The upcoming chapter of American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson will find the former footballer being charged with the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, as Robert Shapiro comes up with a "provocative strategy" to save OJ.
Warning: Spoilers ahead
Episode 3 is titled The Dream Team and the synopsis reads as follows:
Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) announces that O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) has been charged. Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) seeks advice from F. Lee Bailey (Nathan Lane) and comes up with a provocative strategy. As Shapiro starts putting together "The Dream Team", he must convince O.J. to hire Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance).
The previous episode of People v OJ Simpson focused on the infamous car chase through Los Angeles freeways as Simpson is seen sitting in the backseat of his Bronco with a gun to his head. The slow-speed chase ended with OJ returning to his Brentwood estate and surrendering to police at Robert Kardashian behest, as the entire event was live broadcast all over the country and other parts of the world.
With a provocative strategy devised, Shapiro begins putting together Simpson's legal counsel in episode 3. To bring up the Black debate in OJ's favour, Shapiro will want Johnnie Cochran to represent OJ.
A new promo opens with a shot of OJ behind bars as we see Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden discussing the case. Clark asks Darden: "What do you think about the case?" To which he replies: "It's interesting. Lot of black people think that OJ didn't do it." Then we see Shapiro telling OJ: "We need to bring in Johnnie Cochran, and we need to do it now," but Simpson denies.
However, Shapiro is successful in hiring Cochran, as we see them discussing the case in the prison hallway. Cochran tells Shapiro: "I have to look into his eyes, I need to believe." Then we see Cochran and OJ coming face-to-face.
Bill Hodgman, Los Angeles assistant district attorney and one of the lead prosecutors for the O. J. Simpson trial, says: "When Shapiro sees what we got, he is going to roll over and play dead."
The video ends with OJ arguing with his lawyers about the Black debate. He yells: "You want to make this a Black thing? I am not Black, I am OJ."