December 11, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST

New details are emerging about Jennifer Westfeldt’s forthcoming arc as a patient on Grey’s Anatomy. Or, I should say, new detail: She’s married to Angels in America‘s Ben Shenkman.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that the Tony and Golden Globe nominated thesp, most recently unseen on Fox’s quickly adjourned Canterbury’s Law, has been cast as the husband of Westfeldt’s character.

But get this: He’s not dropping by Seattle Grace to keep vigil at his ailing wife’s bedside. According to a Grey’s insider, he’s a patient, too — and a critical one at that. Like Westfeldt, Shenkman is signed on for multiple episodes.

I’m thinking the happy couple either got rear-ended by a UPS truck while carpooling to work, or they dove off the Space Needle as part of some botched husband-wife suicide pact. Got a better theory? Share with the class in the comments section.

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