As audiences saw on Tuesday (Feb. 23), Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) took the lead, pushing Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) to the side, as the Dream Team headed into opening statements in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
The focus in the trial soon shifted from being a straight up murder trial, bringing in issues of domestic abuse and race.
The above clip gives viewers a glimpse at what is in store for the next episode, titled, “The Race Card.”
Bringing Christopher Darden (Sterling K. Brown) on the prosecution’s side was definitely a boon for Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) and raised eyebrows on the defense’s side. Adding diversity to her team in the form of her old friend, Clark hopes to gain some sort of momentum moving forward.
In “100% Not Guilty,” Darden warns Clark about Cochran’s power in the courtroom. Now, with Darden on her side, things will definitely heat up as the former colleagues go head-to-head in the trial of the century.
Episode 5 of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” was directed by John Singleton (“Boyz n the Hood”) and will air Tuesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.