Hollywood – The seventh installment of FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story titled Conspiracy Theories aired Tuesday night showing viewers the gloves testimony, the iconic turning point in the O.J. Simpson murder case.
After finding out that one of the victims had, in fact, purchased two pairs of extra-large Isotoner gloves, the same type of gloves that were found at both the crime scene and at the guest house at Simpson’s estate, prosecutors Clark and Darden believed that this incriminating evidence would be able to prove Simpson’s involvement in the murders.
In the seventh episode of the series, OJ Simpson, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., tried to put on the bloody gloves found at the murder scene where his ex-wife and her friend were butchered. Fitting into these gloves would have been a key prove of Simpson’s involvement in the murders, but not being able to put them on arguably changed the entire course of the trial.
Moments into the episode
Before getting into the gloves drama, the first part of the episode ran with a lot of preliminary scenes evolving to prosecution’s decision to have Simpson try on the leather gloves that had been placed as evidence.
The episode opened with a short conversation between Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti, played by Bruce Greenwood, and Robert Shapiro, played by John Travolta, in which the characters talk about the possibility of more riots in L.A.
Shortly after that, the episode continues with an irritating Bob Shapiro answering for the testimonies of Johnnie Cochran. Shapiro decides to stand with the LAPD while Cochran is attacking them for systematic racism, angry about how quickly O.J. was arrested following the murder.
Halfway through the episode, the main story picks up when the detectives find out that Nicole Brown Simpson bought the murder gloves herself. Gloves that Simpson tried, without succeeding to fit in. This turn of events led to more doubts in a defense that has been taking subtle jabs since the beginning of the trial pointing to a police conspiracy that was built to frame Simpson.
Source: Hollywood Reporter