Here’s the thing about Cobra Kai finales, you can expect a few things – cliffhangers, life changing fights, and big decisions made. That’s just what it is. But how do you make an ending different, when you’re known for doing the same thing over and over again? How do you make it unique?
Well, the writers of Cobra Kai somehow figure it out and this season finale didn’t disappoint. It pissed me off – sure. Why? Well because these kids seem like they are in a gang and it’s turf wars and to be honest, not the best thing in the world for it to be that way. And secondly, cause I hate cliffhangers without any understanding of when the next thing is coming.
I’m the type of person that requires answers.
Where to even begin? Sam and Miguel have brought the Miyagi-Do and the Eagle Fang gangs together. I admire the two of them and that they are trying to end the turf wars – or you know, as I like to call it – a really bad attempt at a rendition of West Side Story or some shit. These kids act like little badasses, when they are really pretentious little shits who need to be bitch slapped back to reality.
Karate and organized sports is supposed to breed confidence, not the want to kick the shit out of each other, am I right? Cause I am confused at what these kids deem to be confidence.
But neither here nor there.
Except side note – tell me why all these kids in Cobra Kai don’t deserve to be in jail. Cause these psychos show up at the get together of the Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang, and throw some poor kid through a window.
Of course Tori is there in all her evilness and acting like the stage 5 clinger that she is – ready to put Sam in her place. Only I am wondering when someone is gonna realize that Tori is certifiable and needs some professional help.
The kids from Cobra Kai are all there, ready to kick ass and assert the fact that they aren’t little shits with anger issues. Only that’s exactly what they are. My only issue was that there was a lot of kids that I hadn’t seen and was like who are they are they? Are these some little fuckers recruited off the streets to make all these idiots seem more powerful?
Everyones fighting and Sam’s paralyzing fear of Tori is causing her some issues, but you know Tori – gets her hands on a weapon and acts like she’s a baton twirler or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and there it is – Sam found the force. Miguel has it too, and finds himself kicking the shit out of the guy in the kitchen and then Sam gets the upper hand on Tori.
Mr. Miyagi must be looking down, proud that someone learned to wax on and off or whatever karate movie that they executed that I don’t get, but am gonna nod my head at.
The most comical thing was when Hawk had a free shot at Dmitri and somehow found a soul that he hadn’t had before. God only knows where that came from – I didn’t know that the devil could find salvation, but hey. The two join forces and kick the shit out of some other dudes, as if nothing has ever happened. But the thing is – Hawk hasn’t earned forgiveness.
So I am not here for his sudden change of attitude yet. He needs to have some sort of redemption arc, and this wasn’t enough for me.
So where are the adults during all this? At the country club. I mean, sure, a night out is necessary for anyone, so I am not even angry about it. And I love the fact that we get to see Ali and Daniel see each other. Ali can get through to Daniel and Johnny unlike anyone else.
She tells Daniel that Johnny and him are more alike than they think – which is true. They are, they just have different points of view.
“Maybe you recognized parts of yourself in each other and you don’t really like what you see.” Ali tells him.
She’s really just dropping truth bombs left and right.
When Ali and Johnny leave, she asks about his new girl. Ali can get through to him unlike any other, because he has and will always care about her. I have to admit though that I was happy that the two didn’t hook up, because like – NO. Ali can do better, and I love Miguel and so I don’t want anything to happen to his Mama. And for me, I don’t want to see anything happen Miguel anymore.
And then there is Satan (aka Kreese) who we see flashbacks of and I still really don’t care, cause he’s a psycho and I am not interested. But what I am here for is the fact that Johnny and Daniel confront Kreese and it makes the two of them come together. Because what I am here for is Johnny and Daniel taking Kreese down.
And it’s a matter of time.
The way that this will be settled is with the tournament.
Johnny and Daniel know that for this, they are going to need to come together and train their kids. Which hey, will work for Johnny, cause he needs a dojo. But I think it’s best for the kids – because these two together can bring one thing – I think…