The Assassination of Gianni Versace Episode 5 Review: Don't Ask Don't Tell

The Assassination of Gianni Versace Episode 5 Review: Don't Ask Don't Tell

Tonight's episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story recounted the days and hours leading up to Jeff Trail's (Finn Wittrock) murder through a haunting framing device: Trail's history in the Navy, and his struggle to reconcile his career with his sexuality at a time when gay people were prohibited from serving in the military.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX. Donatella is angry at her brother for not consulting her about this, especially since she does publicity for the company. She believes this could all backfire on Gianni.

Despite her warning, he wants to do it because the brand is all about bravery and he wants to show that he is courageous. Gianni says he was sick and didn't die. This is his second chance.

On the day of Jeffrey Trail's murder, Cunanan eats the most sinister bowl of Froot Loops since Get Out, while Trail returns home, infuriated that Cunanan touched his uniform. Andrew is in San Diego begging an airline customer service representative for a one-way ticket to Minneapolis, all while doing crack. He's run out of money and just needs to get to Minneapolis. Back at the apartment David tries to give back the expensive watch Andrew bought him, explaining that it's OK to ask for help and Andrew doesn't have to make up elaborate stories about how fantastic his life is. David says he'll never marry him, that their relationship isn't real. David, apparently, doesn't feel the same way as he's starting to grow exhausted of their relationship and is looking for a way to escape Andrew's requests for marriage. Jeff knows why: Andrew has nothing and no one since he's a pathological liar. The only reason Jeff still puts up with him is because Andrew was there for him once, but he's done with Andrew after this weekend and encourages David to do the same.

It's jarring, in a way, to see Andrew come upon Jeff nervous and uncertain after going into his first gay bar.

When Andrew and David go back to his apartment, Andrew proposes and David tries to decline as politely as possible without hurting Andrew's feelings. That night Andrew calls Jeff and tells him that he took his gun because David's stalker is back in town. Andrew swears he's turned his life around, but David doesn't believe him.

Andrew then goes to Jeff's apartment, suspicious that David and Jeff are dating. He lies to Linda about making movie sets for Titanic, and that's the final straw for David. David tells Andrew they can't get married and gives back the watch.

David sees the real Andrew and how unhappy he is, offering to help.

A frustrated David goes downstairs to let Jeff in. She knows he's gay and thinks he should stop letting Andrew have this sort of control over him and just come out to their parents. Jeff doesn't want to disappoint his parents. He stopped a vicious beatdown of a gay sailor. First, he broke up a fight between several sailors attacking one man, and then later, he rescued the man again when he was tied to his bed and beaten, inches from death. Suddenly, Jeff was terrified about being outed.

After his suicide attempt, Jeff goes out to a gay bar and meets Andrew.

As Gianni comes forward about his sexuality, Jeff is still staying in the shadows.

Since we're moving backward through the story, Gianni Versace is still alive, arguing with Donatella about his decision to do an interview with Advocate magazine in which he will openly say that he's gay. Andrew was a friendly face who met Jeff in his darkest hour. Jeff sees things very differently. Andrew quickly reassures him that he's not going to kill him because he still loves him and all that. Cunanan tells him he loves him, and Trail answers, "No one wants your love". Jeff screams at Andrew. A scorned Andrew retreats to David's place. This leads to a brutal and graphic scene of Jeff trying to cut off his own tattoo so he can't be identified by a captured gay soldier who may report him.

Finally, after they get a warrant and send the body down to the lab, they learn the truth: it's Jeff. Andrew claims he saved Jeff, but Jeff wishes he never walked into that bar and met him. The next morning, David sees Andrew holding his gun - which he promised not to use as long as David was around. Upon this realization, they instantly run out of the apartment: they don't have a warrant to be here, meaning anything they discover at this time won't hold up in a court of law. After these interviews, Jeff can't live the life he wants anymore, being in the military, but Gianni gets to live his life exactly how he wants. There are many wrongs committed here long before Andrew Cunanan picks up a hammer.

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