With a lifetime in the construction industry, Michael has learned from the ground up; this gives him the exceptional visualization and design skills. But, with no formal qualifications, he has been relegated to being the guy on the ground.
His customers have always appreciated his keen insight and often lean on his on the ground knowledge to ensure the project turns out the way they expect. His generosity and kindness, obscured by a rough demeanour and coy wit, shield him from a shame he has yet to overcome.
Michael's world is initially gritty and full of debris, but as he is thrust into a different stage of his life, he begins to clean up his surroundings. Using that experience, he can find his form of expression through drafting and design.
Character reference: Modern Cullen Bohanan from 'Hell On Wheels.' (2011-16)
After the death of her father when she was a teenager, Lindsay has struggled with moving on and poured herself into her passion for cycling. With a constant barrage of unrequited guilt for her father's death she is still haunted by visions of him.
Alone in the world, Lindsay struggles with depression and insomnia.
Lindsay exists in a shallow depth of field; her life is shrouded by despair. But her cool surroundings hold a vibrant future as she overcomes her sorrow to become an EMS responder in hopes of preventing another accident like the one that killed her father.
Character Reference: Cheryl From 'Wild' (2014)
Michael and Lindsay find themselves completely trapped inside the painter's world. It's not until Michael discovers who Lindsay is that they can escape.
By using his passion for building design and drafting, Michael begins to draw his way out...
Allowing both of them to let go of the past and enter into the clarity of the future; Michael forgives himself while Lindsay see's the role he has played in getting her to where she is.