Casualty review with spoilers: Fenisha proposes to Ethan in romantic scenes

After months of frustrations and misunderstandings, Casualty finally got Ethan (George Rainsford) and Fenisha (Olivia D’Lima) on the same page when they admitted that they love each other and they want to be together. This came in a lovely scene involving fairy lights and a Dalek, with Fenisha going down on one knee and proposing.

‘Do you want to make a respectable woman of me?’ she asked him, and hearts sank when his reply was, ‘No! Never!’ Then he added, ‘But I would marry you in a heartbeat.’

Of course this sweet romance is tinged with the knowledge that Ethan has a life-limiting illness and their time together could be difficult and/or short. This is why Ethan has been doing his best to get Fenisha coupled up with the apparently healthier Matthew (Osi Okerafor), but Fenisha pointed out that’s not how love works. ‘You think if you tell me I’m not allowed to love you I’ll stop. Are you for real?’ It was heart-warming stuff, though not for Matthew, who was so cross at Fenisha rejecting him that he smashed a cup.

Ollie Hide (Harry Collett) was once again in hospital with mystery symptoms. Meanwhile Rosa (Jacey Salles) was being questioned by Jacob (Charles Venn) about whether she might have been poisoning her step-son. When she had a funny turn after leaving Jacob’s office he swiftly concluded she was suffering menopause symptoms, which was why she’d been feeling horrible recently.

Being in Jacob’s office luckily gave her an alibi, as she’d been nowhere near Ollie when his latest mystery symptoms started so that ruled her out as the poisoner. Ollie’s phone was full of messages to and from ‘Ma,’ but these also turned out to be nothing to do with Rosa either.

David (Jason Durr) was mortified that he could ever have suspected his wife of such wickedness and attempted to apologise. ‘You are the brightest light in my life,’ he told her. ‘Without you it’s like black forest gateau without the cherries, or the chocolate or the cream. There will still be sponge, but without all the other stuff it’s just… sponge.’

Rosa wasn’t entirely thrilled at being compared to sponge, but she told David their priority should be Ollie and accepted his apology. He definitely owes her at least a few pairs of shoes and some handbags for falsely accusing her, though.

Apart from Ollie the other patient of the week was Neil, who collapsed while waiting for a kidney transplant. His friend Con found him and called an ambulance, and knew all about Neil’s medical history, because Con was going to be the kidney donor. But whereas Con was doing everything he could to get match-fit for the surgery, he discovered that Neil had been eating junk food. When they talked, Neil admitted that he felt out of control, that even if he did everything right there was still a chance the transplant wouldn’t succeed. Con – who was a blunt, funny, lovely character – said he’d help him whatever he decided to do.

Casualty is back.

…and there’s a whole lot of drama coming up 🔥

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And Con’s attitude to Neil helped Fenisha realise that she shouldn’t allow Ethan to make all the decisions about their relationship just because he’s the one who’s ill, so he did good work all round.

Sue Haasler is the author of five novels and the official BBC Holby City book, which you can read about here.

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