Young Holly Breen makes a terrible mistake (embezzling from the arts organization that employs her) and is left with nothing but shame. Her new friends in the arts community drop her like a bad habit. Her boyfriend? You can’t see buddy for dust. Only her disreputable family will take her calls – thanks but no thanks.
Holly settles her debt by selling her home and thus avoids prosecution. But now she’s on the street. There’s an old family place in a place called Salvage, on the faraway island of Newfoundland. It’s remote and minuscule - a tiny fishing village - but Holly needs a place to hole up and try to redeem herself. Somehow.
So, Salvage it is.
Salvage has 124 people. But Holly has to support herself and she finds work in the nearest market town, population 2,500. Irony of ironies, the job is with the local detachment of the RCMP, taking calls, handling the front desk. Holly gets the job even though she tells the truth about her transgression. But the officers in this detachment aren’t easily shocked.
And it turns out she’s good at detecting. Holly is a little bit bent and it seems this helps her recognize the flaw in others.
Other television series with a like mind to Salvage Bay include Shetland for its fantastic scenery and the procedural element, Flea Bag for the rackety life style and sexual appetites of our heroine and The Rockford Files, with its irony, tarnished reputations and dry wit. The small world of the small town is a lot more tangled than it may first appear.
A dramatic series for television. Written by Rosemary House. Produced by Rosemary House and Mary Sexton. In early stage development with Corus Group (Global) and the Canada Media Fund.