O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) won’t be the only one surprised to see Christopher Darden (Sterling K. Brown) in the courtroom during episode 5 of “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” According to the synopsis for the upcoming FX drama, Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance), the Dream Team’s new, lead attorney, will be taken back when he learns his protégé is on the prosecution.
However, Johnnie won’t let his friendship with Chris get in his way of winning an unwinnable case. The summary reveals the two will “face off in court” during the forthcoming episode, titled “The Race Card.”
“I’m not trying to be respectful,” Johnnie is heard saying to Chris in a promo video. “I’m trying to win.”
But Johnnie won’t be the only obstacle Chris will face while trying to prove O.J. is guilty of murder. The synopsis reveals Chris will begin to have “doubts” about using Mark Fuhrman (Steve Pasquale) as a witness. Perhaps Chris will do some of his own digging on prosecution's witness, who is an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department, which is when he’ll learn about Mark's shady past.
Mark, the officer who found a bloody glove in O.J.’s yard during the series premiere, had filed a civil lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles for turning him “into a bigot.” This information was uncovered by the defense during episode 3 and rest assured they’ll use it in their case to have the jury question if Mark had planted the incriminating evidence himself.
According to the summary, the jury will stretch their legs in episode 5 and make their way over to O.J.s property to “visit the crime scene.”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson” airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on FX.