Ah! What a question! In my mind, his episode is 6.7, 6.8 or 6.9. Matty is just back to Bristol from Morocco, but he didn’t tell anyone and doesn’t know what to do. He has typhoid fever. Common in Morocco if you eat shit and stay in some filthy places (Matty in 6.6 doesn’t look fine at all)
Since in his past he spent much time on streets and in Skins 5 titles he walks in the same graveyard where Grace is buried, I imagined Matty’s episode starting with him at Grace’s stone, nobody of the gang has found her graveyard yet.
I imagined Matty going to school, hoping to glimpse Franky. He fails but meets Maude, who’s looking for Liv. He knows she’s Liv’s sister, Maude doesn’t know him, so it starts a part very cute and witty between Matty and Maude, which explain why Matty arrives at Alex.
But in my mind, his episode is about Matty and new unexpected friends, like Maude and Alex. Matty doesn’t feel to see the others, until the end of the episode. Important, in my personal Matty’s episode, would’ve been the line between Matty and Rich. Matty sends Rich an anonymous message with the infos to find Grace, Rich thinks it’s ghostie-Grace and the episode ends in a touchy scene with Rich meeting Matty next to Grace. The discovery of her stone, initially hard to accept, helps Rich to realize her death. For Rich I imagined a first part of the series more angry and paranoic, the second one more serene, and the turning point is marked by the discovery of her gravestone.
Also, I imagine Matty checking a poster of a piano concert outside school. In a second moment he goes to that event where he sees her mother Siobhan. She is a pianist, very young and beautiful. When she meets him she invites him to come with her because he had the flu, but at her home (in this part he remembers Nick and misses him), he calls the police in hiding, thinking it was the best for his son, eventually Matty leaves.
So… Matty’s absence made wild my imagination, I had thought so many things for him! Tell me too if you thought something nice :D
Gurmet with that shirt and Yatesy smoking remind me of Rich and Matty smoking, in the Skins photoshoot.
Happy new Year to all my followers and readers!