Matt Passmore 'Solves' The Glades' Dangling Murder (!) Mystery

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As A&E’s Longmire opened its new season last week, it was brought back into focus that its lead-in The Glades is no more. That in turn reminded fans of the Florida-set drama that they never found out who shot lawman Jim Longworth in cold blood — and on his wedding day to Callie, no less!

When TVLine met up with former Glades star Matt Passmore at the NBCU Upfronts — where he was promoting his new USA Network drama, Satsifaction — we sought out an answer to the unsolved mystery. (Per TVLine readers, WITSEC wonk Tony was among the smattering of suspects.) “I think I know who killed Jim Longworth, but I probably can’t say it for another couple of years,” the actor teased.

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Wait — did he just say killed? Meaning, Jim (in theory) did not survive the wedding day bloodshed? Prompted to reconsider his words, Passmore said, “I have my opinions about [the shooting] — I get asked that question all the time — and I figured that at the end of the day, ‘Who killed Jim Longworth?’ The network did, so….”

A&E recast the Season 4 finale as a series finale with the announcement last August that the show was not being renewed — just days after The Glades hit ratings highs for a season-ending episode. Come February, female lead Kiele Sanchez moved on to the new DirecTV drama Navy St.; weeks after that, Passmore landed the lead in Satisfaction.

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Penned by Sean Jablonski (Suits, Nip/Tuck) and premiering July 17, USA’s Satisfaction follows investment banker Neil Truman as he discovers that his wife Grace (R.I.P.D.‘s Stephanie Szostak) had a dalliance with a male escort. “They’re coming to a point where they’re still in love but going through the motions,” Passmore explains. “They’ve got the American dream but they’re still not happy, so they find themselves falling into very unconventional ways of trying to [be satisfied].”

And by “unconventional,” Passmore means that Neil himself “starts to dabble” in the male escort business, all in the name of finding out how their services help unhappily married women cope. Sigh — what would Callie say?!

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150 Comments
  1. Jo Fickett says:

    I think the x-mother in law shot him,Matt. She hated him for taking Kally away from her son. I also think with what happen they could have made another great season. Matt could have been found and saved. Kally needed to see the truth !

    • Eric says:

      They we find Jim shot to death in he’s wife’s childhood dream home the end

    • johnothn says:

      What it is, is…ask these networks are getting away from wholesome shows. Good morals. They want to praise adultery, drug use and bad behavior…that’s what this whole country is coming to. It may sound silly, but apply these sites getting cancelled to the way things are going in the world. They all need Jesus! Just leave Jim laying on the floor…pfft. ludicrous.

    • Jennifer says:

      But, she didn’t know about the house.

  2. bj says:

    I’m still mad that this one was cancelled.

  3. SallyW says:

    Still doesn’t answer the question. Seriously, the least A&E could do is give a statement or something to close out the series. Fans are how they make money after all, right?!

  4. Laura Marshall says:

    I loved the Glades. I am sorry to hear it wasn’t renewed. If they had run back-to-back episodes like Longmire more people would watch. The time slot wasn’t great. I loved the chemistry on the show.

  5. ScorpionGlow says:

    I miss this show. Looking forward to seeing Matt again though.

  6. Sherri Dorbritz says:

    They could have given us one more episode to give us closure! This was one of my summer shows.

    • hollowduck says:

      I totally agree to your idea.

      • Dodie Payne says:

        With all the comments regarding bringing back The Glades, does A&E actually see them? I tried to write to the network but couldn’t find any way to do it. Maybe they would have one more show for closure if they read all of the comments made by the fans. Keep them coming and maybe they will bring it back.

  7. Barb says:

    They should have been given the chance to resolve the cliffhanger with a wrap up movie or something. The networks should give shows more warning they plan to cancel them so that they wouldn’t leave cliffhangers as they did with this show. Ugh…

  8. Rodg says:

    I liked the show but it seemed like Jim would always arrest two to three people before he got the right one

    • lol right. He wasnt a good Dick. He just arrested every suspect till he got a call from someone to say your arresting the wrong guy. Go arrest this guy and Ill call you right before to tell you you have the wrong guy/girl again lol

    • totally agree…my husband and I were both getting annoyed that he would keep dangling his cuffs in some dramatic fashion at the wrong people, interrupting their lives, being downright nasty in some episodes and no one did a thing about it. tv for ya

  9. pamela says:

    yeah i don’t understand at least have the writers tell the fans what would have happened, what’s the big deal? it makes me wonder if the network will plan a tv movie for closure if this new series fails so they want to keep quiet?

  10. Lane says:

    Seems like Jim only gave Tony
    (the U.S. Marshall) his new address. There
    Was something strange about
    Tony. Maybe he was Ray. Too
    Much interest in Jeff

    • Michael says:

      That was along the lines I had thought.

      I mean, Ray wants to spend as much time with Jeff as he can – after all, he’s missed a HUGE chunk of Jeff’s childhood. Ray’s mom, as a half-way decent suspect, is not the likely candidate for a would-be killer because she still loves Callie like family and has admitted that her son has made many mistakes with Callie (I forget if it was in sn 2 or 3). Another, ‘unknown’ suspect would be ANY of dozens of personal vendettas, over Jim’s investigation techniques, in the past, that perhaps ruined an ‘innocent’. Now, to round out the suspect list, since the show never used long lists of suspects, Tony.

      There’s a great deal of unanswered questions about Tony’s involvement. For instance, feeding Jim information on the whereabouts of Ray – before Ray was even, supposedly, ‘on the run’. “On the run” and his son, Jeff, hasn’t heard word one from his dad? Oh, c’mon.

      Seriously, Ray makes for a great decoy. The viewers would *have* to be split between Ray or his Mom, as the shooter. They’re both, in an odd way, jilted or swept aside by a self-serving Jim. Except… they’re not. Not in the ‘real’ sense of family and relationships. With the addition of the witness protection program, that Ray went into, it becomes even more unlikely that Ray, and by extension his mom, would want Jim out of the picture. Though grandma does hate Jim, she is in as much danger as Jeff, from the criminal element that is hunting for Ray, and she knows it. Like, she knows that Jim is good at what he does – he won’t let something bad happen to Callie or Jeff. Or Ray’s mom. Doesn’t mean she has to like him. No, that suspect pool, even up to and including the d-bags seeking vengeance against Ray, is dry. Empty. But it makes for good drama, in the search for a shooter.

      Tony is the odd one out. Something’s not right about him. Being his conversation with Jeff, that he had hidden, or his willingness to share details about Ray that shouldn’t be shared, with anyone, his ability to apparently call Jim at precisely the wrong time, every time. It stands to reason, he’s been following Jim and caught him where nobody would suspect Jim to be – his new house that nobody else knew about, outside of Jim’s immediate co-workers.

      My money’s on Tony.

  11. SHANNON says:

    THIS REALLY WASN’T RIGHT FOR THE THE FANS OF GLADES AND WHO REALLY WATCHINGS IT THREW THE SEASONS AND JUST TO CANCEL IT WAS WRONG.

  12. Priscilla says:

    THANKS A&E FOR SHOWING YOUR FANS THAT THEY REALLY DO NOT CARE. OK I GET THE MESSAGE. AND I HAVE JUST WATCHED MY LAST A&E SERIES BECAUSE OF IT. I AM NOW GOING TO A CHEAPER CABLE LINE UP AND YOU ARE NOT ON IT. BYE BYE.

  13. deb says:

    I was so angry when i found out The Glades was not returning! It was a great show that i made sure to watch and or tape every week. I could not wait to find out what was going to happened after Jim was shot! Also as for the new show I just read about it -yuck -sorry Matt as much as i like u as an actor I will not be tuning in to see it

  14. Ann rodriguez says:

    HORRIBLE that you cancelled The Glades!!!!! Very disappointed! STUNNED!

    • JoAnne says:

      I agree with all of the above comments regarding the cancellation of The Glades.The only intelligent series on A&E and the only show I watched regularly on this Network.Now I will never have a reason to tune in to A&E.Duck Dynasty and The Big Shmo(or whatever),Really???

  15. gary a says:

    watched suits last night don’t think i’m going to like the directions it’s going.

  16. Hope Deimling says:

    I really enjoyed The Glades! One of my favorite shows! I Hated how A&E cancelled this show. They completely disrespect their viewers, so I have not and will not watch their channel ever again!

    • Yvette says:

      AMEN!,

    • Gary Carter says:

      I to along with my family really enjoyed watching Glades,one of our family favorites,I will never watch an A&E show again,can’t stand how they have disrespected their viewers by not letting the writers know a head that they had planned to cancel hope their sponsers know how many customers they have lost,quite alot of my friends feel the same,but won’t respond,they figure A&E could care less,MAYBE THEY ARE RIGHT!!!!

      • I am really disappointed that The Glades was cancelled! It was really one of the only good shows on A&E – they seem to be following the “reality tv” path and who watches that?! Just one more network I won’t have to worry about missing anything on!

        • Bob M says:

          I am also one of many here who decided that if A&E had no more concern for viewers than they showed, not only cancelling the show, but their lack of response to the input, then I’ll not bother to view anything they put on! Sorry,” Longmire”–I was watching the show as sort of a follow-on from “Glades”–no longer!

    • sue says:

      That’ll show ‘em. Yeah right.

  17. Yvette says:

    I think this bites big time. This was one of the better shows. And to let things end the way they did….not kool at all. Cally should of had her day, he should of told her about Ray, and life goes on. Now maybe later get shot and saved, but I think they really messed this one up BIG TIME. Angry, angry fan. Does anybody ever ask what we want? Obviously not….what we think doesn’t matter, and we are the ones that watch. SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. art says:

    mr sister in law got so mad when she found out there was not going to be another new show.. but i think it was the X-husband

  19. Norma Einhorn says:

    A&E did to the viewers what they did to the Glades series and characters. Shot us down with no explanations !! I’m glad Longmire is still on, otherwise, A&E, I’d shut you down ,too.

  20. lois johnson says:

    soso sad that glades is gone. really liked the show. please give us an ending we can understand.good-bye jim & kalley

  21. Tracy says:

    Why is it that shows that hit a “high” in ratings get canceled? We are left with shows that don’t have low ratings! Gonna miss this show.

  22. Joy Stewart says:

    I have not (and will not) watch A&E again since they cancelled Glades – one of my favorite shows – and left it with this awful cliffhanger. I would feel differently if they had bothered to do one more show or a movie to wrap it all up. How do you justify, A&E, leaving us with the star of the show shot and bleeding on the floor – with no follow up????

    • Lynda says:

      I totally agree and will not watch A&E. This was the only good show on the network. They could have given us an ending…

  23. We waited and waited and I find out that my favorite show was no more , I’m so angry . I don’t want to see Matt in another show , it doesn’t matter what 2 or 3 million viewers think and the ones you can’t count on the Internet and DVR , no more new shows for me.

  24. Rose McCreary says:

    I think A&E should be “SHOT DOWN”!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Terrible ending.!!!! Could not believe the serious was over.

  26. Jenny says:

    Mr. Passmore’s answer about his character’s fate on the Glades was cryptic and very confusing. Very confusing. I am at a loss.

  27. Lynda Langston says:

    I was not at all happy when The Glades got cancelled! Satisfaction doesn’t sound like a show I’ll be watching, but I do like the star.

  28. Linda says:

    still horrible plan to cancel show had lots of followers cruel to viewers
    I think her ex husband Ray shot him…..would have been so good to see really who it was

  29. Bring The Glades back. Another drama show is not what we need. Two timing people is not what we need. We need The Glades it had everything.

  30. Rhonda Price says:

    The Glades was the best on TV, I guess they where afraid it would pull ratings down with no come out queers, or nudist, drugged up people. Show was to good.

  31. jean says:

    I really hate that they cancelled this show. However–i don’t think I will be watching the new one. The commercials don’t really appeal to me–it really doesn’t look interesting.

  32. Maryann says:

    I won’t be watching Passmore’s new show, but Callie’s new show about a martial arts gym I will check out once it comes to Netflix or another service — I have no plans to switch to dish. As for A&E…it would not have surprised me if that network had cancelled Longmire as well — a show that ended on almost as severe a cliffhanger as The Glades. And I, like so many others, will severely hesitate before becoming involved with any new A&E shows.

  33. gina overly says:

    Ugh!!!! just bring back “The Glades” the new show don’t sound at good!!!!!

  34. Cloveh says:

    Only Tony (Rays handler) did not have an alibi and knew where Jim was going to be.

  35. PJ Blanton says:

    If you want to see Matt on a much better show watch “McLeod’s Daughters” on Netflix. It’s an Australian drama and he doesn’t show up for a few seasons (there are 8, I think) but it is well worth the wait. And he talks in his own Australian accent (much sexier). This is a great show.

    • melinda says:

      That’s where I discovered him too! Then I looked up what other stuff he did and that was how I found The Glades. Luv, love, LOVED him on McLeod’s Daughters. I miss that show (and I’m American!!).

  36. Dotti Smythe says:

    There is so much garbage on TV right now. Most of the “so called” reality shows are nothing more than poorly disguised excuses for pornography, nudity, violence and focusing on characters that none of us would ever want to know in real life – not to mention abjectly stupid people who only communicate by arguing and screaming at each other, The Glades was a quirky series whose characters were beautiful and funny and enchanting with the wholesome sensual relationship between the main characters. The real crime is that the network cancelled this really entertaining show.

  37. Yeah, it’s pretty messed up when networks cancel shows on finales like this. (HBO cancelling Carnivale on a cliffhanger just about killed me) And I can’t count how many shows I’ve gotten interested in, that have pulled this crap. If a network cancels a show, they at least owe the fans a wrap up episode, I think.

  38. Lisa says:

    I think it was Jeff’s mom that shot Jim—- I think Jim can be saved and the story could have ended with a promising note that they did get married — May be some other network like USA could get all back together for a two hour conclusion ——— Just to satisfy the public—– This show will be missed…….

  39. kiki says:

    I cant believe that the show was cancelled they must not like ratings considering the show was at the top….I wont be watching much of the shows coming now boring…..

  40. Pam Marsh says:

    Why would they cancel a wonderful, funny, mind stimulating show like the glades to put this great actor in another show that is just about cheating and sex. I love Matt Passmore but i will not be watching Satisfaction. Now if you wanted to bring back the glades..even in a movie form I will definitely watch.

  41. Grace says:

    It just goes to show how fantastic a show ‘The Glades’ was and how strong felt the audience when a year later we are still talking about how upset we are about the cancellation. I agree with everyone that wrote that it was one of the best on TV.

    The networks really need to rethink their tendency to veer towards reality television, and to stop cancelling the best shows on TV! I’m so happy that The Blacklist and Blue Bloods are still going for as long as they last.

    The day will come when networks will lose all intelligent audience as there will be nothing worthy to watch but for the Kardashians, Honey Boo Boo, and Gypsy disasters.

    • Bob M says:

      Grace, I think you have a point–these “Reality” shows that are not reality in any stretch of the imagination have got to reach a saturation point sometime–please

  42. FRANCES HOFFMAN says:

    I am very unhappy about taking Glades away. I enjoy watching it. It made me laugh and sometime cry. I think it was the marsh who shot Jim. He was the only one who knew the house.Plesae bring it back. I have three of the videos waiting for the 4th one.

  43. Dodie Payne says:

    I am almost afraid to get involved with the Satisfaction show on USA. It will probably cancel after the first season as most of them do. I really like Matt Passmore but don’t know if this is the character I want to see him play. I will try the new show but know it just won’t be the same as The Glades.

  44. Pamela Baird says:

    I hate to say this, but Satisfaction sounds pretty awful. I think Satisfaction will be following The Glades into the TV graveyard.

  45. mary jones says:

    Last year when ziva david wasn’t on NCIS I read an article saying she had reached a contract agreement but wouldn’t be back on the show until this year. Where is she?

  46. Donna Wolff says:

    After the way A&E ended the Glades with that cliffhanger we will never get an answer to, I will NOT watch any more shows on A&E……they showed the viewers they have NO respect at all for us so I am done with them……. I will not be burned twice!

  47. albertj15 says:

    I liked the show. The acting was very good an it showed that Florida is more then South Beach,ex the show about the Cattle Ranch, Florida is the second leading producer of cattle in the U.S.
    Someone had suggested that they could have had a movie of the week to give the fans closeur or at leasted let the producers know so they could have not have a cliff hanger for the seasons ending.

  48. marybadtke says:

    wel im glasd finally e got sdsomething out of that fiale i still think the ex/husband did it. i still think it was crueland inhumand to leave him there like that and callie at the altar shame shame shame on yous not nice.tghat new one of matts soundslike aftyer he got matrried and then didnt know if thats what he should of done still not nice bring callie bk l

  49. marybadtke says:

    its just liked who shot jr to glades viewers

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