This article, “do Beth and Matt end up together,” contains spoilers regarding Hulu’s Life & Beth season 1.
On the surface, Matt seems like quite the catch for Beth. At least, that is what her mother, Jane, thinks. The girls at the office flock towards him because of his looks, charm, and magnetism. He is a top salesman, who is very successful, so you know he has done well for himself. He seems it have it all figured out. So much so, as Matt tells it, Jane often calls him and thanks him for being with Beth. (Personally, if you read the recaps and analysis, you cannot help but wonder if Jane was making a play for Matt or something was happening between them).
However, he is very emotional after Jane dies in a car accident. Much more than Jane’s children, he notes how Beth has not cried. After the funeral, he throws a surprise wake for Jane that doubles as a proposal so Beth can remember this day as a happy one. His thinking has a flaw, but his heart is in the right place, right?
Do Beth and Matt end up together in Life & Beth season 1?
Wrong. Matt makes it about him, and when he demands Beth make two speeches (one for the wake, the other for the happy couple), she refuses, so he steps up with the story of how much Jane thanked Matt for being with Beth. You know, as if it was some type of charity case.
She dumps him shortly after because he made it about him. Also, we find out later that Matt was in severe financial trouble and possibly was worried about losing her if she found out. When Matt tries to get back together with her twice, she rejects him. By processing her memories, her unconscious tells her to break the cycle of this toxic relationship. Matt is just the type of man Jane would go for, and Ann even commented that Beth sometimes acts just like their mother.
All our choices lead us to where we are supposed to be. It was a long journey, but being with Matt ultimately led Beth to John.
The question is: are Beth and Matt able to stay friends? No, probably not.