Guest star/co-writer Tom Hodges reprised his recurring role back from season 4.
This was the first (and only) episode that Hodges and his character of Rich had returned to after being absent throughout season 5 and as well, was the last the star and role appeared of this entire series. It was explained in this episode that Rich was in Europe during season 5 and the previous episodes of season 6.
Furthermore, at the end of this episode and thereafter for the remainder of the series, Rich became dead due to AIDS. It wasn't explained how he
got AIDS, but it might had shocked the viewers.