The Chief abruptly disbands the Doom Patrol, but Larry, Cliff, and Rita decide to stay together and build a new headquarters, unaware that the real reason the Chief dismissed them is because he has found that he only has 90 days to live. A new villain, Mr. 103 strikes.
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Professor Haley; Red Ryan]; Laura; The Gargoyle; Gargoyle's gang
On the rooftops, the Gargoyle broods. The Challengers rush him, as he's wanted for burglaries, but the Gargoyle escapes. He lands next to a blind woman, Laura, and an odd friendship begins. The Gargoyle needs a gang, so he snatches some prisoners, leaving two police officers in peril who the Challs must rescue. Later, after the Gargoyle promises to pay for Laura's eye operation, the Challs find him again, but again he escapes. When Laura's bandages come off, she is horrified at her evil benefactor, who tries to toss her off the hospital. The Challs save her, but the Gargoyle gets away for now.