ELLIE: FIRST MATE
Everywhere beautiful Ellie Johnson turns, the choices and circumstances surrounding her quest for a potential husband bring along with it, real trouble. Running away from home as a pre-teen, her only dream was to find someone who would love her, shelter and protect her. She dreamed of life as a happily married woman but her men haven’t worked out
Her first husband ran away with their infant daughter and Ellie has been unable to locate him ever since. Her next candidate was an unhappily married man ready to leave his wife, but he decides to stay with the one he has and help raise their kids.
Finally, as the very rich Brent L. Livingston II lands on the island where Ellie is patiently waiting for a single, sober guy to show up, she bartends in the meantime. Brent’s frustration is to find another First Mate and travel the world. His failures lead him to the island where he meets Ellie who is willing to go to sea with him. Ellie believes they will make a perfect couple as her hopes are still wrapped around her fantasy of a settled life in a giant mansion around a picket fence. She figures once they settle down together, his obsession with yachting and drinking will become a part-time hobby as she has his babies. Brent, however, has other ideas.