Cobra Kai (2018) s03e02 Episode Script

Nature Vs. Nurture

Wooly bully Piece of junk! Scrap this and buy some muscle.
All I know is, it's Notre Dame's turn for a butt-kicking next week.
Why'd you run up the score on Stanford? I feel bad for them.
What kind of question is that, Betsy? They're the opponent.
You don't show them mercy.
Thank you.
What are you lookin' at? Loser.
I'm sorry.
He's the one whose mom killed herself.
Explains why he's such a freak.
- Stop that! Can it, Betsy.
A freak is a freak.
If you love him so much, start a circus.
Ma'am, pardon the interruption.
Just thought the fellas here had the look.
We can use you out there in Vietnam, men.
It's amazing what you can become with a discipline and direction.
The army gives a man a true purpose in life.
What do you say? This could be you.
Very inspiring.
We'll, uh We'll sure think about it.
Kreese! The tables are not gonna bus themselves.
Get back to work! Yes, sir.
Life isn't always fair.
Sometimes the world can be cruel.
And that's why you have to learn to be cruel yourselves.
Weakness is unacceptable.
The fight at the school was an embarrassment.
You lost soldiers and you lost the battle.
But you will not lose again.
Diaz was one of our own.
What they did to him, they did to all of us.
And it will not go unanswered.
We will show no mercy.
We will show no weakness.
We will strike back and we will strike hard! Is that clear? [STUDENTS.]
Yes, Sensei! I can't hear you! Yes, Sensei! And this is from your pale friend.
Demetri, is it? He said the plastic isn't UV resistant, so don't leave it near the window.
And that basket is from the LaRussos.
Ooh No, no, no, don't What is it? What do you need? Ooh.
Water? Where's Sensei? [ROUSES.]
Got you a juice.
Advil's in the glove compartment.
Looks like sewage.
Suck it up.
If we find Robby, you might wanna be awake.
Well, drive faster then.
Feel like I'm in a rocking chair.
- Knock it off.
We're on a mission.
What are we supposed to do, drive around all day looking for a van? No, but hopefully our mutual friend can point us in the right direction.
What the [WOMAN.]
Reaching up, and come back to Namaste.
Take a deep breath in [CONTINUES INDISTINCTLY.]
This is what rehab's like? This is one of the best facilities in the country.
Focus, will ya? We're here on business, not pleasure.
Welcome to Malibu Canyon Recovery.
You're doing a very brave thing.
What? No, I'm not checking in.
- I'm no quitter.
- [WOMAN.]
I understand.
It can be hard at first.
- Don't worry, he'll get used to it.
I'm sure he will.
Yeah, laugh it up, LaRusso.
Hi! Oh! - Mmm! It's so good to see you.
- You too.
Oh, please tell Amanda I said thank you.
That lavender essential oil she sent it really did help with my insomnia.
You still going to the Kudos and Concerns meetings? Yes, I am.
That's great.
Hi, Johnny.
You look good.
You too.
Thank you.
When Daniel said that he wanted to talk about Robby, I really wasn't expecting to see the two of you together.
Yeah, well whatever it takes to find our son.
I really wanted to take a break from here so I could go look for him, but my life coach advised me against it.
Your life coach? Might as well setting your money on fire.
No Johnny, rehab has done wonders for me.
It works for a lot of people, actually.
Well, great.
Glad you're doing better.
I really am.
But I don't need some rehab vacation.
That's because your idea of vacation is going to some monster truck show.
Hey, Truckasaurus was badass.
You loved every minute of it.
- I was faking.
- Bullshit, I know when you're faking.
Guys! We just really need to know if you have any idea where Robby might've gone, after he got the car, you know him the best.
All I know is that whenever Robby would get in trouble, those dimwits weren't far behind.
What dimwits? Uh, one looks like Chris Brown, the other one looks vaguely Latin.
Tweedledumb and Tweedledumbass.
How're we supposed to find those dirt bags? I know where they are.
You worked hard today.
So before you're dismissed, I have a little treat for ya.
I wanna introduce you to a friend of mine.
What's its name? I don't know.
- What should it be? - Hawk Junior.
- Bert, what do you think? - Um Clarence? Clarence.
Here, take him.
He's so cute, guys.
You know, it's almost lunchtime.
Ooh, can I feed him? No.
But you can feed him.
Uh What does he like to eat? He likes to eat Clarence.
It's okay.
Come on.
Come on.
There you go.
I can't.
It's okay.
I understand.
Clarence is your friend.
It's okay to object.
Who else objects? You're off the team.
- But - I said out! Get! - [SQUEAKING SHRILLY.]
Are you sad to see your little friends go? Uh No, Sensei.
Go on.
You can speak freely, son.
Is this the right time to make cuts? We're already down students after the school fight.
This is addition by subtraction.
A true cobra feels no sympathy for its meals.
Do you have a problem with that? No, Sensei.
I just don't understand the plan.
With Miyagi-Do shutting down, we might be able to get new recruits.
But we will.
In due time.
First, we're going to need to strengthen our core.
With Diaz out, we're gonna need a new champion.
Someone with no fear And no mercy.
Take that to Mom.
Oh, thanks, hon.
You haven't fixed the leak yet.
And you haven't paid rent.
See how that works? Yeah, I'll have it to you by next week.
I'm already working doubles.
Last month it was some excuse about your mom's diabetes.
- Dialysis.
- Same diff.
Not my job to keep track of your excuses.
It's my job to cash rent checks.
If I can't do my job, then you can't live here.
Don't do that.
You know, my mom, she's The caretaker thing's the only reason you're not in juvie.
I heard about that cat fight that got you expelled.
You don't know anything about that.
I know if I had some mud and an inflatable pool I could've sold tickets.
That boy you two fought over sitting in front.
Don't talk about him.
See, now if you had a man instead of a boy, maybe things'd be easier for you.
You wouldn't have to worry about rent.
I bet you wouldn't sound like a man if I broke your wrist.
I wouldn't do that.
What would your probation officer say? Whew.
Think on what I said.
Maybe I'll see you tonight.
But if I don't I better see that check on the first.
Rec time's over in 15 minutes.
Worse than rehab, nicer than jail.
Just let me do the talking, all right? We're not selling bimmers to soccer moms.
This is my world, follow my lead.
Bitch-ass Kevin James punk.
Hey, morons! - Hey, what? - We're looking for Robby.
If y'all two are the search party, I say he's pretty screwed.
Start talking or you'll be drinking your toilet wine through a straw.
Ooh! Robby daddy talking a big game.
Does it look like we're scared of you? You should be.
I don't think so, man.
Look at your face.
Looks like you already got your ass beat.
Enough! Cut the crap.
Tell us everything you know about Robby.
All right, man.
Damn, relax.
We ain't mean no disrespect.
Sorry, Mr.
What the hell? You listen to him, and not to me? [CHUCKLES SOFTLY.]
- He know how to kick ass! - Yeah, and he ain't no punk-ass bitch! - [TREY LAUGHS.]
- Johnny, what the hell? - He just hit me! - You don't see that? - Oh, okay.
All right.
- Enough! - Damn! Better start talking.
I can do this all day.
Hey, hey, hey.
It's not necessary.
All right? Look, we all used to scam people at Tech Town in Panorama City.
He knows how to get by around there.
All right? You better be telling the truth or I'm sending him back alone next time.
Might wanna get your friend here a tampon.
What the hell? I'm bleedin', man.
Is you crying? You're progressing nicely.
How does this feel? - Yeah.
- Yeah? What about this? - Normal.
- Great.
Yaya's so excited.
She's at home cooking up a storm.
Tupperwares full of dulce de leche.
That's great, Mom.
How about this? No.
How about this? No.
That's That's okay.
You said the scans were okay, right? Yes.
Am I gonna be able to do karate again? [CHUCKLES.]
One day at a time.
I'm gonna borrow your mom for a second.
- Okay.
- Come on.
Let me turn on the TV.
The Dodgers played last night.
steal the game from San Francisco with a two-run walk-off in the ninth inning by Williams.
Williams was called up six months ago from Triple A.
He was batting .
300, and, boy, LA is happy to have him [BOTH SPEAKING IMPERCEPTIBLY.]
Can you be careful with those? I don't wanna be digging them out of the upholstery for the next five years.
You know, we're gonna have to talk about what we're gonna do when we find Robby.
- He's my son.
I'll talk to him.
- That's always gone well.
- What did you say? - Nothin'.
- Your car's ringing.
- [BEEPS.]
- Hey, honey.
Where are you? I'm in the car.
Johnny Lawrence is with me.
Hi, Johnny.
Hey, Amanda.
All right.
You know what? Lean back.
You just talk normally.
All right? We got a new lead on Robby.
A lead? What are you, Tango and Cash? Tango and Cash were narcotics detectives.
It's a totally different thing.
Oh, I'm sorry.
My mistake.
We're on the trail now, just need to check out this info.
Yeah, scumbags at the prison gave it up easy.
Couple of pussies.
I'm sorry, did you say prison? We were just talking to a couple of guys who knew Robby.
They wouldn't talk.
So, we had to smack 'em around a little bit.
- You did what? - I didn't smack anyone around, honey.
It was more of a good cop, bad cop situation.
Actually, it's more of a no cop situation.
You do realize neither of you are cops, right? Yeah, but we got the information we needed.
Guy coughed it up like a chicken bone.
He cried.
Okay, look, I'm gonna go on the record and say I'm against this entire operation.
We just need to find him before the police do, okay? I don't want this kid's life to get destroyed if I could help him.
I know, Daniel.
Just be careful.
I will.
You had to mention the prison, right? Of course you did.
- I'm not lying to your wife for you.
- All right.
Hey, get in the other room.
How'd you find me? I could say I did recon in 'Nam, special forces training, 18 months of covert ops, but your address was on your paperwork.
Tory, who is it? - Nobody, Mom.
I'm not going back to the dojo.
Why's that? Community service hours, probation, trying to get my GED taking care of my little brother and my mom.
And I have to pay rent on time this month.
Life is kinda kicking my ass right now.
- You can always kick back.
- That's what got me into this.
You know, Miguel It's my fault what happened to him.
Yeah, I just gotta stay out of trouble.
Can't go to juvie.
Your mother she's sick? Mine was too.
We lived in a place even less charming than this.
If you can believe it.
Trust me, this place isn't charming.
So, did she get better? No.
She didn't.
It was a different kind of sickness.
I didn't understand at the time.
Look, if I could get back into the dojo, I would.
But I don't have money for rent, let alone karate.
What if your dues were on me? Those other students, they weren't born fighters like you.
I have to get ready for work.
I need every hour I can get.
Or else Or else what? Don't worry about it.
You've got more attitude than sense, you know that? [BETSY.]
Leave me alone, David! Don't ever let me catch you making eyes like that again.
Let go of me! - [GROANS.]
- Hey! Weren't you taught to keep your hands to yourself? What, you got a crush on her? Freak.
If you think you have a shot, you're nuts.
But I guess that runs in the family, doesn't it? - Stop, David! - He's the one who wanted to get involved.
Now he's involved.
Stop! - Hey, stop it! Get away from him! - Get off me! [YOUNG KREESE YELLS.]
No! Please! You scared, freak? Don't start a fight you can't finish.
I've been fighting my whole life, I sure as hell ain't scared of you.
Are you okay? Yeah, I've had worse.
Need a lift? [CHUCKLES SOFTLY.]
Cashier hasn't seen him.
Here, I got you what you wanted.
Tech Town's just down the block.
We should ask around there.
Maybe we can get 'em to give us the security cam footage.
I can't believe you eat that crap.
Oh, what? You too good for gas station food? Yeah, I am.
- Yeah.
Oh, thank God.
- What? Is it Robby? - No, Miguel.
Amanda says he woke up.
- [SIGHS.]
- That's great.
Some good news for once, huh? Yeah.
It's really good.
- Hey, wait a second.
Isn't that a - It's a Dodge Caravan! That's the car.
Hey, you! - What do you think you're doing? - Driving.
- Like hell you are! - Fine, I'll go without you.
Just take it easy! When I get high I get high on speed Top fuel funny car's the drug for me My heart, my heart Kickstart my heart Man, this thing can fly! Easy, leadfoot.
Just follow him.
He's not getting away from me.
Red light.
Red light! - [ENGINE REVS.]
Jesus! Slow down! Where do you think you're going? Come on, take it easy! Relax, I'm a great driver.
Look out! Oh, that's just perfect! Ah, you got insurance.
Where do you think you're going? What are you doing? - Look alive.
We gotta pursue on foot.
- On foot? Wait.
What? Not on foot! Wait.
Hey, Johnny.
This has gone far enough.
Johnny! Johnny? Johnny, I'm gonna call the cops, all right? We're out of our element here.
Speak for yourself, I'm not afraid of this place.
I'm not afraid, all right.
You know what? Forget it.
- You're on your own.
- [MAN.]
Leaving already? Guys, let's let's talk about this, all right? You keep the van, we just wanna know what happened to the kid who had it.
- Then we'll be on our way.
- On your way, to call the cops.
Like you said.
No cops, all right? We can work this out.
Or not.
Duck! [GROANS.]
Hai! The kid you got the van from, where is he? What kid? - [GROANS.]
Johnny! What are you doing? I stole it off him this morning.
I dunno where he went after that.
- That's not good enough! - Johnny, come on! - That's too much! - Where is he? - [MAN.]
I don't know! I swear! - Stop it, all right! [SHARP EXHALES.]
- What's the matter with you? - What, me? What're you trying to kill that guy? - He knew where Robby was! - He told you everything he knew.
He was terrified.
God! I shoulda known better than to team up with a lunatic like you.
You're the one that came to me, LaRusso.
- Don't do it again.
- Don't worry.
I won't.
I can't believe you actually taught kids.
Oh yeah, you're some great teacher.
Look what happened to Robby! I'm willing to admit when I fail, okay? And maybe I did.
Maybe he just has a little too much of you in him.
Where you going? I got somewhere to be.
You better return that car to the dealership! [GRUNTS.]
Hello? No, no, it's just me.
Johnny's Okay, okay, slow down.
All right, I'm on my way.
Excuse me.
I'm not here.
If you need to clean your dirties, come back tomorrow.
I'd like to speak with you about Tory Nichols.
Let me guess, she owes you some money? Get in line.
No, I'm just a neutral party looking out for her well-being.
Look, old man, I don't know you.
If you care about her well-being, you can pay her rent.
Or she can do something else to get in my good graces.
Shit! Oh, shit! Oh, shit! I'm sorry! What, are you her grandpa or something? Or something.
Please, you don't wanna do this.
I think I do.
Somebody's gotta teach you to keep your hands to yourself.
Okay, okay, okay! I'll do what you want! I'll do what you want! Come on, man! Good.
We're gonna make a little arrangement.
I, uh keep having to sneak in here.
I kept it from last time I was here.
What happened to your face? I got into a fight with a paper towel dispenser.
And a couple goons at a chop shop.
You got rid of that neck brace thing, that's good.
I always thought headgear was for nerds.
The doctor told my mom I might not walk again.
What? No.
They can't know that.
Nah, they don't know how strong you are.
Sensei I did what you taught me.
I showed mercy.
Why did this happen to me? I don't know.
You don't know? I trusted you.
I did everything that you told me.
Miguel I Look at me! - [SOBBING.]
Get out of here.
- Miguel, you can't Just get out of here! Please! Just leave.
It's gonna be okay, Robby.
We'll figure this out.
I promise.
I'll be right back, okay? Just keep eating.
- Is he okay? - He's not right, Daniel.
He's talking like he's gonna leave town or something.
- Please, you have to help him.
- I will.
- But you gotta trust me here, all right? - Okay.
We'll fix this.
Nice cut.
Sorry you've been stuck clearing up my mess.
And I'll pay you back for the van.
I I didn't think that van was your style anyway.
Look, I know it must've been rough on your own out there.
Is Sam okay? She's worried about you.
We all are.
Your dad too.
Robby, I need to apologize to you.
But I caused all of this.
I'm the one who kicked Miguel I know you blame yourself, but I let you down.
What I said to you the last time we saw each other that was terrible.
- I'm so sorry.
- No, but you were right.
It's a mistake trying to help me.
Because I can't change.
We all make mistakes, Robby.
But our mistakes aren't who we are.
You could learn from your mistakes.
And I'll help you with that.
I will.
Listen This next part is gonna be really, really hard, okay? But this is the best way forward.
I spoke to a lawyer and he explained to me that it's [POLICE RADIO CHATTERING.]
- What did you do? - I told them you're gonna turn yourself in.
Trust me, the sentence will be much lighter this way.
No, I can't! You can and you have to Robby.
You just kept me talking so I wouldn't leave.
No, I was trying to help you.
Hey! Easy with him! Robby, this is only temporary.
I will get you through this, okay? I will visit you every day, I promise.
Don't bother.
Honey, it's gonna be okay.
I promise.
We are only as strong as our weakest links.
When we remove these links, this is what's left.
We are one unit.
With one united purpose.
Welcome back.
That issue I was having got worked out.
That right? Fall in.
We've got work to do.
Forward strike.
Ready? - Ai! - Kyo! - Ai! - Kyo! - Ai! - Kyo! - Ai! - Kyo! - Ai! - Kyo! - Ai! - Kyo! - Ai! - Kyo! - Ai! - Kyo! I don't think I can handle this.
It's just basic training.
You know what I mean.
But no matter what, I'll wait for you.
Promise you'll come back to me? I promise, doll face.
I'll be coming back a hero.
Your whole life, you've been told to be good.
But good is only a matter of perspective.
Always remember your enemies think they're doing what's right.
They think they're the hero and you're the villain.
But now you know the truth.
There is no good.
There is no bad.
Only weak or strong.
And now that we've shed our weakness, it's time to show our strength.
If you do that, I promise you you will be unstoppable.

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