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Tonight, FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story comes to an end as the verdict is announced. Last week it was all about those racist audio tapes. A failed screenwriter had interviewed Mark Fuhrman for 13 hours about his police work, and in these tapes Fuhrman repeatedly drops the n-word while spewing every kind of racist remark and admitting to planting evidence to help incriminate non-white folks. Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey were desperate to get them into evidence so that the jury could hear them, and they used all kinds of questionable tactics to get a judge to approve this. They also took it to the streets to get the public to demand to hear the tapes. However, since the tapes included Fuhrman making derogatory remarks about Judge Ito’s wife, this put the whole case into question – should Ito recuse himself, or should there be a mistrial? (The prosecution really should have jumped at the chance of a mistrial, but I think at this point no one really liked the idea of starting all over again!) Ito ruled that only a tiny portion of the tapes could be played for the jury – the part that proved that Fuhrman had purgered himself on the stand when he said he didn’t use the n-word. And when Fuhrman took the stand, he just pleaded the fifth repeatedly, which didn’t do any wonders for the prosecution’s case.
Over the course of this series, the show has done an amazing job of bringing this case to life – it also brought back all those old feelings of frustration and annoyance toward how this whole circus of a trial played out. It’s easy to see the prominent role this case has played in shaping today’s celebrity-obsessed culture. Each week I get more and more frustrated with how Cochran is able to manipulate people and turn the whole case into a race thing, completely ignoring the fact that the trial is supposed to be about getting justice for the two people who were murdered. I’m both looking forward to and dreading tonight’s finale, but either way, I know it’s going to be fully entertaining to watch.
On tonight’s finale, “The Verdict,” the prosecution and defense make their closing statements; the jurors deliberate; and the verdict is given.
See the end play out tonight on FX at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Limitless, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and iZombie.
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