At the end of Tuesday night’s new episode of “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story,” there was one game-changing reveal that may alter the course of everything moving forward this season: The reveal of the Mark Fuhrman tapes. These tapes prove that Fuhrman, who previously testified in the case, perjured himself when he said that he did not recall having a history of using the n-word. What this means for Johnnie Cochran is that it is a change to significantly discredit someone close to the case, and appeal to the jury that racism may have played a central role in the accusations levied against their clint.
The synopsis below makes it clear that the show will present a debate from Lance Ito as to whether or not to admit the tapes into the case:
“Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) and F. Lee Bailey (Nathan Lane) head across the country to get their hands on the Mark Fuhrman tapes. Judge Ito (Kenneth Choi) must decide whether the tapes, and the racial epithets they contain, are admissible. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski; directed by Anthony Hemingway.”
We are starting to near the end of the season, and while we do of course know how the case is going to wind down, that does not stop us from having anything less in the way of intrigue regarding the end result. We are still fascinated to see how the show presents the verdict, and if they choose to give us a further window into what happens to many of these people after the trial is over.
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