Festering Esper wrote:
They didn't devote much of the episode to Munch, but what else is new? At least they left it open for him to make a guest appearance if Richard Belzer wants to. It was nice to see Munch's old Homicide comrade Detective Meldrick Lewis (Clark Johnson) at his send off. I didn't like that they only credited him as 'party guest' instead of Meldrick Lewis.
I didn't watch the episode, but the "party guest" was probably so they didn't need to pay the writers of Homicide for using their character.