months for Season 2 as well. Analeigh Ashton, who plays Betty, was upgraded to a series regular from recurring status. In addition, Keke Palmer, Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Silverman were added in recurring roles.
Based on the true story of Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson who were pioneers in their studies of human sexuality, viewers know that the two characters eventually end up getting married several years after they begin their work together. While the first season focused more on the work between the two, the second season appears to dive more into the emotional and physical affair between the two that in real life ultimately ended Masters' first marriage.
The second season of "Masters of Sex" premieres on Sunday July, 13th on Showtime, Cox Cable channel 340.