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KNIGHT RIDER: THE SCENT OF ROSES

January 3, 1986
SEASON 4, EPISODE 12
Production #60212
Filmed: (13)
Reruns: May 16, 1986

Writer: .................. E. Nick Alexander
Director: ................ Sidney Hayers

SYNOPSIS:

After he is shot and almost killed, Michael falls into a deep depression and decides to quit the Foundation. As a parting gift, hoping to set up Michael's new life, Devon reunites him with Stevie, Michael's long-lost lover. Now, not hampered with cases or deadlines the two decide to finally marry -- but a contract is out for Michael's murder...

CAST LIST:

Durant/Kurt Rolands: ..... Aharon Ipale
Stocker: ................. Reid Smith
Stevie Mason: ............ Catherine Hickland
Martoni: ................. Robert Feero
Klus: .................... Richard Partlow
Purdue: .................. Roy Jenson
Medic Driver: ............ Michael John Meyer
Medic: ................... Craig Schaeffer
Nurse Miller: ............ Phyllis Applegate
Head Surgeon: ............ William Knight
Guard: ................... Tom McDonald
Minister: ................ Henry Cutrona
Mildred: ................. Ellen Clark

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TRIVIA:

This is the third and last appearance of Catherine Hickland as Stevie. She previously appeared in the episodes WHITE BIRD and LET IT BE ME.

The wedding of Michael and Stevie was designed to be a recreation of David Hasselhoff and Catherine Hickland's real wedding. Devon gives the bride away while the ceremony is presided over by the Reverend Henry Cutrona. Publicity material for the episode states that Edward Mulhare and Reverend Cutrona performed the same duties at David Hasselhoff and Catherine Hickland's wedding ceremony two years before.

This is the only show outside of the PILOT EPISODE in which Michael almost kills someone in cold blood.

In an ironic twist of fate, Catherine Hickland went on to marry US soap star Michael E. Knight. They separated in 2006.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

A sequence at the beginning of the script sees a jovial Michael (to contrast his depression later) test-piloting K.I.T.T. in Super Pursuit Mode for Bonnie. They unwittingly pass Durant's van which is on its way to the Government Data Center.

An exchange between Michael and Devon cut from the scene outside the hospital foreshadows Knight Rider 2000. Devon tells Michael, "Certain men are chosen to enjoy a little and endure much...You're that breed of man." Michael replies, "No, Devon...you're that breed of man. I want to be the kind with no responsibility. I don't want to be involved in any of the so-called 'great' schemes of this world."

The wedding was staged differently in early drafts -- Durant posed as the Minister, and Michael and Stevie never managed to exchange vows.

Durant was originally known only as "The Falcon."

SCRIPT - 2ND DRAFT - REV. 10/28/85
SCRIPT - 4TH DRAFT - REV. 11/ 7/85

KNIGHT RIDER WEDDING GALLERY:

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FILMING LOCATIONS:

Government Data Center:
Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant, 6100 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Durant's Mansion:
32606 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Restaurant:
LePetit Chateau, 4615 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91602

Michael's Beach House:
25036 Malibu Road, Malibu, CA 90265

The Wedding:
26800 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

Purdue Auto Parts:
4708 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602-1804

Durant's Gauntlet:
Citadel Outlets, 100 Citadel Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90040

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS:

SOUNDTRACK:

For All We Know
- The Carpenters
As Time Goes By
- Dooley Wilson
White Bird
- It's A Beautiful Day

TIE INS:

VEHICLES:

1979 Ford Econoline
1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass Brougham

K.I.T.T.'S FUNCTIONS:

Audio Playback (Tape)
Audio/Video Record
Audio/Video Transmit
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Right
Auto Phone
Auto Roof Left & Right
Emergency Braking System
Map Search
Medical Scan
Super Pursuit Mode
Turbo Boost
Vital Signs Scanner
X-Ray Mode

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