With Cobra Kai Season 2 now launched on YouTube Prime, followers of the Karate Kid sequence are getting a correct reintroduction to John Kreese (Martin Kove), Johnny’s (William Zabka) former sensei and the founding father of the Cobra Kai dojo. Now the large query is what his presence means for the way forward for the sequence. Warning: The following comprises spoilers for Season 2 of Cobra Kai.
In the ultimate scene of the Season 2 finale, it is revealed Kreese has taken management of the dojo, basically stealing it away from Johnny–he even managed to get the property it is run on signed over in his personal title. With his star pupil, Miguel, clinging to life in a hospital and Cobra Kai’s remaining college students now being mentored by Kreese, it units the stage for what may very well be a really emotional showdown in Season 3.
For Kove, although, it is easy to justify why Kreese made the transfer in opposition to his former scholar. “It happens because he sacrifices what the essence is of Cobra Kai [is], what it really means. And it means no mercy,” the actor informed GameSpot. “I see that he’s violating the very concept of Cobra Kai. And so, I sort of sway the students.”
For Zabka, this rift between them is analogous to a father-and-son dynamic. “A father has a different point of view than the kid, and maybe Kreese doesn’t agree with what Johnny’s doing,” he mentioned. “But Johnny loves these kids and he loves his dojo, and he’s not just going to go down without a fight.”
And his refusing to surrender is what ought to make for a really fascinating Season 3. With Johnny booted from Cobra Kai, maybe this can lastly be the second he and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) bury the hatchet and work collectively to beat the better evil. After seeing how out of hand issues obtained with them on opposing sides in Season 2, it is clearly time for this conflict to come back to an finish.
Cobra Kai Season 2 is streaming on YouTube Premium now.