I think I would have preferred if he went away for a time and then they could have had written him out in some sort of character decision, not some ridiculous car accident when he was going 20 MPH on a dirt road
i agree that they shouldve sent him off for business or some shite so he could still have the option of coming back, but i didnt find the car crash unbelievable at all
it looked like the vehicles didnt hit each other at all
he was distracted while driving, saw the truck too late, yanked the wheel to the right, the car flipped, landed on him, he dead
i've heard people say it was unrealistic but i dont see that at all
now, i will say this and you people may disagree with me
but the last few episodes i was growing very weary of how fricking cheesy matthew was acting with mary. I love my wife and all, but the shite coming out of his mouth was such terrible writing that i think i was ready for him to go away for a while
i didnt think it would be forever, but oh well
ideally, he wouldve been called to india because one of the other "heirs" may have popped back up and he wouldve had to spend a lot of time there.
He wouldve cleared up the heir situation in that the person india was an impostor and the money was indeed matthew's, and then if the actor decided no matter what he wasnt coming back, matthew dies of some disease or elephant stomping in india, if the actor decides "you know what, i made a stupid decision," he comes back for season 5.