Knight Rider: Season 4, Episode 12

The Scent of Roses (3 Jan. 1986)

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Michael Knight decides to leave the Foundation after being shot on a case at the Government Data Center. Accepting the young loners resignation, Devon Miles tracks down the one person who ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Durant / Kurt Rolands (as Aharon Ipale)
Reid Smith ...
Michael John Meyer ...
Medic Driver
Craig Schaefer ...
Phyllis Applegate ...
Nurse Miller
William Knight ...
Head Surgeon
Tom McDonald ...


Michael Knight decides to leave the Foundation after being shot on a case at the Government Data Center. Accepting the young loners resignation, Devon Miles tracks down the one person who can make a difference in Michael's life: his one true love, Stevie Mason and gets the two of them together again. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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3 January 1986 (USA)  »

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This episode was originally supposed to be the Series Finale. See more »


When the C4-laden radio-controlled model plane is seen in its final shot flying toward Michael's beachside chalet, the house explodes a couple seconds before the plane reaches it. You can clearly see that the plane barely enters the frame at the right but proceeds no further before the detonation; the plane never reaches the house before the house blows up. See more »


Michael Knight: The day he killed my wife he signed his own death certificate! You got 59 MINUTES!
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For All We Know
Written by The Carpenters
Performed by Catherine Hickland
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This should have been the series finale
6 August 2010 | by (Wilton, NH) – See all my reviews

I just watched this on Netflix last night and I agree that this should have been the series finale. On a case, Michael is mortally wounded, and loses his zeal to continue the work that Wilton Knight chose him for. When he gives Devon notice, Devon finds Stevie Mason (reoccuring character played by Hasselhoff's then wife, Catherine Hickland), who knew Michael in his past life, cares for Michael in his new life, and asks her to look after him. However, the people that shot him will stop at nothing at another chance to kill him.

This is one of the most emotional episodes ever. It really shows viewers a Michael Knight they have never seen before, as he starts to believe that one man cannot make a difference. It also shows how the whole Foundation family (Devon, Bonnie, RC3, and KITT) truly feel about Michael. Unfortunately, this was not the final episode, as it was placed in the middle of the season. This would have made a great series finale, but I guess NBC thought the show still had more seasons left in it. If you have the season 4 set on DVD, save this one for final viewing. It's worth it.

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