With just two episodes to go for the finale, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson is inching towards its final verdict on the OJ Simpson trial. Episode 7 is titled A Jury In Jail, which will focus on jurors, who become the unlikely target of the prosecution and the defence.
The episode written by Joe Robert Cole and directed by Anthony Hemingway will air on 22 March at 10pm EST on FX. The official synopsis reads as follows:
Months into the trial, cut off from their families, society and the media, the jurors grow stir crazy and start becoming unlikely targets for the prosecution and the defense. Meanwhile, the country gets an introduction to the science of DNA evidence.
The previous episode of American Crime Story showed the much anticipated moment when the retired football player tried on the infamous gloves in court, and it did not fit him, thereby proving that the gloves found at the crime scene did not belong to OJ.
The upcoming episode will focus on the jury and how the long trial begins to take a toll with jurors going crazy after being cut off from their families for months. The chapter will also highlight the introduction of the science of DNA evidence in the country.
The promo shows OJ telling his lawyers, "Put me on the stand. If I don't testify, they are going to think I have something to hide." We see judge Lance Ito dismissing a juror and asking for a replacement. Johnnie Cochran then questions Marcia Clark about the change in jurors, which could potentially turn the case in the prosecution's favour. He says, "You had something to gain."
But a confident Clark replies, "It is always the guilty who are the most suspicious." Then, the scene changes to the jury asking, "We were supposed to be here for two months, it's been eight."
The video ends with Marcia Clark questioning a laboratory scientist, "Is that one person who matches all the DNA in this courtroom?" To which he replies, "Yes he is."
To know what happens next, keep watching American Crime Story every Tuesday on FX.