This episode finds Mike (Justin Bruening) teaming up with Knight Foundation employee Zoe Chae (Smith Cho) to infiltrate a surfer gang of ex-military mercenaries in order to stop them from smuggling prototype stinger missiles that apparently were created by and stolen from the Knight Foundation.
This episode spends a fair amount of time on character development for the characters in the show beyond Mike and Sarah Graiman (Deanna Russo). For instance, the episode begins with Mike and Kitt teaming up against Billy Morgan (Paul Campbell) and some of the robots in the "Kitt Cave" for a water gun fight.
Overall, the series continues to move in the right direction from where the first episode started. The special effects where toned down significantly, and the abilities Kitt used where practical and not too over the top. We even have a few cute scenes like when Kitt drives out of the ocean up onto the beach past this kid playing in the sand. Unfortunately, the attack mode, one of Kitt's lamer and unnecessary abilities, was used once again. It's like the "Super Pursuit Mode" that the original Kitt had in the final seasons of the old show. It just looks stupid and comes off as a gimmick for the sake of throwing in special effects.
This show still has a fair amount of work to do before I can give it a firm thumbs up, mainly by coming up with more interesting bad guys. I mean, come on, surely the writers can think of something better than surfer army mercs or rejects from "Fast & The Furious" like we saw last week. But I do think the show continues to move in the right direction, and I look forward to seeing next week's episode.