*As the prosecution tries to recover from the glove debacle, viewers of tonight’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” also discover that there’s just as much drama among the jurors as there is among the legal teams.
Sequestered in a hotel for eight months, the racial tensions, cultural differences and cabin fever among the jurors begin to take its toll. (This group needs its own spinoff series.) The racial makeup of the 12 men and women and their alternates becomes the new battleground as both the prosecution and defense use dirty tricks to get their targeted juror excused.
The other big storylines deal with Simpson’s attorney Barry Scheck (Rob Morrow) picking apart the prosecution’s seemingly ironclad DNA evidence, and a come-to-Jesus moment for Robert Kardashian regarding his slipping belief in O.J.’s innocence.
AUDIO EXTRA: David Schwimmer explains why he decided to take the role of Robert Kardashian.
Also in tonight’s episode: a quick appearance by the “Dancing Itos” and another gratuitous cameo of the Kardashian kids.
Watch a preview of Episode 8 “A Jury in Jail” below:
“The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on FX.