Written by Mr. Mouseburger 14th May 2006
Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister
Dr. David Brinkman is a colleague of Dr. Peyton Westlake, a.k.a. Darkman. Together the two have stumbled upon a means of making Westlake's "liquid skin" last longer than 99 minutes in direct sunlight. Sadly though, recently resurrected crime boss, Robert G. Durant, wants Brinkman's building and Brinkman isn't selling. For Westlake, this means no perfected liquid skin. For Brinkman, this means death.
Durant, along with his posse consisting of Eddie, Ivan and Roy, shows up at Brinkman's lab, demanding that he sign the building over to their front company, Inner-City Land Development. Brinkman refuses, bringing Durant's wrath down upon him. Brinkman attempts to defend himself using a surgical grade laser, but Ivan simply unplugs it. Then, in a lengthy sequence similar to what was done to Westlake in the first film, he, Eddie and Roy proceed to brutally torture and finally murder the unfortunate scientist.
First they slide Brinkman across his worktable, through scores of beakers, test tubes, and flasks, destroying his work. Then they kick him down a flight of stairs, and Ivan presses the scientist's face to a hotplate used for heating chemicals, burning the left half of his face almost beyond recognition.
For some reason, Brinkman’s lab has a jar full of dead frogs in it, and the torturing continues when Eddie force-feeds these to Brinkman.
Throughout Brinkman's torture, Darkman has been racing to the rescue. He had figured out that Eddie and Rollo, who tried to buy Brinkman's building from him earlier, were Durant's henchmen, and Darkman attempted to phone Brinkman to warn him. He arrives too late though, finding his friend and colleague dead, apparently beaten to death, his right index finger removed with a cigar cutter: Durant's trademark.