• Jan 21st 2009 at 7:51PM
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Last week, we learned that Carrie's survived the massive explosion, that her dad is Shaft, and that she's not good to go for field ops any more. Exit Carrie. Then, later, Bruce Davison bought the farm in an offscreen plane crash . This would appear to leave the option open for him to pull a Tony Almeida and resurface, except that we know NBC canned him. Tonight, we get the KITT vs. KARR showdown. Oh, and Torres is gonna die, I think. It should be both awful and awesome.

The plot synopsis, via KR Online:

"Knight to King's Pawn" : TIME TO FIGHT BACK--Sarah is not coping well with her father's death and decides to leave town. Concerned, Mike goes looking for her and in return gets the answers he has been searching for about his past. Meanwhile, the NSA has decided to dismantle the SSC now that Dr. Graiman is dead and they can then move forward with KITT's nemesis KARR. With Torres' permission they take out KITT's chip that contains his personality and memories and place it in KARR. Upset by what has happened, Mike, Sarah, Billy and Zoe devise a plan to find where KITT has been taken and get him up and running and destroy the evil KARR once and for all.

See you after the jump at 8.

Knight Rider Liveblog
Season 1, Episode 12
"Knight to King's Pawn"
January 21, 2009
8:00 PM Eastern

8:00:
Here we go. Hawaii. Sarah hot in bikini. Pensive. Then drinking. Party girl in slo-mo. Some tool arrives for small talk. Sarah wants none of it. She's being threatening Sarah. And now she's Mike Tyson Sarah. And cue the sensitive piano music. Mike's here. Blah, blah tension. Sad beach Sarah. Everybody misses Bruce Davison. And his dead WALL-E robot. Sarah doesn't want to be alone. Mike's gonna see action.

8:04: Fortress of Suck: Torres removing KITTs chip to give to Susan from Desperate Housewives' first husband. Chip is going into KARR. KITT getting dragged off. This upsets Billy, who calls Mike, who is very much indisposed with Sarah at the moment. Here comes the starting.

Theme Music.

8:08: Billy freaking out. Torres and NSA took KITT. Fortress of Suck is finito. Billy sent Mike some package. It's a magic Bruce Davison hologram generator. Help me Obi Wan... We learn Mike was the KARR driver. That program went bad, and they erased his memory. KITT was the relaunch of the project. Dead Hologram Bruce Davison says KARR must never happen. We see mega robot KARR. Mike wants to stop this! Sarah wants beach! Mike jets.

8:11: Mike drives a Volvo C70 to the airport. Meets Billy and Zoe back in Cali. No one knows where KITT is. Let's play Blue's Clues to figure it out. Oh wait, wrong show. Now we get some convoluted thing where KITT sends Billy a song to their favorite file-sharing site. I'm serious. Billy and Zoe use the Starbucks WiFi and work on cracking KITT's secret code.

8:13: KITT has apparently uploaded himself to the web. So now Billy and Zoe need to BitTorrent him down. Oh wait, he uploaded himself to michaelknight.org. Because who would ever look there. Laptop and Starbucks not powerful enough to do this.

8:15: Dead Hologram Bruce Davison now pleading with Sarah to stop the KARR project. Blah blah, sappy crap. Bottom line: go help Mike, Sarah. Sarah uses Tivo mode to rewind Dead Hologram Bruce Davison one last time. Mike, Billy, and Sarah get ready to use the defunct Fortress of Suck to download KITT.

Commercials.

8:21: Mike and co drop out of the ventilation shaft into the Fortress of Suck, which is all blue and smoky. Torres and Susan from Desperate Housewives' first husband are plotting how to meld KITT with KARR. Sarah still in Hawaii. Chick music plays. Looks over Dead Bruce Davison's things. The key to everything is in some little pillow. Billy making a new KITT chip. They start downloading him, all KITT's memories play on the FoS screen.

8:25: Phone. It's Sarah. They're trying to solve the Dead Bruce Davison riddle. Sarah finds some secret paper with numbers. Billy having a cow because he's missing a packet. The missing packet has been downloaded onto some kid's -PRODUCT SHILL ALERT- Xbox in Portland. Meanwhile, in Hawaii, Sarah learns that Dead Bruce Davison left her an account with over $400,000,000 in it. Not. Shabby.

Commercials.

8:31: Naturally, there's some loophole that lets Zoe get a full backup of the Fortress of Suck. Billy flies to Portland to steal back the missing KITT file. FoS: Zoe finds surveillance tape of Torres and Susan from Desperate Housewives' first husband having a sneaky powwow. Torres agrees that KITT program needs to be shut down. Mike wants an ID on the NSA guy. Obviously, he's never watched Desperate Housewives. Sarah arrives.

8:33: Mike fills in Sarah on the whole KARR thing. Zoe calls, she has located Susan from Desperate Housewives' first husband, whom they'll ambush at dinner. Sarah bumps into him (we're in D.C. now). he's all fake sorry about Dead Hologram Bruce Davison. Sarah hugs. Plants a spider tracker under his collar. Meanwhile, in Portland, Billy is playing Xbox with this kid. Kid wants to play - PRODUCT SHILL ALERT- Madden. Billy beats the kid. Wins KITT's missing file. Kid calls Billy a douche. This kid knows what's happening.

8:36: Susan from Desperate Housewives' first husband is suspicious after bumping into Sarah. He's talking to Evil Torres, who is hours away from melding KITT and KARR. Mike commits a felony, breaks into Susan from Desperate Housewives' first husband's house. He's there with a gun. And a satin robe. But so is Sarah, with her own gun. Sarah threatens to kill him if he doesn't give up KITT's location. She's no Jack Bauer in this department. Susan from Desperate Housewives' first husband rolls easily, sends them to Area 51, where KITT is hidden. Sarah's next Hawaii trip will be free with all the flier miles she's racking up. Not that it matters, since she's really rich now.

Commercials.

8:41: Somehow, we've gone 40 minutes on NBC without some Obama reference.

8:43: We're back. Billy has a line on some fancy weaponry. Mike, party-pooper, wants nonlethal weapons. Taser. Grenade launcher with nonlethal grenades. And a nonlethal shotgun. Mike wears special ops black ninja suit. Sarah asks him if he's sure. Mike wants payback. He's on his way to KITT loaded for non-leathal bear.

8:45: Mike cuts open the fence, nonlethally. Zoe loses the signal. Billy finds KITT. Mike blows s*it up with nonlethal explosives. AC/DCish music. Unless its new AC/DC. Mike non-lethally drops the guards with his toy shotgun and taser. Mike runs through the warehouse from the beginning of Indiana Jones 4, finds KITT, leaves.

8:48: KARR changes from Mustang form to robot form. Torres tells him to stop. KARR wants KITT stopped. Dead, even. Peter Cullen voice. KARR grabs Torres, "becomes one" with him, but not in the Madonna "Crazy For You" lyrics way. This is more unpleasant. Torres is now in KARR's chest cavity, looking like a Borg.

Commercials.

8:53: KITT rebooted. Download not complete, so no weapons or attack mode. KITT vs. KARR is on. KARR wants to merge with Mike. They must achieve their destiny. KITT getting ass kicked. Dukes of Hazzard 2-wheel mode. Grappling hook. Turbo boosts right through KARR, the weakest robot ever. I've seen Chinese cars crash-test better than this. KARR blows up. Somehow, Torres survives this -- it's like the A-Team, where helicopters could crash into a mountain and explode and bad guys would emerge alive, but wearing soiled sportcoats. Torres apologizes. Dies. KARR is unquestionably the lamest, weakest, Super Optimus Prime Voice Robot of all time.

8:56: Fortress of Suck. KITT finally finishes rebooting. Repairs himself. KITT has memory loss. We all get sappy about a talking car now. KITT has more Dead Hologram Bruce Davison messages. The FoS belongs to these losers. Sarah has money like you read about. Bruce Davison tells them to be like the O.G. Knight Rider. "You can make a difference." Tells them to recreate FLAG (which Devon ran in the old show). Sarah talks to the hologram, which responds. Everybody hugs. Fade out.

Next Week: Mike fights bank robbers.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, this puts my faith in live action shows now.

      Now I know why I watch/download this show.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Umm... Why is KARR Optimus Prime!?

      I SWEAR TO GOD IT'S THE SAME GUY.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Peter Cullen did the voice of the original KARR, who also did the voice of Optimus Prime
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes, that was new AC/DC. ...No Substitute for T.N.T though!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So they get into this awesome weapons room but every weapon shoots rubber bullets and bean bags? Wtf?

      I mean Heroes has gone in the crapper but at least people still get beheaded.
      Sauber Kraut 76
      • 6 Years Ago
      because it would cost more to re-do it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That would be Fortress of Suck...
      • 6 Years Ago
      ok karr sounds too much like optimus..thats just too freaky, and he looks lame at that..
      • 6 Years Ago
      Omg, couldn't they have put some kind of mechanical sound overlay or something so it's not so blatantly Optimus Prime Peter Cullen? I love Cullen's voicework to death, but now I've got Transformers meets Knight Rider in my head. Do not need! XD
      • 6 Years Ago
      Halftime is over... back to college basketball for me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lol I love how the hologram says he regrets not telling michael about his past. . . but if the hologram was prerecorded before he died then he obviously regretted it when he recorded it, therefore. . . . well, never mind this is knight rider.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone notice when KARR went from robot to car, the animators just kind of gave up trying to make sense of it, and the front of the car, hood, etc just appeared? Cheap.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, uh, they invented some, uh, uhm, kind of, uh, super... poly... meric... alloy... ificate... that can do that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So here's my pitch for a new KARR episode: the government fails to learn from it's mistakes(ya know, for believability's sake), and creates a new smart vehicle/weapons platform(though not an AI) that will very likely be a Ford product(though I say now's the time to make it a Camaro, like the black SEMA car[just pop the scanner/strobe in the nose scoop]...), but utilizes KARR's systems, including internet connectivity, which will be very bad because either:

      A) KARR was able to download to the internet, detects the new project, uploads itself to it and once again, seeks to destroy KITT and re-integrate Mike, OR...

      B) The original KARR did survive the destruction of it's body(as was eluded to by it's seemingly still active circuitry when the camera shows the wreckage), and a FLAG tech recovers the important bits. We later discover that this KARR was the template for the new KARR, explaining the name thing. Why not the Knight Industries Two-Thousand, you ask; because Graiman wouldn't let them have the original KITT, so Torres went around behind his back and used KARR as the template, forcing Graiman into the project to make sure things didn't go horribly wrong(to no avail...). But the old KARR is still on the servers of area 51, and in it's interest of self preservation, takes over the new project vehicle to escape deletion.
        • 6 Years Ago
        In the episode I came up with entitled, Knight Rider: Karr Returns: The Rise of Karr: The final Battle, Karr's tailpipe didn't get destroyed, but because it contains nano data that it absorbed during the battle, it is able to send a signal to the xbox and download the lost packet of Kitt's information which it then uses to find the hologram of the dead guy, it tortures the hologram until it builds: Cyber Michael Knight, which it needs so they can become one (since it's their destiny). It absorbs Cyber Michael Knight and destroys the internet. Michael and the team have to rush off to the carribbean(at a beach resort during spring break) where the destroyed internet pieces have been hidden in a vault(at the beach resort, outside, during a wet t-shirt competition). Then Michael and the team use bean bag launchers to infiltrate the cia headquarters(on casual cleavage friday) to stop a kidnapper who has hijacked airforce one from inside the cia's plane testing lab. Cut to: To be continued
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