Apparently an updated version of Jekyll and Hyde, the show revolves around Dr. Jason Cole who is a mild mannered neurosurgeon who at some time in his past experienced something which caused the development of a multiple personality or a dissociative identity; another, alternate personality or identity.
The alter is named Ian Price and is a violent, drug taking, fornicating character.
Jason keeps a countdown on his wristwatch that alerts him to be aware of 8:25pm which is when Ian is, nightly, due to make his appearance and take control of the body for 12 hours.
Jason takes a pharmaceutical concoction in order to suppress Ian by making the body go unconscious for the 12 hours. However, the body is becoming immune to the drug and so Ian is emerging regularly.
Basically, it appears to be a throw away show that will be the same every week, just like all TV shows, so that each week will be about the “good” Jason attempting to regain control over the “evil” Ian with some hints at a deeper plot along the way.
So there are various possibilities as to how Jason and Ian were split.
Was it a physical accident such as brain trauma?
Was it MK-Ultra or Monarch Programming mind control via black government ops?
Was it demonic possessions? (at one point Jason is asked what possessed him to purchase a very expensive sports car and he affirms that it was possession—however he may have meant that).
For all we know, it will turn out that Ian is the real person and Jason is the alter who is attempting to completely take over the body.
Also of interest is the title of the show: "Do No Harm." This leads us in, at least, two directions: the healing arts and witchcraft (which often are the same thing).
Since Jason is a doctor "Do No Harm" is meant to be in reference to the Hippocratic Oath which is the ancient doctor’s ethical oath. Of course, it is irrelevant today, even if still in use, as worldwide there are professionals who are allowed to call themselves “doctors” and yet who make a living by brutally and painfully murdering beautiful, healthy, innocent and defenseless human babies in inhumane and subhuman dismembering manners.
In fact, the Oath specifically states “I will not give to a woman a pessary” which is a suppository containing medication for insertion into the vagina “to produce abortion.”
In any case:
…the dictum first do no harm doesn't exactly come from the, but it does come from the Hippocratic Corpus, at least in essence. A related section from the Hippocratic Oath has been translated as
I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not cut persons laboring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves.
But while not harming the patient is explicit, this section doesn't make doing no harm the first concern of the Hippocratic physician. The Hippocratic writing Epidemics is considered the more likely source:
5. With regard to the dangers of these cases, one must always attend to the seasonable concoction of all the evacuations, and to the favorable and critical abscesses. The concoctions indicate a speedy crisis and recovery of health; crude and undigested evacuations, and those which are converted into bad abscesses, indicate either want of crisis, or pains, or prolongation of the disease, or death, or relapses; which of these it is to be must be determined from other circumstances. The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future - must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm. The art consists in three things - the disease, the patient, and the physician. The physician is the servant of the art, and the patient must combat the disease along with the physician.
The second direction in which the show’s title takes us is the witchcraft magick practice known as Wicca.
Wicca’s main motto or commandment is known as the Wiccan rede which reads variously as:
An it harm none, do what thou wilt
An it harm none, do as thou wilt
That it harm none, do as thou wilt
Do what you will, so long as it harms none
Of course, this takes us right back to the fact that Wicca is black magick with a white magick happy face placed on it since the rede is a play off of Aleister Crowley’s motto “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”—which we previously considered in great detail, see here.
When half of your leading motto comes from the most infamous satanic black magickian of the 20th century, you have to wonder.
In fact, note that the founder of the church of satan, Anton LaVey:
…makes no distinction between white and black magic, claiming that white Wiccan witches and “new agers” have been freely calling upon the dark forces and suiting them to their own hypocritical purposes.
He stated, “All magic is the realm of the Devil, no matter how righteously you dress it up. The claims that ‘black’ magic is only for destruction and ‘white’ for healing is bunk. Satanic magic is used to invoke powers of justice, and can be used to help yourself or one you care about, just as easily as it would be used to curse someone.”
…LaVey’s long overdue blast at the differences between white and black magic blew the dust off of all of the musty old grimoires and was seen as a breath of fresh air to the occult community as witnessed by the popularity of his books and a host of tawdry imitators.
—Bob Johnson, Dinner with the Devil: An evening with Anton Szandor LaVey, the High Priest of the church of satan.
Thus, overall, the new TV show "Do No Harm" may very well be as so many are; a form of programming. It seeks to dichotomize good versus evil even whilst combining them. It plays off of some sort of trauma based splitting of personalities or identities. And it combines, rightly in many cases, satanism and the medicinal arts.