“D.O.A.” Part one. Discredited physician Dr. Pieter Cross is now the “Midnight Doctor,” a good Samaritan helping the less fortunate. When the new steroid A39 hits the streets, Pieter is concerned about the side effects and wants to shut down distribution. The men supplying the new drug take exception to this and try to kill the doctor with a heavy dose of the steroid and a car crash. Barely surviving but left blind, Pieter vows revenge. The fact that the steroid has left him able to see in the darkness leads him to take on the role of the new Dr. Mid-Nite.
The story starts out with a mysterious women, who is speaking of her addiction to a drug known as A39. A steroid. She is waiting in the dead of the night, to score the drug of a dealer called, "Cracky"
It does not come easy to this women, she feels like a naughty school kid, edgy and nervous. She continues to wait in the Dark for "her man" alone or so she thinks.
Cue DR Mid-Nite or Dr Cross as he is known at the moment,
He advises her that she should not be smoking, as it leads to cancer, lung disease etc... At the moment the mysterious women thinks the Dr is there to score,
"Cracky" shows up, looking like a young hip Crack head- Chains, sunglasses and his cap slanted to the side like some urban nightcrawler Gangsta.
The Deal goes down but the Dr does not invest, after the deal is done, he calls upon his friend Nite Lite to catch up with the girl as he has other things to attend to.
we learn her name is. She moved to portsmouth 7 years ago, reasons for moving include,
Affordable housing, Escape from crime, better quality of life. She lives in a small part called parkway, she love it here "coz people mind there own business"
she is a web-designer, which suits her because she can work at night. Some day she wishes to be a Mystery Writer, but she holds a pessimistic attitude to this, and fills her mind full of doubts and depression.
When she returns home the Dr is sat at her desk, this spooks her and she panic's, she bumps into Nite lite and this only contributes to her fears, He settles her quickly, he assures her that he is only there to commender the A39 sample, so that he may help her with her condition.
or acute sensitivity to light,
When just a young girl, she found out she had the disease when all her hair and skin were severely burned due to the sunlight.
The Dr then walks us through his evening rounds,
in which we see his greatest work, He helps the poor people of the underworld especially to those who are addicted to drugs, He also gives his money to Missionary's who help the poor and the hungry,
We see him in one scene where he is handing out Condoms to the local prostitutes, "how's business"
"you should come see for yourself sometime, Doc"
The doctor tells Camilla that she should come to his house for treatment in two days, in this time, Camilla works frantically to get some back Ground information,
We learn the history behind Dr Cross.
During the next few scenes we are guided through, a sub-plot including "Cracky" and a mysterious man called Largo.
"Cracky" tells largo about his encounter with Dr Cross. We see Largo's fury and learn that his goal is to mas produce the Drug A39. He sees the Dr as a threat and sends two associates to deal with him and find out more. They Kidnap a friend of the Dr, and a hot car chase follows, the car chase ends in a pile up, The associates of Largo are admitted to hospice but before Dr Cross gets the Chance to interview the two, there plugs are pulled by an insurgent.
Suddenly Dr Cross has a seizure, he has been drugged with a pure dose of A39, the steroid knocks him out, when he finally come around he is blind. Shortly after he loses his sight he gives up on society, Camilla comes round to persuade him to get up and go, but He shrugs her off. He has a deep thinking session, during a walk. On this walk he gets dukes by an owl, He feels something i snot right. When he removes the bandages he can see Hardly. in negative in fact.
He invests in some tech and the we Witness a man who looks highly like batman,
Dr Mid-Nite is Born