Cobra Kai (2018) s04e03 Episode Script

Then Learn Fly

Hi-yah! Come on, what's up? Ah, another fresh one comin' in hot.
You sure you got enough meat on this pizza there, Johnny? There's four different animals on top.
That's a man's pizza.
Trouble in paradise? I noticed you came in separate cars.
No, we're fine.
She just wants to take things slow.
Take things slow? I didn't know that was a speed you could go.
Oh yeah, wiseass? Nice catch.
Hey, do you mind taking the broccoli rabe off the stove? I wanna get a Barolo from the garage.
It's the green stuff in the pan.
No problem.
- Uh, what the hell are you doing here? - I was invited.
Who the hell are you? Wait, are you the son? What did you do, switch to Whopper Juniors? It's called a growth spurt.
Still a piece of crap.
Hey, kids! Dinner! Oh, thank you.
I don't think I'll ever get sick of seeing the two of you together.
Last time these two were in a kitchen together… - I'm glad the steak knives weren't out.
- I'll drink to that.
- Same.
- Perfect.
So how's business? Uh, the dealership's been the best it's been in years.
It should practically be on autopilot by the time Sam takes over.
Right? - Dad… - You're gonna take over? That's awesome.
- Well - Nah, it's just an inside joke.
When Sam was little, she used to walk around like she owned the place.
Can you blame her? She was practically raised on that showroom floor.
Almost born on it too.
Hey, whatever Sam wants to do with her life, that's entirely up to her.
If she decides to go to school nearby, get her MBA.
USC, UCLA, I'm just saying… It's all icing on the cake.
- So, Miguel, how's school going? - Uh, good.
- Uh, great actually.
- Straight A's this semester.
- Wow.
- Yes, a total nerd.
See, with grades like that you can go anywhere you want.
I'd, uh, like to go to Stanford.
That's a pretty impressive school.
Yeah, I think it's like number six in the country.
The campus is beautiful.
It's definitely a top choice.
But that tuition, wow.
We're also thinking about Santa Monica College, right? Save some money, live at home, then see where we go from there.
SMC's great too.
It's right by the beach.
Have you checked out their campus? No, actually, I-I-I haven't.
Oh, oh! Mr.
LaRusso, shit! Ah, I mean I'm sorry! No, don't worry about it.
Just a little wine.
Right? So still okay with me taking the Eagle Fangs tomorrow? Yeah.
I had some ideas on how to get your kids' offense up to snuff.
Make sure defense doesn't turn you into a cream puff.
Tomorrow is gonna be great.
As long as sensei over here brings everyone back in one piece.
- No promises.
- You'd better promise.
Okay, down, boys.
- Goodbye, LaRussos.
- Thank you.
- Take care.
- All right.
- Bye.
- Hey, I'm serious.
I'd better not see a scratch on my Miyagi-Dos.
At Tokyo stock market yesterday, Nikkei stock average saw a rebound.
It ended with 29,825.
52 Yen, 160.
79 Yen higher than last week, which shows 0.
56% increase.
Will Ms.
Cheyenne be joining? I can make a second plate.
No, not today.
Very well.
For breakfast, I have prepared something special.
Come on, guys.
We're outta here.
I owe you, man.
You saved my ass.
Anything you need, I'm there for you.
Your whole life.
You hear me, Johnny? Your whole life.
- Mr.
Silver? - What? Sorry.
I think I'm gonna skip breakfast today.
- Should I call the doctor? - No! No.
I'm just gonna go for a little ride, clear my head.
Can I help you? I-I'm looking for Robby Keene.
You have a visitor.
You know this kid? I-I-I'm Kenny.
My brother, Shawn Payne, said you could help me.
I didn't know Shawn had a brother.
Is he out? No.
That's why I'm here.
These a-holes keep hassling me.
- One of them knows karate, so - This is a dojo.
You are interrupting my class.
- I'm sorry.
I didn't know.
- Sensei.
Shawn Payne was one of the toughest guys in juvie.
Kicked my ass a few times.
You know, in the real world, we have to fight our own battles.
Cobra Kai can teach you how.
But you have to prove that you're worthy.
How do I do that? Take your shoes off and get on the mat.
Dude, you spilled a glass of wine.
So what? You should've heard the way Mr.
LaRusso was talking about Sam's future.
I can't even afford a car, let alone college.
What if they think I'm not good enough? Dude.
You're El Serpiente.
You're an All Valley champion.
Just show Mr.
LaRusso what you're made of.
You're gonna crush whatever he throws at us today.
Compared to Sensei Lawrence's training, today's gonna be a vacation.
- Who's going on vacation? - Uh, no one.
- What have you got for us today? - Come here.
Now, I know you've all been taught to strike first.
What do you do when your opponent is faster than you? Are those real koi? They sure are.
Today's lesson is simple.
Catch a fish.
 But since I know you Eagle Fangs like a bit of competition, we're gonna make it interesting.
So the first to succeed will have the honor of leading class all week.
And you get to pick out what flavor Gatorade I buy next.
Aw, hell yeah! Hope you all like Glacial Freeze.
- Okay, where are the rods? - Back in my garage.
Your bare hands are all you'll use and all you'll need.
On your mark.
Get set.
Go! Looks like you're a little wet behind the ears.
-Let's get you dried off.
Where is he taking us? Nowhere good.
I heard he drowned a kid in a pool trying to teach him how to kick, and that was before he sicced a rabid dog on Eli.
This does not bode well.
Let's go, Miyagis.
Move your asses! Oh God.
I'm tired of being right.
What are we doing here? When an eagle's hungry, it doesn't hesitate.
It'll dive down at 100 miles an hour to snatch its prey.
Doesn't wait around for a fish to jump in its feet.
It's not talent.
It's instinct.
An eagle knows it has to make the first move.
If you want to beat Cobra Kai in the All Valley, you gotta break yourself of this wait-and-see crap.
How exactly are we gonna do that? You're gonna jump from this roof to that one.
What? Are you crazy? That building is, like, five Nates away and we're at least 14 Nates high.
Please don't use me as a system of measurement.
Quiet! If you wanna be an eagle, first you gotta learn how to fly.
You can't do that unless you jump.
What if we fall? - That's what the mattresses are for.
- And if we miss the mattresses? Try not to.
All right, who's first? We're not leaving 'til someone jumps.
Let's go.
I'll wait.
Then I guess you'll be waiting a long time.
'Cause we're not jumping.
All right, Mr.
Let's see what you got.
Park? But h-how am I supposed to fight if I haven't had any training yet? To be a Cobra Kai, you have to have a killer instinct.
Fighting positions.
Don't worry, man.
I'll go easy on you.
- Ais! - Ha! Come back on the mat.
Grow some pubes.
Let's go.
It's all right, Mr.
Try again.
-Ais! - I've seen enough.
- Yeah, me too.
-What's so funny? The All Valley's just a few short months away.
We don't have time for losers.
Or cowards.
I was so close to catching one.
I definitely touched scale.
I know this Chinese restaurant with a big-ass fish tank.
We can go there and practice.
You, uh, comin'? Uh, nah.
My mom's picking me up.
All right.
Well, stay dry, my friend.
Hey, Ma.
Yeah, you on your way? I'm still at Miyagi-Do.
What? Are you okay? Okay.
Uh, yeah, I'll just catch an Uber home.
Love you.
Everything okay? Uh, yeah, my mom's having some car troubles.
- What kind of trouble? Can I help? - Uh, no, she's calling a tow truck.
Oh no, no.
Oh no, she's not.
I know what those jackals charge.
- Let me call my guys, we'll bring it in.
- That's not necessary.
Miguel, I do this for a living.
Let me help.
Thank you, Mr.
It's not a problem.
Okay? Come on, I'll give you a ride to the garage.
What's the problem, LaRusso? Don't tell me you're scared of heights.
- I'm not scared.
- Then what is it? Worried you're gonna muss up your hair? My dad wouldn't want us doing this.
Oh, gimme a break.
 You do everything your mommy and daddy tell you to? If they told you to jump off a bridge, would you? - You're telling me to jump off a building.
- Yeah, onto another building.
All I'm trying to do is help you doormats survive the All Valley.
If we do your training, I don't think we'll survive the afternoon.
Look, we came here with an open mind, but this is dangerous.
- I know what I'm doing.
- Do you? Based on your track record, you don't have the best judgment.
Oh, you wanna talk judgment? How about smashing into my Firebird and driving off with your girlfriends? I wasn't even driving.
Showing up at my place drunk, causing your dad to kick down my door? - Guessing that wasn't your fault either.
- I'm a teenager who's made mistakes.
You're a 50-something-year-old man who lives alone, drinks all day, and clearly hasn't figured out his own life.
I figured out one thing for sure.
If I did everything my parents wanted me to do, I'd be wearing a suit and tie in some worthless job while I wait out the clock.
I didn't want that.
And now I get to do what I love every damn day.
I get to try to help kids like you find their own way.
If you wanna sit in the back seat your whole life, go right ahead.
It's no sweat off my back.
Good work today.
But I want better than good tomorrow.
Yes, Sensei! Yo, want to stand in line with me? Buy some new Nikes? - How many sneakers do you need? - You would look good in Dunks.
Turn around, you son of a bitch.
Well, well, well.
Look who's here.
You know exactly what you did.
I was living a perfectly happy life and you had to go mess with my head by dredging up the past.
I just reached out to an old friend.
But if the past bothers you so much, maybe you've got some unresolved issues.
I told you, I got over my issues.
- Really? - Yeah.
Or did you just lock those memories away so long you forgot who you are? Was! "Was," Johnny.
Oh yeah.
You're a better man now.
Is that why you're here? To tell me how wonderful your life is? Or did you look in the mirror and realize what you've become? You're just an old man in the last chapter of his life, clinging to some bullshit happy ending.
Now we're talkin'.
Why couldn't you let sleeping dogs lie? There are hundreds of other senseis in the Valley that could help you win your little war.
There is no one in the world I trust more than you.
This isn't my fight.
Not anymore.
If you believed that, you wouldn't be standing here.
You miss this, don't ya? I don't miss a goddamn thing.
I can see it in your eyes.
You've gotten this far, Terry.
What's stopping you now? Afraid you're a little rusty? Not bad.
Not bad at all.
I shouldn't have come.
But you did.
You know, not all the memories were bad.
But the ones that were, we got through them together.
There's still time to finish what we started.
The choice is yours.
How'd you know where I lived? Thanks.
So how's Shawn? Is he still getting out this summer? They gave him an extra month because he spit in a guard's face.
Yeah, sounds like him.
Hope it was the guard in the computer lab.
It's my fault.
What do you mean? Shawn had some bad friends at school.
I caught one of them stealing from my parents.
Guy came at me, but Shawn got between us.
Beat him pretty bad.
He was just defending me.
With him gone, I've got no one.
- That's why I was hoping you - Look.
I can't be your tutor.
-I have to focus on the All Valley.
What? Oh my God! - It's nothing.
Give it.
Come on.
- Oh my God! I can show you a couple of moves.
Ais! Ais! Let's run it again.
I'm not gonna make contact.
All right? But that means you have to stay in the fight.
All right? Bow.
Fighting stance.
Elbows in.
Remember, always look your opponent in the eye.
Ready? Fight! Ais! Ais! I'm not sure I buy that you're Shawn's brother.
Well, Shawn was always big and strong, okay? All I can do is run.
Then use that.
Instead of using your speed to run away from your enemies, use it to run at them.
Come on, let's try it again.
Let's go.
Let's go, come on.
Ready? Bow.
So you had to run after the car and jump in? What happens if you missed? I could have died at least eight times, easy.
Compared to that hunk of junk, this is gonna be a piece of cake.
Just needs a new serpentine belt.
We really appreciate you fixing this for us.
I'm not gonna do it.
But don't worry, I know a great repair guy.
Really? Who? I don't know anything about fixing cars.
Hey, neither did I when I was your age.
Look at me now.
I'm the guy with the billboards.
When I get done with you, you might have a few billboards of your own some day.
If they make billboards for guys going to community college.
- I didn't even go to college.
- Really? Yep.
My mom scrimped and saved.
Any spare cash she had, she put in a jar.
She called it "The Daniel Fund.
" So what happened? I, um, blew the entire fund on a round trip ticket to Okinawa.
What? That must have been, like, thousands of dollars.
Yeah, and they really jack up the price when you buy it the day of.
But Mr.
Miyagi had to see his father and, um… Well, I wanted to be there for Mr.
Miyagi, so… Thanks to a little ice-breaking contest, I came back with more money than I left with.
So you used that to invest in the dealership.
No, I blew that on a bonsai tree store.
Don't even ask.
You see, my path wasn't a straight line.
And yours is still being written.
I don't know.
The Miguel Fund's looking kinda sad these days.
In Miyagi-Do, when an opponent comes swinging at you, you always respond in a circular motion.
Moving in the opposite direction of what your opponent expects.
Right? Life's like that too.
You could reach any goal you want, it just might mean taking the circular path.
You have a good head on your shoulders.
I know you can make it happen.
So no one wants to fly? You all just want to stay in the nest.
Pathetic! Fine, you win.
You can bore Cobra Kai into submission.
You all failed.
Grab your crap and let's go.
Looks like you got what you wanted.
Nice move, LaRusso! Awesome! Shit, Johnny.
This hurts.
Don't be a pansy.
It's almost over.
I like it! I told you.
And, uh, you're gonna like this too.
It's called the All Valley Under 18 Tournament.
It started while we were away, and, uh… I entered Cobra Kai.
- What? We don't have any students yet.
- We will.
And this would be the perfect venue to show the whole world that our way is the right way.
What? It's my father.
He wants me to take over his company.
He said if I don't, he's cutting me out of the inheritance.
But what about the dojo? We… We were just about to open it.
You will.
No, I can still pay my half of the rent.
Even more.
- I just won't be able to be there.
- Yeah, but I can't do this without you.
Terry, I can't do this without you.
We started this together.
We gotta see it through together.
Maybe someday.
My father wants me to put all this karate and Vietnam behind me.
But I don't know if I can ever go back to a normal life.
Hey, remember, fear does not exist.
You can get through anything.
You know why? 'Cause you got me.
I didn't leave you behind in the war and I'm not gonna leave you behind now.
Cobra Kai? Never dies.
Never dies, never dies.
When an eagle's hungry, it doesn't hesitate.
An eagle knows it has to make the first move.
And you can't do that unless you jump.
Hey, Johnny.
Uh, Miguel's not home.
I'm not here for Miguel.
- I know you wanna take things slow - Maybe we should talk about this later.
I'm tired of waiting.
I wanna talk about this now.
With you.
And your mom.
And your mom's friends.
- Hello.
- Hello.
I don't care.
They can hear this.
Carmen, when it comes to us, I can't sit in the back seat any longer.
It's not who I am.
I'm a top down, hair blowing in the wind kinda guy.
I'm not afraid to take the leap with you.
I know there's a lot of shit to figure out, but we'll figure it out together.
Don't know if they got that.
Wanna translate? I think they got it.
Okay, so, just wanted you to know.
And now you do, so I'm gonna go back to my apartment.
Hey, Johnny.
Yeah? Yeah.
He's cute.
Does he have an older brother? - That's right! - Good job, Mr.
Do that all day! Look who's back for more.
I want another shot.
I'm sorry, I don't have the time to teach weaklings.
Give him another chance, Sensei.
Maybe he'll surprise you.
All right, on the mat.
Park, make this quick.
You got it, Sensei.
-Ais! Look at him, running to mommy.
Bye, you little bitch.
Oh shit.
- Kid's fast.
- What the hell? He hit me when I wasn't looking.
That's some bullshit.
You're right.
He didn't line up.
So that won't count as a point.
Sorry, I didn't know the rules.
That was your one chance.
Where you going, Mr.
Payne? Take your spot.
Damn it! How do they make it look so easy on Hillbill y Handfishin'? Agh! Shit! This is impossible! Patience.
You'll figure it out.
I have an idea.
Come on, get in.
What the… Follow my lead.
Walk in a circle.
It's working.
They're going under the board.
We have a winner! Good job, Miguel.
Good job.
So? What's the plan for today? Something else life threatening? Oh yeah, but now you're ready.
Remember, if you get put in a scary situation, you don't back down.
You gotta grow a pair.
Of legs.
To jump.
It's okay.
We understand.
Let's get to work.
Miyagi once told me that this represents perseverance, courage, and strength.
It also does a pretty good job of keeping the sweat out of your eyes.
What the hell?
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