Just curious.Welcome to Just curious media. This is let's talk Cobra Kai. I'm Jason Connell.
And I'm Sal Rodriguez.
All right, so we are back for another episode. And sir, we have crossed over the halfway point. Yes.
Yes. We're on the other side of the hill.
side of the hill. Still going up still going up?
Yeah, yeah. Cuz there's a lot. I mean, it's like, when you get to this point, you're thinking like, how are they going to wrap this up? You know, there's everything's a mess. Basically.
Many seasons so many seasons ahead. Yeah, this is season four, Episode Six kicks. Get checks. Yeah, it's a bit of a tongue twister when I look at it, like is this really what the name of the episode, but it's a very, very fitting title for this episode, I must say
and where have we heard that before? Haven't we heard that somewhere before?
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Still a fan? Yeah. So as always, Cobra Kai is brought to you by Netflix. All episodes in the season dropped on December 31 2021. This is season four episode six. Chicks. chicks get chicks. I have tongue twisted myself into this whole episode. No,
you don't. Why? Because I think there's another phrase chicks dig kicks.
Yeah, there you go. season four episode six kicks get chicks. The rating sour for this episode is 8.1 on IMDb. Not as high as last week. But hey, these things. I'm just putting them out there to stay consistent with the past, but they kind of go all over the place. But they do give you a barometer of like the most popular episodes of the season. And usually it's five and 10. One five and 10 kind of seem to hit those notes for whatever reason, but we'll see how it holds up at the end of the season. The synopsis for this episode is a major change to the upcoming tournament since Johnny's scrambling to find a new recruit for Eagle Fang. Tori must ask a favor of the Russos Wow, who a lot there. And that is on point that it's exactly what's at play here. I like to spells it out for us. Yeah,
that last sentence, though Tory must ask a favor of the low Russo's really, what
are she does ask a favor.
I know but that's what we're gonna get to that.
I know. Just reading it gets you excited to delve in. So I'm ready to jump into our scene by scene breakdown. If and when you are.
Oh, man, I'm so anxious. I love where they open. I love it.
I know. Anytime we see that sign outside. I'm like, oh, yeah, I get all excited. And we open at the All Valley sports arena. And it's board meeting time. So minus one sensei. Yeah. Daniel current sensei. Yeah, because he's on the board. Johnny's not on the board to be clear.
Yeah. But it's a conflict of interest to have a current sensei on the board. Right. It makes total
sense. Sure. Right. So Ron begins the meeting. And I noticed now that it's sponsored by Coke, lot of Coke products on the table there. Oh, really? Cola. That is. And it gets off the tracks immediately.
Oh, yeah. Yeah. We're gonna see like a Ron versus, Darrell.
Totally. And what is Darrell chime in to say, because he's always piping up about the blue mat. Case in point here. So what does he say right out of the gate? Clearly,
the blue mats lead to a surge in attendance. Why will we go back to the red mats? And he's passionate about this.
Yeah, he's defending it. You know, and where's the stats? Prove it. The surge in attendance? I love it. It's like, you know, a little cards. They fill out little customer cards on the way all those blue mats I brought my whole family to see those blue. So then, there's a lot of things going on. We're meeting some new people here. And Sue who is great. She's kind of buttoned balls here. So she calls Georgia for having three divorces. Oh, ouch. And then she references the Malcolm Jamal Warner debacle. So then Gavin makes a great point about boys fighting girls. Now this is something that wasn't taught well wasn't part of the karate kids all valleys but it did happen in the first Valley and Cobra Kai, and I know we haven't talked about it. I've thought about it. And he makes a great point. And then there's a video like visual aid for him who's in that video getting beaten by a boy.
Well, it looks like a YouTube video. Totally Wait a second did the video show ie should getting beaten or her beating? Her getting beaten? Oh, okay, I was just so excited to see i Isha, I'll make to try to even realize that she was the one getting beaten.
But everyone's like, Oh, yeah, maybe this isn't the best idea. Maybe we shouldn't be promoting this problematic. Yes, indeed. And then we hear George's great line from the trailer. And God help us all because they're in this meeting so long that there's, you know, they're back to the whiteboard. And the time has passed. And new coffee has been introduced on the table, not just coffee, they got energy drinks all over? Well, that's Coca Cola as well. They make Coke Cola makes the energy drinks. And they even have a water. The ah, A is also a Coca Cola. But you can just tell it's like if there was a clock on the wall, this would have went by and I like a few hours, the jury deliberating in there and they're like, Oh, my God, okay, what have we done? And I remember, we speculated on this way back many, many episodes ago when I was like, you know, what, if the letting adult a Masters division, well, we're not going to get ahead of ourselves. But we do love the fact that there seems to be change, and we don't know what that change is just yet
to know. And I like how serious they take this. Even Ron says, oh, remember, this proposal will revolutionize the tournament. This is our legacy. Yeah. And then they all vote unanimous, by the way. And then he says, it's time to step into the future. And then like when he says, send out the letters, you know, that reminded me of that reminded me of released the Kraken. Yeah.
Well, I have a question for yourself. Do you think in the Karate Kid, Part Three, that there was this much debate over the returning champ rule change? Was it just like, we've got to soften things up? And what were they coming off of? We were coming off of this incredible battle royale with Lawrence and LaRue. So I don't know why they made the change. But there was a different Ron, and maybe he had an agenda. But I would have loved to see that deliberation as well. Yeah.
I'm to assume that was a different generation of board members. Totally. Yeah. So yeah, I wonder what that was like. I wonder if they got dressed up. I mean, Ron is wearing a jacket and tie really for a karate tournament board meeting you guys are getting you know, wearing the jacket and tie. Okay.
Hey, they take it seriously. They do. So now we're at Miyagi dough, and Sam's hitting the bag. And then Daniel has won all Valley letter. And so I love it all Valley doesn't send out emails, it's got to be this like snail mail letter.
I would imagine they would like Burn the edges and like put one of those wax stamps on
like, and that really does remind me of the credit card. Part Three. I think he had that letter, run around Miyagi dough and showing Mr. Miyagi who was not interested. Also, Miyagi these little trees. Yeah. And he always had that letter with him.
Oh, yeah. Yeah, that was a big thing. You have to sign it. Yeah, I decided you gotta sign it.
Can't forge this. I gotta sign it. And then later in the movie, he didn't even matter. He just was in it. No signature, not for Miyagi. Anyway. So we find out so that there is a skills competition, cod is board breaking weapons display, girls division, it only took 51 years to change. sounds incredible.
Well, they're a little behind the times, maybe? Yeah. Oh,
there's two. All Valley champs now with the new division that says it's a
game changer. That to me is the most huge thing. I mean, besides the cod as the board breaking the weapons display, a male and a female winner that's that's huge, huge.
Well, just think about this. From the valleys standpoint, you need the arena longer, right? In entreats, you have more time more rafts more hardware to give out. They just kind of took this tournament all Valley championship, and just times four, it's just a much bigger thing. Now I could understand why they deliberated so long now.
Yeah, this is a big thing. Just like when uh, you know, once upon a time in the UFC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. There were no female fighters, really even Dana White UFC president. One day he was on record saying they'll never be female fighters in the UFC. The president of the UFC said that, well, eventually he has money in his face and dollars in his pocket, but having male champions and female champions, it's a huge Of course, it all started with Ronda Rousey, and now we've got a whole a whole slew of other female champs nowadays. So that's a big thing.
Well, what does Daniel say Right? Because he's got the letter very proudly. And what does he say right away?
was Chris asks about the tournament itself and, and that's when Daniel says there's a grand champion trophy for whichever Dojo wins the most points. So even though there's a male winner or a female winner, or a boy's winner, a girl's winner, there will be a grand champion winning dojo.
Yeah, and I should have said that how's it applicable to the Cobra Kai you know, handshake deal the bet of the valley because that's how because he was excited the fact that there's cod is board breaking weapons display and girls division. He's excited by this notion, but who's going to be the winner and the Cobra Kai Miyagi dough equal Fang sphere and It's by points. Well, I mean that alone, that's a game changer. So it's interesting that Chris immediately is like, looks around. Hang on a second. We're better with Miguel and hawk. True. And Dimitri is like, Hey, we're all kinda like Rudy's referencing a great movie love this movie, The 1993 Shawn Austin movie, which, by the way, I referenced recently on Let's Talk movies when I did a review of American underdog. So check that out all of our fans out there. Enjoyed it. I heard it myself, either a fan so if you're on the show and your family, you're not on the show,
I listened to just curious media content. I say that publicly,
publicly, but then Dimitri also is like, and we'd also be good with this other guy Ryan's with Dobby. He was the best.
Well, he's been honest. He's truthful. Yeah,
he knows he's looking around, they see the score, like Miguel and Hawk are great fighters. They've actually gone further in this tournament in the past, so we need those guys. But Daniel thinks this is the best thing that ever happened to them. You know, Miyagi dojo,
not just about fighting, I guess that Daniel doesn't? Well, okay, so since he says, this is the best thing that's ever happened. His implication is that to have a tournament just based on fighting alone, he didn't like he likes this new method he likes that they're gonna have because he likes it. They're gonna have the forums. He likes that. He also has Samantha, and he thinks he has the female winner in his own dojo, the Russo 2.0. Yeah, he's pretty confident about that. Yes.
So now we're at the eagle Fang, Dojo slash warehouse. And so I love the huge Eagle thing logo on the wall, like, bam, Johnny's got it going on there. I mean, they're still in a warehouse, but it looks the part now I do like that. And then Johnny has a letter. So these snail mail letters have all gotten to the guys around the same time the dough
in about a week after the board meeting, I would imagine roughly probably,
but he thinks it's the worst thing that could have happen to them. Yeah,
because he doesn't care about all that stuff. All he wants to do is get in there and fight just like the old days, right? But now they're making some changes. They're, they're trying to relate to the youth is what they're doing. Johnny says, Skills Competition. Bullshit. Kata is a karate, it's dance. What's this crap about a girl's division? thought they were all about women's lib. They ought to man up and take a punch like the rest of us. Ah, Johnny
says it like it isn't. That guy. Wow. Wow. So that's what he thinks he's not into this. And he doesn't even have a female fighter at this point in time. And besides Miguel, he doesn't have a lot the depth just went away. So sometimes the overreacting this splitting the dojo Sal was not the best decision
for Eagle Fang and Miyagi. Exactly right. Yeah. For Cobra Kai. It's fantastic. Well, yeah, because with Cobra Kai, then you have the divide and conquer once you split up the two dojo and then yeah, there. What is it a house divided will not stand, right?
Yep. That's exactly right. And so this is a dilemma. They do not have a female. There's no doubt about it. And so, Miguel mentioned Sam, but to bridge that gap. Let's get back together and let's become a union. And Johnny will not even speak to Daniel.
No, no, he's on the outs. They're both on the outs. Right? Danna doesn't want to speak to Johnny right now either. No,
no, that works both ways. No, yeah.
Not good. I'm telling you. There's a lot of a lot of disappointing things here.
Yep. So now we're at the cobra, Kai dojo. And Silva has the all Valley letter thinks it's perfect, Sal. And he's already learned of the Daniel Gianni split, which was interesting. And then he goes a little biblical. He does and what does he have to say?
Terry Silva says manna from heaven, baby. So it's like a gift. He considers this like a gift on his
last is amazing. Yeah, we got those guys on the outs which we just said it weakens both of them. And they have Tory, okay. And they have Robbie. I mean, they've got it going on and they have this other stuff happening. So Cobra Kai all time high. If there was a meter member last episode, you're like, is there an IMDB meter that you could see the episode? Well, how right now who's tracking whose probability to win all Valley Cobra Kai's is on the uptick I would say as of right now.
Yeah, they look like the sure thing at this point. Yeah.
You know, when I watch a football game, sometimes you look on Yahoo Sports, it's and sometimes it screens on Yahoo. If you are not near your TV, a lot of the NFL games, but there's a probability meter on that I really like that. It's like there's a turnover and a really important part of the game a key moment and the probability to shifts constantly
does that affect the Vegas odds and the over and under and all that stuff? Does that apply in football?
Those are already set like that's all happening pre game, right? Oh, those
are those are set numbers.
Yeah, this is just in game showing people who are interested. It's like Oh, that's really interesting. It's like you can go from 40% probability of losing to 75% of one ELA much like cards or blackjack shirts to watch what was at Texas Hold'em on TV, it would show those probabilities. And then crease agrees, Miyagi dough Eagle Fang short on fires. They're both getting excited. And Sal, what arrives in the middle of this meeting? There's a delivery guy, and he's got some huge boxes. Yeah.
And Terry asked me i and he grabs the guy's box cutter. Yeah, opens up these huge boxes. And he says Cobra Kai is gonna be the only destination for karate in the valley. I want our logo on billboards on T shirts. And he's saying this and he's whipping out this guarantee. It looks like shoe boxes. Yes. Right. I wanted to see these shoes. I wanted them to open up that box but we don't get to see the shoes yet. Anyway, he has a shoe boxes. They have the logo Cobra Kai logo on them. Yeah, I'm big time excited to see this stuff. Unfortunately, we do not get to see it. But Creason silver have the bonding moment. And after that, what is Chris say?
And on the back of both all Valley champions? Yeah, on the back of the T shirts. Yep. You have creases on it like he's like now we know his focus. He wants those champs and then elated Terry says what Now
we're talking. So I guess right now there is harmony with silver increase right now, which is quite the opposite of Daniel and Johnny right now. So yeah, they are the antithesis of Daniel and Johnny at this moment.
Yeah, with Terry's money merch flying all over the place. Right.
We don't know his net worth officially. No, but come on doing pretty good. I'm gonna assume he's worth at least a few 100 million at least. Right?
Yeah, it's probably a fair assess. That's what I would guess. But with that money so and we mentioned this, I even mentioned this recently. You don't need to be the winner of all valley to go all in and make Cobra Kai this destination dojo. You don't just do it. But they gotten this handshake agreement to read one another of their presence and so but again, that's our show. That's our movie. Okay, I get why but Terry could go big if you want billboards. Hey, guess what? Daniel has billboards all over and Louis auto, so just go get some billboards.
You can go rent a billboard with any of us could if we have the money. Yeah.
So now we're at Cobra Kai Dojo outside and south. The receipt of flats restaurant looks like it closed down. Yeah, I
didn't notice that. I forgot what restaurant there was a kebab restaurant.
Kebab. Yeah, we never went in it. And now we never will. So you know, you could do if it was Larry David. He'd open up a spike Dojo just right. The spike coffee shop. Latte Larry's so now Tory walks up right and we meet Auntie Candice. I've never met Auntie Candice. Do you know herself. She's, it's a new one on me.
But we're meeting Tory's family and not that impressive folk
no. And she wants a handout. So because she knows I guess it's her sister's Taurus mother. I'm pretty sure that's the dynamic. And she's also living off her disability, some sort of check. Some sort of checks coming in and we learned that Tory's brother is named Brandon and he's eight. And Sal, we also learned Tori 17. And we might know in that but I like to get these numbers because this is an all Valley and what is the all Valley let fight
That's right now we know now we know. And really honestly, though, this whole season, I'm having more of a heart for Tori. I mean, this is just tough stuff, even for someone in their 20s 30s 40s. She's 17 And she's dealing with this kind of stuff. So you're like
Amanda, you're opening up. I'm like Amanda, I like when the aunt says you're a high school dropout in a criminal. And Tory says so are you. Yeah. Oh, okay. I know you are but what am I know you are but what am I?
Exactly. So now we're at West Valley High School, and we're at the fields out in the back of the school. You may recognize these fields that Daniel and Freddy and Johnny and Cobra Kai has all played soccer on and the original Karate Kid
What do you say these are the same fields are supposed to be the same fields.
The real fields are the ones that I went to with that guy walk Nikko around the back. Nope, not these these fields are probably in Georgia somewhere. And we see on a sign in the background. I like this all state soccer Champs 2015 2017 regional lacrosse Champs 2018 So hey, West Valley High props on you. Few championships there. I like it. And then this scene, this is no short scene. This sequence goes on and on. And it's an amazing,
amazing scene. pretty hilarious game. Everybody's getting the wrong idea.
Johnny and Miguel are out to recruit females Yeah, under 18 females. And Gianni says when I went to this school, the only thing I was better at than karate and I was pretty good at karate was talking to chicks. Watch and learn D is why Watch and learn. And so that might work and at a bar, but we're at a high school here where Johnny probably shouldn't even be on campus. In fact, they probably shouldn't be. He shouldn't
I don't think he is legally allowed to be on campus and nothing against him anyhow, just walking on the campus unless they
and only if maybe they have a child there. Sure. So Johnny is just he pops up here a lot.
He has whether it be a dance, but no fires at a dance, whatever. Actually, he's always popping up at school with flyers, right is what he's doing. Yeah.
So So while this scene kicks into gear, we hear Girls, Girls, Girls, by Motley Crue. And that's a very fitting song, although it makes this scene even creepier. Girls girls, and he's
approaching all these girls that are like running track and playing soccer,
playing soccer. He really comes off like a stalker. And Miguel is like he's borderline. He knows it looks bad. But he also knows Johnny has a good heart. And you know, that's what he's there for. Well, he
knows the intentions are cringy or pure, but he knows how it looks. Sure. But then he cooperates by
well, he says Sensei, he's his role model. And again, he he knows what Johnny's after it's just it is cringe worthy, I get cringy. And we do also learn the location of Eagle thing. It's between our pipe supply store and the burned down Chucky Cheese, which is hysterical so and then we see the flyer. Now, unfortunately, it wasn't like episodes in the past when he did the Cobra Kai one that Robbie had. And we had a good visual of the flyer. And there's a lot more stuff going on in this flyer. And it's like learn to fight join Eagle fan karate. There's a website SAO, Eagle fan karate.com, I went there, nothing, oh, I should register the domain.
So no way to say like parked by GoDaddy or something.
It wasn't GoDaddy, but nothing happened. So some of them I have the domain, but the URL is not active. And then his Twitter handle and he spells Twitter with two Ds not to T Twitter. It's since a Johnny l he doesn't even have the law on there. So he doesn't even have his true twitter handle on the paper. So again, this might be why his followers are stuck at one
that he's getting people wrong directions to his directions.
And then there's a photo of him and I love how there's a boom pow like an old Batman cartoon Adam Westing boom powers Zane. And then there's Eagle Fang logo. There could be more on that there is more on that. But it's really covered up, you don't really get a good representation of it. But I just love it. I love it. He's always got something new. I'm assuming that Miguel makes these because maybe John has gotten better at this.
I don't think Johnny's making those. It's got to be Miguel or Johnny got somebody else outsourced?
Yeah, Johnny, I don't think would know how to do that. How I don't even know how to do that, let alone Johnny.
Well, Johnny says some great things are some inappropriate things. Go ahead and give us some of his lines here. On the recruitment trail.
I'm just imagining the principal or the counselors or the school security, hearing that there's some guy trying to pick up under 18 Girls and then having this boy rub oil on himself on the field. Unwilling, Johnny says and the best part is we have a whole stable of hot young dudes, like my man, Miguel over there. You like what you see, he's not even in the top five. We got babes and everything. Whatever floats your boat. And I love the girl's response. He's saying this to some teenage girls. She says, I'm asexual. And he says, All right, he's sexual to check them up. Total stuff. So what do you say? Ready to become an eagle?
That's such good writing and great performances. Yeah, he's incredible. I mean, he's a total perv. But it is hilarious because he's oblivious. And Miguel is just like, yeah, getting all lubed up. You know, show me the beach ball. Like he's flexing. Got it is just priceless. I
love that. I love that. I'm asexual. I love that. And then we see
Moon she comes up. Yeah, they know her. Yeah. And they try to recruit her for a hot second. But of course, she's a bit of a pacifist. She's not gonna get anything that hurts someone else. She's like a hippie chick.
Oh, wait a second. She agreed for one second for one second, until she knew
what it was. Hey, if you're gonna sell her on the cottas you got her? If you're gonna sell her on the fighting, not so much
for one second. Moon was almost a member of Eagle Fang.
Yeah. But then what does she have to say? Who does she tell them to talk to?
She tells Miguel and Johnny to speak to her ex Piper, who is a great athlete.
Bingo. Okay, now they're focused and we don't do that. Now we leave finally. But I do love when she comes up. There's some perv chasing the traction around or something like He's already been identified on campus, but no one's spent it on him just yet. So now we're at the Russos. House. And Sal, I didn't see this coming. No. But Tori visits. And Amanda opens the door and says, Oh, so you're knocking this time? Yeah, she's
delivering an Amanda ism. Right? She would have said that to anybody. Tory happens to be the one there.
I totally agree. However, I don't think she would have said this at this point in time, after all that she's learned recently in the last few episodes. And you can tell that she's starting to care for Tori, she chases her out at the birthday party where she's going to quit. I just don't think she would have been this aggressive. Maybe earlier this season. I just felt it was a little bit out of place for her at this point in time. Just my opinion.
Well, I'm surprised she invites her in. I mean, she could have just talked to us porch, you know, she could have stepped outside talk to her on the porch. How about going for a ride? How about that, you know, hey, let's go for a cruise and chat. Instead, she invites her in, which is very hospitable to do so. Well, she
also realizes Sam's not there. So we find out just yet. Yeah. And we learned that Tori, much like in the synopsis of this episode. She needs le Russo's help for school. She needs someone to kind of vouch for her to get her back in. They'll take her situation under review, as far as her mother's concern and all the tough things she's dealing with, but she needs some family to vouch for her and who better than the Russos. And then Amanda wants her to see someone like a therapist. Non karate. Yes. Well, I don't care if it's the Dalai Lama. Yeah, exactly. And then who intercell?
Well, we hear Daniel, chit chatting. And then we see Daniel arriving with Sam. Oh my god, I cannot believe this moment. Sam looks into her own kitchen and sees her own mother sitting down with Tori at the kitchen table. And she is pissed. And she says What the hell is she doing here? Now you're
breaking bread with the enemy. What is this girl doing here? Oh my gosh, I thought it was gonna be a showdown right then in there. Like, early in season one. When Johnny and Daniel had that showdown at a little Russo's house I remember that just showed up at his backyard and we're gonna go at it. Like I was like, what's gonna happen right here?
But wait a second. Are we 100%? On board with Tori? Is she legit? Here? She she has some sort of plan or scheme? Or is she really humbling herself and asking for legitimate help? Because she really wants to, you know, improve her life be better go back to school the whole thing? Or is this part of some sort of trick?
I don't think she's changed too much. But I do think she's genuine and her needs and her seeking help. Not like hey, I'm all better now. And I'm all good. But I'm in over my head. And Amanda has put a branch out there an olive branch and you know, so I think that it's genuine, and it's probably the last place she wants to go sell. So it's like very humbling to say, Okay, I'll go there. I invaded this very home. Not that long ago. So I don't think she's up to she's not crease not yet. And not
only does she invade the home, but with her two accomplices right behind her flanking her. She walks in and says no mercy. Let's not forget,
oh, no, we cannot. We cannot. So now we're at Eli X hawks house, I'll say and his plan computer games and Demetri arrives because he's got way let himself in style because he's found the key underneath the old What flower gnome? And he's there to recruit Eli, because he likes kind of just tapped out. Yeah, we all saw what happened to him. And che was humiliated. Yeah, humiliated, came and talked to everybody but has just been in hiding.
Also the whole the whole Samsung to get biblical on you, J. So there you go. Samsung knew the Bible stories rank, he gets his hair cut off and his strength goes with the hair. So maybe there's some of that here with Eli. And by the way, this is a nice place. What is it like a basement apartment? Well, this
is just a basement like a game room.
It looks great. Looks like a great place for a couple of teens to hang out and play video games.
Or we've been at Eli's house before in season one when his mother was on the phone and he like went to his room.
But the basement. This is a nicer place than was in that scene when the mother was speaking to the
show has evolved. And now it's like, oh, their house is huge. And we're gonna see this area now. I haven't seen the mom in a while. But definitely yeah, nice place. But then Dimitri, like he always does has such great lines. Like I always say him and Amanda. What does he have to say?
I mean, Mr. Russo says anyone can be the hero, but I'm not Batman. I'm more like Alfred. You're Batman. Oh, right. I forgot. You're not a DC guy. Whatever. Forget Batman. You're the hawk. And the Hawk is Marvel. Right, missy?
I think he's just advocating to him and what he likes like you're the hawk and like, you're the hero, you are definitely not a DC guy, I think is meaning. But really hawks not holding out for either dojo, like this is really news to Dimitri. He's like, no, no, no, I'm not coming back to Miyagi dough or ego thing. I'm just not coming back to karate. I'm quitting karate.
That's like, whoa,
okay. Yeah, sad because I'm a fan. I really enjoy seeing Hawk do karate. I'm a big fan. So that was very sad to hear. Also very touching to see Dimitri try to appeal to him. He says, I don't care if you have a mohawk or a mullet or pigtails. No, he's, he's letting him know that listen, I'm your friend. I'm with you. It doesn't matter what happens. So a very touching scene with one friend trying to appeal to the other. But yeah, unfortunately, Eli is too much on the down and out.
Also, when you have a persona like this, and the persona is taken away, wrestlers might deal with this, you know, it's like, Oh, what am I now and he's probably just trying to figure that out. And he needs his best friend to meet you to come over and kind of cheer him up a little bit. So we actually come back to this scene. So we leave now. Now we're back at the West Valley High School. And this time we're in the gym, Sal, and Johnny and Miguel still, they're still recruiting, and they're watching gymnast, and this is hilarious. A parent approaches Johnny. And Sal, he gives the wrong impression.
Yeah, cuz what does the guy say? Like which one's yours? Like implied like, which one's your daughter? Exactly. And what does Johnny say? Like something like, Oh, that one looks good, right?
Yeah, I don't know what I'm going to say yet though. And that guy immediately. But Johnny is just, he's just oblivious to that, like that guy's there to pick up someone for a dojo? No, of course, it's going to be perceived as like perv. And I'm surprised that guy didn't go off until a security guard or the principal and like, Get this guy out of here. Or get slugged, of course, then you're fighting with Johnny Lawrence. But yeah, but hilarious. It comes off really funny. And then we see Piper, we've met Piper before. Yes. And now we see her. And they come over and they kind of have an exchange because Miguel knows her from school. And I gotta say, so I was really impressed with his recruiting skills in the same.
Oh, I loved it. I loved how much he learned, you know, the phraseology that he uses? Exactly. It was great. And then she asks about what does he say non binary and gender fluid students? And then Johnny says, oh, yeah, fluids are crucial.
Yeah. And then, of course, it's a joke, but he doesn't even get it. But Miguel is there to save the day. He's funny.
It's great. Great. That was great. And by the way, I think that that was really Piper doing those flips. I don't think that was a stunt person. I I think it was her.
Yeah, I think it was, Hey, she's the best athlete in school, man. Come on. She did great. Well, not only that, Sal. Piper's in. Yeah, she's gonna sign up. And Miguel is shocked and elated. And so I gotta say, Piper's words should also motivate you.
I know. I know.
You want to say it or do me. Yeah,
sure. Piper says I don't want to be the last person in the valley that doesn't know karate. Hello, like me?
Sal Rodriguez you were born and raised in the valley. And you know, you know, the Karate Kid inside and out. You're on a show. Let's talk over guy. You gotta learn karate.
I do I need to join a dojo. Yeah, I think so. Why should I join a good Dojo or evil dojo?
Be like came in and go to the bad one first game and have that experience, and then come over the good. I'll do it. So now we're at Lewis House House again. And Sam is basically exploding. Now. They're not around touring at this point in time. It's just Daniel and Amanda. And she is letting them have it in Oh, and she's a bit scared. And she's learned a lot through Eagle Fang. And she really wants to study with Johnny and why in the heck are they trusting Tori? I mean, here's your enemy, your arch rival. And they're light and their parents are letting them in, you know, and say, Oh, now here's what she has to say. And she's just she's livid Sal.
Yeah, well, because this is, you know, inviting someone into your home. That's a big deal. It's one thing it's one thing if a man is like, Oh, I'm gonna go meet Tori at the school or yeah, I'm gonna go meet her mom or you know, that's that's one thing, but to invite them into your home and quote unquote, break bread. That's a big thing. Sam is livid. And I almost don't blame her. Yeah, no, I agree. I agree. So she does bolts out them right. Yeah. Sam's leaving Amanda and
she's out. And then Amanda begins to share her past.
I said this before when when she was taking a liking to Tori I said maybe there's something about Amanda Why does she relate to Tori what's going on here? I called it. You did
and we never we don't know these things and she shares about getting arrested. How she had a baseball bat and took it to Matt her math tutors car. Usually your thinking guy math tutor. No. Female math tutor who was having an affair with her dad. Wow. She has a streak and she stood up for herself. Got herself in trouble. And Sal, you are absolutely right. I mean, we don't know any more than that. But it's nice to know some history of Amanda.
Yeah, yeah, that's some serious stuff. Let let you know what kind of person she is and what she's capable of.
Yeah, we learned about what we learned about her parents, because I've asked that too. Like, we don't know about her parents. You know, sometimes Anthony was with her parents, like we don't know them. Now, we know they're not together because they still got a divorce. This car bashing didn't help. And we learned that she was charged with a misdemeanor reckless endangerment. So that can be on that's a crime.
It could be on that's a crime. And you know what it also an example of where, particularly if you're a minor, a particular, if it's a first offense, they'll reduce the charges, right? That kind of gives you a little more of a slap on the wrist, something that could be a felony, they'll drop to a misdemeanor. They do that a lot. When I was a kid, my mother used to say, you better enjoy getting in trouble as a juvenile. Because once you're an adult, the law will throw the book at you. Yeah. And she was absolutely right. So yeah, I kind of went nuts as a teen myself. But yeah, luckily, it's all behind you once you hit your 20s Hopefully.
Well, that was a rough scene touching scene. Well acted. Daniel takes it in and he's like, and I'm also surprised that it never came up. But she kept it she kept this
deep. She says it's not exactly a first date story. And any dates or anything story and I'm loving. I'm loving the actor, rough macho, I'm loving his reaction, his reactions to Amanda's what monologue are fantastic. It's fantastic.
Absolutely. And how she also goes on to say that helping Tory will break a pattern. It's a wake up call for her. And Danielle, like it switches like he understands now what she's doing and why she's working with Tory. But the light bulb goes off. And I don't know if you already knew where he was going with that. But it just resonated with Daniel washed over his face. And he's like, I'm on board and I gotta go fix something else.
Does I didn't catch that. I didn't catch that. You read that? Basically.
I know. I wasn't exactly sure because there's Johnny thing. There's the Robbie, there's lots of things, you know, there's the creasing our silver, but I knew that he was then motivated to go deal with something else. And you know, it's Daniels way.
Wow. Well, you're you're good. You're intuitive.
I study. I study these things. I'm a documentary filmmaker, I study people. You do it, you
So now we're back at Eli's house, and Dimitri won't let a light quit. I'm calling him Eli now because now we've just crossed over. So
what do you think is gonna get his tattoo removed now or another tattoo over it?
Yeah, I don't know, to be determined on that front. I'm not sure. Rico fix this thing.
Yeah, exactly. This thing, turn it into something else, turn it into some sort of geeky thing moves back in
the picture. That's a big crescent moon. But what is he share? What does Dimitri share in this don't quit kind of motivation, Dimitri shares more about himself.
Dimitri says, I mean, I was perfectly happy playing dungeon Lord after school. But you put me in a situation where I had to join a dojo. And you know what, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Wow. Dimitri, is into karate right now. That is
great. And so that's more motivation for you.
If Dimitri can do it, I can. Of course, I don't have the reach that Dimitri has to get in sparring matches, I gotta, as they call fight in the phone booth is what they call it. There
you go. Yeah. Well, he scoots over on the couch. And he begins to show Eli, these videos that they did back in the day, and it's called the binary brothers. Yeah, Dimitri and Eli, and this is their theme song. Now they had 15,000 views. So that's come on. That's something that's pretty good. And they made these two years ago. So, you know, they're still in high school, but they were like young, you know, just like freshmen, probably freshman sophomore. And tell me what, tell me their code name. So
Eli's code name is the one that's th e and then numeral one. And Demetrius codename zero. And that's where I didn't know if the Z Er, oh, it looks like an O or zero. It's a zero. CROs and it's an actual they're very
clever binary numbers. one or zero. We'll be here hero comes up and they're amazing chorus it's
quite a second. Wait a second. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Jason. What's a binary number?
zero and one.
How do you know this?
I love computers.
Are you a nerd?
Nerd? Don't ask me my co dampness I'll do not do that. So yeah, so they're going on and on about this crazy stuff and it's shot just like an S To now skid or the Lonely Island, they did a bunch of these videos who were also on SNL Sandberg and his two buddies. And then then of course, there's laser cats, which was constantly on SNL, the
latest. I love that, I think in the origin probably an homage to Devo at their,
oh, yeah, devo, more of a it's definitely coming out of this SNL Lonely Island. That's what I'm after. But that is definitely spawning from Devo. Sure. Let's go there.
I gotta check this out.
And then south, Dimitri connects with Eli, and it's touching and it works because he shows him this. He explains their just how tight they are their bond and utilize this in the dumps, man and the teenager going through this. Yeah. You know, they tend to kind of wallow in it for a while. But hey, he's got moon, that's back in play. He's got a dojo that cares about him. And this was a wonderful thing. Yeah.
And we're assuming that his mother is somewhere around, probably caring about making him snacks upstairs. Yeah. So he's got some supportive people in his life. He's not alone. He's not alone. No,
no. These are good problems to have, right? Look at Tori's problems. So you get your head shaved. I get it. It's a bullying tactic. But you're going to be okay. Yeah. And not even your headship. Just your your mohawk. Yeah,
because he still has hair.
He still has hair. Lovely. Nice.
Let's be nice, Jacob. Sorry. So.
So now we're back at the receipt of flats and Robbie visits the convenience store, and always love scenes in the stores. Always. Yeah, who enters
Robbie's in there. Looking around who enters after Rob Yeah, yeah, yeah. So Robbie's in there, and then Daniel enters. I did not see that coming. But you did. You did?
Well, no, I thought he was going somewhere. So when I heard that, then I knew that's where he's going. Oh, funny how he catches him there. Right here. Go down to the Cobra Kai. Oh, Robbie just went into communities. Okay. I love how they just catch people like going in. But please continue. But then
Robbie thinks that Daniel is going to try like try to recruit him. Try to rescue him. Right. Yeah. Well, this is a great scene. Yeah. Because this is Daniel really being very serious. Yes, he takes Terry silver very seriously. I you know, obviously he should. And he wants to let Robbie know basically give him a warning. Yeah, he says, I'm here to tell you what's going to happen to you next. Terry silver just popped up out of the blue, right? He did the same thing to me. He'll seem decent enough. Show you a few moves. And then he'll worm his way and chip away at you and push you past your limits. You'll become stronger than you thought possible. But silver won't stop there. Okay. This man is sick and twisted. And when he's done with you, you won't be you anymore. One day, you'll find yourself with some poor kids blood all over your shirt. And you're just hope it's not too late to change course. Hello Karate Kid three.
Karate Kid three. That was Rudy. not connected to Dimitris reference but Rudy was at the club that Silva had him go attack. Remember that whole sequence? Was that the guy's name? Yeah. In the movie, Rudy. Yeah, like he went up to him. And they had that exchange. Pay the guy to confront Daniel and Daniel did what he did blood on his hands. That was played by actor Gabriel Jarrett, who was in real genius. 1985 great movie with Val Kilmer. He was kind of one of the main guys but I was like, Oh my gosh. So absolutely. Definitely a call back to Karate Kid three.
What do you think he'll be in season five?
I don't know. He was one. Bring him in and get Rudy in there. We're gonna get Mike Barnes and Rudy and why not? But Sal. It's just like a nightmare. Nightmare, like American Werewolf in London. Again, very faintly, you're not maybe we think it's a normal customer. Yeah. Not to be so who enters this time?
No. And then he's standing behind. Daniel, we see Terry silver right. At first, he's kind of blurry until the camera doesn't focus on him right away. But I think we know who it is, even though he's a little blurry.
And he's there watching and he just assumes Daniel is there to poachers students. Our students are definitely robbing this matter. Well, Robbie exits and he tells Daniel, you know, hey, you were really hot headed, and I just had to wind you up. You know, he's just, he knows how to play Daniel. Yeah,
he didn't have to say much to didn't have to.
And then he says something that, I mean, this is an incredible line. And it's just, I don't even know how to take it. I'm just in awe. But he's like, you just don't want to admit there's always been a little Cobra guy in you. Oh, and Dan is almost like, yeah, it was almost like, he got too close to the sun. Maybe there was something in there just a little bit because Daniel is a hothead, mind you. And he was being motivated Miyagi, didn't want anything to do with him and he thought my training is going well. And I'm becoming badass. So, you know, there was something there. But anyway, I just love that sequence. And then of course, what does nesdr have to say?
That's the clerk. That's the guy that yeah, we've seen her a lot.
When he comes in, Robbie comes in. They're like, you know, high five and handshake. And
what does Nesta say? He says something like, Hey, if you're gonna use this as a conference room, you know, you need to buy something. He says that to Terry, right? Yeah, exactly. And then Terry just turns around and gives him a look in the niches like Oh, it's so yeah, no,
it's cool. Yeah, that was a great sequence. I mean, what he laid what Daniel laid on the line and share with Robbie. All true. This isn't the same silver that was apologizing at Miyagi dough Dojo just the other day. Terry silver reels Yeah,
right. What was that that wasn't real right. He didn't he didn't wasn't really trying to apologize.
He was still in that haze. You know that mindfulness Hayes. This is Terry Silva. Know when he was apologizing now he's like back to normal.
Okay. Normal, quote, unquote, Terry Silva. Yes. Knowing Dan is
not going to start a fight with him. But just like, you know, call it like it is.
But Jason it does bring to mind and I guess I never really thought of it. This specifically was Daniel suffered at the hands of the tutelage, I would say, of Terry silver and Karate Kid three. But in the end, he did beat Mike Barnes. Is it possible that he would not have beat Mike Barnes were it not for training with Terry silver and Cobra Kai? Is that possible?
You know, it's so funny during this sequence. That's what I was thinking about. I thought for sure that Silva was going to say, and you won all Valley. I really thought he laid that out there. Because it wasn't like him and Miyagi went on this long montage of training again, right? He just took a man all sudden, Miyagi is at the All valleys in his corner and gave him the advice to get him off. Of course, Miyagi did what he had to do, but it wasn't like
okay to lose to opponent. It's not okay. Lose to fear.
Exactly. And he needed that. But he trained at Cobra Kai dojo, and trained a lot. So I thought, yeah, he could throw that in there. Oh, yes. And then dandy had been like I did when I was like, thrown for a loop. But yeah, very good point. And so that's it for the convenience store for this episode. I gotta say, but great usage of space. I do
want to CRM and again, I hope they bring it back. Armin and season five. Yeah.
And his nephews. Yeah. How
about those guys?
And so now we're back at Eagle Fang and Piper's no show, Sal because there's another dojo in the valley with merch. Yeah. And they see her Instagram feed. It might even be a live story but she's got the merge and everyone's excited. And again, we can't even tell what it is but there's lots of merch go around a lot. A lot of stuff on his
shoe boxes again. And she says can't wait to kick ass with Team Cobra Kai. So she's totally cried out already. All she needed was some merch doesn't
even let them know doesn't even tell them I'm not I'm not gonna make who got to herself who got to her?
Tori, I guess.
But who's at school? How many Cobra cars are running around school? Robbie's not there. Interesting, though. Hmm.
They sent her a coupon code and she got the shoes.
So Johnny is upset. Miguel though. Starts to motivate him and shares Hey, I wasn't a champ when you found me Johnny and you turn me into the champ so true. He needed to hear that because again, it's funny how you know this shows like me pick you up real fast. Eli you don't want to quit karate. Hey Johnny. No, no, no, we can't just go find a champion we got to go build one probably. And it's great. This leads to sell what type of thinking does everyone need to do outside the box outside the box but so I think Johnny is unclear on what that means.
He doesn't know the expression I guess he means he's thinking like literally there's a box and you have to think outside of it.
I don't get this really funny and a great thing I love to see when you know the student helps the teacher teaches the teacher you know I love it. And it was great moment that anytime they bond. I love it. Yeah. And now we see Samantha driving a beautiful car and we don't know where she's going. So I mean, listen, I can call some things. I did not see this coming.
No, no, no. There was a foreshadow but we didn't realize it at the time. There was
a foreshadow. Yeah, so she's driving along and she pulls up to whose house in Santa Barbara.
I did not see this coming either. Samantha arrives at ie she has house. Wow. And then as a viewer, not as a co host of Let's Talk Cobra Kai. As a viewer. I'm going there's Aisha, where has she been this whole time? I'm totally Why wasn't she in season three? Now she makes a cameo in season four. I'm very happy to see her. But so are we then to believe it the showrunners just kind of intentionally removed her from the show, just to pop her back in for this little
idea. I mean, there was rumors of what one of Will Smith's children coming on the show, you know, so I do not pay attention to that type of Okay. All right. Well, there's
a lot of speculation but this show is big on
Well, I'm not big on it. But you know, we lose Kyler first season and then he's back and now he's bigger than ever. So when you say cameo I see this episode because we're going episode by episode. Yes. I don't know if I use his back. But there she is. In the flesh. I'm super happy to see her. I always love dioecious character.
I'm very happy to see her and very surprised to see her. And we find
out that her father, Isaiah Robinson, Hall of Famer, by the way in the NFL linebacker for the chargers, he played in San Diego, but of course, they're down in Los Angeles. But he got a job for UCSB. Now, I don't know if he's a football coach or an administrator or athletic director, we don't know. But they are now in Santa Barbara. But so what I have to say is, Sam's learning all this as we are, I'm shocked that they never text or spoke. Like that's like, how did you not know this information? But you know, yeah, exactly.
It's not like they weren't able to communicate as any of us would in 2022. And by the way, just for the person who doesn't know a lay of the land, Santa Barbara up the one on one freeway is about a good 90 miles north of Los Angeles. Yes, yeah.
If you're in LA further east near Pasadena, it could be a couple hours when I lived in the valley, I could get to Santa Barbara an hour. Yeah. So beautiful. I love Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley and all of that it's a destination. I also love Asia's advice that she shares with Sam. It's just, it's really great and poignant. And it's about how she goes to this new school and also can read people and sees potentially her new bully and what does she do so
she wins over her new potential bully? By what complimenting her shoes.
Yeah, I didn't even like him, but figure to be the right thing.
And now they're besties. But she makes it a point to tell Sam my new school bestie you're my OG. So Sam and I, you should go way back. But yeah, she tells Sam how she went over her potential bully. And she used the phrase. Oh, yeah, striking first. Yes. So that was I use his way of striking first in a positive way. Yep. And so we think, Oh, now maybe she's inspired Sam to do something similar. Maybe she'll strike for us in some positive way too.
And she set her own terms. And she told Sam it I do that as well set your own terms. And she's learned so much from since a Lawrence. It changed her life. And it's like, wow, I loved hearing that. I love Johnny getting some credit. where credit's due striking first isn't necessarily coming up and punching Sal Rodriguez in the nose. It might be me doing something uncomfortable introducing myself. It's whatever it is. It's acting. And I love that I like
First Nation, you can use that expression striking first or making the first move across any arena. Anything. Yeah.
I struck first when I asked you to be a co host on this show you did you did you ever gonna contact me?
No, it isn't. I'm proud of you. Hey, man. Thanks, bro.
So I showed no mercy as well. So now we're back at West Valley High School. And now this time is out. It's the debate club.
Yes. And by the way, I love this three shot. We got Johnny Miguel and Bert in a three shot. And I'm loving it. I'm loving it.
Yeah, it basically Johnny spending the whole day at school. That's what he's doing. And so his outside of the box, thinking, you know, we're about to get there. But he comes up and he has this idea because this idea of probably hit him in the shower or having a Coors banquet, but he wants to recreate, recreate ladybugs. Yeah. 1992 Rodney Dangerfield movie, which I gotta say also starred Jonathan Brandis who rest in peace died at the young age of 27 of a suicide. So just I didn't mean to be a downer. But that's the facts. I remember seeing this movie many many years ago. But and why don't you give us the quick premise. So we can understand the ruse that Johnny was up to here.
Well, now that they have a female champion, Gianni wants somebody to dress up as a girl.
Exactly. Wear a wig and just kind of act even in the movie ladybugs. Jonathan. I forget his character's name. Didn't really look like a girl. Yeah, he just had a wig on and spoken and higher voice now he's a teenager and they're all wearing soccer jerseys, so he just pretended to be a girl. It wasn't like,
elaborate like Tootsie it wasn't like Tokyo or Mrs. Doubtfire? Mrs. Doubtfire.
Yeah. You know, he's
thinking, got a wig here. That's what we'll do. and Miguel is thinking it's him. But no, no, Miguel is too valuable. He's too good of a fighter. Yeah, he's thinking about Mitch being also known as. Exactly. So this is his outside the box thinking and they're just like, even Bert doesn't say anything, but you can just see it.
Oh, he's got some great reactions, you could tell that he's about to say. So.
You don't have to say anything, Miguel is just like, you know, Miguel is a little disappointed, like, I don't know, but then say by the day, oh, what happens?
I love this. I love what the scene represents. Because, you know, oh, we're looking for a new female karate. Let's go look into the world of athletics. Right. That's what you think. So they're recruiting on the fields. And remember, last time they were recruiting on was a crease recruiting on the basketball court and all them. So you're going to look that way. But I liked the idea of looking where you wouldn't have looked otherwise. Yeah. Now you would not look for your new female karate student to be on the debate team. Now, and yet there she is. On the stage in the middle of her debate, they're having a serious debate about the death penalty.
Yeah. And Devon, she kills it. And she goes, No Mercy on the stage, she walks over to the other podium, the opposing debaters podium, rips a book, and she's showing no mercy on stage. And they're just like, an awe. And then oh, by the way, this was the person that Burt tried to tell Johnny about, but he dismissed it.
There you go. Bert thinks outside the barks he can recruit
to. And then Johnny says I just found the most badass girl in the valley. Nice because
you know, love it. Because you know why? It's not just about being athletic or strong. It's not just about that. You know what it is? It's the desire to win. That's what she's got. Yes. Got it. That is huge.
So now we're back at Miyagi dough, and Daniels. He's blasting crowd noise kind of, you know, they do this football arenas tour. They're like, this is going to be full all Valley immersion practice used to be an onstage it's almost like a rehearsal. Rehearsal. Yeah. And a lot of football teams practice with piped in noise. It's good to hear the calls. You gotta get used to that. Yeah, how you're gonna react to that
was really smart. When I was doing stand up comedy, the thing you have to look out for I forgot what they call it. But there was this moment at a comedy club, when everyone pays their bill. Like all of a sudden the whole room is paying their bill and you're up there. The first time I ever dealt with that. I was like, interest the hell is going on? I didn't know what to do. You learn. You learn how to ebb and flow with There you go. It takes time and it takes experience.
And you better check your bill again. Just call people out. You know, little things. Yeah, there you go. But you could also practice this out and like just pipe in crowd hackles there. You suck. Dealing with that. Yeah, I love it. Well, this is great. They're all and not only that, it's a full dress rehearsal. They all have keys on the full bit. And he brings Dimitri out first and they're sparring and doing very well. And Dimitri, actually, I gotta say, he's come so far, some digging
that kick. He does. He does a great kick, like a spinning
back kick. And Daniel blocks it and then gets a shot on him. But it's like he's impressed by Dimitri and Dimitris long and lengthy like you just talked about his reach. Right? So he can be dangerous. And then south who arrives?
Eli? Yeah, here he is. Oh, so good to see him. So he arrives. Everybody gives him the hero's welcome. Yeah. Everybody's happy to see him and then call him though. No, no,
I guess you hockey just tell us you just tell us so the Danny that's
excited. And then he that's when he goes inside? Yes. Into the indoor Dojo to grab a ghee. And that's what he runs into SAM and she's there stretching your hamstrings on the floor.
Yeah, she's letting the guys do their thing. And she's in there stretching while Dino Daniels going through this whole drill. And by the way, I gotta say, I love what Eli says he's there to help the team. And that was like being such an athlete and team oriented person I am. I just love that it is about team. So that's wonderful. So he's in there talking to Samantha and Sal they both apologize.
And this is where we think that I etias pep talk is going to do something positive here.
So that's what I'm saying that it did. Okay, we'll get to that let's
put this way I'm expecting a Sam to now operate in a malevolent fashion. I'm sorry, sorry. benevolent. Benevolent that's good. Not benevolent, which is bad. So time will tell I'm seeing a halo around Sam right now. Right? And maybe I'm stupid.
No, not stupid. hopeful. Hope. So and they're all smiles. I love this. And then Daniel is proud of Sam for being the bigger person right so that we end on that note, like you said, so we all think like Okay, great. Well, here comes the finale of the episode and we're at West Valley High School again. We've been here a lot this episode, but it's an States sent the same day and Johnny's not there and Tory enters and she's you know, getting searched by the guards security now there's a lot of security at this school metal
detectors, all that and she's scanning
the crowd. It's that first time back. We've seen this like with Miguel and San anybody who hasn't been there for a while and you come back and it's just like a lot to take in. Right?
She didn't get the same welcome Miguel Gunda.
Was she sure did. Okay. No, not the same. But she scans across a really great scene because you're kind of scanning her POV and then boom, there, Sam. Right in her face. Right. And what happens?
Okay, so right here is where I'm thinking. Wow, I guess he's gonna do some. Yeah. Olive Branch the whole thing? No, so Tori says to Sam, I heard you let me back in Lulu. So, so I guess I should and you think she's gonna say I guess I should apologize. She's being very genuine. Okay. At this juncture, high hopes high. hopes. Sam. Let's hug it out. Sam claps back. I don't care what game you're playing. But I'm not scared of you. You're not in control. Here I am. My parents might fall for your bullshit. But if you so much is looking at me funny. I will kick your ass for a third time. I'm coming for you, bitch. Wow. Oh my god. She took it the other way. Once she strike first. Oh my god. I cannot believe what I'm seeing here. Sam,
who are you? She had to face her own fears. And she just put it all on the line. And you know what? She had to do it for herself. Really?
Then that I'm coming for you pitch line. Holy cow. That was
a bit on top. That was? Yeah, strike first. That was everything.
Tori got the PA on. Tori grabbed the PA from that girl. The office? Oh, yeah.
It was that? Yeah. And who was freaked out by that? Of course. Sam was always like, remember that time at the golf and stuff? Yeah, I didn't know that RK was adjacent are part of she started up PTSD. She kind of hide and thinking, Oh, what's going on here? So that whole sequence she's done that she's been there. She doesn't want to be that person anymore.
And I don't want her to be that person either. But somewhere there's a happy medium right now. She's going like full aggression now. You
know? Yeah. That was a lot to take in. And it was interesting though, that did Sam really have to sign off on toric because she really mentions her like I heard you let me back in so was it Amanda calls Turin says you know we talked about as a family even Sam's okay with this, Samantha so it was weird that she referenced that.
Well, what I'm thinking it was as it relates to the high school is I guess the other family so you have Tori and her family because you know when they're juveniles and involves the families. So you have Tori and her family you have Sam and her family. The LORUSSO family kind of signs off like they forgive Tori. totally right. Okay, so that's so Tori is like but she's
like Sam herself had to do it. Well.
She means like the united front. Yeah. Is what I figured. Right so she needed the Russo family to sign off on that whole what totally I mean, with the spike bracelets that whole thing
right everything okay for okay with Tori being here, than you should be as well. We vouch for her, we have the most to lose, I get all that. I just thought that was funny that she specifically said Sam, but I gotta say, much like the decade long rivalry of Daniel and Johnny Do you think these two are more similar than different?
Well, look, we're seeing a softer side of Tory and a more aggressive side of Sam so they are balancing each other. No matter what they do. The other one is going to counterbalance right. This
franchise does stuff like this. Like oh, yeah, Tory's all bad Hang on a second. She's got, you know, there's justified reasons for her. outburst. And Sam hasn't been an angel. We know that now. They're not too far apart.
Isn't my point. No, it's true. And you know what? I like how this show always shows. No one is all good. And no one is all bad.
No separate Mr. Miyagi. He's all good. But he's not on the show.
But hang on a second. Talk to Sato was Miyagi all good. Oh, che doggy stole my wife. Yeah. So it depends on who you talk to.
Fair enough. I stand corrected. Well, that's it the end of the episode. Intense what an amazing episode six. So much is happening every episode. Now we know we only have four left. And we know we need to have an all Valley in there. Right? And I kept thinking, is your Valley going to be two episodes? There's just so much moving forward. And you know, you're also getting the feeling that there's no way they're going to resolve all this. Like we said earlier, you know, like you can't do that. Like there's no way at all just tie it up and tie nice little bow into the season know, we're going to be thrust into Season Five with lots of questions and anxiety. I'm sure. Well, every
season ends on a cliffhanger right?
Yeah, in some shape or form. i You Okay, probably won't. I think we already know this. Of course we know this. We've seen it. But we don't end the season with Phil Valley. You know, we have to end it. Beyond that.
Yeah, we're not going to have the end of the valley that Mr. Miyagi they're smiling and nodding, right? Yeah. And then over. Yeah, no, no, there's a lot to take in a lot to Jesus. That's what I've learned. It has nothing to do with this season Exactly. As much as just I have to realize every season they're not going to wrap everything up on a pretty bow. And you're not going to end the season. Go Okay. Well, that was neat. You know, no, no, they're gonna leave you with something to look forward to. In the next season.
Yeah, so great episode. Tons of fun. So much going on here. I'm gonna see if I get this right. Kicks get chicks. Nailed it. Certainly for a few loops there. But yeah, we have Devon. Well, we haven't talked to her yet. But Johnny has his sights on a female to join Eagle Fang. Sam is on the warpath. She is ready for all Valley like yesterday. Tori is getting along with the Russos now the Cobra Kai Dojo is at an all time high. Right? They have gear. They have everyone excited you get the young kids all this gear and this merge of Instagrams and Instagrams. And so yeah, I cannot wait to see what's in store with Episode Seven.
Yeah, because I forgotten already. I am wrapped up in each episode as we go. That's how I am man. Yes, I don't even remember what happens in the next episode. I really don't I don't remember I'll tell you. I'll tell you when we return when we get off there.
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