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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story episode 6, Descent, advanced preview

Wednesday, February 28, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will be hosting Andrew Cunanan’s birthday party, and you’re invited!

The sixth episode of American Crime Story season two is titled “Descent,” and the official synopsis from FX is: Andrew Cunanan celebrates his birthday in San Diego as his life starts to fall apart.

Audiences go back in time this Wednesday to a year before the senseless murders of Jeff Trail, David Madson, Lee Miglin, William Reese, and Gianni Versace. We’ll be welcomed to a very lavish birthday celebration, hosted by Cunanan’s former-boyfriend-lover-sugar daddy (it’s complicated), Norman.

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Pictured: (l-r) Annaleigh Ashford as Elizabeth, Michael Nouri as Norman Blachford. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FX The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

So what can you expect? We’ve screened the first eight episodes of the season to bring you an advanced preview each week of what you’ll see! Avoiding all spoilers? This is your last chance to turn away now!

What drove Cunanan mad enough to commit murder? Not that there is ever an excuse, but episode 6, “Descend,” features Cunanan’s breakdown as his web of lies become too great to escape from. We’ll watch as Cunanan’s life begins to fall apart the day of his birthday.

Lizzie, who we met in the pilot episode, is back. She seems to be the only one who cares for Cunanan. She helps him lie, supports him, and loves the gossip! Lizzie genuinely seems sweet, though, so it’s possible she doesn’t know the harm she is doing by going along with Cunanan’s tall tales.

Also invited to Andrew Cunanan’s birthday bash are Jeff Trail and David Madson. Trail arrives first, and Cunanan quickly asks him for a set of favors. We won’t spoil the details, but to sum it up, the favor is to lie about pretty much everything. This will be the first time Trail and Madson meet, and unfortunately for Cunanan, the two get along. Finally, also present at the party, but unwanted and, by the looks of it, not even invited, is Lee Miglin. All of Cunanan’s victims are front and center, they all even take a group photo together.

In true Cunanan fashion, everything is over the top. Oh, and we’ll be seeing Versace again! But don’t get your hopes up, it’s not the way you think.

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Pictured: (l-r) Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, Mike Farrell as Lee Miglin. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FX The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Lines to look out for, can you guess who delivers them?

  • “Too lazy to work and too proud to be kept.”
  • “You want me to pretend that that’s my gift to you?”
  • “A list of requirements, if we’re going to stay together.”
  • “Did you send my dad a post card?”
  • “The truth. Your parents, who are they?”
  • “Andrew I’m not THE one, I’m sorry.”

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story airs Wednesday nights at 10/9c only on FX. Be sure to tune in!