Well, there goes the under. Welcome to Episode 5 of the Knight Rider liveblog, a weekly event now set to go on indefinitely thanks to NBC approving a full season a couple of days ago. Oh, if only you could see me. The tears...they're not of joy.

This week: "Knight of the Hunter: Mike goes undercover as an AWOL Marine in order to track down a rogue military officer."

Goody. The fun continues after the jump.


Knight Rider Liveblog
Season 1, Episode 5
"A Hard Day's Knight"
October 22, 2008
8:00 PM

All times are Eastern.

8:00:
Football on the windshield HUD. This is easily KITT's most useful feature so far.

8:02: Mike and Sarah bantyer about going out and getting drunk, a condition I envy at the moment. Billy has a black eye because he got in an argument with another nerd over Warcraft. Billy sucks.

8:03: "Cooperton" is this week's enemy, and he's predictably loony and has access to super-state-of the art weapons. Because in the World of Knight Rider, cutting edge weaponry is more readily available than Twinkies. Transform to F-150 mode. And here comes the theme music.

Commercial Break Thought: If we don't see a Hoff appearance during sweeps, someone at NBC needs to get fired.

8:08: Billy feels sorry for himself. Me too. Hey, an H1. Mike confronts Cooperman's #2 outside a convenience store. Blah blah. "Kitt, let's get some HUMMER." Crappy rock music ensues as KITT150 gives chase.

8:11: Way to go dumbass. Now you're surrounded. And now you're knocked out. Mike's getting beat up by a girl now.

8:12: Mike gets a drink from the firehose. Twice.

8:13: Now we get to the part where Mike curries favor with Cooperman. KITT's got Mike's six. Mike punches Cooperman's girlfriend in the face, because she talked more trash to him, and he wasn't tied to a chair with a firehose blasting him in his grille. We go to commercial.

Commercial Break Thought: NBC wants a full season of this?

8:20: Billy training sequence in the KITTcave. Zoe with exposed midriff. She calls Billy a bitch. She knows what time it is.

8:21: Mike sneaks around enemy HQ. KITT, omnicient being, is handy to have around.

8:22: Sarah's making her list of birthday wishes. Sadly, "NBC reconsidering" is not one of them.

8:23: How long is Mike gonna sit in this Cooperman guy's office, check out his wine collection, and use his laptop without getting caught?

8:25: Someone's approaching! It's blondie. Mike punches her again.

8:26: She grows a British accent and calls Mike "G.I. Jackass". heh. She's with MI6. Cooperman has a camera crew apparently standing right next to them, based on what his laptop shows.

8:27: KITT comes in to evac the heroes. Now H1s give chase, and because this is Knight Rider, they'll probably be on his ass.

8:28: KITT is not impervious to mines.

8: 30: Cooperman arrives at the wrecked KITT150, he gives the order to shoot Mike and MI6Chick on sight. Excellent idea, Cooperman.

Commercial Break

8:33: KITT needs to reboot. Powered by Microsoft.

8:34: Damn. They almost fell off a cliff. Almost is not good enough. KITT has rebooted successfully. He's now downloading the latest Windows Media Player patch.

8:35: They need to jump, a decision made easier by that automatic gunfire coming at them. They live. They're cold. Mike tells her to take off her clothes. She obliges, NBC weekly skin quota achieved.

8:37: Cue the soft piano music. Mike and MI6Chick are sharing body heat. They make out. KITT gets a visual. Sarah not happy. The Hoff would be proud of baby boy.

Commercial Break Sports Update: Top 1, 1 out, no score in Tampa. Jayson Werth on first. Utley batting.

8:44: KITT is fixed, and in Stang mode. Cooperton "is making his move." Let's see if KITT can catch up to a military convoy. In fairness, they aren't in Edges, so there's a shot.

8:46: KITT discovers the massive acceleration that has been missing for four episodes.

8:47: Cooperman wants to blow up a dam. Everyone in the KITTCave is worried. I'm bored. You?

Commercial Break

8:51: The explosive's laden truck is remote-contolled. Mike has to climb out the window to jump in. Apparently, KITT can't turn into a Mustang Convertible.

8:52: Success rests on Billy's shoulders. Worried glances in the KITTCave. Mike guesses correctly, defuses bomb. KITT overrides the remote. 7 minutes to go, so that means the bad guys have to show up one more time.

8:54: It's all a giant misdirection. Cooperman really wants to make like Goldfinger.

8:55: JDM ATTACK MODE. Yay, missile! The cops and FBI arrive. KITT lambo door in full effect.

8:57: Mike and Secret Agent Girl kiss goodbye. Billy and Zoe spar some more. Sarah's sad on her birthday. KITT shows her the director's cut of the Mike makeout session from earlier. Mike did not close the deal. Not Hofflike.

8:59: Chick flick ending, complete with Christmas lights on KITT's rotisserie as Mike says. "Happy Birthday."

9:00: One more in the books. No episode next week --- YES!

In two weeks, we have a betrayal in the KITTCave. The intrigue! See you then.