The latest episode of FX's TV show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," will finally depict the court proceedings in the O.J. Simpson case in Season 1 Episode 4 titled "100% Not Guilty." The American football player's defence team will have to come up with a strategy to establish his innocence to the jury. However, does his team believe that he's innocent?
In last week's episode titled "The Dream Team," Simpson's lawyers, Robert Shapiro (John Travolta), placated Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) to join the defence. Despite the fact that there was very little evidence in favour of Simpson, Cochran joined the team.
Episode 3 also depicted the tacit compliance between the DNA expert, Barry Scheck (Rob Morrow) and lawyer Alan Dershowitz (Evan Handler). The two advised the defence to tear apart the evidence presented by Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson), allowing the jury to question the prosecution's motive. However, it remains to be seen if they will do it.
In the upcoming instalment of the FX series, Season 1 Episode 4, Shapiro, Kardashian and the rest of the defence will ask themselves a question that's central to the case: is Simpson indeed innocent?
In the promo, Shapiro asks the team, "Who thinks O.J. did it?" He is met with stone cold expressions and the lawyer does not pursue the subject anymore. If there's one person who believes in "The Juice's" innocence, it is Cochran, who, as history reveals, was instrumental in getting him acquitted.
The promo clip includes a scene between Simpson and Cochran, in which the lawyer reinforces the idea that the football player is the nation's pride and a hero among African-Americans. Perhaps the defence will use the race card to win sympathy. Furthermore, Shapiro and co. will perhaps question every piece of evidence in order to argue his innocence.
Season 1 Episode 4's synopsis released via TV Guide reads:
Jury selection begins and jury experts are sought by the prosecution and defence teams. Elsewhere: Faye Resnick publishes a tell-all book, complicating the court proceedings.
"The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" airs on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 10 p.m. on FX. You can live stream the episode via FX Now.