Cobra Kai (2018) s03e04 Episode Script

The Right Path

1 [ALL.]
Kanpai! [DANIEL.]
At our core, we are a family-run business, which is why we have sold more cars in the past ten years than any other dealer in the San Fernando Valley.
And with our new incentive program, LaRusso Auto's partnership with Doyona can only get stronger.
This is very impressive.
But unfortunately, we have already made our decision.
It's not just about sales.
We are trying to avoid negative PR.
I'm sorry to say the wheels are already in motion.
Thank you for coming all this way.
Hey, how'd the meeting go? - I'm still working on it.
But I know there's an answer out there.
And I'm gonna find it.
- Daniel, if it can't be done - It can be.
I'm coming home with a yes, don't worry.
I know you are.
Go work your magic.
We miss you.
What the hell am I gonna do? You look happy there.
Happier times.
Is that a friend of yours? Best friend I ever had.
Are you visiting him while you're in town? I wish.
I'm afraid he's no longer with us.
Very American way of thinking.
In Japan, you can always visit someone.
They speak to us.
Even when they are gone.
The nature.
The tradition.
Spend your four seasons in Okinawa.
Never underestimate your enemy.
Even if you think they're weaker than you, you always have to stay one step ahead of them.
That's the only way to guarantee a victory.
Is that understood? [ALL.]
Yes, Sensei.
Now let's see if you truly understand the lesson.
I want you to kick this tree off the top.
Red, you start.
Rickenberger, show him.
Stop your sniveling.
- I can do it, Sensei.
- Well, what're you waiting for? - Don't you want a running start? - Don't need one.
Not bad.
Not bad at all.
But he cheated.
No, he didn't.
Unlike you, he did exactly what I asked him to do.
If your mind is agile, so are you.
That's the best way to beat your enemy.
Not just with brute strength.
But you have to fight smart.
Do that, and you'll always come out on top.
Let's see here.
Everything looks good.
Hey, what's wrong? Can I turn on the TV for you or get you another pillow? What if my surgery didn't work? What if I can never walk again? Sweety, you can't think like that.
I know what'll make you feel better though.
A big piece of chocolate cake.
How's that sound, huh? - Sure.
- Be right back.
I know.
I'm sorry, Bobby.
I screwed up.
Just tell Robby I'll make things right.
Okay, fine.
I'll tell him myself.
I gotta go, Bob.
Excuse me.
How'd the surgery for Miguel Diaz go? Is he doing okay? He's awake.
A little out of it, but healing.
So he can walk again? It doesn't work like that.
Time will tell how successful the surgery was, but I can take you in if you like.
I'm sure he'd love to see you.
No, he needs to be with his family.
to Okinawa International Airport.
- Konnichiwa.
- Konnichiwa.
Tomi Village.
time you see Tomi Village? Uh, it's been a while.
God, this looks like the town that time forgot.
- [MR.
Now me.
We are here.
Great, thanks.
Domo arigato.
"Tomi Village Green"? A mall? Hey, Robby.
You're not supposed to be here.
It's the only way I could see you.
Heard you're doing community service to try to get out early.
That's good.
I respect that.
Is that a black eye? Are you fighting in there after everything that's happened? You're seriously gonna lecture me about starting fights? You're right.
I'm sorry.
I just wanna say I screwed up and I know - Save it.
- I'm just trying to say What? That you're in my corner? That you got my back? 'Cause let's be honest that means jack shit.
LaRusso said the same thing and, look where I am now.
Forget about LaRusso.
Hey! Quit holdin' up the line! Don't make me throw a shoe at you! Look at what we got here.
You stalkin' me, pretty boy? Of course not.
You better not be eatin' my soup, Goldilocks.
I called dibs on them beans.
I'm not leaving until we talk.
It's gonna be a while.
But I'm a little busy.
That's good 'cause I'm hungry.
Hey! You ready to rock our earth science presentation? I'm ready to go back to a world where we don't have to talk to each other on a regular basis.
Hey, hey! My popularity's on the rise, while yours is steadily declining.
But, uh, maybe we can meet in the middle, like a sexual Venn diagram.
- Ew.
- So what's under the sheet? - I'm glad you asked.
Behold what scientists believe to be the Valley when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Go ahead, press the hadrosaur egg.
Not bad! My parents may not have to pay for my A this time.
Or your parents will never have to pay for an A again.
Hey, 22 in a row.
New record.
This thing is a masterpiece.
I mean, everything's to scale.
And at 8,251 individual pieces, this meticulously assembled model represents the exact moment before the asteroid hit [STUDENTS GASP AND EXCLAIM.]
- [HAWK.]
Pfft I'm sorry, man.
Looks like my ball just got away from me.
That took me three weeks to build.
Eh, took my ball three seconds to destroy.
Do you have another one? Another week, another pissing contest.
Although, I shouldn't be surprised since you love pissing so much.
You landed one kick.
You got lucky.
Better back off, or you won't be lucky.
Yeah, like you'll start anything, princess.
Actually, why don't you go sleep around with someone new and break his heart? - [GRUNTS.]
- [BLATT.]
What's going on here, Miss LaRusso? You know our new guidelines against physical contact.
Did she enter your personal bubble without your verbal consent? Yeah, she definitely triggered me in my safe space.
What're you talking about? He started by destroying my science project.
That was an accident! You probably shouldn't bring your toys to school anyway.
I don't want excuses.
I just want you all to respect each other.
She's right guys.
We should stop the aggression.
Micro and macro.
- Oh, give me a break.
- Hey.
Consider this a warning, Miss LaRusso.
And get these Legos off the ground, someone could get hurt.
For you pansies, no space is safe.
Tomi Village was sold? When villagers' crops started to die out, village almost died as well.
So Mr.
Sato turned to a whole new economy, retail! Now, Tomi Village Green is premier destination for shopping, entertainment Yeah, but what happened to the villagers? Weren't they upset about what happened to their home? No.
It brought them jobs.
Modern homes.
It saved their village.
But this is nothing like I remember.
Yes, there are a lot of changes.
We used to have a Subway, now we have a Jersey Mike's! - I have a menu if you'd like to see it? - No, that's okay.
Thank you for your time.
- Arigato.
your time at Tomi Village Green.
Daniel-san? [CHUCKLES.]
Hey, pretty boy.
Mmm! Here, take it, you vulture.
Hey, let me give you a hand.
I don't need your help.
You're right, you don't.
But you're my kid, and I'm your dad.
So let me give you a hand.
Look, I know we've had our problems, Robby.
But, you know before that fight at the school you and I were headed in the right direction.
We had one good day.
Over a month ago.
And where've you been since? Why didn't you show up? Look, Robby, I'm really sorry.
I wanted to be there.
Something happened at the hospital - I get it it.
- Robby, come on.
No, it's fine.
I shouldn't be surprised that you chose Miguel over me again.
I didn't choose Miguel over you.
I'm trying to make things right.
Well, I'm sure Miguel appreciates that.
Hey, I'm not the one who put him in the hospital.
- Robby, come on - Don't touch me! I don't need you anymore.
- Come on.
- Hey, hey.
I got it.
I got it.
These gym shorts pinch in all the wrong places.
Come on.
Have a little school spirit.
Oh, yeah.
Go Mountain Lions! [ROARS.]
I wish we could do something about those cretins.
- We can.
How? Counselor Blatt will give us detention just for breathing near them.
I don't see her anywhere, do you? Besides, what's a game of soccer without a little physical contact? They think we're doormats.
Let's prove 'em wrong.
Like a rock I'm gonna roll over you Not gonna lose my nerve not gonna fall apart Whoo! Yeah! - Not gonna lose control - [WHISTLE BLOWS.]
Take it easy on the physical contact! She loved you, you know.
- What'd you say? - Oh, yeah, she told me.
Man, you had a good thing going with the hottest girl in school, and you ruined it by becoming a loser! [BLOWS WHISTLE.]
Hey! I guess that's why the Europeans call it football.
- Get him.
- No, wait.
Remember what Sensei said.
Fight smart.
No need to close the door no need to lose your way - No need to stand alone - [WHISTLE BLOWS.]
Just try to understand what I'm saying - [GROANS.]
Stop! Like a rock I'm gonna roll over you [GROANS.]
You know what? That's it! Everyone to the principal's office now! [BLOWS WHISTLE.]
After graduation, I joined the Hijikata Tatsumi Dance Company.
And we traveled all around the world.
Sydney, Paris, Singapore.
So you got your dream.
That's terrific.
Did you have a favorite place? Hai.
Ah, let me guess.
The tea? [LAUGHS.]
I got to see the Cranberries open for Radiohead, 1995.
They played "Zombie", "Linger", and "Dream".
So when did you start teaching? After I moved back to Okinawa.
Auntie Yukie got sick.
And this was always my home.
Yeah, I was sorry to hear she passed.
I know she was very proud of you.
Although I know deep down she wanted me to get married.
I stayed, uh What was your word for it? A "free agent".
Come on, I'm supposed to believe that a guy never got a ring on that finger? Many tried.
But none of them fought to the death for me.
It's a hard act to follow.
I'm sorry, this is absolutely surreal.
I feel like I haven't seen you in five minutes, but it's been 30 years.
Thirty years! Maybe if we had Facebook and Instagram back then we would've never lost touch.
Why did you come back to Okinawa, Daniel-san? - I told you, my business setback - No.
Why did you really come back? I got my dream, too, you know.
I have an incredible family.
I have my own business.
I should be counting my blessings.
But so many things have been going sideways for me lately.
Everyone looks to me for answers.
I'm spinning around so much I can't tell which way's up.
I used to have this nightmare that I had to go on stage and I did not know the choreography.
I felt out of control.
I used to go to Mr.
Miyagi for help.
But you know [CHUCKLES.]
I am the same age now that Mr.
Miyagi was when he met me.
He had it all figured out.
I wish I still had him.
You know? I wish he could be here to help guide me.
I think I can make that happen.
- Is everything good, boss? - I'm not in a talkin' mood.
Here you go.
Barkeep A Cutty and water.
Thought I'd find you here.
By now, I figured you'd be over your little temper tantrum and we can talk like adults.
Let me get a chicken sandwich to go.
Sure thing.
Give me three minutes.
You got three minutes.
You're in a bad place.
And I probably put you there.
But you gotta believe it was for your own good.
I never wanted to hurt you.
I always wanted just to help.
You did the impossible.
You brought Cobra Kai back to life.
You brought me back to life.
But then you started leading those kids down the wrong path, and I had to step in.
I kept trying to warn you, but you didn't listen.
So I had to act.
But now it's time for you to come home.
You may hate my guts.
But I will always be your teacher.
I know you more than you know yourself.
And there's only one way to get you out of this funk.
The Way of the Fist.
You were the best, Johnny.
And you can teach that to these kids.
You've done it before.
And when our boy comes back, well, we'll help him get up on his feet.
Go anywhere near Miguel or his family and I'll kill you.
Here you go, Chuck.
- How much I owe you? - Five bucks.
Looks like my time is up.
Gotta go.
Think about what I said.
Caldwell, Johnson, Rickenberger, the three of you and Eli are free to go.
- [SAM.]
You've gotta be kidding me! What about us? The rest of you will be receiving rehabilitative, not punitive, Saturday detention.
Detention? Oh great, there goes another blemish on my permanent record.
This is bullshit! Miss LaRusso! That is not how we express ourselves here.
I think you need two weekends of rehabilitative detention.
This school sucks! I don't know her that well.
So this is Yukie's house? She left it to me after she passed, and I just don't have the heart to sell it.
I could relate.
- So, you found what you were looking for? - Yes.
Miyagi-san wrote Auntie Yukie.
So many years, so many letters.
Very romantic.
Miyagi wrote love letters? - You're surprised, yes? - Oh, you're kidding? Here.
"Ever since we were little, when you smiled at me so shy I have loved you.
One good thing came out of our time apart, I got to fall in love with you twice in one lifetime".
Kumiko These are amazing.
Oh! What is it? Oh This was, um This was written the week Mr.
Miyagi died.
Would you like me to read it? Please.
I'm sorry, it has been a long time since my last letter.
I am so happy to hear that Kanhizakura is in good health".
Who's that? [CHUCKLES.]
Kanhizakura is Okinawan cherry blossom.
"I am sorry to tell you that I am back in hospital.
Please, do not worry.
There is nothing to do except watch TV and think.
Think about family.
Think about us.
Think about where I have been.
Think about where I am going.
In life, I have always looked for signs to show me the right way.
But I got lost.
Until I met Daniel-san.
His kind heart, strong chi, and loyalty and love for those around him is a guiding light to me.
I'm very proud for the man he has become.
Even though he still has a hard head".
"I never thought I would have a family again.
Daniel-san has welcomed me into his family.
And he has passed on what I teach him in Miyagi-Do to his daughter.
Samantha makes me feel like I am her tanmee".
What's "tanmee"? Grandfather.
"In life, we'll always lose our way.
But it is people, not the signs, that guide us back to the right path.
Do you like that, Yukie? I heard that in a car commercial".
Thank you, Mr.
Thank you.
Arigato, Daniel-san.
Come on! [GROANS.]
What are you doing here? - Want the phone? - Yes.
Go get it.
I can't walk.
Even with the surgery I might never be able to - [YELLS.]
"Never", "can't" Those are just words that're meaningless.
It's time for you to get out of that bed and do something.
You're not a kid anymore.
The world isn't just gonna hand it to you.
You want something, you'll have to crawl across the floor, use your damn teeth if you have to.
You're gonna do whatever it takes.
And I'm always gonna be right here next to you.
'Cause I'll always be your teacher.
Now go get it.
Yes, Sensei.
You got this.
That's it.
Come on! Come on! Okay.
Oh, shit.
It's all right.
You fell like a champ.
Nurse! Hey.
"But, Robby, you're my son".
"But I hate you, Dad".
Your girl left you, your dad hates you, you got nobody.
And now you got nothing.
Back to your bunk, Payne.
All of you.
Keene, you got a visitor.
Who is it? Hello, son.
Thank you.
Hearing those letters last night, it was like I was back with Mr.
Thank you.
Auntie Yukie would always tell me "Put good out in the world and good will come back to you".
I like that.
I could definitely use a little good right now.
I know things are unfinished with your business, but, Daniel-san, it will work out.
I know it will.
I hope so.
- Hey, man! [GROANS.]
Insult my honor again and I kill you.

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