Jim Longworth is an attractive, brilliant, yet hard-to-get-along-with homicide detective from Chicago who was forced into exile after being wrongfully accused of sleeping with his former captain’s wife. Using the payout he received from the Chicago PD, Longworth searched for the simple life and moved to the sleepy resort town of Palm Glade, Florida, joining the local bureau of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) figuring it’ll be an easy piece of time. Longworth prefers to work his cases alone when possible, and sharing his theories with other detectives or departments only serves to annoy him. But despite his cocky, annoying self-confidence, people put up with him because he’s a little too charming to ignore, and damned good at solving murders.
After Palm Glade Hospital closes, Jim reluctantly encourages Callie to move to Atlanta and accept the position at Atlanta General Hospital. However, the distance and both of their frenetic work schedules soon put a serious strain on their relationship. Jim’s life is made more complicated by bureau chief Jennifer Starke, who comes down to Palm Glade to observe Jim’s methods and develops a romantic interest in him. Ultimately, Jim decides he cannot bear being apart from Callie, so he goes up to Atlanta to propose to her and ask her to come home to Palm Glade.
You may have seen Matt in:
McLeod's Daughters (2009) Marcus Turner
Underbelly (2009) Warwick Mobbs
The Cut (2009) Andrew Telford