'Cobra Kai' Season 2 on Netflix: Ending is definitely not what we had expected
The final episode titled 'No Mercy' stands true to its words as the season culminates in one of the most unexpected ways ever.
Contains spoilers for Season 2
For those of you who haven't had a chance to watch the second season of 'Cobra Kai,' this article contains spoilers of the final episode and you better stop at this sentence.
Back to 'Cobra Kai: Season 2' then. The ten-episode series is nothing like you thought it would be. For one, it sticks to the title of its last episode, 'No Mercy.'
The episode starts off with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his wife, Amanda LaRusso (Courtney Henggeler), waking up to find that their daughter, Samantha aka Sam (Mary Mouser), has not returned from the party with Robby (Tanner Buchanan). Then begins the search and Daniel finds out that the duo was staying at Johnny's (William Zabka), where Robby tries to convince his dad that if Daniel were to find out, then he was to convince him that the decision to come to the house was his own idea.
Meanwhile, an exasperated Daniel uses the find-my-phone app to trace Sam and gets infuriated when he realizes that the pair were staying at Johnny's house. Despite Johnny's attempts to try and convince Daniel, the latter storms into the house triggering a brief Johnny vs LaRusso showdown where they exchange blows before Sam and Robby intervene and separate the two.
Soon after, a new term starts and so does the action. Miguel, who has lost contact with Tori after the party the previous evening, tries to reach her and she shows up and threatens Sam over the PA system. What follows next is a no-holds-barred assault by Tori that turns into a school-wide brawl. Tori and Sam face-off, while Miguel and Robby in a bid to separate the two, end up going into full-combat mode.
While the school authorities try and contain the situation, the four main characters are still trading blows. While Tori fights dirty and Sam tries to fend her off, Miguel and Robby go typical Cobra Kai and Miyagi-do, and just when it looks like Miguel has the upper hand when he locks Robby's shoulder, he remembers Johnny telling him that he paid the price because he wasn't taught the difference between mercy and honor, and realizing that the brawl was pointless, and he lets go and apologizes, only for Robby to retaliate and knock Miguel off the railing they were fighting close to.
And in the stunned silence that follows, Miguel falls flush on the staircase railing unconscious.
Soon after, it is revealed that Miguel's state remains critical while Johnny takes the blame from Miguel's mother about making her son a more aggressive version of himself, a stark contrast of what he was before being a part of Cobra Kai. A guilty Johnny decides to shut down the dojo only to see Kreese taking over and imparting his principles to the students.
Kreese states his intentions of bringing back the lost glory of Cobra Kai and a distraught Johnny leaves, giving up on the one place that gave him peace. In a fit of rage, he also decides to leave town so as to erase all the good memories that he has with Miguel. At the other end, Daniel too is seen comforting Sam while Amanda tells him that the rivalry between the two dojos needs to stop.
'Cobra Kai: Season 2' pretty much ends on a note where it's back to drudgery for Johnny, and for Daniel, it's remorse. What starts off as a story of who is the best becomes a tragic tale and also ends with a few unanswered questions. Something that the creators shed light on.
Talking about the ending to MEAWW, Jon Hurwitz, felt that the epic-10 minute fight scene was sure to leave people speechless. In addition, there was also a bit on the unfinished fight between Sam and Tori. While there is no official confirmation that a season 3 could be in the pipeline, Jon did explain that season 2 was about giving Mary Mouser an option to dig deeper as Sam LaRusso. And in a quest to find her a true challenger, Tori was created.
The end though promises one thing. If there is a season 3, one can expect fireworks from Tory and Sam. But whether they find their mentors in Johnny and Daniel remain to be seen.
'Cobra Kai: Season 2' is available on YouTube Premium after premiering on April 24.