For those who’ve missed American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson finale, here’s a chance to look at some of the best parts of “The Verdict” episode. The finale episode of The People v. O. J. Simpson aired on April 5 on FX. As the show ended, it made most of us realize and some of us relive the public reactions of the actual verdict of the case from 1995. So, here’s everything we need to know about The People v. O. J. Simpson finale.
Before we recap the finale episode, we might also take a look at some facts of the O. J. Simpson murder case. Some of us who witnessed the trials back in 1995 know that the NFL player was charged with murder after the brutally stabbed bodies of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman were found at his home. Being a televised trial, the O. J. Simpson case had turned into a national outrage of mixed feelings across America.
Facts About “The People v. O. J. Simpson”
The jury’s verdict declared O. J. Simpson “not guilty” and was acquitted of those murder charges. As the country doubted their belief in the justice system, O. J. Simpson was eventually proven guilty of the double murders by the verdict of another lawsuit filed by the Brown and Goldman families.
While this verdict was declared in 1997, it wasn’t a part of the TV show as it wasn’t a verdict of the original “The People v. O. J. Simpson” murder trial. The 1997 verdict also awarded $33.5 million to the victims’ families as compensatory and punitive damages. As a fact, both these trials on O. J. Simpson’s murder case are accounted to be “trials of the century,” having been the most significant ones for crimes regarding domestic violence.
Everything You Need to Know about The People v. O. J. Simpson Finale
First off, beside cross-checking the facts, The People v. O. J. Simpson finale was perfect on the lines of TV ratings. The show’s “The Verdict” episode had over 6.2 million viewers along with a 2.6 national rating. The American Crime Story TV series became cable’s most-watched new series of 2016, as the 10-episode The People v. O. J. Simpson show was a hot topic throughout the past months.
While the dramatic representation in The People v. O. J. Simpson covered facts of the real verdict from 1995, it also gave some inside looks of the victim’s families and those of the lawyers after the verdict. Be it Christopher Darden’s (Sterling K. Brown) breaking down during the press release or the hurling of Robert Kardashian (David Schimmer) soon after the verdict, everything gripped viewers to the core.
The most unexpected scene from The People v. O. J. Simpson finale was right at the end of the verdict. As the jury members walk by, one of them communicates with O. J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) with an informal hand sign. Being it a sign to show support among African-American communities, Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) is shocked to notice it. Could it have been a rigged jury? That question is what troubles the viewers who are still ready to watch the The People v. O. J. Simpson finale again and again.