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One more episode of this, and my over/under prediction of 5 for show cancellation (I took the under) is toast. In any case, here I am. Again. Lucky me, lucky you.

Last week, Mike and Zoe went to Baja, where it was Zoe's turn to wear a bikini for extended periods of screen time. Bruce Davison's character yelled some more for no discernible reason, and KITT turned into a submarine. And to think, Ford doesn't even make a submarine!

Anyway, this week, Mike gets poisoned (fingers crossed), according to the official synopsis:

"A Hard Day's Knight" Pieces of Mike's past are revealed as a lethal poison threatens his life.

There's only one way this plot ends well, and given that NBC just ordered four new scripts, that ain't happening (fingers uncrossed).

See you after the jump in a half-hour.

Knight Rider Liveblog
Season 1, Episode 4
"A Hard Day's Knight"
October15, 2008
8:00 PM

All times are Eastern.

8:00: We're following some guy with a briefcase. Everyone wants the briefcase. And....the briefcase is a fake.

8:04: Briefcase guy has "the item" and is taken hostage by some dude. It's Mike -- he pulls a Mission: Impossible and rips off a mask. KITT, we learn, can also turn into an Econoline. Here come the opening credits.

8:09: Back to the KITTcave, where the tarmac is always wet. Bad guy won't talk.

8:10: Oh no, they strap bad guy into KITT and turn the rotisserie thing onto the "Frappe" setting. Bad guy is dizzy, and Zoe attaches some thing to his head. I stopped caring why already.

8:12: Sarah shows up. Music plays. Apparently there's some wedding to go to, because there's always a subplot whose idiocy surpasses the main plot's.

8:14: More Mission: Impossible stuff, as Mike puts on contacts and a voice-changer thingy. Mike passes the retinal scan and voice tests, as the bad guys stand there and look threatening.

8:15: And now, we rip off Escape From New York. Mike gets poisoned (I know it was a bomb in EFNY...relax) with a time limit to guarantee his cooperation. This is what happens when you impersonate a bad guy. KITT seems more worried that Mike might miss that wedding he's supposed to go to.

Commercial: NBC could solve Mike's scheduling problem and free my schedule on Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future by not letting the antidote get injected in the last five minutes of this episode. I'm just saying.

This may well be the worst episode so far, and it's had some stiff competition the last 3 weeks...

8:20: We're back. Once again, the film crew was outside the KITTcave with the power washers while Mike was out.

8:21: Billy excited because Mike has a pass to some nerd conference. Poisoned Mike sheepishly gets in KITT. He has 2:27 to live. We have 47 minutes of this crap to go.

8:23: NBC teases us more with Mike acting near death. Some chick now has the briefcase. She's getting in an eclipse with a baby carriage rear wing. KITT in pursuit, not catching up. He never catches up.

8:26: Whoops. Mind that semi, honey. Death toll: 1 Eclipse. Oh, and the chick, too.

Mike is loaded with truth serum. Tells Zoe that Billy one called her "The Asian sensation." Blah, blah, blah.

8:32: Truth Serum Mike is being sappy with Sarah. Whenever she's on screen, crappy music plays. Mike has an hour to live. Everyone is solemn. In Casa Nunez, the champagne is on ice in the locker room....

8:33: Mike in disguise mode again. He acquires a purse. Apparently, it's mission critical. Inside: contact lenses. Now Mike sees like he's the Terminator, with a HUD and everything. All in the magic contacts. KITT trys to be encouraging, quotes Yoda. Maybe next, he'll transform into an X-Wing fighter.

8:36: Mike finds his "target." He pretends to assassinate him. Sadly, no bullets ricochet out of the screen and into my chest. I'd at least get to miss the rest of the show that way.

8:40: Here comes the cavalry. Mike is dizzy, but he still can do the Bruce Lee thing. KITT turns into a Crown Vic Interceptor now.

8:43: Plot filled in, someone stands to gain big if this businessman Mike "assassinated" dies. Mike still dying. Apparently, there's no antidote, still. Which means there's still hope....for the rest of us.

8:45: KITT ID's the guy who poisoned Mike. ATTACK MODE! They plot to intercept. Mike talks to Sarah. He loves her. His heart stops. KITT: "He is dead." Suddenly, I feel more alive.

8:49: Ultimate Rice Mode KITT meets Ultimate Sarah Mode Escape. Put that defibrulator DOWN, bitch.


8:51: Mike is alive, Sarah is riding shotgun. Sarah stabs mike with a magic Epi-Pen. Why is there diamond plating in KITT's back seat?

8:53: bad guys have a magic .50 in their Suburban. KITT taking damage.

8:54: KITT has a grappling hook. Adios rear SUV axle. KITT's magic Attack Mode Lambo doors open in normal mode so Sarash doesn't get shot.

8:55: Bad guy destroys the antidote! KITT, rolling chem lab, takes a blood sample from Sarah and a sample of the antidote and is whipping something up.

8:57: Cut to: dreamy sequence. Sadly, this is not heaven, Mike is not dead, and we're going to probably do this again next week.

8:58: KITT declines to go on a beer run for Mike. What good is he?

8:59: KITT plays us out in million-dollar iPod mode with crappy, sappy music.

9:00: Torres tells us there's a missing Iranian physicist. Next week, KITT goes to Philly. MI6 is there. So is F-150-mode KITT. See you then.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pulling this duty must be punishment for some serious crime?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I still don't understand how this is still being watched/ordered. I mean, I recently watched an episode of the original Knight Rider, and while it isn't the best TV out there featuring a car, it was much better than this show.

      The difference being NO CG used back then, it was all up to the car and its abilities. They overdo everything in this new show, and the acting is next to nothing.

      I don't get it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Does NBC really have nothing better to fill this time slot? Seinfeld reruns would get better ratings!
        • 6 Years Ago
        "NBC teases us more with Mike acting near death."

        "Mike has an hour to live. Everyone is solemn. In Casa Nunez, the champagne is on ice in the locker room...."

        Hahahahah! :D God stuff!
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Next week, KITT goes to Philly"... Lets see how they 'portray' my hometown, though i think i already know. Knight rider brings shame to my heart sometimes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's so funny how he couldn't pick up your joke/sarcasm in that post.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I can't wait to see all those Philly palm trees.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Alex

        palm trees? im pretty sure there arent any of those here in philly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You guys just continue to hate on this show, and for less and less reason. The show has gotten a lot better, particularly this last episode. I found it very watchable. It's also picking up viewers. I guess it gives you guys something to do, but at some point you'll have to come up with an original thought, rather than just being snarky.
      • 6 Years Ago
      anyone know the name of or who sings the song that played during the private scene with Mike and his girlfriend ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Did anyone else notice that the crashed eclipse was pre-facelifted, and when it was driving it was the post-facelifted...

      anyway this plot...ripped off from crank...which is also being ripped off by Transporter 3 (another epic fail sadly) gotta love original ideas!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The worst thing about the show is that KITT fails as a sports car. So far, it couldn't lose a Ford Fusion, and couldn't catch up with an Eclipse... a FWD car you could get for less than 10 grand. Wow.

      I do love reading the angst from Casa Nunez though, haha. He suffers so that we don't need to suffer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I actually watched the entire show last night too..Near the end, when Mike and Sarah were on the beach. KITT was talking to that one FBI guy. Heres the kicker, the FBI guy wanted to talk to Mike, but KITT was instructed not the disturbed them, well the FBI guy threatens to "pull out KITT's spark plugs." KITT responds by saying he doesnt have any...so does that make KITT a diesel?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, so much for a Ford commercial. The KR can't keep up with a puney ricer? Or is that actor (god I don't even know what they call that guy) just that bad a driver...
      • 6 Years Ago
      HE's DEAD!!! IT's OVER! REJOICE!
      • 6 Years Ago
      (unlikely, the obligatory plot twist is just ahead...)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ahh, what did I tell you...
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a show? It isn't even a good commercial for whatever they are selling. Maybe they should tie it in with the purple lizard on PBS. The main character couldn't sell used cars if his life depended on it.
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