There are only few episodes left on FX’s hit TV series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and the show will perhaps expose the prosecution’s downfall as Season 1 wraps up.
In the latest instalment, episode 9 titled “Manna From Heaven,” the defence will pursue the inherent racism in the LAPD, which leads to another fight between Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) and Chris Darken (Sterling K. Brown).
Fans of the show will remember that O.J. Simpson’s (Cuba Gooding Jr.) attorneys nicknamed the “Dream Team” and were thrilled at the prospect of questioning LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman. They asked if he used racial slurs and although he denied the defence team casted doubt on his character. Towards the end of episode 8, the show included a scene in which someone spoke about Fuhrman’s use racist language.
This new piece of evidence could change the tone of the trial. In all probability, this will embolden the defence team’s argument that LAPD planted evidence in Simpson’s house.
The promo for episode 9 depicts a very excited Johnnie Cochran (Courtney Vance) saying, “This is what black people have always known and now it’s right here.” In another scene, the defence attorney attacks Fuhrman and says that the cop committed perjury.
Even though Darden tries to bring Simpson’s crime to the fore, it appears that the effect of the damage can’t be undone. In the promo, Darden expresses his frustration at Clark saying, “You put me on this trial because you wanted a black face. You never wanted a black voice.”
Season 1 episode 9’s synopsis (via TV Guide) reads:
Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey go in search of the Mark Fuhrman tapes and Judge Ito decides if they’re admissible.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” Season 1 episode 9 airs 10 p.m. EST Tuesday, March 29, on FX. You can live-stream the episode via FX’s website.