The BEST episodes written by Scott Alexander

The Verdict
2840 votes

#1 - The Verdict

American Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 10

The prosecution and defense make their closing statements, the jurors deliberate, and the verdict comes down.

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Manna from Heaven
2890 votes

#2 - Manna from Heaven

American Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 9

Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey head across the country to get their hands on the Mark Fuhrman tapes. Judge Ito must decide whether the tapes, and the racial epithets they contain, are admissible.

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100% Not Guilty
2637 votes

#3 - 100% Not Guilty

American Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 4

Jury selection becomes thorny, Johnnie Cochran angles to take over the defense, and Marcia Clark calls on Christopher Darden to join the prosecution.

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From the Ashes of Tragedy
3417 votes

#4 - From the Ashes of Tragedy

American Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 1

After the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are discovered, police finger O.J. as a suspect and prosecutor Marcia Clark takes the case.

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The Run of His Life
3050 votes

#5 - The Run of His Life

American Crime Story - Season 1 - Episode 2

With O.J. Simpson missing in the white Bronco, Robert Shapiro and Robert Kardashian deal with the fallout, as the D.A.'s office and LAPD scramble to save face and find him.

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The Trap
171 votes

#6 - The Trap

Tales from the Crypt - Season 3 - Episode 3

An abrasive husband comes home to tell his wife that he has lost his job again. She reminds him that they are behind on their bills and suggests she get a job. He refuses. Instead, he comes up with a scheme to make a lot of money quick. Calling his coroner brother over, he tells them his plan to fake his own death and collect his half a million dollar life insurance policy.

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Murray's Monster
8 votes

#7 - Murray's Monster

Monsters - Season 3 - Episode 2

A psychiatrist with his own stress from his wife finds a solution when he discovers a sheepish patient has manifested his repressed anger in the form of a giant ape-like monster.

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