To an extent, the latest season of American Crime Story, titled The Assassination of Giani Versace, worked as a hat trick. Unlike last season's exploration of the familiar O.J. Simpson trial, the second season chose to work backwards after introducing the titular murder in the opening scene. It's brief, staggering, and seems predictable for those not familiar with Andrew Cunanan's actual story. It's going to be a trial that explores every gritty detail, right? Well, not exactly. While the story does go into Versace's own declining health, he isn't really an entity in this story. Cunanan is front and center, and creator Ryan Murphy is more obsessed with something else: not the how, but the why. Why did Andrew Cunanan think to murder Versace? The answer, which gets answered by the season's end, is far more psychological and less convenient than the first season. In that way, the series proved its strength to not simply follow conventions. In fact, it proved that Murphy once again is here to reinvent the miniseries, and that's perfectly fine.