Now that the third season of is out on Netflix, we’re left with a lot of questions about the future. What happens next ? How will ? And most importantly, how many massive karate brawls can happen before all of these teenagers are sent to prison? What the show is also doing, though, is showing how history can repeat itself.
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Season 3 of Cobra Kai on Netflix. If you haven’t seen the new episodes, stop reading now and get to it.
When first introduced in Season 2, Tory (Peyton List) seemed to be the perfect foil for Sam (Mary Mouser). She was a girl with an edgy attitude, plenty of fighting skill, and wound up dating Sam’s ex, Miguel (Xolo Maridueña). By the end of the season, though, what could have been seen as a normal teenage rivalry went into overdrive during the heard ’round the world. Tory did some serious damage to Sam, all because of a boy.
If that sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve seen it before. This particular story is well in line with the plot of The Karate Kid, in which Johnny (William Zabka) and his Cobra Kai goons wreak havoc on Daniel’s (Ralph Macchio) life after Ali (Elisabeth Shue) leaves one for the other.
Of course, times are different now and this generation’s version of Johnny and Daniel are taking things to extremes the original movie couldn’t have fathomed, whether it’s the aforementioned karate riot of the insane Christmas brawl throughout the LaRusso house in the Season 3 finale, which left kids bloodied and battered.
Where does it end, though? The feud between Johnny and Daniel essentially continued for three decades, only finally coming to some kind of peace in Season 3 of Cobra Kai. Are Sam and Tory doomed to suffer the same fate? Honestly, the most likely answer is probably.
“I think, in my brain, it would take quite a long time to get there because there’s just so much anger and damage on both sides,” Mouser told GameSpot. “I like to imagine that this rivalry continues on for another 30 years. And we find out then.”
While it does sound like a great idea for a sequel series, the actress did admit seeing the two of them work together is’t out of the realm of possibility.
“I think that my dream moment is when some other enemies come in and Tory and Sam have to team up for a brief moment to take them out,” she said. “And then immediately after they’re like, ‘But screw you and see you later.'”
Given how dedicated the two are to their opposing ideals, though, don’t bet on that happening anytime soon. In fact, when asked about what the immediate future between Sam and Tory looks like, List could only say, “This is only going to get worse, and this isn’t going to get better anytime soon.”
Cobra Kai Season 3 is streaming on Netflix now.