Knight Rider

Season 1 Episode 11

Day Turns Into Knight

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 2009 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Mike and KITT must drive faster than 100 mph to keep a bomb in the trunk from exploding. While the SSC works on how to defuse the bomb and find the bomber and his hostage.

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  • Mike has to stop the killer, save the ambassador, and drive over 100 mph in order to avoid the nuclear bomb in his trunk. We've seen it all before - and far better.moreless

    Yet another sub standard episode of the revamp of Knight Rider, this one was marginally better than the previous ten, but it was still utterly contrived and rather painful to watch. The storyline limps weakly along, the characters are dreary, and even KITT (voiced by Val Kilmer) seems to have lost all interest in the show. The writers are to blame, for while the terrorist-of-the-week plotline that has plagued the show seems to have diminished, the show relies on such ridiculous contrivances to crawl through each 45 minutes. Clearly no one actually discussed the story and setting with anyone with a brain, so we have this half finished series that never feels either real or logical.

    In this episode a major character bows out in the weakest way imaginable - done so the series can move forward with its second full reboot. The show could have been so much more, yet instead we're reduced to mindless storylines and pointless posturing by villains no one cares about.

    Surely this lackluster attempt to rekindle the interest in the show will be sent to the scrap heap very soon.moreless
  • 10 rating for power boost alone. Minus 4 for all the rest of the episode.

    This episode should have just been the 5 second clip of KITT's power boost. Watching KITT launch itself into the air over a construction vehicle, I sat mesmerized by the hilariously improbable action. It was by far the laughable highlight of an otherwise poorly executed car chase plot. At speeds of 130mph, I found it difficult to believe that KITT was so easily able to weave around that construction site. Workers jumping out the car's way would have been struck by a car actually travelling 130mph. Forget staying above 100mph, KITT didn't even look like he was going 60mph when surrounded by traffic. Also, why in the world was the HUD speedometer on the windshield so rapidly fluctuating speeds? Numbers were changing so rapidly on that thing, making it look more a stopwatch then a measure of speed. Charles Graiman's death scene was… well I can't comment because it didn't exist. What a cop out. Goodbye Knight Rider 2.0a. Welcome Knight Rider 2.0b; the bar is low.moreless
  • Good sequel episode with a shocking end.

    It's nice to see some drama otherwise the series would just be destined for a 'wham, bam, thank you m'am' attitude. The acting is good in it, not great, just good. There is some human emotion in it which is nice to see. It looks like this is the start of the end of the season for Knight Rider. I don't know how others feel about this series but I sure hope they return for another season. It's not high flying stuff but very entertaining and I look forward to seeing every episode. The entertainment value is way up there and that's what I like!moreless
  • Great episode!

    It was a very exciting show! With KITT not allowed to go below 100mph and bombs, it was an awesome episode. Plus, knowing someone was not going to be killed kept me on the edge of my seat, not knowing when the death was going to happen. A bomb being set off in a nuclear facility along with an ambassador being held hostage and wanting demands done by Knight Industries made for one of the best episodes that I have seen in the only season done so far. Seeing this episode made me regret forgeting and missing part 1 of the episode on the week before.moreless
Rick Hoffman

Rick Hoffman

Christopher Stevens

Guest Star

Vanessa A. Williams

Vanessa A. Williams

Ambassador Olara Kumali

Guest Star

John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson


Guest Star

Smith Cho

Smith Cho

Zoe Chae

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When Sarah grabs the detonator from Stevens she holds it between the two screws. After that, in the shots from the front Sarah is holding the detonator at the top with her hand around the highest screw. In the shots from behind and the close-up she still holds the detonator between the screws.

    • Carrie's father is a CIA agent and her mother is a lawyer. Carrie was accepted to Columbia Law School and instead went to Quantico.

    • When Mike and KITT land in Arizona, KITT morphs his license plate from a California plate to an Arizona plate.

    • KITT morphs into attack mode and adds flashing red/blue lights, like a police car.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Mike: Sarah, we got word from the SSC about the plane.
      Sarah: Did they make it back okay?
      Mike: No, they didn't. When they were coming in for the landing, there was an explosion. I don't know. The fuel line, maybe. Sarah, no one survived. I'm so sorry.
      Sarah: Mike...
      KITT: Sarah, our father is dead.

    • (Mike discussing plan with Sarah, Dr. Graiman and Torres via video link)
      Mike: And I thought I was crazy.

    • Torres: Guys, where are we one that bomb?
      Mike: We'll get back to you on that. (Turns off the monitor)

    • (Mike shoots a guy with one shot)
      Sarah: Ooh, that's such a turn on!

    • KITT: Do you have a plan?
      Mike: I'm going to walk in and shoot them.
      KITT: Subtle.
      Mike: I thought so.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In the Czech Republic, this episode named Day Turns Into Knight is named S bombou v kufru.

    • International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: July 28, 2009 on Sci Fi/Sci Fi HD
      Slovakia: January 26, 2010 on JOJ
      Australia: August 4, 2010 on 7TWO
      Czech Republic: October 2, 2010 on Prima