richard belzer law and order svu john munch Richard Belzer returning for 'Law & Order: SVU' Season 15 finale“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” executive producer Warren Leight made an exciting announcement on Twitter Monday (April 29), writing, “Guess who’s coming back for the #SVU season finale…” alongside “The Night Wanderer” self-portrait of painter Edvard Munch from 1923-24 — because Richard Belzer plays Det. John Munch, get it?

There are no details yet of how Munch will figure into the “SVU” finale, titled “Spring Awakening,” but it will be Belzer’s first “Law & Order” episode since the Oct. 16 episode “Wonderland Story,” which featured Munch’s retirement from the NYPD.

Leight recently told TV Guide of the finale, “Among the questions on the table: Will Olivia get the squad? Will there
be a new captain? Will he stay? Will she get the squad back? What
happens to baby boy Doe? [The Beast] wants to haunt [Benson] for the rest of her life and one of the
questions is, will she let him do that? … A lot of the story lines that we’ve been
running will come together at the end of the season.”

The “Law & Order: SVU” Season 15 finale airs Wednesday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.