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.
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. 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.
KITT also transforms into a Ford F-150 FX4 pickup truck for off-road purposes, a Ford E-150 van, Ford Flex, Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang for disguise purposes.
The series also demonstrated capabilities such as KITT's Turbo Boost, allowing KITT to briefly become airborne, and submergibility, maintaining system integrity and life support for occupants while underwater.
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.
The bomb is transferred, without stopping, to a C-130 transport plane and harmlessly detonated at high-altitude.
In advance of its anticipated weekly run, the new Knight Rider series was introduced with a television movie on February 17, 2008.
The new series premiered on NBC on September 24, 2008 and led the network's Wednesday evening lineup, along with Deal or No Deal and Lipstick Jungle.
Along the way he encounters a British secret agent posing as one of them.
A murderous hacker infiltrates the Knight headquarters and activates a self-destruct program hidden inside KITT.