Matt is a former Los Angeles police officer who has dyslexia; a disorder that involves difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters and other symbols.
When Harris captures past Noah Bennet and Caspar Abraham, Matt, now working for Erica Kravid, interrogates Noah, but Caspar intervenes before he discovers the location of Claire's children, erasing Noah's memories and overpowering Harris. Matt lets the two go and Caspar leaves Noah in the wreckage of aftermath from the Odessa, Texas with no memory as planned.
Carlos confronts his past while under Matt's watch. Matt uses Carlos to interrogate Farah, trying to find Malina Bennet.
At the mysterious Sunstone Manor, Carlos and Farah fight alongside The Haitian to take down Matt and free the prisoners under his control. Rene and Taylor Kravid confront Matt about his motives and reveal that he and his family aren't going to the future as promised. Matt overpowers Rene and sends him away while kidnapping Taylor to force Erica to keep her word. As everyone makes their way to Odessa the sun releases the first of the predicted solar flares.
Matt's attempts to make sure he and his family are safe could jeopardise Taylor's safety. He trades Taylor to Erica for three Gateway watches to save his family. Matt's car crashes, leaving his watch damaged, the other two lost and him trapped inside yelling for help.