The prosecution will finally have a good day in the courtroom when the latest instalment of "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" airs. In Season 1 episode 8, titled "A Jury in Jail," evidence against the American football player will be incriminating, to say the least.
Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) and her partner Christopher Darden (Sterling K. Brown) had previously failed to project Simpson's guilt when they introduced gloves recovered from Bundee Drive and Rockingham estate. The gloves, which belonged to Nicole Brown Simpson, did not fit the defendant and resulted in a huge embarrassment for the prosecution team. Marcia's failure to secure a conviction in episode 7 will not deter her from introducing better and newer evidence in the upcoming episode.
In the promo, the prosecution is seen questioning blood evidence. Marcia asks if the blood found on the victims matches anyone sitting in the courtroom. The person who takes the stand says: "Yes, he is."
Simpson, who looks shocked, tells his lawyers he wants to testify. The "Dream Team" obviously disagrees but the football player reckons people might think he is guilty if he doesn't have anything to say about the murders.
However, all the jury members listening to the trial may not hear Simpson's testimony. Judge Lance A Ito begins excusing several jurors on account of their own criminal pasts. Although it isn't clear yet if the prosecution is responsible for this, Marcia and Johnnie Cochran (Courtney Vance) have a war of words. Marcia says: "It's the guilty who are scared."
Season 1 episode 8's synopsis (via TV Guide) reads:
The jurors grow stir crazy after spending months away from their families and being cut off from society and the media. Also: DNA evidence is introduced to the country.
"The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" Season 1 episode 8 airs Tuesday, March 22, at 10 p.m. on FX. You can live-stream the episode via FX's website.