The drama continues as the trial of the century gets under way. After being appointed lead counsel at the expense of Bob Shapiro (John Travolta) in the last episode, Johnnie Cochran starts to employ tactics that hurt far more than just the pride of the prosecution team. Their earnest evidence is no match for Cochran's stage managed showcase of OJ's life and his use of 'the race card'. Meanwhile Chris Darden (Sterling K. Brown), the newest member of the prosecution team, faces antagonism both at work and at home.