It’s no longer a secret: Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together again and sure aren’t shy about showing it. The news has caused quite a stir, receiving both positive and negative feedback from fans. But the bittersweet love affair has possibly even planted a seed of inspiration over at Law & Order: SVU. The popular drama series that is famous for portraying true events has apparently taken the chance to capitalize off of one of the biggest controversies in Hollywood. During the trailer of “Funny Valentine” the episode is described as “A familiar story of two celebrities,” suggesting that the storyline was truly influenced by Chris and Rihanna’s rocky relationship. Although Law & Order created their own version of the incident, some of the details are reminiscent of what actually happened. According to New York Daily News:
“The central players in “Funny Valentine” are Micha Green played by Tiffany Robinson, and Caleb Brown, played by Eugene Jones. He regularly beats her, which leads Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to wonder why she stays in the relationship. She also refuses to cooperate in prosecution despite the efforts of assistant district attorney Barba (Raul Esparza) to built a case. Micha says it’s complicated, and the story plays out from there, focusing on domestic violence and the ways in which abusers manipulate victims.”
For those who may not know, in 2009 Chris Brown was arrested for horrifically beating Rihanna during a heated argument. The world came to Rihanna’s defense while Chris Brown was shunned and forced to pick up the pieces. He ended up losing endorsement deals, and no one wanted anything to do with him. Now, after 4 years of separation, the duo has finally confirmed their recently rekindled romance.
A lot of people have their own opinion about weather Chris and Rihanna should be together. On the other hand with me, as nosy as I am, I feel like they are grown and should be free to make their own decisions. When I look at them I see a couple that never really stopped loving each other. Of course Rihanna may look crazy or stupid for getting back with Chris, but no one knows what went on behind closed doors. No one knows their relationship like they do. In fact, I think they always wanted to be together within these 4 years. It just wasn’t the right time, with Chris Brown being on probation and having a restraining order against him, that was lifted in 2011.
Rihanna seems like she knows what she’s doing and surely her fans will accept the fact that she is with the man she loves. At the end of the day., Rih will have no one to blame but herself if he ever did hit her again. I have a feeling that it won’t happen again, but with Chris’s unpredictable behavior, we can’t rule it out.
I plan on tuning in to the new episode this Wednesday, just to see how far the story goes. Even though this episode is 4 years late, it couldsurely bring back uncomfortable memories not only for the fans, but the individuals involved.
“Funny Valentine” airs on Wednesday, February 27 at 8pm EST on NBC.
Watch the the trailer here