In a surprise change of pace, Masters of Sex jumps forward with “Asterion” as we see how Bill and Virginia try to make it on their own, not under the thumb of hospital rules. However, things prove difficult not just for them but, as always, for the people around them.
Whether for better or worse, “Blackbird” had characters making decisions for themselves, no matter how unpopular or painful. The episode continued the more serious themes of self-destruction and tragedy that Masters of Sex has brought since the second season premiered. At the end of the day, very few people came out as winners.