Blair McDonough fell victim to a soapie death last night on the season finale of Winners and Losers, exiting the series with a bang.
McDonough’s character Matt went up in flames when gas cylinders accidentally exploded in the back of his ute, right before the eyes of his wife Bec (Zoe Tuckwell-Smith) and new born baby. Yikes.
The finale, which Seven had even kept from the eyes of prying media, teased viewers with a number of potential victims hinting at road accidents and a crazed gunman. There were so many red herrings it was seemingly inspired by Who Shot Jr?
But in the end it was McDonough’s character that snuffed it.
Last night on Twitter Script Producer Dan Bennett tweeted: “#winnersandlosers has NEVER trended higher than it has tonight. On behalf of everyone, we could not thank you more for your support!!!
“After the most unspeakably horrendous week of my life, it’s nice to know the #winnersandlosers finale was received so well. Surprise…!! ;)”
The show was trending on Twitter with various reactions:
– Omg Matt died and he didn’t tell her the truth :'( #winnersandlosers
– um you cant just end like that #winnersandlosers
– So the moral of the story is don’t cheat on your wife cause you can die like Matt on #WinnersAndLosers lmao..
– Wow the way it ended better than I imagined I mean that’s what you call a season finale #winnersandlosers
– Totally guessed it was Matt who dies on #winnersandlosers but wow that ending was so well done. The suspense was awesome!!
– Ive spent the past hr balling my eyes out thnx to @DanMBennett & the rest of the team at #winnersandlosers (congrats tho on an amazing ep!)
– Waiting for #winnersandlosers season 3 is going to kill me… one of the best episodes yet!