This week Johnny Cochran officially joins the team and brings on Carl Douglass and Shawn Chapman. I remember Carl Douglass as someone who was very active in court for the defense. The defense begins by objection to every basic request the prosecution makes. The judges were all very prone to allowing the defense every possible consideration. Shapiro was apparently praying for a plea deal the whole time. He was the lead attorney and it seems perhaps the only one being paid. He is being portrayed as being intimidated by the other counsel at his table.It’s time to pick a jury.
The guy playing Cochran is unbelievably good. We get out first look at Judge Ito and the hourglass collection.
Connie Britton is playing the hell out of the morally corrupt Faye Resnick. I had no idea her book was out before the jury was even selected. Disgusting. Any fans she has made on RHOBH, and I found her as likeable as the rest of the lot there, will be disgusted all over again.
The guy playing Chris Darden totally makes me believe he is Chris Darden. Full disclosure. I kind of had a crush on Chris Darden and bought his book first. I don’t remember much of anything from the books. They are probably still in my library though. Sarah Paulson continues to simply BE Marcia Clark.
We finally meet the Goldman family. I find the guy playing Ron Goldman’s dad a bit over the top and slightly offensive to his real dad. I know his real dad was very vocal and often overwrought. But I think the family should have been portrayed with the most dignity possible.
During jury selection, the prosecution pool hated Marcia Clark. Nicole herself was seen as a gold digger. Everyone loved OJ. Marcia didn’t listen to the specialist who told her to stay away from black women. The defense was thrilled by that mistake.
Darden officially gets third chair, Shapiro loses his lead attorney slot to Cochran. And so it begins.