The next morning, I guess, Mike and Cassandra are fully clothed, and Mike is helping Cassandra limp. The ear thingy is working fine now, because Sarah can grill Mike on where they are (nearly at the evacuation point, although I'm not sure how Mike knows that). Mike thinks it's weird that Cooperton's men disappeared. KITT shows up in Regular KITT mode (I'd call it Klassic KITT, but that would be the car from the original show) and Cassandra is not impressed. She calls KITT a Matchbox car, which naturally gets Mike (and the Ford Motor Company) all defensive about the iconic nature of the Ford Mustang. Mike mutters that no one ever wrote a song about a Bentley, which might well be true. Once they're inside and chasing after the Hummer convoy, Mike insists on KITT going real fast to impress his new girl, even though KITT protests that it's a waste of energy. It's a political metaphor, I think. Incidentally, I've just noticed that no one ever wears a seat belt in KITT. I guess that's why there's always a voice saying "restraint systems activated", but it still seems like a bad idea.
KITT's ability to search files is conveniently operational, and he reports that Cooperton (hey! I was spelling it right!) and Moss are bank robbers, which strikes everyone as odd.
The convoy splits up, with one truck taking the high road to a dam and everyone else taking the low road. [ I was inspired to do some unnecessary research, myself, on the "Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Dam." Sadly, it's not real. - Z] KITT follows the truck and reports that it's being steered by remote control. KITT tries to jam the controls and gets up close enough for Mike to climb out on the hood and jump inside. There's a large bomb with three wires, one of which must be cut. And there's less than 30 seconds before the timer goes off! Billy says that the black wire is usually the one to cut. But there's only white, yellow, and blue!