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We can't remember the last time we saw a chase sequence this good on television!
One of the most infamous parts of the O.J. Simpson saga happened before the trial even started — his White Bronco chase with the LAPD.
The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story executed the police chase and subsequent standoff perfectly with an incredible sequence — and a riveting performance by Cuba Gooding Jr. – that took over Tuesday's entire episode.
The FX mini-series opened right after Simpson fled police, who had come to arrest him for the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
At Simpson's home, Robert Kardashian (David Schwimmer) shows O.J.'s other lawyer Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) that the former athlete left a suicide note — with a "happy face."
Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) and the other prosecutors gave a press conference, ensuring that they would do whatever possible to find the suspect and that they would prosecute anyone who helped him.
Fearing that Simpson was beginning to look like a villain, Shapiro and Kardashian hosted their own press conference — where Kardashian read parts of O.J.'s suicide note on live TV. His Kardashian children watched on from their home, chanting the family name to foreshadow their inevitable world domination.
During all this, cops finally spotted O.J. and his friend Al Cowlings (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) driving the Bronco on the highway. When police pulled up behind them, Al told them that O.J. was in the back with a gun pointed to his head.
Nine cop cars and seven helicopters trailed the vehicle, keeping the freeways clear. When Marcia asked why no one was shooting out the Bronco's tires, she was told that they couldn't have a shoot-out on a live national broadcast.
With a suicidal O.J. in the backseat, Al called 911 and told them to clear the roads so he could bring O.J. to Brentwood to see his mom. Police obliged, as the footage of the chase appeared on every major network.
O.J. and Al got to his house, dodging crowds of screaming fans. After Al spotted a gunman in a tree, negotiations became tense. All broadcasts were dark at this point, with spectators noting that cops didn't want people to see a national hero possibly getting shot on live TV.
Kardashian finally convinced O.J. to come back into the house and leave the gun in the car. O.J. spoke with his mother on the phone and was then quietly arrested — being driven away in the back of a cop car at the end of the episode.
Phew, that was intense! We can't wait for next week's episode, airing next Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST on FX!
What did YOU think about the epic chase sequence??
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