Next week’s episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victim Unit’ is being billed as “a familiar story of two celebrities intertwined by abuse.” Oh, you don’t say?
NBC describes the thinly veiled Rihanna and Chris Brown-inspired episode ‘Funny Valentine’ as follows: “A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star. ADA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) best efforts, continues to put herself in danger. The case quickly spirals into a media circus, perpetrated by both the defendant and his uncompromising attorney (guest star Jeffrey Tambor).”
Here’s the twist you’ve all been waiting for — someone ends up murdered.
The central characters of Joi and Caleb Brown — lean all the way into that one — are played by Starshell Menzies and Eugene Jones. The episode will also feature special appearances by Wendy Williams, Perez Hilton, and Dave Navarro.