Knight Rider

Season 1 Episode 13

Exit Light, Enter Knight

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 28, 2009 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Mike tries to stop a bank robbery things go badly and he ends up being a hostage himself. Mike figures out that the robbers have more on their mind than grab the money and run. Mike is unable to communicate with KITT and works on a way to capture the robbers.moreless

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  • Outstanding episode.

    This was a great episode and the first show Michael, Sarah, Billy, and Zoe have been on their own. The way the storyline was put together was great. First, the bad guys robbing the bank to coincide with the wife of the guy who could shut down the power grid. Second, the phony hostage (the girlfriend of the leader of the bad guys).

    It was really cool to see the little girl saved by Michael and KITT, but then again that's what they do.

    The opening scene with Zoe and Billy with Billy and Zoe sleeping together on the couch was classic, considering their relationship.moreless
  • Favorite so far

    I liked this episode. Fast paced action and the opening sequence was enough to set the tone for what was going to come.

    Like sherlock said in his review, I think the episode could've spammed a "to be continued" right when Michael went back to the bank and it exploded.

    So the second part would be around Michael going after the bank robbers in the tunnels. Maybe a little longer chase scene with the bikes and a bit more hard time knocking out the rest of the gang before finding the couple..

    But overall, one of the best episodes, after the 2 part ones where the Dr. died. Cheers..moreless
  • Favourite so far. Action-packed, Humorous, Could have been 2 episodes.

    This is simply one of my favourite episodes so far if not my favourite. Action-packed and humorous and all. I however think it was too loaded for a single episode. A typical episode that glues you to your seat and you just do not want to see the time reading.

    The opening scene makes the episode a lot more interesting and sets the tone for a more simple episode. I believe the show is about an extra-ordinary car that should be to the benefit of the society in all aspects.

    Finally, I reiterate that this episode could have been span over two instead of rushing the ending.moreless
  • It is really important to start out a series with a strong pilot episode. It should detail everything you should expect from this show and leave you wanting more. In this regard, we have finally reached the pilot episode of Knight Rider.moreless

    I felt that a lot of the problems with the series before was a general sense of immaturity. It felt like Michael and company were role playing. Everyone was making lewd comments and spying on intimate moments thinking it was funny.

    That changed heavily in the last episode, with everyone taking a seriousness to the proceedings. but it still kept a lot of the baggage from earlier episodes.

    This episode really changed everything around. Instead of several dozen miscelleneous office workers, authority figures and field agents, you got three people working information gathering and Michael was caught up helping people caught in the crossfire of a bank robbery. Guess who got a rifle butt in the face for it?

    What made this episode work was that these characters seem to have grown up. There was still some juvenile humor between Zoe and Billy, but it was a much more tolerable level. The fact that everyone was exhausted from their previous mission and sleeping in the middle of the day indicates that they are not goofing around like they did before.

    But what was really surprising was that they were still the same characters as before, just more enjoyable. Zoe still had the obnoxious flirtation but it felt offhand instead of thrown in your face. Billy's brief conversation with 8 year old Maddie was cute: Maddie- "My mom is in the middle of a bank robbery, I'm sitting next to an injured cop and riding in a talking car. How do you think I'm doing?"

    Billy- "A little too precocious for me."

    I also enjoyed the teamwork played between Michael and KITT. It was very well presented in the opening sequence, almost movie like. Overhead shots of the area and KITT moving to provide cover made things clear what exactly was going on. These robbers were clearly not playing around. They were willing to kill and that made things more intense. You weren't sure who was going to survive.

    But what really helped this episode come together was the tight pacing, not everything was as it seemed and there are just enough questions asked/ answers given to keep things moving. Mission control with Sarah, Billy and Zoe was putting together the pieces of the puzzle alongside Michael learning what those pieces mean.

    It is still not perfect, Mission Control was still just a bunch of people sitting at computers and the cop was a little too trusting of Mike to hand him a rifle for support, even if he claimed to be DEA. And the hostages switched as robbers is obviously taken from The Dark Knight. But these are problems just about any series will have. If anything I am grateful for this exchange when the robber finds out about the text message.

    Robber- "Who is Sarah."

    Mike- "Sarah is my girlfriend. I just wanted to let her know I was okay."

    Robber- "You mentioned KITT. Who is KITT?"

    Mike- "You're going to hit me if I tell you...okay, KITT is my car." (SLAM, rifle butt in the stomach. Mike rolls to his side in pain) "Yeah, I called it."moreless
  • Back to the basics & not any cheesy CGI! Love it!!

    Finally this show is turning into the show that I hoped it would. Saving large government corporations really doesn't interest me, I love this episode because it's a lot more like the classic Knight Rider that I remembered as a kid.

    Now they have finally gotten rid of the characters that were definitely holding the show part from being good. I know Justin Bruening's acting could be better, but was "The Hass" any better? It didn't stop the 80's Knight from being a great show. But by far my favorite duo is "Billy" & "Zoe", if they can get "Michael" & "Sarah" to have the same type of chemistry then this show would be an absolute hit!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Billy: How you doing, Maddie?
      Maddie: Well, I'm sitting inside a talking car that's driving itself to the hospital with a wounded police officer and my mother's been kidnapped. How do you think I'm doing?
      Billy: Okay, too precocious for me.

    • Zoe: (waking) Did you just drool on me?
      Billy: Maybe a little (wiping drool from lip)
      Zoe: Ewwww!

    • (Mike suddenly wakes up)
      Mike: Man, I was out cold.
      KITT: Actually Michael, you were not out cold. You were in a very heavy REM state.
      Mike: You know you sometimes sound like Hal from 2001?
      KITT: I find that movie extremely confusing.
      Mike: You know what confuses me?
      KITT: There are not enough hours in the day to list all the things that confuse you.
      Mike: Oh snap!
      KITT: Yes Michael. Snap.

  • NOTES (3)

    • In the Czech Republic, this episode named Exit Light, Enter Knight is named Neplánovaná akce.

    • International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: August 11, 2009 on Sci Fi/Sci Fi HD
      Slovakia: January 28, 2010 on JOJ
      Australia: August 17, 2010 on 7TWO
      Czech Republic: October 16, 2010 on Prima

    • Beginning with this episode, Smith Cho has been added to the opening credits. Yancy Arias and Bruce Davison have been removed.