Alec ((Oliver Jackson-Cohen)) life in England is falling apart. His store that fixes electrical components called "The Healer" is going out of business. He owes gambling money to the wrong people, he's sleeping with married women and he' s drinking like there's no tomorrow. Unexpectedly, Raymon (Jonathan Pryce) shows up, claiming to be his uncle. He has a proposition that provides Alec with a clean slate. He will pay all his debts in exchange for Alec moving to Nova Scotia for one year. He arrives to Lunenburg, the small rural town where his uncle owns a house. To make a living, Cecilia (Camilla Luddington) the local veterinary he befriends places an ad for him in the local weekly newspaper offering his services in repairing electrical components. Trying to cleverly allure the townspeople, he decides to print “The Healer, I fix anything electrical that is broken”. The ad is misprinted and it seems Alec is claiming to be an actual mystical healer of people. The townspeople flock to hire his services but Alec dissuades them explaining the misprint. What's extraordinary and unexplainable is that those that do go and see Alec, are getting cured of their ailments! Rumor spreads, Alec definitely heals. As much as Alec yearns to avoid being attributed any healing powers, more bizarre events keep occurring. Dogs seem absolutely fascinated with him; the local priest Father Malloy (Jorge Garcia) who has a heart attack and is certifiably dead comes back to life; and a deaf old man tells his wife to stop screaming at him. Alec, in shock, is discovering the family secret he posses.... a gift.... The gift of healing. Alec must now make a conscious choice: to accept or reject such a gift. The arrival of Abigail, a teenage girl with terminal cancer, wise beyond her years, provides Alec with a last chance to consider the purpose of his life.