Last week when we left off, Mike and KITT were sent on a scavenger hunt by a kidnapper/terrorist who obviously never has any rollover minutes on his mobile phone. Anyway, one thing led to another and Mike rescued Ambassador Erykah Badu from the Chatty Kidnapper's clutches, only to go and get himself caught in the final ten minutes. Then, Knight Rider became Speed 3: Knight Rider's Writers Run Out of Ideas, as the bad guys loaded a bomb onto KITT and told Mike that he has to stay over 100 mph or go boom. Speaking of going "BOOM!", that's what happened to Carrie when one of ther FBI agents opened a booby-trapped door in the warehouse after they arrived, freeing actress Sydney Tamila Poitier from this KITT-shaped small-screen prison.
Tonight (via KR Online)
Day Turns Into Knight
MIKE AND KITT CONTINUE ON THEIR QUEST TO STOP A TERRORIST FROM DETONATING A NUCLEAR WEAPON AND KILLING THE AMBASSADOR--Mike and KITT are now transporting a bomb in the trunk of the car, but in order for it not to explode they must stay above 100 miles-per-hour. Trying to come up with a plan to disable the bomb, they load KITT onto the plane to buy some time and keep up their speed. Clinging to life, Rivai manages to give a clue to find where the terrorist is hiding. Meanwhile, Sarah receives some upsetting news about her dad.
The reboot continues after the jump. Let's watch some TV.
Knight Rider Liveblog
Season 1, Episode 11
"Day Turns Into Knight"
January 7, 2009
8:00 PM Eastern
8:00: Concern at the Fortress of Suck. Mike's driving fast. Sarah and Bruce Davison need to figure out how to defuse the bomb. Torres on Carrie: "She'll be alright." Uhhh, how about no.
8:02: SUPER JDM HIGHWAY PATROL MODE. CHP in pursuit, wants to bust Mike for having illegal mufflers. Obstacle. Turbo Boost. Still 100 mph. Oh, and KITT sucks so much, Mike has to drive himself, because KITT's safety protocols might make him dip under 100 mph in the name of not running over an errant squirrel. No defeat button? Worst miracle car ever. Anyway, here comes the starting.
8:06: Chatty Kidnapper wants a billion dollar ransom. He must be an automobile manufacturer. If he doesn't get paid, he'll destroy the economy blow up a lot of California. FoS: Trying to figure out how to deal with the bomb. May have to kill KITT. F-14 Tomcats onscreen. Somebody tell the producers the Navy doesn't use those anymore...
8:10: Carrie lives, for now. KITT still in Import Police Mode. Now they're saying that F-15s are coming to kill KITT (not the F-14s I could swear I saw). I'll need to review the video again. The KITTplane arrives, KITT drives onboard, this is how they game the 100mph rule. Plane vs. Overpass coming up. KITT pretends he's C-3PO: "Collision probability 100%"
8:17: Plane makes it, but the landing gear is toast. Almost off course (that makes the bomb go kerplooey, too). Chatty Kidnapper's back on the horn, saying annoying and threatening things. Bruce Davison has never seen anything like this bomb. KITT suggests jettisoning the bomb into the stratosphere, where it will have no effect. Of course, a C-130 can't fly that high. But they're gonna try.
8:20: RICHARD ROUNDTREE. Best episode ever, by default. Don't slum it here, Richard. He's CIA. And he's Carrie's dad. Shaft is Carrie's dad. Meanwhile, in the KITTplane, Bruce Davison and WALL-E are dealing with the bomb.
8:22: Chatty K talking to Torres. He's threatening to kill the hostage. WALL-E is tasked with dropping the superbomb out of the plane. Everyone gets into KITT, who's pressurizing. The plane's in trouble. Hank the WALL-E impersonator releases the bomb. Chatty K is unhappy, presses the button. Boom. midair explosion.
8:28: Plane has lost power. Now it's back. This is the fakest-looking plane ever. Auxiliary power restored. Kirk to Scotty: Damage Report. Oh wait, that's from a good show. KITT figures out that there's a second bomb. Bruce Davison is concerned about Carrie. Fret not Bruce, you'll be joining her. Hospital: Zoe is not sufficiently awed to be in the presence of John Shaft, if you ask me.
8:31: Bruce Davison wants everyone off the plane, which will be scuttled. KITT is the escape pod. He can take four passengers. There are 5 on the plane. You see where this is going. Hospital: Zoe and Shaft keep vigil over Carrie. FoS: Chatty K upset over the bomb explosion. Says the bomb's GPS told him that something was amiss. You know, like the GPS getting vaporized? Chatty K goes all Bin Laden and threatens even greater destruction with bomb #2.
8:38: Hospital. Carrie wants a pen. She writes "Valdor." Shaft confused. Billy googling it in the FoS. It's a chemical company. Bomb #2 has a target. KITT brings up the plans. Set a course for Phoenix. But first, we need to get out of this no-landing-gear plane. Somehow, we have the surveillance footage of Chatty K at the plant. Torres tells Mike, "Finish it."
8:41: Ambassador Badu is asking questions. Chatty K tires of her, as we do of him. And the show in general. Plane: Drop zone in 32 seconds. WALL-E's gonna buy the farm. Bruce Davison's staying behind with the pilots. KITT drops, turns into Honda Business Jet. Kidding. He turns into Mullaly's plane. Kidding again.
8:44: Pilot's a cowboy, wants to set 'er down with no wheels. KITT touches down, Mike initiates burnout as he hits tarmac. James Bond license plate. Bomb getting armed. Billy is concerned about the potential death toll. Worst disaster ever on American soil...after the Knight Rider remake.
8:46: Carrie's crashing. Game over for her.
8:49: Game not quite over yet. Docs shock Carrie back. Fake airplane: Bruce Davison and the pilot are getting ready to land. KITT knows. Sarah pills him up on the special SYNC instant messenger. "It's all under control." Yeah right. Now Chatty K is threatening to blow up the chem plant. STEALTH RICE MODE. Except for the red scanners, which aren't noticeable or anything. Baddie out of ammo, Mike drops him with one shot. Sarah is turned on. KITT is worried.
8:53: Mike is now killing everyone in the building. Chatty K has a gun to Ambassador Badu's head, and a lightsaber, apparently, in his other hand. This is the least tense tension-filled moment ever. Sarah sneaks in, grabs the trigger, Mike drops Chatty K, shutting him up forever. AT&T immediately files for bankruptcy. Mike leaves with the ambassador. Sarah has the trigger. Waits.
8:56: Plane. Fuel dumped. Time to crash land. Some alarm is going off. Ambassador B and her country owe Mike everything. Blah blah blah. Can we get to the crashing plane already? KITT needs to talk. Shaft and Shaft Juniorette have a talk. Carrie looking better than before. Carrie crying. She'll never work in the field again. Carrie exits Knight Rider alive. Sarah calls Mike a douchenozzle. Well, duh. Mike has bad news for Sarah. Plane exploded. No survivors. Exit Bruce Davison. KITT: "Our father is dead." Sad piano music over the KITT scanners. Fade out.
NEXT WEEK: KITT vs. KARR. Finally. See you then.