Episode 10: Cobra Kai - S01E09 - Different but Same
2:40PM Jan 15, 2023
Welcome to Just Curious Media. This is Let's Talk - Cobra Kai. I'm Jason Connell, documentary filmmaker turned podcaster.
And I'm Sal Rodriguez, comedian and toy collector.
And here we are episode nine of Cobra Kai.
Oh my gosh, what a ride. It's been.
It's been incredible.
I feel like Cobra Kai has grabbed me by the collar and like slap me around. I feel all discombobulated.
It's a lot to take in.
I'm totally loving it. It's almost a surreal experience seeing these moments with Johnny and Daniel in the same room together. Every time I see them in the same room. I'm just like, Wow, it's really happening does
blow my mind. And there's a lot to cover. So the name of this episode is called different but same 9.0 rating on IMDb. And we open with Robbie at a skate park. Yeah,
he's in a pool. And he's very determined. Tenacious,
tenacious. So Sal, were you a skater?
I was a skateboarder. I was never really that great. But what I used to do is I used to ride my bicycle on a halfpipe. And there was a whole bunch of skaters. And after a while they didn't like it anymore. It became a hey, you're not on a skateboard. So they actually threw me out of the backyard. Because I was on my bike.
It almost seems more dangerous.
It probably was.
Could you ride your bicycle on a pool? Like Robbie?
I don't know about that. No. And I wasn't catching any air. Right? Robbie caught air.
Yes, it did. Yeah,
he was pretty good.
So Robbie, somehow transitions from skating, to pulling off this Miyagi secret kick.
It almost happens by chance. Right? He discovers as he goes upside down at the edge of the pool. He finds himself in the single arm hand stem, almost as a surprise to himself
all that training in the woods with Daniel.
If you look at the system of training of Miyagi dough, you learn something and then you happen to find yourself using it in the actual fighting environment. The waxing on the waxing off paint the fence. So
ride the board. Yeah.
So he learned something in karate that he figures out he can do in skateboarding. It was a very cool moment. I mean, he there he is solitary on the edge of the pool, single arm handstand and he holds it,
but he's holding it for seems like a long time. Yeah. So now we're at the Russo's residence, Daniel's making coffee. And what does he say?
He's enjoying his Saturday morning coffee. And it's beautiful home. And Johnny shows up on the motorcycle after getting his car set on fire by Louis and his dog friends. Right?
He's there for a showdown. He assumes Daniels behind the whole thing. Sure. And he's out for vengeance. Oh, yeah. And you
know what? I admire that. I've learned. I've seen enough people in lawsuits. I have to take someone to court myself. And I'm procrastinating just go to their face and just fight with them. You know, what if I could fight the property developer next door instead of dealing with court? And he kicks my ass it's over. I kick his ass. It's over. But there's more satisfaction in that.
I'm not sure it's over. And your situation? No, no
contract it is to me.
All right, right. You would have two lawsuits. So it takes Amanda to defuse the situation.
Yes, she speaks her mind. She gets involved. I like Amanda's character more and more.
So she comes out and basically invites Johnny for breakfast,
which is hilarious. Let's settle this like adults. She says Daniel says
you want to go inside? Johnny, what do you say I could eat? Classic.
And I'm watching that going? What? Are you serious? Daniel Russo and Johnny Lawrence are about to have breakfast together.
What's hard to keep a 30 plus year, rivalry intact.
And also interesting how their lives are becoming entwined. Right? Was it starting with Sam hitting his car
that set things in motion? Okay,
who was driving? Was it moon? Or was it Yasmin Yasmin was driving Yasmin started it all.
So now we cut to school. And it's a PSAT practice on a Saturday. Okay,
now that makes sense that your good days? Oh, yeah. Okay. Yes, it was a practice test.
So, in this practice session, Miguel and Dimitri have a brief discussion. The class ends and Sam's waiting for Miguel and the hallway. And he's really disconnected here. Yeah,
he is because of what he saw in the previous episode
and remind our listeners what he saw.
Miguel goes to Sam's house to visit her finally meet the family. See Sam and her folks, and I believe a little brother Anthony as well was there. And then next to them at the table. Robbie is sitting there, correct. It was an innocent family dinner. But Miguel never met her parents. She's never invited him over exactly. For all he knows they don't even know he exists. So he sees this gets jealous runs off. Right and now he wants to quiz her about it and see if she lies.
Sam offers to take them to salt and straw on Ventura. Yeah. South Bend to salt and straw.
No, wait, did she say on Ventura or inventory on venture and that's a real place.
So I looked it up, and there's salt and straws all over the place. And it looks fantastic. Okay, So Amanda, Daniel and Gianni have breakfast. And Johnny mentions to Amanda and Daniel that their daughter Sam was involved in the wreck that totaled his car.
Yeah, a hit and run, which makes me upset because I have zero tolerance for hit and run.
Well, Daniel dismisses it. But Amanda, thanks. There's something to the story here. Yeah. And what she probably
knows that moon and Yasmin are not good people. Yeah, they don't know them that well. She doesn't know them. No. And you can tell Amanda is a good person. She wants to do the right thing. So an astute parent knows what friends have your kids are bad news.
And Johnny wouldn't make this up.
No, they may hate Johnny Lawrence. But he's not a liar. So when he says something, you have to take it at face value, I think so. What did they decide to do for Johnny? Amanda offers up a car. Exactly. Give Johnny a car from the trade and lot to make up for what our stupid cousin Louie did. Louise crime really? Give him a car and let's move on with our lives.
While Amanda and Daniel have this conversation. Anthony is lurking. Yeah, Johnny. Yeah,
we're starting to see more from Anthony now.
Yeah, he's a little troublemaker that kid he is. He's
an instigator. Yeah, he's like, Oh, because Johnny said you got any ketchup. And what he said Get it yourself. Yeah. And then he's like, you're lucky my dad doesn't break your arm or something. And then Johnny's like, your dad's lucky I don't break his arm. He says something like that. It's a great
debate they're having. So cut to a park, which I think's probably affiliated with the school, but Miguel is sharing with Demetri Hawk, and I Isha. And he's just in a bad mood. Miguel is really heartbroken, confused. And then Aisha sees a nasty comment Yasmin post online.
Sure. And this goes back a lot further from when Asia was what eating something at the buffet. This isn't the first time Yeah, so Yasmin and her have a history.
But now he has a Cobra Kai. Yes. And she wants revenge. No mercy. And her plan is to
this is a new thing. I learned something here. This is not crashing a party, or is it preemptively crashing? That's
a good point. Because they don't crash that what's happening. They just started the park. Yeah,
they took over the location, the canyon. Yeah, prior to the initial party coming. So they made their own party at the location
party at five. I think they kicked that party up at four.
I think that was a fantastic idea. And so I like it's at
the canyon. It's kind of like a moon tower reference from dazed and confused. Did you have a canyon type of moontower place in high school that the kids would hide and drink when I
was in high school and just after high school was a lot of cruising going on up and down Laurel Canyon cruise the canyon is what it was called.
Totally. So now we're at LORUSSO Otto and Daniel and Johnny are walking the trade lot looking for a car. Yeah. And Daniel points to a Subaru. I love that. And Johnny says a forester. I can't say this kind of what I look like a
lesbo. We can say it because it was said on the show. I'm only repeating
what Jaya Lawrence's character said. So it keep walking. And then they spotlight a Dodge Challenger 2009. Yeah,
it looked pretty nice to the paint and body look nice.
And Daniel agrees to a test drive. Sure. But no one's available. No, but
you remember who else he asked about? Where's Robbie? Oh, imagine that if Robin would have been asked to come and help someone's like a twilight zone. You could do a Twilight Zone episode or what if Robbie would have come out and helped?
We need a Cobra Kai choose your own adventure. So no one's available. Daniel is going to take him on a test drive. But first Johnny asked if there's one in black. Yeah. Which is pretty funny.
That is pretty fun. And his car was red. It was red and this one was orange. Right? Interesting. I would have thought he would like an orange. If he liked having a red Firebird. He would probably like an orange challenger versus a black one.
I'll just keep watching the series. Oh, no. So now we're back at the Russos and Amanda confront Sam about the wreck?
Yeah, Sam admits it. You know what, I gotta hand it to Sam. She could have totally lied about that.
It was also written all over her face. She's also a very good person. She's not a good liar. But I admire Amanda for stepping in grounding her. Yeah, take her cell phone away, which I'm telling you that has got to be huge.
Oh, yeah. And then Antonio says, Hey, her laptop and her smartwatch too. He really stepped up this episode. You know what? He might be Karate Champ at some point.
I wouldn't put it past him. Okay, so now Daniel and Johnny are driving on Ventura Boulevard, listening and singing to REO Speedwagon.
When they are singing together, really my hand is just like it is now on my forehead going, oh my gosh, is this really happening? Is this really happening right now? Unreal. They were almost practically singing a duet. It was
great. They could have taken that on the road. Which
song was that? REO Speedwagon. Take it on the run one of their many hits.
Are you a big REO guy?
What guy isn't?
Good answer. So, here's our two heroes. And they're connecting. And they're bonding, which is really neat to see. And so I'm in awe of this moment. And then they're reminiscing they stop it the seven seas
apartment. Yeah, they have to see driving by the seven seas.
And we're going back and forth between the Karate Kid footage, and current day, and the whole same was just too much for me.
Daniel says, this is mind blowing crazy being back. And I'm wondering though, after all these years, and he still lives in the valley. He never went back there until this very moment.
He probably didn't want to, you know, although that's where he did meet Miyagi. So it is a little shocking, but he probably just went to Miyagi house instead. Interesting. And Johnny lives in an apartment, which we've talked about in previous episodes, very similar to 780. Yeah.
They patterned Johnny's current apartment after seven C's for sure.
So Johnny also shares the fact that he didn't have a father. He was raised by a stepfather.
Yeah, because, you know, Daniel just assumed he was just rich Valiquette. Yeah, his life was great. He probably had an awesome family. Everything's great in his life.
He's got a motorbike. He's got a sports car he's dating, or was dating the most popular girl in school. In other
words, Johnny Lawrence peak way too early.
I think it's safe to say that these two have had a series of misunderstandings that go back to the first movie.
Yeah. So what we're learning is that Johnny and Daniel are not so dissimilar.
Exactly. They're so similar that it drives them both crazy.
Wow, mind blown.
So now we're at the convenience store, and the Cobra Kai's are loading up for the party at the canyon. While they're getting supplies. Miguel cannot reach Sam. Yeah, he's trying to reach her calling or texting her. And then we see what's going on is Amanda's keeping both kids not hostage, but they're both at the table with her while she works. Yeah. And they have assignments. Yeah. But Anthony continues to heckling.
Yes, he starts teasing Sam, because he's got full
access, Wi Fi computer, and all she can do is read a book.
She's back in time reading a book. Meanwhile, he's living it up on the interweb it's pretty funny. I love this moment where Hawk tries to buy beer. Amazing. It was hilarious. He's so confident he is the guys like, Oh, let me see your ID. And he's like, What? Are you kidding me? That's my frickin kid. Oh, that's a great started busting up when he pointed out
that kid. Yeah, he says that birds his kid, which is hilarious versus small Cobra Kai, and he gives him a card. Now. True to form. I pause the same just to explore further.
Did it say Hakka man,
it said Walter Hockman. And he lives at 17 Sycamore Street in Santa Ana, California 91426, which I google mapped. And it was nothing. Okay. His date of birth on this fake ID was June 9 1993. So when this episode aired, he would have been 25 G's.
That's pretty confident you think he would have made himself 22 or so totally big. I just love the concept of fake IDs. You do? Yeah. Oh, they're fantastic. I had a fake ID once. I never had one. I did. Well, let me be clear. It wasn't a fake ID it was a real ID someone else's ID. No, it wasn't us his birth certificate. Yes, it was a made up ID but I got it from the DMV. It was a legit ID Yes. Just another name.
You know, in high school, I was 17. And there was a grocery store. I will not say which one. And I would go in there like Hawk but not as cocky but confident. And show my real ID which showed that I was 17. Yeah. And a lot of times they would just give me the beer. Wow. Because they just assume it's a lot for them to take in and add really quickly in their head. Yes. And so I got away with that a few times. Interesting. Not that I drank a lot.
No, but interestingly, that's why it says you have to have been born after this year. So that way, it's already calculated for the cashier. It's totally
for the cashier. Anyway, Hawk scores. Not only does Hockett beer, what does he tell the cashier at the end? Add like
seven bottles of vodka and give me those eight bottles of vodka. Wow. Yeah, hey, might as well milk it.
So now we're back at Le Roussos and Robbie arrives.
Robbie arrives for his karate lesson. Right? That's what he says.
And Daniel is out out, hanging out with the usual Saturday. And Sam gets caught text messaging, are trying to text message
Sam shares with Robbie. I'm a prisoner. Yes. So she feels like a prisoner in your own home. That's what it's like to be a teenager without the internet or without your smartphone. You might as well have a ball and chain and be in some tower cell. Yeah, you like Pippi Longstocking? Stan remember that?
Yeah. Oh, yeah. Well, especially when your boyfriend is trying to reach you. And there's a huge party. I
was waiting for her to say But Mom, let me just tell Miguel that I cannot respond to him. But she never said that. She never asked.
Not that Amanda knows who Miguel is.
Amanda doesn't know Sam is even seeing so that doesn't help. Okay, well, there you go.
Johnny and Daniel are now at a bar. And Johnny orders up Coors banquet.
Oh, and then he says and get this young lady a Shirley Temple. This is hilarious.
So Daniel changes the Shirley Temple to a club soda.
And they start bonding over their what? Their dads their lack of dads.
That's right. Because Daniel shares with Johnny that he lost his father. Yeah. Eight years old. Yeah.
So it's not only bonding, but it's sharing common ground
there senseis or their father figures in their lives. Now Daniel had the good fortune of having Mr. Miyagi as that father figure Yeah. And Johnny had wild man crease, which, you know, had an impact.
I'm just really wondering if there'll be a prequel now a young crease. didn't you mention that on another episode? I
think it definitely can be a great show. So I'd love to see
the young crease, becoming the crease that we all know and don't love.
Maybe it'd be like a Star Wars thing like Rogue One and solo. We'll just have these like side things happening. As Cobra Kai grows.
Yeah. Follow other characters off and their existence. You can go anywhere with
these. And just so I'm on record. I wouldn't be shocked if we see a future Karate Kid, our Cobra Kai movie.
Would it be a prequel or a sequel? You think? No, I
mean, kind of like the entourage in our Sex in the City became a movie. Okay. Wow. Imagine that. Not that not that many of those movies are successful. So maybe you stay in your lane, because the show is incredible. So Daniel, changes up his order. You get to cattle martini, extra olives, ice ice cold. And Gianni orders up to more coolers. Yeah, so these guys have turned a corner. And they're getting plowed
at that moment. You know, Daniels like, well, I don't know if I'm going back to the dealership today. Totally. He lets his hair
down. And he's having some fun, and probably exercising some of these demons that he has.
He does carry things with him. He does women they both have. Yeah, but I think with Daniel at first glance, the dealership, the home the wife, that's what you see. Right? And you gotta go digging beneath the surface to see what a person is really experienced. So in other words, Daniel's life isn't how it looks necessarily, just like young. Johnny's life wasn't how it appeared. Exactly. Interesting.
So now back at the canyon. Yasmin arrives, and it's packed. Yep. And Kyler and company are here. And he sees Miguel and what's he do?
Oh, he says, oh, let's find another spot. Yeah, he doesn't want to engage with Miguel again. He doesn't want to be embarrassed again.
Isn't that funny? It's almost as if McGill's a bully. Kyla could go over there and say, Hey, let's let the past be the past here. But they're like terrified. Yeah, it's a bit unbelievable how terrified they are.
Kyler and his buddies were beaten in epic fashion. And it was put on social media. It says a whole nother level. They don't want to revisit that at all. And they just wanted to hightail it out of there. But guess what? Moon sees Hawk
takes the shine to. Yeah,
he does look pretty cool with that mohawk. I gotta admit, he has good posture, and it's his confidence. He's got confidence. He's got the v shape, physique. I never had a V shape.
So Miguel still cannot reach Sam. So he begins to drink. And you can kind of tell that Miguel is probably not a drinker. No, but he's going right. And for some beers.
No, you remember when Johnny wanted to have that toast with them? That's right, right. That was the strong stuff. But Miguel is not a drinker. We don't see him drinking. He's not a He's an athlete. Yeah, yes.
So now we're at La Rousseau's and Sam is reading William Faulkner.
I wonder why they chose that it was a As I Lay Dying, I think it was
I think that was right on the nose. As she lays in prison, dying, and Robbie enters the room, and he's got an ankle injury all the sudden, yeah, he's limping. Well calculated by Robbie, he knows Amanda is busy. And she orders Sam to run him home and come back. Yeah.
So they walk outside. And we realize he did the Kaiser soza He fake his own limp to rescue her, quote unquote, get her out of the house. And then he says to her, so where are we going? And she goes, we're gonna go to a party, my boyfriend's waiting. So this is when she reveals to Robbie that she has a boyfriend and then we see the look of disappointment on Robbie's face because we believe that he did have some romantic intentions.
Yeah, well, he faked the whole thing to be alone with her. Yeah, but still he's going to a party so not all
bad. Yeah, so he did have his eyes on Sam he did devise this plan to get her out of the house. Get in the car with her everything was going great and yeah, yeah, she reveals that she has a boyfriend and he will be meeting him shortly
back and Sam referencing Kaiser so say from the usual suspects is great. I referenced Kaiser so say for very different reasons. I was equating that to how they were learning these techniques like the Kaiser so say moment when they showed Daniel and the Karate Kid when Mr. Miyagi showed him up, wax on wax off meant that was my take on it. But this was a true Kaiser so say coming out of it lamp same. So a lot of usual suspects references here,
in fact, that any word that limp disappears, right? That's the only thing I remember from that movie.
My reference was to Chazz Palminteri as he sat in the office. He was the detective. And he drops the coffee cup when he starts to put it all Yes. Okay. And that was the Quartet board. And he starts to hear space, his character and all the things he was references were on that board all comes to life was always using that as like when everything that you took in well comes crystal clear. Yes. But she took it literal with the lamp and I'm just over the moon with these references in here for usual suspects. All right, we're still at the bar. And they order even more drinks,
and they start talking about Ali. Exactly. Wow. Well, Daniel says she's a pediatric surgeon and her husband is an oncologist. And it doesn't Johnny say something like, he sounds like a dick. Just because he's an oncologist. That sounds like a dick. And he
mentioned that she lives in Denver. Yes. So Johnny's like for someone who hasn't talked to Ali in a long time. You sure know a lot. And he says,
Johnny is so out of the loop. With social media and the internet. Daniel introduces Johnny to Facebook. And he says What's a Facebook? Yeah. So Daniel shows how he's checked out Ali on Facebook, but he has not sent her a friend request. nor has she ever sent him a friend requests. So they were just like cyber stalking. While he was we don't know if she was right. That's true. He has seen her profile before he brought it up pretty quickly. Ali Mills Schwarber. They bring up a picture of the husband and they both start to rag on the husband.
Oh, that's right. Yes. They're both bonded over the fact that they used to love the same woman. Yeah,
they're bonding over memories of ally and then start to bond over dissing her husband, which I thought was hilarious.
And had things gone differently. Both of them in their heart probably could have seen themselves with Ally.
Sure. I mean, especially when you look back at your youth. You look back at your teens, the one that got away. Sure, sure there was I have a lot of regrets. I mean, I don't regret where I'm at now, but I have regrets on the ones that got away. There was a couple of them.
I don't have any of those regrets. None. So now we're back at the canyon. And what is Miguel doing now?
Miguel is drunk, getting drunker, he keeps drinking.
They ran out of beer. Is that what happened? I think he held him out of beer. I wonder who drank all that vodka? Well, I didn't say the amount of vodka. Yeah, he was going for the small Bierstadt.
Interesting Hawk is macking on moon to Maitree.
Can't believe it. So then, moon gets called away for a moment. So hawk and Dimitri have this quick exchange and hawks just so makhana Hey, now are at least in Dimitris eyes. And he says, Bill the energy live in the moment. Inspired by this makhana he speech, Dimitri goes to hit on who?
Dimitri goes to hit on Yasmin. Good luck. Oh my gosh,
he doesn't get very far.
I mean, she is like the worst person on the show. Right? Yeah. I mean, her character, right. Her character is like the worst. She's stuck up. She's snobby. She's a liar. She's a cutthroat. Yeah, Moon has changed. Moon is evolving. Moon is going to the other side. Yasmin is fixed and will not budge. And when I saw Dimitri walking over, I was like, No, dude, no.
So he strikes out, but he has been then confronts Aisha.
If I were at that party, I would have said Dimitri, do not hit on Yasmin. I would have said Yasmin, do not approach I wish we could have
ended off this isn't the old Aisha Yeah, she's no mercy. No,
no, and he does or move. What is this like a reverse wedgie? Oh, my God.
Well, first of all, he has been wants to leave. Moon wants to stay with Hawk Yeah. Then he gives Yasmin And the front YG and says What?
No Mercy bitch. Oh, Aisha arrived at that moment.
If only there were cameras at that scene. I didn't see any cell phones because it happened so quick. Yeah. And it was dark. Yeah. But that would have been the moment that would have ruined Yasmin forever.
And Moon already, I guess has taken a stance right. She says, They apologized. You should apologize. Right Moon has taken a turn here.
The name like Moon I'm assuming that she's got more passive parents.
Maybe her parents were hippies, hippies, Moon is coming to the other side. Yasmin is I think at this point, a lost cause. And I Isha humiliates her and it's a fantastic moment.
It really is. So Sam and Robbie finally arrive at the canyon before they walk down and join the whole crew. Samantha shares with Robbie, that her father Daniel hates the Cobra Kai Sensei, not knowing it's Robbie's father.
Yes. And in that moment, you see the look on Robbie's face. And I was almost expecting him to spill his beans. Right? Well, that sensei is my dad, but he does doesn't do it.
And then she goes on to say I'm dating Miguel, who he remembers. Maybe not yet, but he's about to because he's seen Miguel hug his father in front of the dojo. Yes. So all this is like brewing when they confront each other
was it's a lot of jealousy is what it is. It's good old fashioned jealousy and misunderstandings. Yeah, and it goes downhill fast. Miguel is they're getting drunk, sees Sam walking down this little incline with Robbie. And it almost looks like they're holding hands. Samantha walks over to introduce Miguel to Robbie. Robbie to Miguel. And right away, Miguel is not having it. He's jealous. He's like, Who is this dude? He's, uh, something like that, right? Yep. Who's this guy? He's offensive. Right off the bat. Yeah. And then what happens?
So now they're like sort of a face off. Miguel is looking at Robbie, assuming he's the secret lover or boyfriend that Sam has? Sure.
And not so secret. No, or secret to him say to him. Miguel has never had dinner with the family yet. This guy's having dinner with the family. He can be the
current boyfriend for all that. Miguel knows. Yeah. And Robbie looks at Miguel and see someone that's closer to his father than he's ever been. Yeah, there's a lot brewing there. And these are teenagers. Yeah. So what happens?
Miguel starts a fight with Robbie
right Cobra Kai style.
It's that whole strike first thing. You know, I used to know this guy back when I was young, kind of a badass guide. And he always believed in hitting first and then running. If someone's up in your face right now and they're threatening you hit him first.
I don't buy into that.
That was his philosophy. I don't know, whatever became of them. Hope he's still alive. But I remember he used to say that and it's very much a Cobra Kai mindset.
Yes, it is. So he does Miguel doesn't strike him but shoves him down. Yes, right. Here we
are back on the beach. Karate Kid again with the jam box
and the whole push. Oh, so Robbie gets back up and Miguel goes to hit Robbie and inadvertently connects with Sam maybe with his elbow. I couldn't even really tell how she got hit. But she got struck accidentally.
Her head went up in the crook of his elbow. She went down. So it wasn't like a huge punch to the face. But it was a knock down. And it was not good. You don't want to go hitting your girlfriend accidentally. No.
So they get up. Robbie and Sam. And they leave.
This is the breakup moment. Right now. Sam and Miguel at this moment in time breaking up right there at the canyon.
Right. And Robbie is closer to Salman has ever been.
You know what I'm surprised that Robin didn't try to make a move. I mean, if you're like a you know, not such a great guy can really are we 100% sold on Robbie yet remember Robbie was doing robberies only a few episodes earlier.
But Dana has been a good influence on Robbie. And Amanda's been a good influence on Robbie. And some stability has been good for him.
Okay, I'm willing to believe that he can change that he can evolve. I'm just don't know if he's there yet.
Understood. So Johnny and Daniel arrived back at La Russo's drunk
after having what appeared to be a pleasant day together a great day they hung out all Saturday finding common ground revisiting the past talking about their mutual ex girlfriend going down memory lane having drinks everything was cool. They arrived they were going to what do some exercises in the dojo have a face off? It
was rocky three reference. They went there specifically to go in the dojo and spar Sure,
and I'm looking forward to that I'm watching this like wow, they're gonna have a friendly sparring session.
Yeah mix it up who Who knows no one seems to Pat up on this world.
I was looking forward to seeing this and then
they enter the dojo who is there, Robbie is
waiting in the dojo. Daniel walks in with Johnny, holy crap.
And Johnny immediately doesn't understand what he's seen and shoves Daniel and a trophy
into his under 18. All Valley one of them he's
got to Okay. And Daniel is taken aback.
He doesn't know what's happened. He doesn't know that that's his son.
And it's revealed and this moment,
but then extra Pivotal, and meaningful. Johnny wants to fight Daniel now real fight. And then Robbie jumps in between, puts his fist up, ready to fight off, Johnny from hitting Daniel.
Exactly. Wow. Big moment.
I could not believe it when I saw it. So
Johnny can't believe it. Frustrated. What we do on this series is frustration leads to Exodus. So he leaves. He's got a lot to grapple with. Daniel is in shock. And immediately what did you do to Robbie?
Well, Daniel doesn't know what's happening right from his relationship with Robbie. Robbie came to work for him. Was
it all a ruse? Yeah, he
thought was his whole thing. Just a big, practical joke or something or this is funny to you. He doesn't know what to make of it. Kicks Robbie out of the dojo fires him from the Russo automotive just banishes him, slams the door in his face. And then picks up his broken trophy, which I think is symbolic.
A lot happened there. It was lost his one and only student Wow. He feels hurt. He was lied to. And also what's going on with Ravi Robbie. He's lost his father figure for the moment and his Sensei, and his own father bails out wants nothing to do with him. And I'm assuming Robbie still needs a ride home.
Well, maybe a skateboards around somewhere and he doesn't have a hurt ankle. But yeah, in that moment, you're right Robbie experiences the worst of it. He loses his real father and his father figure in the same second. It was a horrible scene for all parties involved. It was bad for Daniel bad for Johnny bad for Robbie. It was just a real painful scene to watch.
It really was but a cliffhanger that will lead up to the finale of Season One.
Utterly besides myself. This episode especially really got to me.
I think this show is such a complement to the original film. And yeah, you know, in ways that I never thought would be possible.
It flips the script without disrespecting the original without tainting the original.
And it's rare to do that. I can't think of another movie that took the characters in what do a TV form I mean, one that comes to mind, but it's not the same was Fargo Fargo is an incredible film. And I did not want to see the series. And then when I finally did, I was blown away by some of the best television I've ever seen. It's more in the spirit of it's none of the characters from Yeah, it doesn't take anything away from them. And season one is its own self contained story. Season two is the same in season one and two are phenomenal. This is taking Johnny Lawrence and Daniel Russo and bringing them into the modern world and all that comes with that. I cannot believe that executed to this degree of genius. You know, incredible.
I fashioned myself a decent writer, fairly creative mind. But I was watching this thinking. I don't know if I could have written this. Yeah, like these guys are good.
It's no small feat. Yeah. Anyway, the creative team is amazing. We hope to have them on the podcast at some point in time because I'd love to learn more about the process. So thank you for listening. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. And please subscribe to us on Apple iTunes or anywhere else. You listen to your podcast.
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