Could Clint Get Matthew’s Heart on OLTL?

DAMN!  One Life to Live’s Bo (Robert S. Woods) and Nora (Hillary B. Smith) can’t catch a break. TV Guide’s Michael Logan reveals, in his new interview with Woods and Smith, that  “On May 23, Matthew will collapse and, later, he's diagnosed as being very nearly brain-dead. Then comes word that Bo's brother Clint (Jerry verDorn) needs a new heart or he will die. You can see where this plot might go.”

During the interview with Woods and Smith, he asks the popular actors to weigh in on the decisions facing their characters.

TV Guide Magazine: And then, suddenly, both Matthew and Clint are dying.

Smith: Things get so bad that Bo and Nora actually set aside the murder — their minds just can't handle that much. Decisions need to be made about Matthew. They're told he has minimal brain activity just as Clint's condition is suddenly worse. They're being jerked around from one tragedy to another. It's too, too much. Matthew's getting worse. Clint's getting worse. All they need now is a tornado to hit Llanview.

Woods: And Bo has horrible guilt, feeling responsible for causing Clint's heart attack. But at the same time, Bo wants him behind bars, paying for what he's done. Yet here's Clint barely fighting for his life. It's pretty complicated stuff.

Read the entire interview at TV Guide.

49 Responses

  1. Profile photo of bishbay

    Why kill Matthew? WHY WHY WHY WHYYYYYY? Ah, I can’t handle this. I shudder to think how I’d feel if the show weren’t ending in January. I’m apoplectic as it is.

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    [quote=bishbay]Why kill Matthew? WHY WHY WHY WHYYYYYY? Ah, I can’t handle this. I shudder to think how I’d feel if the show weren’t ending in January. I’m apoplectic as it is.[/quote]

    He’s not a Ford. He’s not Rex. He’s not one of Todd’s kids. Therefore, he’s worthless to the show.

    This is also another way for writers/producers to try to show us how brilliant they are. Jean Passanante has done this on 2 soaps (and they sucked both times), so now three strikes before OLTL is out.

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    When I read “very nearly” brain dead I have to think is that so he will have a “very nearly” miraculous recovery. I think you’re either brain dead or you’re not.

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    I’m wondering how this will actually turn out. Is EA even out, or what?? Hadn’t heard anything. And was this taped before cancellation? Could it change the outcome??? Anyway, Carol’s right, Jean has indeed done this on two other soaps, and I loathed both of those storylines. The woman can’t think of anything else to do with certain characters, so she basically soap hops and gives hearts to folks. Same shit, different show. Isn’t she an FOF??? (Friend of Frons) That’s what I had heard from a few other folks.

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    I’m almost positive they will not kill off Matthew!

    My prediction: Marty bites the dust just in time to give Clint a brand new heart! And Matthew will pull through.

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    Okay, I’m feeling a little better after reading the comments pointing out “nearly”. EA has not been let go as far as I’ve read so there’s at least a chance that he’ll make a recovery. Question: How much more does this kid have to go through? Wasn’t the paralysis, and then murder, enough? Oh, and he also lost his first girlfriend to the worst character on the entire show.

    On a positive note, if Matthew doesn’t die, I hope he and Destiny get a shot. Also: Did they have sex the other day? That scene at Matthew’s place ended ambiguously.

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    So Ron Carlivati has pulled a Claire Labine?? Gross. Killing off Matthew is disgusting. Clint has already lost ONE son. Now another? And poor Nora doesn’t deserve this!! What is wrong with these writers?? They kill off beloved characters as often as most of us change underwear, destroying history and potential storyline progression in the process, and then they wonder why viewers tune out.

    Stupid idea!!! Very stupid. I hope this is a red herring, because I find it hard to fathom that Ron C could be this STUPID and out of touch with reality!!!

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    Grrrr. Viki already has Clint’s brother Ben Davidson Buchanan’s heart and now Clint is going to get Matthew’s heart? Talk about keeping it all in the family! |(

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    HAS to be Jean Passanante’s soap destroying cow ass doing this! POOP!

    I can’t stand this! Why kill Matthew? And ZERO points for originality for ripping off a tired old soap plot which was recently seen on Y&R.

    I refuse to believe Ron Carlivati would write crap like this, and the Marty GARBAGE.

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    Matthew’s stories are so poorly put together and go away for such a long time, it’s hard to care about him these days. Maybe that was the point. I still can’t believe they had him become a jerk so we would feel sorry for Dani and her geriatric boyfriend.

    A few years ago there was a lot of good drama between Matthew, Bo, and Nora, but it got lost in all the stopping and starting.

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    You are right. Jean did something EERILY similar on ATWT during it’s final weeks. She killed off Reid so that Chris Hughes could live. This has her STANK all over it………….

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    An even better turn of events would be Clint getting a heart from a brain dead Rex. The son he never wanted to claim actually saves his life. What a great way to right off the Rex character! Mwahahahaha!

  13. Profile photo of samIShot

    An even better turn of events would be Clint getting a heart from a brain dead Rex. The son he never wanted to claim actually saves his life. What a great way to right off the Rex character! Mwahahahaha!


    Or Gigi.
    Wasnt there talk of her leaving?

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    its all termed Instant Homicide & Happens Quite a lot. A Person Is Hit in The Head Once and either dies or severe Brain injury. The Person who did the hitting goes to jail.

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    I think The Heart donor should be Echo being Charlie has left there no reason for Echo to stick around and gives Rex a new story where Rex has to make a tough decision weather to save Clint or not Marty should go Jorney to find Partick where ever he is.

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    This is truly a shock to me. I figured that the whole heart thing would just be a way to close up with Viki and Clint getting back together.

    I mean, Matthew’s fine. They’re just going to be like BAM!

    Build up? Can’t have.

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    I think Matthew should die because Eddie Alderson, in eight years in the role, has never had 1/10 of the savoir faire as his big sis Kristen.

    Oh yeah and “One Life to Live” has been cancelled. They have nothing to lose.

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    Alstonboy don’t remind me about the whole Reid/Chris Huges thing. I was so angry and upset, I couldn’t even watch those hospital scenes…and now Jean Passanante is working her special bovine magic on OLTL.

    This stupid Jessica storyline has her as a man now. Why don’t the (b-word) just look down at those GIGANTIC knockers?! You’d think Wes would be a little panicked that he had a “nunu” instead of a “hoo-hah”.

    just absolutely the most ridiculous shiz ever. Poor OLTL.

  19. Profile photo of g271977

    One of two things I hope happen. In a shocking turn of events, Nate, who knocks out Matthew, gets seriously injured and is on life support. Inez then has to make the decision, and feeling guilty that her son caused Matthews fate, allows her son’s organs to be donated to both Matthew and Clint. The second would be Ford is gravely injured just as “Jessica” comes back and Jessica saves her father and cousin by donating Ford’s organs. RC’s stories usually have good payoffs, so I am not expecting the predictable.

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    Angie Lucy

    Bo has already lost Drew. Clint and Kevin lost Duke. Why on earth would we want them to lose another son? Come on! I know the show is going off the air, so there’s no legacy to continue, but can we at least end it with the right characters?

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    Yep. Jean PISS-anante seems to be up to her old tricks! Trifling heffa!!

    (side eye :| :| :| :| )

    She just made it to the top ten of my #HOHAVEASEAT LIST!!!

    God, take the writer’s pen!!!!!

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    She also did the Gillian/Laura story on AMC.


    I HATED, absolutely HATED that AMC storyline! I remember it like it was yesterday, Ryan finding Gillian in that room, and placing his hand on her face, then taking her hand, thinking she’s sleeping but not feeling a pulse, and then placing his hand on the back of her head and finding the blood on his hands, and realizing she had been shot in that whole stupid mistaken identity crap, and then they had her walking around like an effing ghost for I don’t know how long. I was 16 years old and bawled like a baby when it happened. I LOVED Gillian, she was the only woman I tolerated Ryan with (besides early days Kendall) before he won Pine Valley’s Douchebag of the Millennium Award, and they gave her heart to that Laura, who I absolutely abhorred! Her so called love for Leo when he was in love with Greenlee made me ill because I was a HUGE GreenLeo fan back then (they belong together, no matter what FRONS thinks) and I felt that whole storyline was a complete waste of my life!

    But like already mentioned–cause it MUST be said again–no matter the outcome of Matthew, Jean Passanante’s STANK is INDEED written ALL over it! She’s a joke, and don’t EVEN get me started on Reid’s death either. That entire storyline was convoluted and TOTALLY unnecessary!

  23. Profile photo of appleridge

    There were Rumors Of Recasting another One Of The Younger set. Maybe it was Matthew

    Maybe he was supposed to be in a coma and sent somewhere and after a feew months wake up as a different actor

    If that was the case. Do the coma but have matt wake up and still be EA

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    well, not everything that sucks, but I blame Jean for the recycled bullshit she carries from show to show and it is indeed, recycled bullshit.

    There’s plenty I could blame Ron and Frank for, but refrain because I enjoy the show more often than not. I already complain enough about the other shows–especially GH because it was my heart for YEARS–and would like to keep one where I’m not bitching for the most part. I could give a laundry list of things I don’t like or wish would change, from “chosen characters” to storylines to dialog to certain character degradaton to rearranging history to suit current plot–like Dani’s entire existence, she just shouldn’t be around for many reasons, nor should they have EVER made her “Todd’s” child, and I’ve ALWAYS thought so–to the little things only long time fans would notice; I’ve watched OLTL for as long as I have GH, little over 20 years, since I was a kid. But this Matthew/Clint storyline sticks out like a sore thumb because she’s done it on two other shows, and I witnessed them both. Just because I love the show doesn’t mean I’m blind to the flaws….

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    This is one those rumours I hate.
    A friend of mine pointed out to me that Brian Frons has never liked Eddie Alderson’s ’cause he doesn’t fit with the typical “sexy teen” sterotype. IThis has his hnads all over it.

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    Are you kidding me???
    I can’t stand the character of Matthew but why write such a hearbreaking and stupid S/L when you’ve only got a couple months left of screentime…why write the heartbreak of loosing a son and the monster of the town getting to live?

    Gee guess that’s a way to get out of the murder charges he’s facing.
    and where in the world would this S/L come from…Matthew has been acting fine…it’s not like he’s sick and the poof in a week he’s going to be brain dead…that makes no sense and that is stupid S/L to begin with…if your show is ending don’t mess it up by doing something like this…focus on giving everyone a happy ending…sigh.

  27. Profile photo of sunnydays25

    Whe I originally saw this in TV Guide, I freaked out…then I re-read the “nearly dead” line again and have hope that he will live. It’d be a shame if OLTL pissed me off by killing Matthew just as Roger Howarth comes back!!
    Hope Clint gets Marty’s heart instead….I think that’s the path they are heading down with her character.

  28. Profile photo of liason4real

    Because of the uber popularity of the Ford Brothers (gag me with a spoon!) there were rumors a few months ago that OLTL wanted to replace EA with a hunky hair model actor and RSW and HBS spoke up to keep EA on the show. Since OLTL tapes so far in advance there is no telling when the rumors started to replace EA.

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    In the summer of 2009, the rumor that Guiding Light was killing off Phillip at the end freaked fans out just like this rumor is doing. My suggestion is to not assume anything and just see what happens. There are plenty of ways this could play out. Personally, I hope OLTL breaks their butts to keep it all a secret rather than giving it all away in advance and calling it a “preview.”

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    I am so with you on this. I was so pissed off at the Reid/Chris bullshit she called a storyline that I wouldn’t watch the last couple of weeks either. I can’t BELIEVE someone actually hired her to write for them again, and unfortunately for us and OLTL, that’s where she is. This is her third time with the heart transplant storyline – the woman is a hack!

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    It Jean Passante. She did it with ATWT, why not do it with OLTL. I couldn’t BELIEVE they would kill off as popular a character as Reid Oliver all in the name of character arc, but they did, right before the show ended. It was shit and apparently it’s shit being recycled if indeed the rumors are true.

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    TV Gord

    Matthew had sex. It’s all so clear now! He’s a goner! They let him have sex once before he dies. Hopefully, Matthew’s spirit (Eddie, of course) will be around for the finale. He deserves to be a part of the end of the show in some form or another.

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    Thinking about all the alternatives keeps my heart breaking. Being the youngest one in the room doesn’t mean you will outlive the older folks surrounding you. :ghost: :ghost:

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