April 09, 2010 at 08:11 PM EDT

Image Credit: Michael Kovac/FilmMagicMandy Moore will check into Seattle Grace for Grey’s Anatomy‘s two-hour season finale May 20, EW.com has confirmed. (TVGuide.com first broke the story.) She’ll play a patient named Mary as part of an explosive — and, of course, top secret — cliffhanger. Bailey — who’s having one hell of a season as a newly single gal — will be her doctor, but beyond that, details are being kept under heavily guarded wraps. She comes as part of a grand tradition of recognizable names as patients, usually quick, juicy roles like Sara Gilbert’s euthanized patient two weeks ago and Demi Lovato’s upcoming stretch as a schizophrenic. Moore did that other hospital show, Scrubs, once upon a time, but it’ll be nice to see her get a chance at something wonderfully dramatic (sorry, A Walk to Remember doesn’t count) instead of  the lighter stuff she’s shown such a knack for on the likes of How I Met Your Mother and Entourage. Then again, I have a girl crush on her, whether she’s in the Christian high school-sendup Saved! or singing “I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week.”

So I ask you, less biased PopWatchers: What do you think of the casting? And while you’re at it: What do you think this giant cliffhanger might involve?

Meredith. Alex. Bailey. Arizona. The doctors are definitely in on Shonda Rhimes’ hospital melodrama.
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