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Update #6 Profile of Matt

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Matt | 12:00 UK time, Thursday, 3 February 2011

Matt Bolton's Missing Poster

Matt has posted a profile of himself.

NAME Matt Bolton

APPEARANCE I know I'm fat. Gary Frinton once said that it looked like I'd eaten Johnny Vegas. I thought that was pretty funny but I didn't laugh at the time because Gary Frinton was kicking me when he said it and I didn't want to give him the satisfaction. But I wrote it down later.

That might seem a bit weird but I wrote down any funny names that people called me. It's like one part of me was hurt and another part of me could still see it was clever or funny and if I wrote it down then I had the power over the names. The names weren't always clever or funny. Sometimes I burned the bits of paper with the names on.

ATTITUDE Some days I'm sad. Some days I'm angry. But I think on the whole I'm on an even keel. I think I'm doing very well considering I was murdered in a toilet.

SOCIAL CIRCLE I'd say I was an outcast. But that's okay because Christa and Adam put that they were outcasts too. So I feel kind of proud of that now. And Adam said we were in The Supernatural Monster Squad. I know it was kind of a joke, but I like the idea that we're all in the same gang especially a monster squad.

REASON FOR SUSPICION This bit doesn't really fit me as I am the one that was murdered. I suppose the only way that this category would fit me would be if I had killed myself. I don't think I killed myself. It's not that I haven't thought about it. It's just that whenever I thought about doing it, I never thought of doing it in a toilet.

Adam said I had that I was like Elvis. I thought it was a crack about my weight, but it turns out Elvis died on the toilet. I felt better when I found that out.

OTHER COMMENTS I'm only really doing this profile because Adam did one for Christa and Christa did one for Adam. I felt a bit left out. I was going to ask them to do one for me but I was afraid that they would say nasty things about me so I decided to do my own.

But then I worried that I'd go too easy on myself. Not like a proper profile. Not like theirs. So I started thinking about bad things I could say about myself. I found one of my lists of names people used to call me and read through them. But I got a bit upset. So I stopped reading.

The thing that really bugs me is that I haven't eaten a thing since I died. And I'm still fat. And I'm going to be fat forever. I mean that's not fair, is it? I could run for miles and do press ups and none of it would matter. Still, at least now I don't have to run for miles and do press ups. That's something.

When I think about who might have killed me, I picture it like the Murder on the Orient Express. It's a really old film so I don't feel bad about spoilers. Basically someone is murdered on a train and most people on the train are suspects. And at the end you find out that they all did it. All of them. Like queuing up. All carrying a knife. And that how I picture my death. Like all the people that bullied me queued up outside the toilet and gave me just one punch or a kick. But it all added up and at the end I was dead.

I don't think it's that likely, but whenever I picture it, that's what I think about.


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  • Comment number 2.

    Sad & Funny all in one. e.g "The thing that really bugs me is that I haven't eaten a thing since I died. And I'm still fat"

  • Comment number 3.

    can't wait for ep2!

  • Comment number 4.

    Well done Sickasaurus! :D

    Aww, bless his heart. matt being able to laugh, albeit after the fact, in the face of severe bullying is a sign of strength. A good coping mechanism in the face of unfairness. I just want to give him a big cuddle.

    I did wonder if he had committed suicide (in the previous entry) yet here he seems to vehemently deny it. Is it plausible that he could have killed himself and not know it?

    If not then we're back to either accidental death (if so where is his body? Lying undiscovered somewhere else in the school perhaps?) or murder. Or, the option some clever fans have already discussed, that he was killed by a werewolf - though I think perhaps he would look more, erm, well, clawed and chewed were that the case.

    Well done to everyone involved in Becoming Human. This is really well made, interesting and is definitely getting the fans talking. :D

    ^^ KC

  • Comment number 5.

    well thanks kinkyclawz

  • Comment number 6.

    I'm with Kinkyclawz - where on earth is his BODY? You'd have thought that it would have been found in the school. Same as if it were suicide. I'm not sure it's murder either.
    I mean, there's a lot of that body to hide!
    I'm amused by the Harry Potter references - in BH with Adam's Hogwarts comment, and then again with the kids in the boys toilet solving mysteries and defeating evil and stuff.
    I think Snape killed him, after killing Dumbledore.

  • Comment number 7.

    The accumulation aspect? The idea that like a pebble rolling down a snowy mountain, everything mounts up until eventually :smash: That's an interesting one. Perhaps as he was being sick in the toilets a gang grabbed him and and pulled him outside, beating him as they did so. if it happened sudden enough and with enough speed then Matt might not have noticed what was happening

  • Comment number 8.

    Okay here goes an analysis of this profile

    again we get to see who this is writing coming through.

    We now have a clearer idea of Matt - He keeps notes on the funnier names. That to most of us would seem a surprise until we go back to the toilet scene. When Adam and Christa offer alternative insults he joins in, it's a strong desire not to be left out.

    That could explain why he wrote this he wants to be included after being left on the side lines for so long. With Adam and Christa he can see they are both outcasts and both want to be part of something even if they can't.

    Adam - wants to be popular because he never was allowed to make an impression at his previous schools. He had to leave and stay in the shadows. More than that however is the desire for a friend. we saw how he put on an act with Mitchell to suggest that Mitchell needed him and like he didn't care Mitchell didn't want to help.

    Christa - Like George used to is pushing people away creating walls to keep them on the outside. But under that is the fear if they knew what would they think would there be any danger, that type of thing but she still needs the cathartic release of someone - anyone to confide in if she got the courage.

    The problem is that they met each other and really don't want to admit that they are what's needed to hep them through this crisis.

    As with most people I dismissed the Suicide or Accident theories because of no body - Unless the cleaning staff found it and just wanted to get rid - The same goes for a werewolf attack we saw in Lia what happens when a werewolf kills a human much blood, much bits. again the cleaners would notice.

    That could be a debate about why the man in the cage was torn apart and the deer wasn't - my take enclosed space not much else to do but tear apart there wasn't the hunt for the beast so it had to really use up all the pent up energy on the poor fellow.

  • Comment number 9.

    i feel so sorry for matt. ):

  • Comment number 10.

    "I was going to ask them to do one for me but I was afraid that they would say nasty things about me so I decided to do my own."

    i guess he just thinks everybody hates him. that could be a reason for suicide, but (quoting just about everybody) there is no body. makes sense to think christa could have killed him, but i'm not sure... i mean, he was at a toilet when something happened. she couldn't be a wolf into a school and no one noticed it the next morning.

    maybe it was someone we haven't met yet. or herrick, but i don't really think so.

    /sorry for english mistakes. not my native tongue. (:

  • Comment number 11.

    Ok so the being in the toilet is the last thing that Matt remembers but that doesn't mean he died there. Like Annie in S1 she couldn't remember a bit before she died as well, she thought Owen was innocent and couldn't remember their fight.

    I think theres a lot more to find out about Matt's Death and i can't wait to see it unfold.

  • Comment number 12.

    awwww poor Matt no one should feel this way. epsecially a kid.

    Do we know for certain he was died in the toilet? The last thing he remembered is the toilet but maybe he didn't die there? What if the poor lad did try to kill himself with pills got sick walked away drugged and then fell dead somewhere else?

    Or...maybe one or some of the bullies put something in his food to make him sick (he did say he was not the type to get sick) he got sick but also had a nasty reaction to it and again walked away from school and died somewhere else.

    I know they sound nuts. But I do nuts often. :)

  • Comment number 13.

    12 I agree with you, I never thought he'd died in the toilets, surely there'd be a body or something suspicious if he had died there and the 'murderer' had moved his body.

  • Comment number 14.

    The last thing he remembers is the toilets - plus he's hanging around the school, not the streets not his house unless of course you count interfering with his mums video.

    So the start of what killed him has to have happened at the school. Who knows maybe he was in the toilets when her heard screaming and went to check it out. Werewolf come and he makes it out of school but not that far. If that was the case I'd expect to see scratches on the wall or door or something like that,

    The abduction Theory holds much more weight grabbed and taken away to be killed, but it still would be someone from the school. and his body can't be far. Annie didn't move very far from where she died, When she was new at least I think it's a kind of tether for new ghosts to hang around where they died. After all his school life was far from pleasant so why would he haunt the school otherwise.

    I still think the major clues to his death will be found with his body but I think they'll be leaving that to later as we go into increasingly small logical circles with what we know until Sunday at 10 when the circle expands again and we get to see episode 2 - The Bully

  • Comment number 15.

    It does make sense ewan what you're saying. But that body doesn't seem easy to dispose of. I always thought Annie was tied to that house as it was her house where she spent most of her time, then she was further tied to it because of her boys.

    His body could be around the school somewhere I guess. Skip, wooded area? It is a great topic though

  • Comment number 16.

    Where's Matt? I hope that there is an episode where they discuss that.

    Probably a good chance of a conversation. after they visit his mum, who knows.

    Adam : Well I snagged this from his house you should be able to smell him out

    Christa : Smell him out how like a dog or something

    Adam : You said it not me

    Christa : Look How many time do I have to tell you I'm not a werewolf - no matter what you say you are I'm not I can't just track down people with a toothbrush

    Matt : Go on try

    Christa : No

    Only with a better script obviously

  • Comment number 17.

    First of all I feel so bad for Matt to have to deal with that kind of constant abuse and he now has to stay in the place where he probably was murdered even tho it was oviously the place he had the worst experience. Also because he is constantly looking for acceptance, to be included and to belong somewhere. Which shows us his self esteem was low which could mean sucide, but there is no body in or near the toliets unless he went away from there and then was killed and because the body was not found in a school which is a public place makes me think it was moved meaning probably murder.

    But am I the only one who thinks Adam might have killed Matt because Matt was always alone in school so was an easy target also no one cared about him execpt his mum but no one in school so could not eaisly be linked back to Adam and maybe he could not control his hungry and so it was an accidend. Also as he is probably the least likely suspect and he seen the poster of matt straight after finding out he was be a ghost as Matt didn't know they could see him and by helping Matt he has made it look like he didn't do it and/or to make him feel less guilty for doing.

    Then again I doubt this as he is the main character and maybe I only think he is a suspect because I am looking into it too much and if he was they would not be able to do another series of this mini series if they ever intended to.

    (Sorry spelling and grammer not great I would love to have an excuse for that but unfortunatly I don't)

  • Comment number 18.

    Aww, poor Matt! :(

    What if the bullies gave him an egg to eat as a dare, which - unknown to Matt - was a bad one, and that's why he was throwing up in the loos? He seems to want to fit in, so maybe they made a deal that if he ate it, he would be 'cool'/they would become his 'friends'?? Plus it does seem strange that he would eat a whole egg on top of everything else he had..... Unless it was a Creme Egg??? They can most definitely be eaten whole! ;)

  • Comment number 19.

    18 I love the fact he said 'well I only had' and then gives a long list and an egg at the end of it. Only?

  • Comment number 20.

    Just caught up with all this becoming human malarkey. I enjoyed the first episode and I'm glad Adam seemed cleaner - he was pretty greasy in Being Human and it was distracting me. He's a good wee actor that boy - never seen him in anything before. Liking the mystery and think this is a great addition to the Being Human world. I reckon Adam could teach Mitchell a few things about staying clean though - he seemed pretty together in the first episode while the Irish One is all angsty and self-loathing. Although to be fair as far as we know Adam hasn't recently been involved in the mass murder of some commuters...

  • Comment number 21.

    I don't think he was killed by physical violence. I didn't notice any physical scars on him, and I think a ghost would show that.* He does have vomit stains down his front, so the bad egg thing could be true. Or maybe he was poisoned with some nasty gunk from the science lab.

    I agree that he didn't necessarily die in the toilets for the same reason already given concerning Annie, although I think in his case it is likely.

    As for his body being nearby, I'm sure the location of his body wouldn't anchor him to the school. It's not as if Annie hangs around the graveyard. A ghost is more likely to be anchored to their place of death or a place that is highly significant to them.

    I guess that makes sense that his body is close, when considering easy disposal. On the other hand, if the attacker had the facility to bundle him out of the room, they could well have the capability to bundle him into a vehicle too and dump him, or even bury him, miles away. This suggests an adult. A teacher, maybe? Or a psychotic who happened to wander into school? Or, goodness forbid, his mother? Either way, this suggests it happened late at night.

    *Actually thinking about it, it occurs to me that this isn't necessarily true. Annie died of a cracked skull, but she doesn't show any sign of that does she? Still, I think his appearance provides clues to his death.

  • Comment number 22.

    And considering the fact he is a hefty lad, maybe more than one person was involved.

  • Comment number 23.

    21, The idea that his mother is the culprit is intriguing. She'd have to be a good actor, but it would be perfect cover if she could pull it off. And as we know, she's made so much fuss that the local authorities are not interested anymore. Potentially, this was planned...

    Of course it's not likely, but you never know...

  • Comment number 24.

    What about that Gary Frinton. He clearly doesn't like him and acts a bit uncouncillor like. Maybe he saw something he wasn't supposed to, like Frinton is a dodgey councillor, and he chased him and something went wrong. That way if someone helped hide the body then the councillor would be able to give them and alibi no one would argue with.
    What if the accomplice was a teacher and Frinton was meeting them there? Would explain why he haunted the school.

  • Comment number 25.

    21 - I doubt it was the mother, after all who would have the heart to kill their own son?
    It is an interesting idea as well something to mull over

  • Comment number 26.

    You've got to admit, the mother theory sounds like something they'd do. I don't reckon it was her, but you can imagine the BH team discussing it "Who will the fans least expect?" kind of thing...

  • Comment number 27.

    If we're going for what the fans least expect, it was probably Edward Cullen. I think that just this once, the BBC want us to try and figure it out, other wise this would be another TV show on BBC3.

  • Comment number 28.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 29.

    What if the egg was poisoned or drugged by Danny and his crones so heavily that Matt threw it back up and died choking on the egg and his vomit.

    What if they had given him the egg, but were going to play a nasty prank on Matt that went badly wrong?

  • Comment number 30.

    Surely the Gary Frinton that was kicking him, and calling him names, couldn't be the Councillor? Maybe it was his son, and the Frinton's Sr and Jr are both in on it, which is why the older one got the posters taken down?

  • Comment number 31.

    maybe, and this might be a long shot, his mum got fed up of him being bullied, found some kind of suicide note that was horrific and painful. so poisoned his eggs to put him out of his misery, and he was sick, and stumbled off towards home and died on the way...

  • Comment number 32.

    This Becoming Human online stuff is surprisingly awesome.

  • Comment number 33.

    "Gary Frinton was kicking me when he said it"
    The very same councillor Gary Frinton?
    The one who I suspect wanted the lost posters to be taken down?
    and he was kicking him?
    Either they're making this TOO obvious, or I'm missing something.

    Can someone make a group about this (on a certain social site that due to BBC rules I cannot mention otherwise my post get unfairly taken down, the popular facial book site [you get me?]) where we may discuss different theory's without having to hope from update to update?

  • Comment number 34.

    aaaahhhhhooooo sorry i just fell the need to put that as i just snezzed sorry i just think it was steve
    reason why not to suspect
    - she is a werewolf but i think she would have puked him up because of what tully said to george about his stomach agusting
    -all he remembers last is him bent over the toilet why would she change in a toilet and in the male toilets too
    - matt was shy why would he be out at midnight/fullmoon unless it was halloween and he was treacking to get more food/sweets

    - he would remember fullstop .

    - he was picked on and not many people would kickup a fuss when he went missing why draw the public eye if you dont want people to know

    - he is a bully but i dont think he would kill him (my verdict before i watched episode 2)

  • Comment number 35.

    Hmmmm, I notice Gary Frinton was the counseller form Update #2, but he was kicking Matt. Prehaps it is Gary Frinton Jr. or something. If he wasn't murdered maybe it's the notes he kept about the names he was called that is keeping him there. Like when Annie finally burnt all the memories of her and Owen, the door finally appeared for her.
    Matt may have to find his murderer and burn those memories if he wants to leave.
    As to the suspects... Danny Curtis, too obvious.
    Adam, Matt was gone before Adam arrived.
    Christa, possibly in werewolf form considering he chose to stalk her. Maybe he was subconciously following his murderer.
    Matt's Dad, lack of input with the posters and help etc. Maybe he flipped.
    Gary Frinton, most likely, but could be a red herring. Subtley mentioned in two updates, so he is linked somehow.

  • Comment number 36.

    God. I love Matt. He is so adorable. xx

  • Comment number 37.

    erm i have not looked through all the comments on this update but it seems a MASSIVE, HUGE thing has been missed here:

    'Gary Frinton once said that it looked like i'd eaten Johny Vegas. i thought that was pretty funny but i didnt laugh at the time because Gary Frinton was kicking me when he said it'

    this is BIG because if we think back to update 2, the newspaper clipping, what was the name of the councillor Matt's mother called a 'cretin'? it was councillor Gary Frinton.

  • Comment number 38.

    Matt has a rash action of juging pepol before he knows all the facts.

    Plz coment?


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