The bad guys find KITT empty. Cooperton's orders are that Mike and Cassandra be shot on sight.
KITT claims the mine must have "breached a vulnerability" and he'll have to reboot. Mike stands still and continues to squabble with KITT while Cassandra is remarkably calm considering that Mike is apparently jabbering to himself. Finally, Mike gets KITT to give him a plan ("Go south", which is also how to get from "West of House" to "South of House" in Zork 1) and he and Cassandra run through the trees. We see some CGI of KITT's rebooting process, and it appears to involve physically exchanging one chip for another deep in KITT's CGI innards. Seriously, it's like Tron in there.
The escape route ends suddenly at a cliff edge. Sarah and KITT encourage Mike to jump. Mike doesn't want to, because he supposedly has a fear of water or something. This conversation takes awhile, and Cassandra is once again remarkably patient with the guy shouting at nothing. The bad guys are taking a surprisingly long time to catch up. Zoe and Billy are in the scene, but they're just looking worried instead of advancing their alleged subplot. KITT claims there's an extreme probability of injury and only a 30% chance of survival even if they get across the river. They jump. Cooperton shows up with his crew and helpfully explains that the current will take them "downstream." Thanks!
KITT tells Sarah that the ear thingy must have been damaged and that he's lost track of Mike. If they don't get warm, though, hypothermia will soon set in. We see Mike and Cassandra, now dripping wet, walk out from behind a tree. Seriously? We don't even get to see some stuntmen in the river? Feh. Cassandra's ankle is broken or something, so she pulls her pistol and says she'll stay and fight off the people chasing them. Mike will have none of that, and says that they need to take off their clothes. You know, for a couple of people desperately escaping, they do an awful lot of standing still. And stripping. KITT can somehow tell that they need to be getting warm, and we see the two of them all nekkid and entwined in a cave or something. There is no mention of the people still supposedly chasing them. Cassandra wants to confess her sins, but Mike assures her she's not dying. Then he talks about how he can't remember things. They bond. [And make out. - Z]
KITT reports that he has video, and Sarah cuts him off before he can explain his concerns. Man, I hate that narrative trick where Person A doesn't let Person B finish for no reason other than to get to the next plot point. Sarah (Person A) is, of course, a bit taken aback to see the heat-vision view of Mike and Cassandra entwined and rubbing each other all over. Even Zoe doesn't say anything, which I think is a bit out of character for her. After a pause, though, Sarah is all business and tells KITT to redirect power from video back to repairs. I'm not sure that makes any sense, you know. How exactly is KITT fixing himself? Nanobots? Even if that made sense, the power they're using seems like it would be different from the power used for long-range heat-vision. Or, for that matter, long-distance phone conversations. [Maybe KITT also powers the satellites? - Z]