‘Cobra Kai’ Season 3 Spoilers: Will Miguel recover from coma and fight again? Here's his future with Johnny
To recap the last season, Miguel Diaz paid a huge price after following Sensei Lawrence’s teachings
Spoilers for ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 3
“After two weeks of coma, coma usually wins...” Those words from the first episode of ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 3 will haunt you. To recap the last season, Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) paid a huge price after following Sensei Lawrence’s teachings. Remember how he was brutally battered in a gnarly battle between the Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do dojos?
As Season 3 picks up right where Season 2 ends, his future hangs in the balance. Talking about his road to recovery, creator Jon Hurwitz told TVLine, “He needs to physically rehabilitate to hopefully be able to walk again, much less fight again,” adding, “In Season 2, he was on a path and being taught by a reformed Johnny to still have the toughness of Cobra Kai, but to sometimes show mercy. We were rooting for him to show mercy in that moment, but sometimes you do the right thing and it doesn’t work out for you.”
Dishing more secrets from the season, Hurwitz said he will also face emotional hurdles. “He needs to reevaluate what his relationship with Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) is,” the EP says. “He’s had this sensei who he listened to and who believed in him. When you’re lying in a hospital bed, unable to move your feet, you question your choices, you question your mentor. In Season 3, the audience is going to watch Miguel go through all of the struggles, and we’ll see how he deals with the aftermath.”
Many viewers are wondering if he would ever be able to recover. “How is Miguel going to be able to recover so quickly/easily? He might not be able to do karate again which I hope isn't the case, but that was a serious life-threatening injury,” one Reddit fan said. And if he does, what will his relationship with Johnny be like?
In ‘Nature Vs Nurture’, the doctor announces that Miguel cannot feel any sensation below his ankles. Johnny sneaks into the hospital and dishes all his thoughts to him. However, Miguel asks Johnny to leave. In the next episode, when Johnny learns that the Diaz family can’t afford his surgery’s cost, he does all he can to help him. Towards the end of the episode, Miguel’s grandmother asks him to stay when he hands over the money he raised with great difficulty.
That certainly helps mend their relationship. In the sixth episode, Miguel helps Johnny craft the perfect social media message. Luck is in his favor with his speedy recovery right now but he seems far from the martial arts prodigy he was. What is Miguel's future now in Season 4? Share your theories in the comments below.
‘Cobra Kai’ Season 3 premiered on Netflix on Friday, January 1, 2020, and is available for streaming now.