Knight Rider (season 4)

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Knight Rider Season 4
Knight Rider season 4 DVD.png
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 20, 1985 (1985-09-20) – April 4, 1986 (1986-04-04)
Season chronology
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List of Knight Rider (1982 TV series) episodes

The fourth and final season of Knight Rider, an American television series, began September 20, 1985, and ended on April 4, 1986. It aired on NBC. The region 1 DVD was released on April 4, 2006.[1]

Interest in the show declined, leading to its cancellation by the end of the season. Hasselhoff, knowing the show was coming to an end, attempted to make a "series finale" and helped conceive the story "The Scent of Roses" with his wife at the time Catherine Hickland, who played Michael's love interest Stephanie "Stevie" Mason in past episodes. The network instead aired "Voodoo Knight" as the final episode. A new street-smart mechanic, played by Peter Parros, was added to the cast in addition to Bonnie. Of all KITT's features added in fourth season, the most important of them is "Super Pursuit Mode". KITT could also convert into an open convertible.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
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"Knight of the Juggernaut" Georg Fenady Burton Armus & Robert Foster September 20, 1985 (1985-09-20) 60275
60276
Michael goes to Chicago on an assignment to guard a valuable isotope. Elsewhere, Wilton Knight's daughter unexpectedly suspends FLAG's operations and Michael and KITT find themselves out of a job. Meanwhile, an international terrorist kidnaps Devon Miles and replaces him with a surgically altered impostor as a plot to get his hands on the isotope. Devon's changed behavior alerts Michael's suspicions and he disobeys orders to "take a vacation" until he finds out what is going on. Clues lead to a warehouse, where KITT's molecular bonded armor is unknowingly neutralized by a chemical sprayer on a nearby street, and he and Michael are attacked by an armored vehicle who KITT cannot defend against. Devon strangely writes-off KITT as a total loss, and when he answers a question Michael asks about Moby Dick wrong, Michael is even more doubtful that it is truly Devon. Seeing as KITT wass nearly destroyed in the armored car attack, Bonnie is cannot repair him without Devon Miles' assistance or FLAG's facilities. She and Michael enlist the help of "The Street Avenger" a friendly street vigilante named Reginald Cornelius the 3rd, or RC3, whose gang of friends take KITT to their garage to rebuild him. KITT is reborn with some new gadgets including a rocket-fast "super pursuit" mode. Michael must now race to save the real Devon and prevent the theft of the isotope.
71 3 "K.I.T.T. Nap" Bernard McEveety Skip Webster September 27, 1985 (1985-09-27) 60216
Michael hunts down a criminal who has escaped capture for years, but the criminal's henchmen decide to slow Michael down by trapping and stealing KITT.
72 4 "Sky Knight" Jeffrey Hayden Carlton Hollander & Dennis Rodriguez October 18, 1985 (1985-10-18) 60219

A plane Bonnie is traveling on, becomes hijacked by an ex-intelligence agent (Ron O'Neal), who demands money and the release of political prisoners.

Guest stars: Brian Thompson (Night Slasher on Cobra) as Kurt
73 5 "Burial Ground" Chuck Bail Michael Eric Stein October 25, 1985 (1985-10-25) 60204
Michael must locate a missing archeologist who has been kidnapped by an oil baron (Robert Pine) who is set to gain possession of Indian land if no artifacts are found.
74 6 "The Wrong Crowd" Chuck Bail George S. Dinallo November 1, 1985 (1985-11-01) 60221
Michael must stop a gang of thieves who hijack Knight's mobile base truck thinking it to be hauling liquor. When they discover all the high-tech computer gear inside, they decide to use the equipment for a crime spree including hacking of a robotic military vehicle armed with a missile.
75 7 "Knight Sting" Sidney Hayers Herman Miller November 8, 1985 (1985-11-08) 60224
Bonnie poses as jetsetter, Devon a newscaster, and Michael a hitman in order to infiltrate a foreign embassy planning to smuggle a canister of deadly bacteria out of the country. RC3 poses as a butler as well, KITT even goes undercover as a rare foreign car.
76 8 "Many Happy Returns" Georg Fenady Michael Halperin November 15, 1985 (1985-11-15) 60203
Michael investigates the theft of a high-tech hovercraft and tries to intercept it before a black market arms dealer can smuggle it out of the country.
77 9 "Knight Racer" Charles Watson Sanford Paul Diamond November 29, 1985 (1985-11-29) 60222
Michael investigates an open wheel race team plagued by mysterious accidents. Michael also takes the teams opening as a substitute race car driver.
78 10 "Knight Behind Bars" Bernard McEveety Richard C. Okie December 6, 1985 (1985-12-06) 60202
Michael investigates a women's prison where inmates have stolen plans of a hotel being used as a meeting place for defense conference. Bonnie also goes undercover as an inmate.
79 11 "Knight Song" Georg Fenady Burton Armus December 13, 1985 (1985-12-13) 60230
RC3 helps a friend who is involved in a real-estate plan that could help revitalize RC3's old neighborhood. A rival developer, also a past friend of RC3 however, has other plans to keep the area a drug-infested slum.
80 12 "The Scent of Roses" Sidney Hayers E. Nick Alexander January 3, 1986 (1986-01-03) 60212
A near-fatal encounter with a criminal mastermind has Michael thinking about early retirement, and he considers quitting the Foundation. Devon reunites Michael with Stephanie Mason, and Michael quits the foundation. When Michael and Stephanie are about to exchange wedding vows, the masterminds returns in disguise and Stephanie takes the bullet for Michael, which kills her. After her funeral, Michael seeks vengeance against the mastermind. (Originally intended as the show's final episode.)
81 13 "Killer K.I.T.T." Chuck Bail Simon Rose January 10, 1986 (1986-01-10) 60226
A vengeful computer expert who helped design KITT's software reprograms KITT to turn against Michael, and subsequently kill a politician.
82 14 "Out of the Woods" Harvey Laidman Gregory S. Dinallo January 17, 1986 (1986-01-17) 60211
Michael works to expose a sawmill operation that has been cutting timber from a protected national forest.
83 15 "Deadly Knightshade" Sidney Hayers Philip John Taylor January 24, 1986 (1986-01-24) 60229
Michael tries to prove a master magician has committed a murder, and used his stage illusions to appear to be on stage during the crime as the perfect alibi.
84 16 "Redemption of a Champion" Chuck Bail E. Nick Alexander January 31, 1986 (1986-01-31) 60227
Michael investigates the murder of a boxing promoter who may have had incriminating secrets about a legendary fighting match. Special appearances by Don King, Ken Foree & Carlos Palomino.
85 17 "Knight of a Thousand Devils" Gino Grimaldi Peter Allan Fields February 7, 1986 (1986-02-07) 60228
An FBI agent, and close friend to Michael, is killed by a mobster who escapes during a botched raid. Michael and RC3 trail him to a dune buggy race, where the criminal is posing as a driver and planning an escape across the Mexican border.
86 18 "Hills of Fire" Bob Bralver Jackson Gillis February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14) 60220
Michael and KITT investigate a string of arson fires in a national park, but the arsonist evades capture with an ATV to flee over terrain KITT cannot drive over. Bonnie also creates a special Satellite Infiltration Drone, also known as SID that can become any object when spying on the enemy. Special appearance by Vernon Wells.
87 19 "Knight Flight to Freedom" Winrich Kolbe George S. Dinallo February 21, 1986 (1986-02-21) 60232
Michael goes to South America and tries to help an American political figure escape a country in the middle of a coup d'état. Michael gets caught and is to be executed by a firing squad.
88 20 "Fright Knight" Gilbert M. Shilton James Byrnes, Samm Smith
& Leonard B. Kaufman
March 7, 1986 (1986-03-07) 60223
Michael and KITT investigate the grounds of a movie studio where unexplained accidents on the sets are thought to be the work of a legendary stage phantom (Robert Englund).
89 21 "Knight of the Rising Sun" Winrich Kolbe Story by: Burton Armus
& Bruce Lansbury
Teleplay by: E. Nick Alexander
March 14, 1986 (1986-03-14) 60233
Michael must protect the son of Devon's friend, who a Japanese businessman is determined to kidnap, believing he is the descendant of the founder of a terrorist cult.
90 22 "Voo Doo Knight" Georg Fenady Story by: R. Timothy Kring &
Deborah Dean Davis
Teleplay by: R. Timothy Kring
April 4, 1986 (1986-04-04) 60225
Michael tries to stop a voodoo woman who is using mind control on innocent people and forcing them to commit crimes for her.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Knight Rider - Season Four (1982)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 

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