Welcome to Just Curious Media. This is Let's Talk - Cobra Kai. I'm Jason Connell.
And I'm Sal Rodriguez.
Well, Sal, here we are at a milestone. season two finale.
Yeah. Wow. It's been a journey. I feel like this is the Odyssey. It is the Odyssey. Thank you for bringing me on this journey on this odyssey with you, Jason
wouldn't be the same without yourself. It would just be me talking with myself.
You would have gotten a nearly as talented person to take Taylor.
I would have tried. So yeah, this is just amazing. It's bittersweet. It's great to finish season two. But knowing that we're many months away from saying what season three has in store. I'm a little sad.
Well, yes, I totally agree with you. But it's bittersweet because the sweet part is now everyone's on the same page. Yes, me, you everybody listening. We're all in the same place because I had to catch up. You did. Jason had to have me bring me up to speed I did. Now, the conclusion of episode 10 Season Two. We're all on the same page. Now. We're all waiting for season three now.
That's right. And we will have time to do the Karate Kid to special episode,
Karate Kid to accredit three Next Karate Kid. And then the latest Karate Kid with Jaden Smith. We're just gonna go through the whole library.
I'm not sure on what schedule all of them. But next up is the sequel. Yeah, because if you haven't checked out our special episode of The Karate Kid, which came out last season, please do. It's our number one podcast in regards to downloads or listens. And rightfully so because there's probably more fans of The Karate Kid than Cobra Kai, but I believe that we'll catch up.
Yeah, no, I'm ready. I'm ready for that. Now that season two is concluding. I will enter a state of mourning. Yes. And I need something to give me a pickup and that will be Karateka to special episode.
All right. So without further ado, here we go. And this episode is titled No Mercy. What a great title.
There's been no episodes called No Mercy until now.
This is the first no mercy. Wow. Okay. It's a 9.6 rating on IMDb. Wow, highest rated episode to date. Really? Yes. Wow. So season one finale was called Mercy. season two episode one was mercy part two.
This is no mercy. Okay, so it brings it all back home.
And after we discuss this episode. It's a very fitting title.
Yeah, yeah, definitely.
So we open up at the Russos. And we can immediately tell that it was a passionate night last night for Daniel and Amanda.
I think when it first opens up and the camera follows the clothing along the floor going to the bed. We don't know who it is yet. Really? I
did you? Yes.
When they first show the clothing on the floor. I had to really wrack my brain to remember who was wearing what otherwise I thought it could have been Johnny and Carmen
right. If they don't live there. I knew we were at their house. You knew we were at the losers right away. And I
also remember the episode prior how it ended. And think back to this season. Daniel has come back from being on the sofa being in the doghouse. This is a fitting end for season one.
Okay. Well also, we have not seen Daniel and his wife Amanda. In bed together before? Yeah, I don't think we have. So this is a very, very tender scene with them snuggling in bed reminiscing about the night before. Very much. And then Amanda says you don't think the kids heard us? Do you?
And Daniel says, wow, they didn't hear me. Yeah.
Yes. implying she was doing the moaning and the groaning. But I don't know. I did as I was watching them in bed. They look really good snuggling together. But I didn't think Yeah, we haven't seen this before. Yeah, we haven't seen this side of their marriage.
Why is this what no mercy means?
He gave her no mercy.
Sorry, sorry. That's too much. So now we see Daniel checking in on Sam, who hasn't been home?
Yeah, she's not there. And dad is like what's going on here? And then Anthony walks by. And Daniel says have you seen your sister? Anthony says Not since yesterday when I got home from camp. So this also tells the viewer where the hell Anthony's been this whole time. He's been a camp at camp. And then he has Carlin's mom. Yeah. And then he asked Daniel, if he can make them some waffles. Yeah, but not the frozen kind. The ones you make from scratch.
Yeah, but he's in full crisis mode as Amanda is as well. And rightfully so. Their teenage daughter who makes good choices in life has not come home hasn't called hasn't text, and they're calling her it's going to voicemail. Listen, if I was a parent of a teenager, our parent at all and my kid was missing. I'm in full crisis.
out especially, it's not like she's done this before, but she hasn't come home because she was at Yasmin's or she was at moons. Right? Right. She hasn't vanished. Asia's moral ratios. Okay. In other words, this is out of
character. Yeah, it's new territory. So they go into Samantha's room and Amanda knows the password to Sam's computer. Yeah, she says what
she says something like not right now. Like, let's not get into this now. Yeah, cuz like what you know the password because he couldn't get in? Yeah, because there was a message showed up. But it said you needed the password to read the message. And he didn't know what to do. But then the man knows the password. Yeah, so they do.
And there's messages on there. And they start to reveal that Samantha was drunk last night and the cops had come to wherever they were. And now they're really starting to panic.
Yeah, you should say it. Are you okay? I can't believe the cops came. Yeah. So you're the parents reading this. You start your worst nightmare. Yeah.
And but Daniel has a great plan here. And he goes to his phone to do Find My iPhone. And he can apparently track Samsung public has it on the same family plan. Whatever. Hey, I'm buying it. And I love how it pinpoints somewhere between Sherman way and Satco a and, and then Amanda has the great line. Please take it away.
What's she doing in receita? It was so funny.
Give me the name of the episode. That is so funny. Maybe
the episode could be receita. And what's funny also if you're a valley ight as myself is that the way she says that you think this is a world away? receita is four and a half miles from Encino? Yeah. And yet she's like, what was she doing receipt? What
in the world would have possessed her to go to receita
that's so funny. She must be slumming it.
So now we're at Johnny's apartment. And Sam is sleeping. While Robbie looks through boxes of his childhood items. It appears
Yeah, he sees some old crayon pictures drawn by him. One dedicated to Daddy says to daddy love Robbie. So Real, sentimental, nostalgic stuff about when he was a little kid
some trophies as well. I don't think those were Johnny's. I didn't I couldn't tell. I couldn't tell. Well, could have been his soccer champion.
Soccer trophy. 2010.
we don't know what those trophies were, but obviously something of sentimental value. Right. And then the pictures. So Robbie starting to what develop a little more of attachment to his dad. Right. Yeah.
And meanwhile, Johnny's cooking up his classic bologna breakfast,
frying bologna in a pan.
Oh, he's really got that dish down. I gotta say,
I must say I have done that. But like 30 years ago, yeah, I haven't done that.
I've never stopped doing. So then Ravi enters, and he asked his father Johnny, not to tell Daniel. What happened with Samantha that he'll take the fall, if you will.
Yeah. Because Johnny says I'm gonna have to tell LORUSSO about this. It's his kid. Yeah. Robbie says no, I'm going to take the blame. And I think that Johnny respects that his son is willing to take the blame on this. Exactly.
And he understands. But then we cut to Daniel, who's pulling in the driveway and once you spot
this is an interesting moment for Daniel because you're pulling into the driveway, you're seeing the Cobra Kai car that you just saw the night before. Yep. So you know, that's Johnny's car. You know, your phone is in there. So what's going through Daniel's head right now he's
just tracking this device. He's looking at the blue dot and he's led to, you know, apartment number two.
Okay. I was gonna ask how he knew what apartment but I guess it just took it. Yep. Just tells him right where to go.
So he knocks on the door. And what happens?
Johnny answers the door. Daniel demands to be let in. Right? Because he doesn't know what's going on. No, Johnny's like, Hey, relax. But this is one of those moments. Just like we talked.
Take a beat. Take five minutes and explain the situation. Yeah, Johnny's like, hey, they're kids. They make mistakes. And Dan is not having it.
No. And then he gets into karate mode kicks the door
in which slams into Johnny's head.
Yeah, his nose. He touched his nose, right. And then boom, we're having a flashback montage sequence from 1984 and it almost appeared like the moves are replicated again.
I have never squared off sale since 1984. Is all Valley and they were literally on the same move. Here. They are in this like, tiny area, this little living room of Johnny's and they're going at it
I was waiting for Dennis to do the crane. I was like, because they're going when they do the flashback montage right go and move for move. I'm thinking what were the crane is next. Daniels gonna do the crane and Johnny's living room.
So he hits Johnny and knocks him down or knocks him back so that Johnny grabs Daniel by shoulders as he walks away to go search for Samantha right, pulls him back in the living room and inside kicks him into the flat screen TV, crashing his
TV TV's gun.
So we are off script from AD fours all Valley at this point in time
we've gotten to the streets here to the streets. They're about to go in for the kill both
of them. Yeah, they're both there face to face locked in. And then
and then Robbie and Sam come in break it up. Yep, Robbie's here trying to take the blame as was planned. And Daniel's past to know Daniel says something like you want to end up like him. Yeah, go ahead, make Sam leave with him, drags her out, slams the door on his way out. And this is like, kind of crushing. Because whatever bond Daniel and Johnny had built the night before on their, quote, unquote, double date, yeah. God, no,
this is much like the day they did the test drive and went to seven seas. They went to the bar. They came back to Daniel's house at the end of the night. Yeah, to kind of do the rocky three spar, if you will. Yeah. Robbie was there and all that goodwill, all that friendship building out the window? Yeah. Also in that moment, Robbie was left with nothing. Yeah, he
had no dad. No sensei at that moment. This
time. However, Johnny's got his back. Yeah. Which is kind of nice.
What Daniel, though, loses his student in the moment, right. For the moment for the moment, Daniel. I mean, because right he did, he said something like he refers to Robbie, this was a mistake. Yeah. Right. Exactly. At that moment that said he's not a sensei anymore at that moment at that moment, right.
But as you and I both know, Daniel, and Johnny, for that matter, have hot heads, they tend to blow up so we'll just see where things lie. But at this moment in time, Robbie is no longer in Miyagi dough, dojo,
and yeah, Daniel, drag Sam and they're out the door. And then boom, there's the Cobra Kai logo. It's like, Wow, what an entrance into this episode,
no doubt. So now we're at West Valley High School, with the infamous Bananarama track plain Cruel Summer, which Sal if I'm not mistaken, was also on the Karate Kid on opening day of school for a similar montage. Leave it to the show's runners to bring it back around.
I do think it's an interesting choice though. Because officially summer's over, right. Is that starting?
That's what the original did. Okay, they did that roll summer that was soccer. Okay, I was playing and he got in the fight with the Cobra guys on the field.
Well, actually, I think that based on when school starts and when summer ends, there may be a week or two left of summer officially, but it was a cool summer. It's a reflective, I say reflective on what it had occurred. Yeah. And
just a little aside. A couple of weeks ago, I took my dog for a walk in the Woodland Hills area, and stumbled upon the High School of which they filmed the Karate Kid, which High School is at that is Charles Evans Hughes junior high school. And I peek through, you know, one of the fences and you can see the beautiful courtyard where Ali and Daniel had some scenes together. It looked as if it did 35 years ago. And then I looked it up on my phone. And I also filmed Nightmare on Elm Street, part two there, as well as the Mark Harmon comedy summer school, which is great. So right there in the neighborhood in the valley, but I'm going to suspect that this particular school is probably in Atlanta.
Unfortunately, yes, I probably would. Yeah, I would say but it's interesting that they turn these junior High's or now called middle schools into high schools for television and movies.
Yeah, well, who knows what this one was 35 years ago, but that was the location
interesting. Never heard of that junior high either.
Right. Now we see Miguel who is trying to contact Tori. But no luck, no and
even Isha walks over. Still nothing from Tori. Miguel asked What about you? And he says she won't text me back. And he says missing the first day of school. Not a good sign.
And so this seems to be a very common thing from Miguel. Miguel dates girl, then can't reach girl on the phone. He seems to have these problems.
Well, I'm no psychotherapist, but people tend to date. Similar types. Yes. You know, like if you complain about your boyfriend, girlfriend now. Your next boyfriend girlfriend probably the same. Right? Well, you know, we choose what union philosophy they would call the archetypes. We choose certain archetypes, you know, make or break good or bad.
I think you're right. And that's probably why Sam has chosen some of these same guys as well. Your characters. Sure. Kyler. To Miguel, although Miguel is quite sweet. And Robbie who's also become a good guy, but they have similar characteristics if
you will. Well, like Sam doesn't date a guy like Dimitri. No. Right are Eli or Eli or Stingray? I mean, you know, there is a certain kind of guy. Well, that
would be weird. That should be illegal. Yeah,
that would be what you Yeah. There's a certain kind of guy that Sam goes for. Yeah, yeah.
So next we see Daniel pull up to the school, and he's dropping Sam off because, well, she's grounded. And she has no car access right now.
I am thinking and I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. Why doesn't Sam go to a private school? Why is she going to a public school with the rest of the riffraff? Wow, that's a good question. I mean, I would imagine somebody like the Russos. I mean, they have Country Club memberships. They obviously have money.
Yeah. Although she also goes to school here. Yeah, maybe it's a good school. Well,
it makes sense for the show that they all go to school together. But I think in real life, both Aisha and Sam would be in private school. That's a good point. Probably like something like, at least maybe Notre Dame maybe like a Catholic school. Yeah.
The scenes kind of funny and it kind of reminds me of the Breakfast Club. As parents pulled up and dropped their kid off front. And they were just, Oh,
yeah. Well, sounds like oh, did you have to come right up front? Like, that's the place you got to drop me off.
Are you that way? Growing up? Did your parents drop you off at school?
My mom never dropped me off. I caught the bus to school. But my older siblings though, before I came along into the family, I'm the last born My oldest sibling sort of had a different life. And my mother had this old beater car, and my older siblings would have my mother dropped them off around the corner. School for sure. They were not having my mother drop them off in this old beat up Buick.
So what they do to you and they dropped you off? Well, no, I
caught the bus. Oh, sorry. Yeah, I got the bus to school. I was my mom, believe me. When I clear wasn't working by that point. No, my mom was like, here's your bus pass. There you go. You know, no, I don't think I ever got dropped off to school. I have no recollection of ever being dropped off to school.
I remember it not all the time, I would take the bus as well. But there were times when they did drop me off. And it wasn't even the car, which was fine. I was just embarrassed to be seen of my parents. That certain age, it's not cool. And like a sporting event or a party if your friends are throwing one of those innocent parties and Middle School in high school. Well, less innocent in high school. And I'd be like, No, drop me off around the corner. I would purposely want that just like your siblings.
But since we're talking the first day of seventh grade, which was the first day of junior high now called Middle School. First day of seventh grade, my mother tagged along with me the whole day. I mean, I didn't see other parents doing this. But my mother because you know, it was new. I just come out of elementary school. I'm now in junior high seventh grade. My mother was with me the whole entire day class to class. That trumps any beater car drop off in any book. You're still
It haunts me to this day.
It's okay. We'll work this out later.
But I like also when Sam is like, I made a mistake. She says she's sorry. Yeah, I made a mistake. And then it was like we all make mistakes. Yeah. Right. But you got to separate the consequences, though. Anyway.
So now we cut over to Johnny dropping Robbie off. So now Robbie, we're making the assumption that he is now living with Johnny.
Yeah, I think so because his mother is in rehab. If his mother is in rehab, I'm thinking the apartments gone now. Yes. Oh, wait, then they had the eviction notice on there. So that is the apartments gone.
And Robbie probably didn't go to retrieve his stuff. He's probably to stay in it. Johnny's and Johnny went to go get some school supplies, and then says, I tried to get you one of those Trapper keepers. Are those things still cool?
Yeah. And Johnny says I had one that had a fighter jet on it. So I looked this up. I went to eBay. And I wanted to see was there a trapper keeper with a jet on it and yes, there was. What on eBay right now says 1989, Trapper Keeper with a jet 4599 plus $10 shipping. So for $56 you can have your very own Trapper Keeper with a jet just like Johnny Lawrence,
you should get that and have William Zabka sign it. Wow. How about that
he will sign that and my action figure.
So, what do you have a trapper keeper?
You know what I was in the peachy folder crowd because when you have the peachy folder you can draw Okay, remember like the basketball becomes a bomb.
Did you ever do that? No. So remember how that was a trapper keeper guy.
Okay. Did you ever have a PG folder? No. Okay, do you know what the PG folder is?
I feel like Robbie at this point. I have no idea. Okay,
PG folder predated Trapper Keeper PC folder is a tongue twister. Yeah, no, I never had a trapper keeper though. I had the PG folder. When we go when we go off the air. I'll show you the PG folder.
Let's just say PHP folder. Some more. PG folder. Peachy fooled. Anyway, moving on.
But Robbie says he feels bad about Sam and the Russos. And then he says, I know you don't want to hear this. But Larissa was good to me. And Miyagi dough. Karate helped me a lot.
And then Robbie adds that Johnny and Daniel could learn a thing or two from each other. Well said, Well,
what if Johnny and Daniel teamed up and merged their strengths and lost the resentment
The Amazing oh my god,
but really, you know our tribal or an RA nemesis, I guess crease? Well,
they could both live to a crease but I thought about what would it be called Miyagi dough Cobra. Cobra. Miyagi, Miyagi, Kai. Miyagi, Kai. I like that.
Yeah, we could practice the drunken crane. Just sweeping the nation. Not so much. Okay, so the Johnny gets a call from Miguel. I had to go straight to voicemail.
Yeah, well, you know, here's Johnny talking to his son in the car, first day of school. And then Miguel calls you it's one of those moments we probably all been, you get an important call, but you're doing something important. He had to let it go to voicemail he did. He had to. It was one of those crossroads moments. I don't know. Did you think like he had to literally choose between his own son and Miguel who has pledged allegiance to in previous episodes. I don't think anybody could say he had any choice in that matter. But to let it go to voicemail,
I think it's innocent was bad timing. Yeah, he didn't just say I'm deleting your contact from my phone. He
wasn't just sitting drinking a Coors banquet. No,
he loves Miguel. Yeah, cares for him cares for my girls mother. Sure. Bad timing.
Yeah. So Miguel is calling Johnny on his phone and we hear Johnny's answering machine, which is hilarious. Johnny's answer machine says, Hello. You've reached the smartphone answering machine. Oh, Johnny looks so funny. So non tech.
earlier in the episode. Johnny's phone continues to make these notification noises because it wants to install thing though. He
wants to do an update. He's like update. I just got the stash.
He's just beside himself with this phone. I'm surprised he knew how to create a voicemail.
Yeah, I don't even know if I know how to create a voicemail. No, I have a voicemail.
So now we're inside the school. And Robbie approaches Sam. And they're chatting. Yeah, because they can at least talk inside the confines of the school. Although their parents are keeping them apart Romeo and Juliet style. Sure on the outside, but
Sam says she feels like an idiot. I should have gone to my house been honest with my parents. I'm sorry. Robbie says No, it's my fault, too. From now on. No more lying.
And what else does he tell her?
He tells her about the Medal of Honor. What he really did, how he got it from Miguel, he lays it all out there. She says thank you. And it's just about to tell him something. She says Robbie. And when she said Robbie, I know what she was about. Oh, yeah, she's gonna come claim. You think she's gonna tell him? I just want to be friends? No, I
think she's gonna talk about the kiss. Oh, that's what I thought like he came clean. And listen, he was wrong for doing it, Sal. But I did like that he explained it. And it was sweet. It was for good. I understood his reasoning. He shouldn't have lied. He should explain this to Sam. So I think Sam knowing this and hearing someone come claim someone that she cares and probably loves. It meant a lot to hear. But I believe that she was going to explain the kiss. That was what I thought.
Okay, so we know now that she still has feelings for Miguel. So because she has feelings for Miguel. I thought that that would then negate her feelings towards Robbie. That then she would have to tell Robbie, Robbie, I'm still in love with Miguel. You know what? That's what I thought she was gonna say could
have been that. But I think she wanted to shed that guilt.
You think she was gonna tell Robbie that she had
male and maybe that would have led to that what you're saying? She would have said listen, this happened at the party. He kissed me. It made me think so maybe it was a much bigger I don't know. But she was going to share Yeah, because she's holding this and so that's that's what I was thinking.
Okay, but then all of a sudden boom School Bell School Bell Saved by the Bell.
Of which you were an extra
time. Tiffani Amber Thiessen. Hello.
Nice shout out. So now we see a common ritual in high schools is that there's a PA system. And they make announcements. Sure. And oftentimes it's a student and they're gonna go on there and they're going to share with the events if you will not always the principal. It's not always the vice principal. I don't even know how it wasn't the same if she was a student. Teacher. She could have been either way right? She looked young. So she goes down there and starts making the daily announcements the first day of school lot to cover Sure. And now we see hawk and Miguel and a classroom naturally they're in the same class and side by side no less. And Hawk loves that Miguel. Kissing.
Yeah, you kiss Sam nice. It doesn't Miguel say not nice and Miguel
is brooding and Sal. This also is a common occurrence with Miguel. And I believe it reminds me of Dylan McKay from 90210 Rest in peace, Luke Perry. Love you, miss you. You were amazing. But his character was constantly brooding through the whole series. Yeah, and I love Miguel. But man, he gets hung up on these women.
I know from experience in my younger years, when I was caught between two women, you might think how good it's going to feel you're going to feel like a steroid. When I was between two women, it doesn't feel good.
Is this a sow? humblebrag?
No, because you know what? I think that it's normal for a heterosexual young man to be like, hey, look, I got this girl. I got that girl. But when I was actually had to come face to face with like, I once had a girlfriend on the phone fighting with another girl on the phone. And it just didn't feel good. It didn't make me feel awesome. Yeah, it made me feel like crap. So in other words, the the Fantasy Versus the reality.
Well, I wouldn't even say Miguel's stuck between two women. I don't think that's the case. I think Torres not getting back to me what happened to her? We're close. Go back several episodes. And Sam will get back to me. I don't know. It's, it seems to be a common occurrence. He's just so sweet. Nice. That I feel bad for him. But he is becoming a little too much of this.
So Miguel gets ghosted because getting ghosted constantly for McGill.
So, then hot goes on to say that he's gonna have a full rotation of girls by midterm. Yeah. But his coolness is quickly faded. As what happens.
This guy walks by stops at Hawk says, Hey, man, just wanted to let you know. I went to bed until I was 13. Hot wants none of this. He knocks the books down. Get the hell out of my face. I was like, what was that? Oh, yeah. Cuz Miguel wasn't there? Roast? Yeah. Right. He
wasn't in the room. Yeah, right. He missed the invitation.
So yeah, so that's what that was a callback to Dimitris Roast of Eli at moons party.
So now we're in the principal's office. And so this is hilarious. Sting Ray is on campus. On opening day, a school in a suit and a suit. He doesn't have the duct taped 40s. He's applying for a security guard job. And I love that he's got no experience. No, but he did do what?
Yep, he has no actual quote unquote, experience. But yeah, he brings up his success at the Red vs black Coyote Creek. And he shows the what is it the red? Or the red red headband? Yeah. And he says, you know, pretty big on the karate community. Yeah. And then he said, and you will be seeing a yellow belt across my waist very soon.
And this principle is just like, What am I doing with this guy? Which is hilarious thing.
And then I love that. He asks, what is the teacher's lounge situation looking like? Yeah. 30 hot babes in there, sir. Good foods in those vending machines. That's what I want to know cash.
Gotta love Sting Ray. I want to know how he got this meeting. Principals gotta be busy on opening day. Yeah, he just show it up. He just dropped in for a quick impromptu interview. It's hilarious. The principal is doing a good job to entertain him and putting him on. But I'm not sure where this is going.
It just goes to show you how easy it is to fake out the school administrators and faculty. I mean, look at what Robbie did before with these fake transcripts. And look at what Stingray is able to do how he's able to get in the door.
I'm surprised you can get into a high school, especially today in today's day and age. Sure, but I don't know how Steve Gray, who looks like he does a little menacing with his, you know his goatee, if you will?
Well, obviously you had an appointment with the principal, even how did he even do that?
That's getting into the top brass. On your first interview. You would think they would have some sort of Secretary interviewing you at first but he went right. He's talking principal.
So now what is going on and the announcement rooms
what we're hearing the PA announcements per usual. Then you hear a commotion, right? And then we learn that Tory has pushed aside this student teacher or whoever she was. She has commandeered the PA system for the entire school to hear. And she says quote, Samantha LORUSSO, you know what you did? And now you're going to pay for it. I'm coming for you, bitch. Yeah, holy cow.
First day of school.
Everyone hears this. By the way. mantha hears this. I
think it's Tori's first day of school as it is Robbie at this particular school. Yeah, it's everyone's first day of school, but they've never been there before. As far as we know. No. So I like how we cut to Robbie, Miguel, Sam, and we see their reactions to what has just occurred.
I mean, this is reminiscent of three o'clock high right?
I love that movie. Yeah. Yes, it's very reminiscent is going down.
And per usual this episode. As the bell rings, these are very short classes. So yeah. And the showdown is on.
Everybody runs into the hallways. Miguel starts running as as Robbie Robbie starts running Sam and Tory meet head to head and the school hallway crowd starts gathering the round like they do in the situation. Oh, you can have a fight erupts outside the studio. I'm gonna go watch it. Yeah. Tory says, I saw what you did at the party. You kiss Miguel. Robbie overhears this. He sees this happening. Believe it. Oh, he's getting his heart crushed at this moment. Tory goes for it. They start fighting. Sam versus Tory. Yeah, this is amazing. This is the moment where we're waiting for since the beginning of the previous episode. Exactly. This is the buildup, this is the culmination of the build of the bad blood.
And as you said last episode, you don't think Tory could get bested. And it starts out that way. But Tory has rage. Yeah. When someone's more mad than the other person. It's hard to get to that level right away. Samantha's defensive, also mad, but not as upset as Tory is. And initially Tory is doing quite well in this match.
I think that any coach or Sensei would tell you that rage does not operate in your favor. I know that as a fan of UFC for many years, especially following the certain fighting school out of Albuquerque. I think it's the Winkeljohn school. Jackson Winkeljohn I think it is. The coaches are always tell their fighters relax in between rounds. Relax, relax, breathe, relax. So yeah, Tory is full of rage. And unfortunately that may come back to bite her and that's a
good starter. Like she comes out hot and heavy. It's an incentive if you could knock someone out the way Mike Tyson used to do right away your rate. Yeah, but Sam is weathering the storm. However, it's not looking good. And if I'm not mistaken, Robbie intervenes.
He tries to intervene, but then and he's actually trying to make peace he intervenes. He's like I'm sure we can talk this out.
But Miguel doesn't see it that way as he rounds the corner. No, Miguel goes for a tackle. So Robert, yeah, tackle them. And now Sout it is escalating very quickly. And you know, amongst us we have Miyagi dough students, we have Cobra Kai students, bad blood everywhere, best friends on opposite sides of the lines.
Chris says to Dimitri, we got to do something Dimitri says, I'm gonna get a teacher and he runs out. That's his version of doing something. And then Miguel and Robbie continue to fight Sam and Tory are fighting.
All that was missing was the infamous Carl Douglas kung fu fighting track. Yeah,
that's all we're missing. That would have been funny. Would have been very funny.
And then Hawk arrives. Oh, yeah. Oh, it's party time.
Yeah, he starts kicking everybody's ass. Yeah, it is whoever
non Miyagi dough students, whoever's it is way
this is where as I'm watching this, especially at this moment when the war is now on, is when I'm realizing that effectively what has occurred is that Miyagi dough, and Cobra Kai are gangs, right. That's what's happened here. Underneath everybody's noses. Your kids are in a gang.
That's a really good point. Yes, very warriors.
So that's what's happening now. These two rival gangs are fighting. It's a good point. Everyone's facing everyone. Yeah. She kicks the guys as
I said, Hawk is destroying people robbing this
How about this moon arrives, tries to make peace and uses the famous quote Come on, guys. Can't we all just get along? Made famous by Rodney King? Oh Mike after the LA riots. Why can't we all just get along? So surely that was the mosh to King says that good
call back. And now Robbie and Miguel are in the midst of an epic battle. And as our Tory and Sam as Samantha has made a serious comeback.
Yeah, they keep going back and forth. I mean, Samantha best Tory Tory best Samantha they keep going back and forth. very evenly matched again. surprising to me. When I saw the montage from the previous episode I thought there's no way Sam can be Tori, but they're going back and forth. And Sam you know what Sam has a lot of skills for what she lacks in the rage department she makes up for in the skills deploy. I agree
and I've always said that Robbie and Miguel are very evenly matched as well. Yeah. And if they thought 10 times it might be five five Sure. I truly believe that. Yeah. And what cracks me up is no teachers to be seen. Well, not yet. We're gonna have been going on for a while. It was already someone called out on PA system. You think they would have been in high alert especially this day and age in high school?
I'm almost imagining that if this were real life the police would have been on their way already. Yeah, but then funny thing is so the stingray arrives. As the principal is calling security Stingray says it's okay sir. I got this Uh oh my god. He walks into the hallway starts kicking people's asses. High fives Hawk
always kicking Miyagi dough asses. And he knows the Cobra Kai folks. So he's high fiving that yeah, it's hilarious.
What's funny is if you're the principal, and you see this guy,
what is going on here? He's selectively kicking ass. And buddying up with the others.
And then Demetri arrives the teacher. Demetrius says, You got to do something, I think was Mr. Palmer. And then this Mr. Palmer sees another teacher get flipped, winds up on his back, the teacher says, screw this. They don't pay me enough. He's out
of there. It's gone. You know, I don't blame him in this situation.
Uh, you know what, if you want me to fight, you got to pay me to fight. That's how I feel. That's how I am at work. You want me to fight, pay me to fight,
the fight begins to spill into the main corridor. Because before it was in the little bitty hallways like a labyrinth. This isn't a much bigger space, sound, maybe kind of describe the same for the listener,
sort of a lobby area of a taller building, right? Because then you have stairways going this way. You got lockers going that way. Halls going that way. This way. You have the trophy case.
And there's also a place above that you can look down below you. So it's more open
areas, sort of the center area. If it were an office building, it would be the lobby, right. But in high school is just sort of an entranceway. Right. And then I like when Miguel headbutts Robbie, and he says, this is a dick. Like that move. I learned it from your dad. Oh, yeah. A parallel would be Oh, you like that move I learned from your girlfriend, you know, lol. Oh, yeah, it was a total dig that line, I would imagine hurt Robbie as much as Miguel's punches as much as the headbutt. You probably so.
So then Hawk starts to stalk Dimitri. Kind of like a horror film.
I'm telling you, this actor is so fantastic. I would not want Hawk to be pissed off at me.
That sequence is great, though, because it kind of just goes off script and then kind of like stalking him like Mike Myers would. Yeah. Jason from Friday the 13th.
Yeah, he is chasing you have a prey and a predator happening right now.
Miguel gets a Tory to try to contain her make sense? Maybe try to put this thing out. And what does she do?
She gives Miguel a kick and knocks him down. And I think she did it as a way of saying back off. I'm fighting. Yeah, it's a good point. She is a dominant personality very much as she was like back off. Especially Miguel, right. The whole reason she's fighting is because Samantha kiss Miguel. Well, there was a backstory beyond that also, but that was what pushed her over the edge. Yes. With Sam was over Miguel. So she's not trying to have Miguel get in the way of her kicking her enemies as Yeah.
And then while on the ground. Robbie comes running in and Miguel trips em, and it just starts again.
Well, how about when Tori grabs Sam by the hair? Oh, yeah. drags her down the stairs planted
on the stairs. Brutal. She's revealed her spike bracelet which scared you back in the day when I Isha first noticed. I knew it was a foreshadow, you're focused on that. What can smartly So
Sam says is that the way you know how to fight dirty? That's what Sam says. And then Tory says, This isn't a tournament there are no rules. And she gets that spiked bracelet on.
This is like a knife,
if you will. Well, let's put it this way. If you were in a legitimate fight, it's something you would definitely want to have. It would be similar to brass knuckles. So
it's like brass knuckles. But it's also have to hold it more like like a weapon like a knife. And it's
also you could wear it as a bracelet. So you could sneak it past security. You're not trying to sneak brass knuckles past security is just jewelry. Holy cow, she put that on her fist. And I'm like, oh, no, Sam.
So now Hawk finally catches Dimitri. And this is just too much. He kicks him a few times. He's taken it to Dimitri. But then some of this training starts to wash over Dimitri.
This is what I've talked about in previous episodes, when people can make a quantum leap. When instead of going ABCD they jump from A to D somehow. Yeah, so this is what happens. This is where all the training comes to fruition that quantum leap occurs. And all of a sudden Dimitri is fighting Hawk, defending the attack, locking
the punches, blocking the kicks, turns him around, and what does he do?
So hawk has his back to a trophy case. They're in the middle of this hallway lobby area, whether Dimitri delivers this kick, what kind of kick was this crescent
a crescent kick? I mean, I don't know where we haven't seen Dimitri do this. And then
he is much taller and lengthier than hawks are the crescent kick is easily hits him in the head.
Yeah. And then Hawk goes flying into this trophy display cabinet crashing the display cabinet falling out as he knocked
out glass everywhere. And yeah, I believe he's knocked out at least temporarily.
Okay, and then Dimitri says, Sorry, Eli? Yeah.
And not an uncommon thing for us to see Eli or Hawk get knocked out. Let's not forget the food court as he came in for the superman punch. Yeah. And Robbie knocked him out. Yeah, so he has taken his lumps along the way. Well, you know, rage though, burns inside.
That's true. Yeah, he does have a lot of rage and a lot of resentment and anger. But he has this mentality. One of my favorite fighters in the UFC vanderley Silva from Brazil. The idea is, if you expect to knock somebody out, you have to risk getting knocked out. So Hawk, he goes for it, man. He is there to fight. And unfortunately, winds up on his back sometimes, but he is definitely down for the fight.
That's like a great home run hitter is going to strike out yet. Exactly. Yeah, exactly. And haco grow and he'll have more mass. He's also not the biggest guy but he's very intimidating. And very alpha, if you will.
Well, the Mohawk gives them like six inches in height. I need a mohawk
What are you doing? You need a GI and a mohawk and a tattoo. A lot of things are gonna happen in the offseason.
Wait till season three. I'm gonna flip the script,
gosh, react to new Stingray. So now it's down to four. And Tories using her bracelet like a knife. While you can see rage and Robbie over the kiss that Miguel and Sam shared. You can see what's fueling Robbie now.
Is that what it is?
He's locked in on that. Okay, he's mad had that not happened? No, he couldn't. We've seen a peaceful side of Robbie. Yeah, much like we've seen a peaceful side of Miguel, but Robbie has given into the dark side in this moment. What's
been happening along the way. Robbie has been falling in love with Samantha
and Dylan Russo's as a whole Yeah, life.
Yeah, we're almost seen a near orphan a near orphan, right. We welcomed into a family and then getting together with their young beautiful daughter. Yeah. Okay. So that
now is ostracized. Yeah, his past and he finds out. Her ex has moved down and blah, blah, blah. Yeah. All these hormones and all that stuff that teenagers deal with.
So Tori has the spikes on her fist cuts. Would it be like Samantha's bicep area? Yeah. bicep. Yeah. But then Sam throws Tori over the handrail. She goes down into another staircase. So at this point, not sure out seems like Sam has beaten Tory.
Yeah, at the last second. Yes, she blocked the knife the last time and then countered and knocked her out.
And you know what this proves to me is that Sam is a bad ass fighter. Because Tory is a bad chick, again, reminiscent of faith from you, Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans? I would say that Tori reminded me of faith a little bit in her attitude and kick ass personality. Right, Sam? One, Sam is badass
as his story, but you know, you're gonna have a winner, you're gonna have a loser.
What do you think this is one of these things where we're Tory and Sam to fight again in the future. It's anybody's game.
I feel the same way I do about them. As I do. Robbie and Miguel. If Sam and Tory fought 10 times without a bracelet without a spiked bracelet. It might be 5564 Yeah. So that's what I think.
Yeah. And I think Tory is a little bit taller than Sam I think. Right?
I'm talking about entering point system. Okay. So Miguel finally has Robbie down. Yeah, and can put him away now to kill him
when he's got to make some sort of arm lock position where he could definitely dislocate a shoulder at very least hurt
him severely knock him out. He's exposed. His head's exposed. He's got and starts to flashback to scenes with Johnny. Yeah, about showing mercy and making the right decisions and all that stuff.
Well, do you think also would allude to it only I think we're Miguel is having all these thoughts of Johnny in his head, the training, the respect and love and reverence Yes. For a sensei. And this is a sense a son. I know down at your feet. Yeah. So then boom, he gives them the mercy
because no matter what he does, now he's gonna further upset his sensei. Yeah. And he was taught to this is it he's got him down. Game over.
Yeah, he's won. Officially.
I've won. Yeah. But then what?
Miguel releases Robbie's arm and he says I'm sorry, he does. But Robbie jumps up. Kicks Miguel backwards over a railing. Miguel falls backward over the railing onto the floor below. hitting his back against the rail. I
mean, like he fell a whole floor unlike Tory that slipped down some stairs and got knocked out. No, Miguel went over a railing fell a floor yeah whole story. Yeah, back to react to rail which looks like Can immediate broken back. Yeah. Or worse? Or worse? Yeah, really bad. And when Robbie got up, he screamed, and he was mad. And Miguel wasn't even ready for it. The fight was over. But the rage took over, man.
Yeah. And so Miguel falls down, hits the ground unconscious. Oh, terrible. And then Sam sees this. She says, Robbie, what did you do? And then Rob is like, holy cow, he runs off and he doesn't know what to do. And then Miguel's laying there motionless on a rock
goes over. All the sudden I believe there's a security guard of some sort of official and they're coming in because you don't even want to move someone after that. You don't know what's wrong.
Well, no, technically, you know, I mean, I'm no paramedic. But if somebody's laying there after a fall, you gotta be careful how you move them. back neck. Yeah, kind of a broken neck. You got to be real careful there. So
let me never walk again. We don't know how bad this is. No,
no, we don't know. All we know is that he's on the ground after a major fall unconscious. Oh, boy, this is not good.
First day of school. This is the first day of school.
People are filming it on their phones. This thing is going to be the biggest fight ever on the internet and high school. Yeah,
I mean, it's on all the news media, because most
fights they ever found in high school don't even know how to fight. This fight went on for 20 minutes.
Well, if you're a fight fan like myself, who watches all levels of fighting on YouTube, all
the dev all the high school fire to get your hands. Yeah, you know,
what you see is people are bad at filming. Every time I watched a great high school fight, I'm like, can you get somebody who knows how to film
please. But you've never seen something like that.
Oh, no, no, this is major. This was a war. This was a gang war. Yeah. Is what it was.
He thinks dang Stingray got the job.
Well, he was pretty impressive. His moves were impressive.
So now we're at the LA Roussos. And Amanda gets a call from the school and shares with Daniel.
Daniel is looking around the dojo where Robbie was staying. picks up a book history of Okinawa touched by that, yeah, that so So Robbie is reading this book about Okinawa
because Daniel had had traveled there with Mr. Miyagi, sure. And that means a lot to him and I know it's to Sting's what's going on. And Amanda comes right in with the news. I just got a call from the high school. Yeah. And they're out caetera. Johnny hanging up the new flat screen with his handyman work. And he hears Carmen scream
while he hears a scream. And that's it. He goes, Carmen. Yeah, yeah. And then he rushes off. So in other words, right now the parents are finding out about the hell that broke loose at West Valley High School.
Crazy. So now we're at the hospital. And we see how bad Miguel looks.
They're looking at the X rays. The doctor has given the news to Johnny Carmen and grandma. Johnny says I'm so sorry. To Carmen. And she's Carmen says, Oh, she says before Miguel met you. He was a sweet boy. He avoided fights and carbons and tears. And she says to Johnny looks him right in the eye. I don't ever want to see you again.
That's harsh. Because Johnny also cares for Miguel. And I think she's just pushing her anger on to Johnny. I think give it time let Miguel he'll we'll see. This was not malicious. I don't blame this on Johnny. Things escalated. A lot of people are at fault. But that's a lot depend on a guy. And he cares for him so much, which is obvious in the next few scenes.
Well look at the parallel the night before. The Miyagi dough leaders and the Cobra Kai leaders were having dinner and drinks and dancing. And then the next day they're protegees are trying to kill each other.
But that's not their fault. I totally agree. It was horrible circumstance. And Carmen wants to put her anger at somebody and Johnny's a target. He didn't raise Miguel. Johnny didn't train Miguel to be a killer. In fact, he wasn't even the instigator in this fight. No. So Tori had a big hand in it. Sure. She stirred the pot. She got it going. Robbie's rage did not help.
No, but we're gonna hear Samantha I would almost call it a confession pretty soon. Absolutely. Yeah. Oh, my God. I'm just feeling bad for everyone. Ever. This is just so horrible for everybody and
is winning here and the doctors say the next 24 hours from a gallon of critical
Well hang on. There is one person I think is winning here. I'm just wondering, Demetri Demetri kick talks Astro. Dimitri is the only winner in this horrible
direction. He kicked Eli's as yes, he
kicked Eli's, but
the next 24 hours are critical for Miguel and we will soon find out what that means. And what Miguel's future looks like.
So we're still in the hospital. Sam is getting stitches on her arm from the cut 30.
These are some gnarly stitches on the
inside of the bicep. Daniel and Amanda are there in the room with the nurse. And this is where Sam says, It's all my fault. And my god, I'm thinking as a viewer, I'm thinking, yeah, it kind of is. Some it's sort of is
yeah, some of it is. A lot of it is
I mean, I thought that when It's everyone's fault when Samantha was out there being alone by the pool, Miguel came over at moons party. I kind of thought that Samantha kind of fell into Miguel, and then she kind of leaned in for the kiss first. It's very true. And then Miguel kind of went for it too. But the she initiated? Yes, she initiated the kiss with Miguel.
I know, but she was also very drunk. Okay, fine. She could be drunk. I'm blaming everyone for having a role in this thing.
Well, in that case, why is Samantha feeling so bad? Oh,
because she feels bad. There's some because in the next room or wherever, there's Miguel, and we have no idea how bad the situation is. No, she also cares. For the person that put him there. She's conflicted.
Yeah. And she is in incredible tears. I've never seen Samantha in these tears. Because Amanda says we're going to get her expelled, referring to Tori and Samantha and through her tears. I don't care about Tori. I just want Miguel to be okay. Oh, this is so painful to watch.
And Daniel can't believe what Robbie did. He also loves Robbie, he's in shock that he would hurt someone to that degree.
He didn't train him to inflict such bodily injury of some not Miyagi
dough. Yeah, we cut to Johnny who is upset. He can't speak to Miguel. Miguel is unconscious and critical care as far as we know. And there's that voicemail that somehow finally comes through Johnny's phone. What are you going to do? Yeah, from earlier voicemail from earlier in the day. And he listens to it.
Yeah. And it's Miguel, leaving the voicemail for Johnny. And this was when he called him when Johnny was in the car with Robbie dropping him off at school, right. And he said something like, I got grilled troubles. I need your help and stuff on the dojo after school. So you know, he was reaching out to his Sensei and friend. Yeah, tell him he'll see him later. And for all we know, for all Johnny knows, this is the last time he'll ever hear me Gail is on that voicemail. And I'm
sure that he played that voicemail over and over again.
I've saved voicemails for about a year, I think still have a voicemail right now that I've had for two years. So for me, it's from you. It's from you. It's from you asking me to be a part of Let's Talk Cobra Kai.
Wow, I predicted it before the show existed. That's impressive.
No, but I know Johnny is in pain here. Now. Johnny isn't a big time pain.
Everybody is Daniel. Amanda, Johnny, Carmen. Carmen's mother, Ravi, every Cobra Kai, Samantha obviously She's devastated. It's a tough tough day in Cobra Kai universe.
Johnny goes into an elevator. Yep. standing waiting for it to move. Daniel walks in. There stay standing side by side. In silence. Right in this elevator. Yeah. And I think you know, it may be awkward that you're standing in silence. But then the truth is, well, what are you going to say to each other? What is there to say right now?
Do you think there might be a moment where this becomes a deathmatch?
Like they fight an elevator? Did you think I know that in fighting, they do have a concept that they call fighting in a phone booth? Fighting at close proximity. There was a second where I thought they might fight in an elevator that would be pretty impractical. Kicks would be difficult, I would imagine. But yeah, they just wrote in silence.
The name of this episode is no mercy. You know what I think?
Writing in this elevator in silence. They actually were sharing pain. Yeah,
they were both dejected, beaten, mentally, physically. So yeah,
yeah. It's painful to watch, you know, people seem to care about in pain. And that's what we're seeing now.
Now we're at Cobra, Kai dojo, and Johnny goes to unlock the door, but finds it open. Yeah. And we hear noises. And Johnny goes to investigate. And he opens the door to the backroom. And what do we see?
So Chris is leading a class in the Cobra Kai dojo. Chris has commandeered the Cobra Kai Dojo underneath Johnny's nose.
Now, meanwhile, Chris was kicked out of the dojo.
Yeah, Johnny says What the hell are you doing? And then Chris says, you let them down when they needed you most somebody needed to remind them what it takes to win. Yeah. And this is for those of you who have listened to the previous episodes, I was on the fence about crease I was neutral about crease, I was skeptical, but I was willing to give him a chance.
I always knew this is who he was.
Crease is a horrible person. Oh, yeah. And this was his plan all along to take over Cobra Kai once again.
I thought about that. And if it wasn't his plan all along, it became his plan when he saw that Johnny had been changing, because I think he could have done the double sensei thing, if Johnny still thought the way that Chris trained him. But Johnny started to change, and started to teach the students to show mercy at certain times. And that's probably when Chris said, the new plan is to take over the dojo.
I've had the added benefit of recently seeing Karate Kid three. Yes. And after seeing Karate Kid three, by the way, I would recommend to listeners to watch Karate Kid and karate kid too. And Karate Kid three, I would recommend it. Because had I watch Karate Kid three earlier, right. I would never have trusted crease as far as I can throw.
Once you see that creases. not to be trusted. No.
So here we are. Yeah, we should have seen this coming.
But not only Chris Hawk goes on to share that it was Johnny's fault. What happened to Miguel? Yeah. Now Johnny's already reeling from what happened to Miguel now walks in and he feels sideswiped from his students who's given so much to his built this dojo,
what Johnny says to his former students, after all I've done for you. And then Hawk says, Miguel showed mercy to Robbie Keane, and now he's in the hospital if he dies that's on you.
Exactly. Ouch. And that's how they feel they have these are young, impressionable minds. They're led by rage. And here's Chris who sees the opportunity to take them darker.
And Chris says to Johnny, I did warn you about this. I told you not to show weakness.
And so what was interesting is that he said when Johnny was out of town, yes, he met with Arman. Oh, his landlord, so this has been weeks in the making who didn't care for Johnny that much? Probably because the deal is not that good. He keeps trying to change things to handshake deal. That's why Armand can continue to up the rent. Yeah, as a student body increased. So I guess, crease closed a real formalized deal, I'm assuming. Yeah. And really took it from underneath him.
Yeah. And then the question becomes, well, where did you get the money to do this? We don't know Terry silver. And it could be we don't know if Terry silver is going to pop up. Now. There's
now there's a student body though, and there's revenue coming in. So maybe he can just take over
everything. Okay. Then these students start handing their checks over to Chris.
And Chris is better at cleaning up and paying bills and doing things because Johnny had neglected some of that. And you remember when he went out of town when we lost Tommy, unfortunately. Yeah. So remember, Chris had done some of those things as bookkeeping, things of which Johnny's not particularly good at?
Yeah. So when Johnny was out of town, at his dying friends bedside crease was taking over Cobra Kai.
Yeah, so maybe initially it was to do it with Johnny. Yeah. group effort. But I don't know. He started to see Johnny change. No, for the better between you and I and everyone else. Sure. But not freestyle? No. So he had a plan. Chris is a snake in the grass. Yeah, he created Cobra Kai. This is who he is.
Well, not to mention one of his best friends and sort of mentor even though crease save Terry silver in wartime. Yeah. One of his best friends and mentor Terry silver. And when you watch Karate Kid three, you will see Terry silver is a horrible person. One of the most horrible people as far as like morals ever put on. I mean, you'd have to be I will who's worse than the Terry silver? He was horrible in Karate Kid three as a person just a whole there wasn't
one redeeming quality about terrorists. No, because you
know why? He was evil. And he was okay with him being evil. sociopath. Yeah, that's creases buddy. Yeah. And crease is the one that put Terry silver up to the horrible maneuvers in Karate Kid three. So trust me. If you watch Karate Kid three, you would never trust crease. I made the mistake of trusting crease or giving him one. Let's give him a chance. Let's see. No, no,
not now. So rather than fight crease, are trying to have some sort of legal battle of what she doesn't have legs to stand on. He simply says if you want Cobra Kai, you can have it. Johnny's out.
Yeah. Well, you know what, what because at first Johnny says you can't do this increase response of course. I can't I found a Cobra Kai. It belongs to me. It always has it always will. I will never let my students lose, even if they have to learn the hard way. And then he says, One day you'll thank me for this Johnny, what? Thank him for taking over his dojo, stealing his student body, stealing his lease. That's what he's gonna thank him for.
Everything's gone in an instant. His top student and, quote unquote, son, our pseudo son. Yeah, he's in critical condition, put there by his actual biological son. Yeah. And he feels all of this guilt. The last thing he wants to do is deal with this. He didn't have the capacity right now. He doesn't have the students right now. He probably looks at them and says, they're all traitors. They can have each other. I'm out. Yeah. For the first time. Maybe since Karate Kid to Johnny is walking away from Cobra Kai. Well,
I don't know if he has much choice. And what's he going to do? Because he saw what's happening if you look at the body language and in the scene, every time he gets closer to Chris Chris gets closer to him. The students are behind him blocking him up.
Not even that they're blocking the path to crease.
They are defensive of crease they are on Chris's side. Cobra Kai now belongs to John crease. Ah, this was sickening, sickening to watch.
So, now we're back at the hospital and Daniel and Amanda have a long overdue argument about karate.
Well, it starts with Daniel arriving where Sam? Amanda says we're waiting on more X rays. The doctor thinks she may have a cracked rib. So then Amanda says this has to stop Daniel. Don't you see what the stupid rivalry has done? Our daughter in the hospital? No more karate.
And he's like Cobra Kai is gonna pay for this. Yes, yes.
He wants revenge immediately
I'm not gonna. I'm not gonna like Cobra Kai, get away with this. And she's like, No more karate. No more. So Amanda is done with the whole thing.
Yeah. That's it. The rivalry stops now. And Johnny has just walked away from the rivalry as well. Oh, wow. So next we see Johnny at the beach. And he's reflecting back on all the wonderful moments he had with Miguel.
Well, and also since you mentioned that earlier, what's the song playing? It's like a soft, sentimental acoustic version of Cruel Summer. Exactly. Who thinks that's like a remix? Yeah. It's like a sentimental remix of crossover. Very nice. I'd never heard that before. So yeah, that's playing and he has all these memories of Miguel where he gives them his first Cobra Kai Gi. Yeah.
All the all the little beautiful moments along the way through Cobra Kai series. It's very touching. And Johnny's getting more and more upset. Much like we've seen Sam. really upset earlier crying. I've never seen Johnny quite this upset. Well, I
think it's also one of these moments where you have to ask yourself, well, what am I gonna do? And this isn't what happens. It's not like oh, Daniel Russo pissed me off let me go spray paint a dick on his billboard. No, this isn't like that. He doesn't have rage in him. It's like what now? Now my
son's talking to me, which is great. And Robbie. And maybe there's something brewing there but he just injured and weird Oh, Ravi is by the way. No, and he just injured Miguel who have grown incredibly close to I did train Miguel maybe Carmen is right. Maybe I am to blame for this. Yeah. Am I mad at my son? I major confliction here.
Yeah, I mean, because you know, it's one of those things, which is like in the Bible, I think where they call Sins of the Father. Like that stuff carries down so this 35 year old stuff from Daniel and Johnny gets carried down to their children.
He's realizing it as his Daniel. Amanda definitely senses that as as Carmen, but Johnny's failing it and now we cut to Daniel very quickly, and he's taking down a plaque of Mr. Miyagi.
He has a picture of Mr. Miyagi on the wall. Daniel looks like he's in near tears. He says to the picture saying like to Miyagi I did my best. I thought I was doing the right thing. I'm sorry. So in other words, Daniel is basically giving up and I believe
that that Miyagi dough, I think he's probably taken Amanda's words and literally is closing the doors on me aikido dojo.
Yeah, just shutting the whole operation down. That's it. For profession and hobby. Just everything just shut it up. Yeah, well, painful to see.
Now we're back to Johnny, who is, by the way he is drinking during the same we should point
that out. Well, when he first got out of the car, he was drinking out of a bottle out of a brown bag.
I bet you I know it was inside that brown bag, Coors banquet,
but it seemed like a taller model though. It's Coors banquet tall bought 40
Okay, so Oh, he throws the bottle at his car not just at his car but at the Cobra Kai logo.
Yeah, symbol on his car. Yeah.
And then his phone is making more notification noises chimey chimey
things. So what's he do? He just throws a Chuck's it onto the sand. Just Chuck's it towards the waves.
And then he throws his car keys in the window. Yeah. Out of Frame.
He's gone. He walks up and I'm thinking, Where is he going? What is he going to do? I mean, he's basically ditching his car, ditching his phone, ditching his keys that went with the car. Yeah. Where's he going? What's he going to do? What does he plan? Does he have any plan? No.
Maybe he doesn't even want to go home. That close to Carmen feels the guilt. He has nothing.
This is like get go to the dojo.
This is like karate kid three when Chris was wandering the streets of Los Angeles. Yeah,
this will be now Johnny just wandering, or unless Hang on. There was a part of me thinking that he does have some sort of plan. We just don't know what it is yet. I hope so. What is he going to do?
So Sal, as we begin to pan to Johnny's phone in the sand. Did you have any idea what was coming?
No way. Did I even expect this and it completely forgotten
about it? As did I asked
it. It's a message on his phone from Facebook when those little Facebook notifications Ali Mills Schwarber has sent you a friend request Facebook friend request Yeah, yeah, cuz the message is from Facebook Ali Miller Schwarber has sent you a Facebook friend request. Holy cow one believable, is this horrible timing or is this perfect timing.
One in the same? Earlier because in an earlier episode, he had mistakenly sent her a message
because the girl at the bar bumped his arm and he sent the message by mistake you right but he didn't friend request now. So she then must have saw the message and a friend requested him back. Are we going to see Elizabeth Shue and season three? Are we going to see Terry silver in season three?
So many questions?
What are they going to do? How are they going to wrap this all up?
So what are they going to do? Where's the story going? Johnny no longer runs Cobra Kai. There is no Miyagi dough. No way where to run off filming. Robbie's run off. Tori is where's Tori. Samantha is recovering from heartbreak and from stitches and possibly a broken rib. And everyone's got to rally around Miguel at this point in time and you know that
Hawk wants revenge on Demetri because I don't think that being kicked in the face and slammed into a trophy case is going to sit well with Hawk
that is very good point of anyone who still has rage after the fight of the century. And his Hawk in that dojo, digging down, ready to fight as Chris's new disciples are there ready to go at war again, but what are they fighting for?
So okay, if there's no more Miyagi dough, but meanwhile you have this now new uprising of of Cobra Kai, led by John crease, yeah, what's gonna happen? Who are they going to fight who's their enemy now
are gonna be bullies much like they weren't the Karate Kid. They're gonna need some
motorcycles. Proper. I am emotionally exhausted and emotionally spent. And I'm just need to know where they're gonna go with this. And season three. Who's coming? Who's going? Who's going to appear who's going to reappear? There is one thought that I had. There's one thought that I had at the conclusion of this season. After these two seasons, Johnny walks off, right ditches, his keys, ditches, his phone, ditches his car. Where is he going? There's only one place I think he could go. And that is to meet up with his old Cobra Kai crew, the same guys that he hung out with at the campfire around the death of his old friend Tommy. That's the only place I think, like somehow just walk towards that beat up with them somehow go towards them. That's the only place I think the only location he could go is to meet up with his old buddies. He has nowhere else to go now. It could be right. I mean, it wouldn't make sense that he ditches his car. But I mean, I don't know where else he could be going
wasn't a great decision. He's not flush with cash. He even not wanting that car anymore. He could have sold it. So yeah, I don't know, man. I mean, Ali lives in Colorado,
and she's married and he doesn't know that she just friend request. He
has no idea that she's reached out to him. I don't know. I don't know he's gonna wander for a little bit.
When is the premiere of season three? Well, the last
two seasons came out either in late April or They may Okay, so I'm assuming around the same time, so spring of 2020, right spring 2020. All right, we got some time for brumation. When you have time to reflect much like Johnny and Daniel,
ah, well, we're all on the same page. Now we're all in the same place. Every one of us, Jason and I, all the listeners were all in the same place, all waiting for season three. Hey, show us what you got. Well, we're waiting.
It was an incredible episode, a great way to wrap up season two, to an amazing series. I'm so proud and happy to have fallen in love with Cobra Kai and to be doing a podcast about it. And we will wait patiently for season three to launch so we can continue the podcast. Continue. Let's talk over guy.
I will be waiting very impatiently. Yeah, he will be what I'm going to be doing. One thing I do to help myself emotionally, is immerse myself in interviews and trivia and behind the scenes to do that. That's what I will do to appease myself. And
we will at least be tackling one if not more of our special episodes to keep us on the Karate Kid path. Yeah, if you will. And yeah, great time, Sal.
All right, see you all at season three.
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