A one-two punch staggers Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) professionally and personally on “Blackbird,” Episode 206 of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”
Bill’s medical career nosedives when he’s fired for the third time in as many months. This latest dismissal occurs at Buell Green, a predominantly black hospital headed by Dr. Charles Hendricks (Courtney B. Vance).
Trouble begins when Charles bars his staff from joining a human sexual response study conducted by Bill and his colleague Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan).
“You promised me our study had your full backing and support,” Bill angrily says.
“I did allow your study to come to this hospital,” Charles testily...