However, Neely did manage to charm one person in the family. She had an aunt who was extremely fond of her. Neely
took advantage of that and got everything she wanted.
Residence: California, where she managed to get her job at Baywatch back after losing it twice.
She stays there because Mitch Buchannon, her ex-husband works there.
Marital Status: Single (divorced);
had married twice. Had broken up with both husbands. From first husband Peter, who had shown up at her tower to
try to woo her into giving their relationship another try. Their union produced an infant daughter named Ashley. From
second husband, Mitch Buchannon, who was the biggest catch on the beach. Mitch dumped her because she "tricked" him into marying
her. She needed a husband and a father for her daughter.
Heritage: American/Decent N/A
Mother had no time for Neely/Father was always busy and did not see much of her.
1 daughter, Ashley (Peter is the father)
Siblings: 1 sister, who was manic depressive.
Reason For Becoming A Lifeguard: In the beginning, it was just to have a job to make a living. The hours
were flexible and she thought that she could hide her drinking problem. As she stayed on the job, she learned what teamwork
was about and developed a true desire to help and protect beachgoers.
Boating; Diving; Jogging; Learning; Lifeguard competitions; Rafting; Rowing; Surfing; Swimming; Water Sports.
& Moral Standards: Before she became a part of the Baywatch team, she constantly moved from one
bad relationship to another. Sexually active within the context of a relationship. Dressed in a very sexy manner. Didn't
have any respect for herself or anyone else.
Neely had a drinking problem. She hung out with a group of bikers and displayed
bad behavior. She loved to manipulate others to get what she wanted. Has great acting skills to display the type person
that she wanted others to see at any given moment.
Later, a couple of things about her changed. In effort to become a good girl type,
she overcame her drinking problem to become a part of the team. She reasoned that you couldn't work without a clear head in
performing rescues or watching the beach. She gave up her biker friends and tried to make new, healthier ones at Baywatch.
While giving her broken relationship with her ex-husband Peter another try, she
became pregnant with Ashley. She did not tell Peter about Ashley. Not wanting to reveal that she had gotten pregnant,
Neely took the time off she needed from the job by using a vacation ski trip in Aspen as an excuse and gave birth. The
birth was hard and she had to take pain killers. She became dependant on them. She had to use other lies to cover up
the first. Unfortunately, her lies caught up with her. Returning to Baywatch turned out to be another story. Since
she decieved everyone and covered up the pregnacy and prescription drug dependency, she knew that an exam was a part
of the process to requalify as a lifeguard. The pills would show up in the blood test. She quit her training and got
a job at the Sand & Sea Club as a lifeguard.
Her drinking problem was the reason why she framed Matt Brody. A little girl in
the water needed help. Neely was nowhere to be found. She had scrunched down unseen in her tower drinking while
Matt, who was stuck sharing a tower with her, went to the girl's rescue. Neely finally finished and went out
to join Matt. He could smell the liquor. After the girl came to, Neely asked if he was going to tell on her. Matt
didn't say one word, as he knew what he was going to do. When Matt told Mitch, Neely went into her act claiming sexual
harrassment. Crying and stating that Matt tried to hit on her and when she told him "no," he tried to kiss her. While
an investigation was underway, Matt was suspended while C.J and Mitch found a way to clear Matt. Neely had no remorse over
what she had done. She wanted to cover up the drinking problem. C.J. and Matt had a display at the eatery and accused Matt
of cheating on her with three women. C.J. sat in at a table almost in tears. Neely found the witness she needed to help
her in court. Buying two beers, she sat at the table and tried to con C.J. into siding with her in the effort to
sue Matt and Baywatch. C.J. went into her sob story and Neely brought up the lawsuit. Neely made the mistake
of trying to get C.J. to press charges against Matt for sexual harrassment. C.J. said that Matt didn't. When Neely said that
it didn't matter whether it was true or not, and admitted that she lied, that was when C.J. put down the beer
and told her that she was done and so was she. C.J. had held up a little tape recorder with her confession. Neely
knew that she had been defeated and was soon fired. Matt returned to work to have his reputation ruined. He could never
really shake off the lies.
A year later Neely returned to Baywatch, as the decision was overturned.
Neely made a deal with the upper brass that she would drop the lawsuit provided she could come back to Baywatch. Mitch was
not with this decision. He wanted her to stay out seeing what she did to Matt. Neely and Matt were forced to work together. C.J.
did not like that one bit fearing that she would try to frame him again.
Later Matt left Baywatch. He could not work with Neely. She ruined
the reputation that he was trying to put back together. But Matt had won in the end because no one trusted Neely. She
whined to Mitch that Lt. Stephanie Holden, who controlled the scheduling, would not give her a tower. Neely was kept safely
on switchboard. Mitch told her that she would get her chance and had to earn her way at Baywatch. Because of
Neely's wicked ways, Stephanie referred to her as being the "black sheep" at Baywatch.
Personal Premise: You can get anything you want from anyone
if you know how to manipulate them.
Ambition: To secure her place at Baywatch, make trouble for Mitch
and make sure that he does not get involved with another woman. She wants Mitch back and will do any outlandish thing
to get him.
Frustrations & Chief Disappointments: Mitch and the other lifeguards getting
taken in by a Stephanie Holden clone. She was the only one who saw through the act. Mitch fell in love with her and was
going to marry her in Hawaii. He had given the woman his mother's ring-the very one that she had to give back to Mitch. And
she couldn't have that! Neely wanted that ring to come off Allison's finger.
Mitch not believing her confirmed facts and warnings concerning Allison. He
found out for himself and confronted her only to find out that she was involved with an old enemy Mason Sato, who had
Mitch to dismisses her presence. He did not want her near him. She once had
his trust and would never have it again. He had made it clear that there was no chance of them ever getting back together.
Unfortunately, Neely had brainwashed herself into not believing it.
Her split from Mitch. She had deceived him and stated that Peter was living
in Alaska. During the trip, she went to see her ex-husband to tell him about their daughter. It was discovered that he
was married with a baby boy and Neely didn't have the heart to tell him about Ashley. The two had eyes for each other and
got married on the cruise. The fairytale ended when Mitch found out that she
had "tricked" him into marrying her. After their separation when she tried to discredit him and ruin his reputation. She
seemed bent on destroying him for breaking off the marriage leaving her with no husband or a father for her baby daughter. She
just will not go away.
Temperament: Has an inner anger about her. She loves helping
people, but causes havoc in the lives of those she know and love.
Life: It doesn't matter if you treat people badly because they will excuse it and forgive you anyway.
Complexes: Had trouble keeping a romantic meaningful relationship.
Extrovert/Introvert: A mixture
of both. Extrovert/Loved people and loved being around them. Loves helping them. Introvert/Does not display
who she really is. Hides behind an invisible mask.
Abilities: Extremely skillful at con games. Skillful at hiding
who she is and displaying only who she wants others to see. Really knows how to do a scene, using her surroundings as center
stage. Very deceitful and shows no remorse for any outcome.
Lifeguard abilities are just as good. Excellent swimmer and is fast in the water.
Uses quickness to her advantage. Knows how to calm a victim. Adaptable to work as part of a team or alone.
Qualities: Brainy; brave; competitive; con-artist; confident; dedicated; deceitful; defiant; dependable;
disgusting; driven; emotional; fearless; flexable; fun-loving; helpful; hot-tempered; lier; poison;
schemer; sensitive; skillful; snake; stubborn; thinker; trickster.