After the school fight between the students of Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do, the San Fernando Valley is shaken, and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose feud has sparked a new generation of rivalry, they must deal with the consequences. Meanwhile, Johnny’s old sensei, John Kreese (Martin Kove), has taken control of Cobra Kai.
With things about to get much worse before they get better, both generations of Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do students must decide how bad things will get before they are ready to bury the ax. After getting through the season, many believe that next season should solve this important question.
How long will Daniel and Johnny’s partnership last?
At the end of the season premiere, Daniel appeared at Johnny’s door asking for his help after discovering that Robby (Tanner Buchanan), who had run away after the fight, had stolen a car from the dealership. Although Johnny agreed to help him, the two would collide again and go their separate ways.
The two would not interact in any meaningful way again until the end of the season. At a Christmas party at the Encino Oaks Country Club, which Johnny attended with his (and Daniel’s) ex-girlfriend Ali Mills (Elisabeth Shue), Ali made the men consider that perhaps they had both been led to believe a version of the truth about their current rivalry.
After an attack led by Cobra Kai on the Miyagi-Do students and the newly formed Eagle Fang Karate, Johnny went to the Cobra Kai dojo.
After finding Robby there, Johnny and Kreese engaged in a bloody battle. Although Johnny seemed to be on the losing end of that fight, Daniel would arrive just in time to finish what Johnny started. However, before he could finish the job, Sam (Mary Mouser) and Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) would arrive and beg Daniel for forgiveness.
He would tell Kreese to stay away from his students. Although Kreese refused, I would suggest that they resolve their enmity the old-fashioned way, at the All Valleys Tournament. With both men realizing that two dojos are better than one, Daniel and Johnny would eventually merge their two dojos into one.
While it was great to see the men and their students finally come together in Cobra Kai, it worries how long it will be before Daniel and Johnny face off. If they do, will it interrupt your mission? Will the children have to step in and finally say enough is enough?