Knight Rider (2008 TV Series) - Episodes


# Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "A Knight in Shining Armor" David Solomon Gary Scott Thompson September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24) 7.349
Mike goes after a woman from his past who abducts a man whose DNA contains a key to an unbreakable code.
2 "Journey to the End of the Knight" David Straiton Philip Levens October 1, 2008 (2008-10-01) 7.766
Mike seeks the help of a former military buddy in a mission to infiltrate a drag race smuggling ring, but the friend may have smuggling ties of his own.
3 "Knight of the Iguana" Bryan Spicer Rob Wright October 8, 2008 (2008-10-08) 6.856
Mike and Zoe (Smith Cho) pose as a couple to infiltrate a terrorist group in Baja California, suspected of stealing a powerful missile designed by Knight Research.
4 "A Hard Day's Knight" Allan Kroeker Dave Andron October 15, 2008 (2008-10-15) 7.470
Mike is injected with a neural poison and has less than three hours to live unless he assassinates a billionaire tech mogul in order to procure the antidote.
5 "Knight of the Hunter" Jay Chandrasekhar Patrick Massett & John Zinman October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22) 7.226
KITT disguises as a 4x4 for an off-road mission as Mike infiltrates a right-wing militia group that is plotting to blow up a dam. Along the way he encounters a British secret agent posing as one of them.
6 "Knight of the Living Dead" Leslie Libman Gary Scott Thompson November 5, 2008 (2008-11-05) 5.124
A murderous hacker infiltrates the Knight headquarters and activates a self-destruct program hidden inside KITT. Meanwhile, Mike and Sarah have 30 minutes to relay KITT's software to the back-up system while the others rush to find a killer among them. Note: This episode reveals schematics of a re-imagined KARR as a returning nemesis.
7 "I Wanna Rock & Roll All Knight" Matt Earl Beesley Rachel Mellon & Teresa Huang November 12, 2008 (2008-11-12) 5.342
Mike and KITT are assigned on a mission to catch a criminal couple who has been blowing up buildings. The mission gets more complicated when the couple kidnaps Agent Rivai and steals the classified personnel files of everyone at the SSC and threaten to upload them to the Internet.
8 "Knight of the Zodiac" J. Miller Tobin Matt Pyken November 19, 2008 (2008-11-19) 5.205
Mike goes undercover in Las Vegas to bust a money laundering operation. Billy (Paul Campbell) joins the mission only to spark a romantic adventure of his own. Meanwhile, Dr. Graiman locks horns with an old rival and former flame who comes to assess how "green" the SSC is.
9 "Knight Fever" Milan Cheylov Matt Pyken December 31, 2008 (2008-12-31) 4.540
Mike must stop the spread of a computer nanovirus that destroys electronics and threatens a global meltdown. The job gets more complicated when KITT is infected and suffers a series of malfunctions. Meanwhile, Mike's jealousy begins to show when Sarah reconnects with a former boyfriend (guest star Jeffrey Pierce), one of the developers of the virus and the only one who knows how to stop it.
10 "Don't Stop the Knight" Bryan Spicer Rob Wright January 7, 2009 (2009-01-07) 5.736
Mike tries to save a kidnapped foreign ambassador (guest star Vanessa A. Williams) from a terrorist who sends Mike on a series of missions to acquire parts for a hafnium nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Dr. Graiman tries to fix a temperamental robot named HANK. Agent Rivai eventually tracks down the terrorist's hide out but is caught in an explosion when a time bomb goes off.
11 "Day Turns Into Knight" Allan Kroeker Dave Andron January 14, 2009 (2009-01-14) 5.378
While Rivai clings to life, Mike and KITT transport the terrorist's nuclear bomb, but to keep it from detonating they must maintain a speed over 100 MPH. The bomb is transferred, without stopping, to a C-130 transport plane and harmlessly detonated at high-altitude. Afterward, Mike learns of a second bomb located at a chemical plant in Phoenix, Arizona and he and Sarah rush to intercept it. At the end, Sarah learns her father was killed when the damaged C-130 explodes during an emergency landing. Note: This was the last appearance of Dr. Graiman (Bruce Davison) and Agent Rivai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier).
12 "Knight to King's Pawn" Jeffrey G. Hunt Patrick Massett & John Zinman January 21, 2009 (2009-01-21) 4.928
While Sarah grieves over the loss of her father, Agent Torres (Yancey Arias) and the NSA dismantle the SSC and KITT's AI chip is removed to be installed in his evil predecessor KARR, (voiced by Peter Cullen), who is being kept at Area 51. To save himself, KITT secretly uploads his files to the internet and Billy and Zoe try to piece him back together. Meanwhile, Sarah uncovers a windfall of funds secretly left by her father to restart The Foundation for Law and Government at the SSC, and Mike learns that he was the original operator of KARR but his memories of the events were erased. Mike infiltrates Area 51, installs KITT's reconstructed AI into KITT's body and the two have a final confrontation with KARR who seizes Torres as his new operator. Note: This was the last appearance of Agent Torres (Yancey Arias). Dr. Graiman (Bruce Davison) appears in recorded messages to Mike and Sarah.
13 "Exit Light, Enter Knight" Gary Scott Thompson Gary Scott Thompson January 28, 2009 (2009-01-28) 6.229
Mike tries to stop a bank heist, but is taken hostage and loses contact with KITT. While inside the vault, Mike learns the thieves didn't come for the money, but what is inside a mob lawyer's safety deposit box - the account numbers and access codes to his clients' off-shore bank accounts. As a SWAT team closes in, KITT tries to warn them of bombs planted in the building and Mike tries to foil the robbers' escape plans.
14 "Fight Knight" Nick Gomez Rob Wright February 4, 2009 (2009-02-04) 4.996
Mike goes to Colorado to help an Army friend investigate the murder of her former drill sergeant (guest star Tiki Barber), and follows leads that the soldier may have been involved in an underground fight club that exploits military veterans.
15 "Fly By Knight" Jay Chandrasekhar Dave Andron February 11, 2009 (2009-02-11) 5.482
Mike tries to rescue a kidnapped boy-genius who knows the location of a hidden stash of drugs stolen from a drug dealer. The boy leaves behind puzzling clues that Mike and KITT must solve in order to find him. Complicating things is the DEA agent assigned to the case who has Mike arrested for interfering.
16 "Knight and the City" Guy Norman Bee Matt Pyken February 18, 2009 (2009-02-18) 5.317
Mike suspects foul play when the owner of his favorite hangout, "Sonny's Bar", is killed in a suspicious accident and the place is taken over by an unsavory crowd.
17 "I Love the Knight Life" Alex Zakrzewski Philip Levens March 4, 2009 (2009-03-04) 5.679
Mike and KITT try to procure a stolen high-tech serum called HXP that enhances physical abilities before the thieves can sell it to North Korean buyers. When Mike corners Galt, the main suspect, he finds Galt has overdosed on the serum and possesses super-human strength.

On December 3, 2008, NBC reduced its season order to seventeen episodes. The series finale aired on March 4, 2009. On May 19, 2009, NBC announced that they would not renew Knight Rider for a second season.

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