American Crime Story Manhunt Recap Season 2 Episode 2 – In the second season of American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy tackles the assassination of Gianni Versace. Unlike The People v. O. J. Simpson, however, this new series is a disjointed anthology comprised of convoluted timelines and alternative facts.
American Crime Story Manhunt Recap Season 2 Episode 2
In the first episode of ACS, the acclaimed fashion designer is gunned down on the steps of his South Beach mansion in Florida on July 15, 1997. The next day the legendary icon is cremated and buried in a family mausoleum in Como, Italy, while his killer remains at large.
According to the second episode, Versace is first diagnosed with HIV in 1994. Three years after his prognosis, in May 1997, an eccentric flamboyant named Andrew Cunanan travels to Miami Beach, Florida, following a murderous crime spree. He arrives in a stolen red pickup truck that belonged to his fourth victim, William Reese, and checks into a low-budget room at the Normandy Plaza.
As police close in on the fugitive, Cunanan blends into society and befriends some of the locals. Despite a nationwide manhunt and a spot on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, he evades capture through disguises, forged documents, and cunning instincts.
On July 6, 1997, a week before his death would make national headlines, Versace presents his last fashion show in Paris. A few days later, Cunanan pawns some stolen items for cash. Although he provides authentic credentials for this transaction, he passes a routine background check because of an antiquated system.
Shortly thereafter, Cunanan enters a sub shop where the cashier recognizes him from an episode of America’s Most Wanted. But the elusive felon flees the scene before the police can catch him.
With only seven episodes remaining, the plot thickens on Murphy’s cinematic portrayal, which is an opulent rendition of this twisted tale. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story airs Wednesday nights at 10/9c on FX.
Other episodes of American Crime Story The Assassination of Gianni Versace include:
S2E1 – The Man Who Would Be Vogue
American Crime Story Manhunt Recap Season 2 Episode 2 characters and cast include:
Gianni Versace – Edgar Ramirez (Gold, Point Break, The Girl on the Train, Joy, Zero Dark Thirty, Deliver Us From Evil)
Andrew Cunanan – Darren Criss (Glee, Web Therapy, Little White Lie, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Supergirl)
Antonio D’Amico – Ricky Martin (Glee, Idle Hands, Getting By)
Donatella Versace – Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Vanilla Sky, Blow, Murder on the Orient Express, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides, All the Pretty Horses)
Vivan Olivia – Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull, Casper, This Is Us, The Double, Rob the Mob, Cop Land, The Bounty Hunter)
Doctor – Bee-Be Smith (Bulworth, Everybody Hates Chris, A Different World)
Ronnie – Max Greenfield (New Girl, The Big Short, Ugly Betty, Veronica Mars)
Beachgoer – Keith Betts
Nurse – Rachel Daigh (Veep, Silicon Valley, Blood Relatives)
Detective Scrimshaw – Will Chase (Stranger Things, Sharp Objects, The Deuce, Nashville, Smash)
Santo Versace – Giovanni Cirfiera (Camille, The Family)
FBI Agent Evans – Jay R. Ferguson (Surface, Mad Men, Twin Peaks, The Real O’Neals, Sleeper Cell, Evening Shade)
FBI Agent Gruber – Christina Horn (MacGyver, Legion, Mom, Boo! A Madea Halloween, Selma)
Detective Navarro – Jose Zuniga (Next, The Dark Tower, Twilight, Snowfall, The Last Ship)
Detective Lori Wieder – Dascha Polanco (Orange Is the New Black, Joy, Gimme Shelter)
Bouncer – John Moamar (The Last Ship, Where the Bears Are)
Brad – Nick Cabot Rodriguez
Older Man – Robert Catrini (Feud, Bosch, Homeland, G. I. Joe: Retaliation)
Miriam – Peggy Blow (Seinfeld, Dexter, How to Get Away with Murder)