The fifth and final season of Cobra Kai begins with Kreese (Martin Cove), who has been vanquished, serving time in jail and participating in therapy. He is a realist and is aware that his time is nearly up; he will spend his last days in prison, where the counsellor will make hazy efforts to cheer him up. He is resigned to his fate. Everything that he fought for is gone forever, along with every impression he left and every memory we have of him. He talks about Johnny, his finest pupil, and realises that he has lost him for good, which causes him to break down and cry. Even yet, the counsellor doesn’t quite succeed in reassuring him. After some time has passed, Kreese steps in to stop a quarrel between two of his minions, and as a reward for his efforts, he gets shivved.
The characters Daniel (Ralph Macchio), Johnny (William Zabka), and Chozen (Yuji Okumoto) are stranded in a Hummer as it veers perilously near to the cliff’s edge; however, the vehicle suddenly comes to a halt. The driver is none other than Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan), and considering the way Silver messed up his life, he does not take well to seeing Daniel again. Chozen and Johnny immediately take action, and as Mike tries to defend himself, Daniel steps in to halt the fight. Mike’s life was going along just fine until the others arrived, and the next thing he knows, his business is a heap of ashes. His company was completely overextended, so now he can’t pay his bills and his wife has left him. Mike is overcome with a need for blood and has every intention of ripping Silver to shreds. Daniel reveals to them their intention to eliminate him, but Chozen, Johnny, and Mike have already made the decision to pay him a visit and torment him. Daniel continues to plead his case, but to no effect. Will they sever the snake’s head from its body?
Hawk (Jacob Bertrand), Robby (Tanner Buchanan), and Miguel (Gianni DeCenzo) have received a visit from Demetri (Gianni DeCenzo) because of an urgent situation (Xolo Mariduena). When the boys ask Sam (Mary Mouser) where she has been, Mary Mouser walks in with Tory and the boys are perplexed (Peyton List). They are under the impression that they can provide evidence that Silver attacked Stingray (Paul Walter Hauser) and that Kreese was responsible for the incident. There is surveillance video of the incident, but the location has since been cleared out, and according to Demetri, all of that material would have been saved to a centralised server before the location was cleaned out. Tonight, they had to go inside Silver’s office and put an end to Cobra Kai’s reign of terror.
Kim Ea-Dun (Alicia Hannah-Kim) is thinking back on the career he had before she was born. Silver has made good on his word by complying with the requirements to join Sekai Taikai. The karate that was taught by her grandpa will be famous all over the globe. The ongoing competition with Miyagi-Do is still a source of anxiety for Kim. Before Terry can send anything nefarious via the mail, though, the Hummer will need to break through Silver’s security gates. Both Kim and Silver get themselves ready for the fight. Threats are made by Johnny, Chozen, and Mike before the appearance of the particularly nasty senseis. While Mike is getting his rear end handed to him, Chozen and Johnny are getting into combat postures; do you think they have a chance? While Amanda and Carmen (Vanessa Rubio) are sipping hot chocolate and reminiscing about the good ol’ days, Hubby-san gives Amanda the details of their deranged plot to eliminate Silver.
Miyagi-Do is breaking in at Cobra Kai. They ponder this until Tory shows her key card and breaks the silence. They get access to Silver’s computer via illegal means and are finally successful in locating the information they want. They had no idea that a camera hidden in the shape of the Cobra Kai snake insignia is observing everything that goes on. During this time, Johnny and Chozen are engaged in combat with the very nasty sensei team. Kim notifies Silver of the fact that Tory had broken into their office while Miyagi-Do was with her, and then Kim heads out to take care of the children. Silver continues to investigate the situation. Daniel approaches a truck driver for a ride, but the driver tells him that he should just walk it off instead. When Stingray arrives, another group of guys gets out of the vehicle. As soon as he learns that the children are in danger, he jumps into his automobile.
Demetri discovers the film, only to find that it has been overwritten. When Kenny (played by Dallas Dupree Young), Devon (played by Ooon O’ Brien), and the other members appear on screen, the remaining video has been nearly completely placed. Miyagi-Do, who is appalled by Tory’s collaboration with the adversary, also has a spy, and his name is Mitch (Aedin Mincks). They make an effort to educate them about Silver’s many games. Both dojos rush forward to attack one another. Chosen squares may be played up to and including silver one-on-one. Who is going to ask for forgiveness? Chozen gets knocked out cold by Silver in the very first round of the battle. Silver is an animal. A fight breaks out near the pool shortly after the guns are brought out. Everything about it exudes a lot of atmosphere. Silver uses the samurai to kill Chozen, and Johnny is severely battered to the point that he is on the verge of death. Chozen gains the upper hand and presses the knife to Silver’s neck until he is distracted by a sound, which enables Silver to cut Chozen’s back with the knife. Chozen loses the upper hand.
At the headquarters of the Cobra Kai, the fight to end all fights is now in progress. While Hawk holds off the other combatants, Demetri must finish downloading the tape, which will take some time. After he has surrounded Hawk and Demetri, Kyler, played by Joe Seo, is just as stupid and annoying as he was before. The fight between him and his companions is quickly won by Hawk. Robby and Kenny get into it downstairs, but Kenny has evolved as a fighter to the point that Robby can hardly keep up with him. After delivering the Silver Bullet to Robby, which left him in a critical condition, Kenny was unable to keep up with the other competitors and was eventually defeated.
Johnny is bruised and bloody from the beating. Silver enters the room and informs him that Chozen has been eliminated from the game. Silver would admit that Johnny has guts, but he “doesn’t have much upstairs” – Terry is going to clean up the mess at Cobra Kai. While he is gone, he gives the guys orders to put Johnny off of his misery. Robby is getting his skull bashed in by members of the Cobra Kai. Hawk and Kyler are engaged in a fierce battle right now. Miguel breaks the hold he has on Robby with a leaping kick. Demetrius joins Hawk in the battle, and the two of them quickly make short work of the Kai members. Tory is making her way through the remaining people by using high kicks when Kim Da-Eun knocks her down with a sweep. The last lesson that Kim has in store for Tory is going to be a difficult one. She gets a sick thrill out of torturing Tory by stepping on her broken hand and crushing it beneath her foot. Sam is aware of Tory’s cries for help. Kim effortlessly defeats both of the females, which results in their elimination. Enter Devon. She is going to do things her own way and is going to join Tory.
A visit was made to Cobra Kai by Amanda, Carmen, Daniel, and Stingray. After Stingray has dispatched the security dogs, the group enters the building. Anthony is surrounded by Miyagi-Do as a result of the lesson that they learnt earlier in the season when they played the egg game. After the upload was finished, Anthony pressed the play button. They see the tape of Silver admitting on camera that he fixed the fight. Silver has returned, but he is under the impression that this demonstrates nothing. Once again, he gives a speech, but the members are confused about what they should do. Terry is over himself because life is not a storybook, and there are no happy endings to be found. Silver’s men continue to beat Johnny hard, who gets a second wind after viewing the copy of his baby’s ultrasound and karate kicks his way out. When Mike Barnes comes to his rescue, they have come to a halt.
The Big Boss Fight will take place between Daniel and Silver. Daniel is using every underhanded strategy in the Silver playbook in an effort to eliminate the target. And HE DOES. Kenny and Kyler, both with tears in their eyes, pack their things and leave the dojo, pulling off their t-shirts as they go. The end has come for Cobra Kai. People are now providing statements to the police after their arrival. Kenny, now shattered, observes the scene with a look of bewilderment on his face. Robby, an old friend of Kenny’s, drops by, but Kenny isn’t in the mood to chat. Tory and Robby reconcile and have a passionate kiss. Sam hands Miguel the octopus necklace that she has been guarding, and then she asks Miguel, “Is this yours?” They lock lips and declare that they are officially back together. Johnny and Chozen are driven to the fitness centre in the Hummer. Carmen gives Johnny a hug, and then they both profess their love for one another. In the meanwhile, Silver has been apprehended and is being held in jail. The episode, as well as the season, comes to a close with the revelation that Kreese acted out his shivving in order to eliminate the emergency crew. Kreese walks through the hallway of the hospital jail as Frank Sinatra’s music is playing. He’s been kicked out.
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