05x10 - Head of the Snake

Episode transcripts for the TV show, "Cobra Kai". Aired: May 2, 2018 – present.
Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the "Karate Kid" films.
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05x10 - Head of the Snake

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And now ♪

This is it.

The end is near ♪

End of the line.

I never took you

for a defeatist.

No, a realist.

- Hm.

- I know my time is almost up.

And I'm gonna spend my last days in here.

You don't know that. Not for sure.

Come on, Doc.

A guy like me, in a place like this?

I'm just wasting away.

A life that's full ♪

That's a choice, though,

isn't it?

You can find meaning, purpose,

even in here.

If you want to.

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life.

Much more than this ♪

Learned some hard lessons.

I did it my way ♪

But passing that knowledge on

to my students,

so they wouldn't make the same mistakes,


gave me purpose.

Everything I ever fought for

is lost.

Every mark I made,

every memory of me,

will be erased.

Says who?

The best student I ever had.

He was like a son to me.

And now I have lost him

for good.

Yes, John, you've made mistakes.

But you still have time

to try and make up for 'em.

You told me

you've been fighting all your life.

So keep fighting.

But with your heart and soul

instead of your fists.

Use your remaining time to write yourself

an ending that you can be proud of.

- That's enough.

- This piece of shit's asking for it.

Let it go. It's not worth it.

Sayonara, Sensei.

For what is a man? ♪

What has he got? ♪

If not himself ♪

Then he has naught ♪

To say the things he truly feels ♪

And not the words of one who kneels ♪

The record shows ♪

I took the blows ♪

And did it ♪

My ♪

Way ♪

You ruined my life, LaRusso.

- Mike?

- Come here!

You took everything from me.

- Hey. Not Daniel-san's fault.

- Then whose fault is it?

Hey! Get your damn hands off him.

Damn it, Johnny!

Daniel-san, are you okay?

Come on!

Oi, yamero.

Both of you, stop.

Who the hell is this?

He used to fight for Silver.

His name's Mike Barnes.

- Bad boy of karate.

- Doesn't look so bad to me.

- Wanna go again, chief? Come on.

- Mike, Mike! Look.

I know you're pissed.

You have every right to be.

You're damn right I do.

My-My life was fine before you showed up.

Next thing I know, there's a pile of ashes

where my store was?

That place was leveraged

to the hilt, Daniel.

I'm broke.

My wi My wife

I understand, all right? Believe me.

But Silver is the one who's responsible.

He b*rned down your store.

He's made all of our lives a living hell.

I never meant for you

to end up in his crosshairs.

I will do anything I can, I promise,

to help make you whole again. Okay?

You say you wanna make me whole?

Then you help me tear him apart.

Believe me, he's gonna get

what's coming to him, sooner or later.

I say it's sooner. I say we go b*at

that ponytailed bastard's ass tonight.

Mike, come on.

Don't you get it?

This guy just destroys peoples' lives

bit by bit.

And he never faces any consequences.

You know what I see?

I see four consequences right here.

Mike, we can't just show up to his house

and as*ault him.

This guy destroyed my world.

Want me to just sit here

and take it like a bitch?

I'm gonna b*at the living shit out of him.

- Yes.

- I like the way this guy thinks.

- Johnny!

- The bad boy's right, man.

Silver's been screwing us for too long.

He kicked your ass, he kicked my ass.

It was a sucker kick in my case,

but still, it's way past time for payback.

- That's what I'm talking about.

- All right. Chozen. Chozen, help me out.

This is crazy.

I know Silver's address.

Yes! I'm driving.

What? No, no, no! You guys.

You're out of your f*cking minds.

Four of us. One of him.

Tonight, we cut off

head of snake.


Johnny. Johnny, listen.

We're all drunk.

And judging by the size of his pupils,

Barnes is on something even stronger.

This is a terrible idea.

Yeah, it is. Which is why

Silver's never gonna see it coming.

It's happening, LaRusso. Saddle up.

It's time to put Pandora back in her box.

No. We're not gonna ride for justice

like some party limo posse.

Suit yourself.

Shit. Mike!


Are you kidding me?!


So, uh, what's the emergency?

Why'd you have me bring all my gear?

You know as much as we do.

Sam told us to meet here.

At least she's talking to you.

I can't get a response from


What's, uh

What's up? Hi.

What happened to your hand?

Uh, training accident.

I'm okay.

We think we have a way

to prove Silver as*ault Stingray.

If the att*ck happened at the old dojo,

Silver installed security cameras.

- So maybe it's all on tape.

- But that place was cleaned out.

That might not matter.

The systems that we sell at TechTown

all save the footage to a central server.

Silver probably took the whole system.

I think he did. There is a server

in his office at the flagship dojo.

If we access it, we can find that footage.

We could post that Stingray clip

to their YouTube channel.

Get ahold of everyone else.

Let them know that we're taking down

Cobra Kai tonight.

You promised to make

my grandfather's dream a reality.

To bring his karate to the world.

And by gaining acceptance

into the Sekai Taikai,

you're on the verge

of fulfilling that promise.

And yet your rivalries here

remain a concern.

I share your concern,

but I'm not worried.

We'll send them a message

well before the tournament.

And the content of this message?

Stay the f*ck out of our way,

or someone will get hurt.

When and how to deliver it exactly?

I don't know yet.

But it won't be subtle.


We have visitors.

Whoa, whoa. Wait.

Is that solid oak? Looks heavy as shit.

You'll break your foot.

I'll do it.

Uh, tut, tut, tut.

Mike Barnes.

Oh my, it's been a long time.

Oh, I'd say you're keeping well,

but all evidence to the contrary.

That's what happens when someone

burns your life to the ground.

Oh my, what a crime.

Speaking of crimes,

the one you're all committing right now,

it's called trespassing.

Which means any v*olence

inflicted upon you herein

will be justified.

Huh. Classic Silver.

Why get your hands dirty

when you can pay someone to do it for you?

Sensei Min-Jun

doesn't fight for money.

He fights for the legacy of Master Kim.

For Cobra Kai.

I don't give a shit what he fights for.

I'm gonna knock his ass out.

And then you're next.

All right, come on, buddy. Let's go.

- Get up.

- Behind you!

Uh-oh, fellas.

I don't think this is gonna turn out

the way you thought.

Ah, thank you.

Remember the days

when you'd end a night out

with a big, fat, greasy

two-dollar slice of pizza?

Oh, remember them? I mourn them.

It was so nice to go out though.

With all that's going on,

I haven't been able to let loose in

I don't know how long.

Tell me about it.

I can't wait to get back to normal.

If there is such a thing.


Hey, babe. Staying out of trouble?

Barnes hijacked the limo.

He took us to the woods.

Johnny and him fought.

The two of them and Chozen

are heading to Silver's.

What happened?

I'll explain when

I need you to come and get me.

- What

- What is it?

I don't Daniel, where are you?

I have no idea.

I am stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Baby, you're breaking up.

I can't hear you.

I have terrible service out here.

I just need you to come and get me.

I'm dropping you a pin.


Daniel, someone's here.

What? Who?

They're parking in our driveway.

Well, can you see? Who is it?

It's Cobra Kai.

Oh God. All right.

Just grab the kids

and call the police right now. Okay?



No, no, no, no!


If it's the same alarm system,

I should be able to bypass it.

Spoken like a man that's done this before.

Karate wasn't my first hobby.

I fractured a law or two before we met.

Or we could just scan my key card.

So that those of us on probation

keep from, you know, violating it.

What's happening?

What's up, man? Sorry we're late.

Someone took forever to get ready.

It's the middle of the night.

- What is she doing here?

- It's fine. She's with us.

- For what we're about to do at least.

- So what are we doing?

All your text says is that we're gonna

take down Cobra Kai. But how exactly?

Gonna show them who their sensei is.

We think we have proof he's a criminal.

We're going upstairs to Silver's office.

We need you downstairs as lookout.

Pulling the clip off the server

is first day of computer camp shit.

- Got it?

- Yeah.

We upload the clip

to the YouTube channel,

and Cobra Kai is out of business.

Okay. Stingray's as*ault happened

the morning after prom.

Any idea how to disconnect one of these?


I can't believe it's happening.

We're really gonna take Silver down.


What could go wrong?

- Yeah!

- It's Nichols.

She's broken into the office.

And she's not alone.

They're hitting us on two fronts.

Take care of it. I'll join you

as soon as I wrap things up here.

I got these assholes. Go!

Hey. Hey, thank God. Thank God. Listen.

I need your help. I gotta get home.

It's an emergency. Please.

You gotta give me a ride.

I do, huh?

Maybe walk it off instead.

No, I'm not drunk, all right?

I'm not I mean, I'm not that drunk.

The limo stopped short

and the champagne spilled everywhere.

- And it just

- Oh shit. I hate it when that happens.

Hey, look. You're the first person

I've seen in miles.

And I gotta get home now.

And this truck is gonna take me there,

one way or the other.

Mr. LaRusso.

Come with me if you wanna live.

- What?

- Get in the car. The kids are in trouble.

Kids? W-What kind of trouble?

Just get in. We'll tell you on the way.



I got it!

You wanna be Cobra Kai.

Oh. So you wanna be Cobra Kai, huh?



- What happened?

- That's all there is!

The rest of it's been erased.

- Silver covered his tracks.

- Of course.

Okay. So-So what now?

- There might be other footage we can use.

- You wouldn't know the date and time?

Okay. I think I got it.

Is this the clip?

- Yeah, that's the one.

- Guys!

- What?

- What are you doing here?

- Hey.

- We'll check it out.

- Stay here. We need that footage.

- Uh-huh.

All right.


So you're with them now?

You knew what would happen

if him and his friends

ever stepped into this dojo again.

- How'd they know we were here?

- I don't know.

Mitch, come on,

get your ass over here where you belong.

Penis Breath, how could you?

I don't know. Maybe 'cause

they don't call me Penis Breath.

You guys have been so d*ad set

on taking down Cobra Kai.

I didn't even wanna leave

in the first place.

I mean, look around.

They got snacks, swag, smoothies.

Our dojo doesn't even have a roof.

Or, like, any chicks. No offense, Sam.

All right. Penis Breath, shut up.

We got a traitor, y'all got a traitor,

so that cancels out.

- Are we gonna throw down or what?

- I'm not a traitor.

I'm just not buying

what Silver is selling.

And neither should any of you.

Silver lied. To all of us.


What "us"? Only person

who lied to me is you.

Hey. Robby's right.

You don't wanna do this.

Yeah, I do.

I am so, so sorry, Mr. LaRusso.

All I wanted

was to get back into Cobra Kai.

I didn't think anybody was gonna get hurt.

I mean, besides me.

That part of the deal was pretty clear.

Now you're doing the right thing.

That's what's important.

The moment I got that group text

from the Cobra Kais

saying they were gonna ambush

your students, I-I knew I had to warn you.

Or, as it happened, Mrs. LaRusso.

- Sam's still not responding.

- It's the same with Anthony.

I can't get a hold of Miguel either.

Or Johnny.

I'm sure Johnny will be okay.

He can take care of himself.

He's got Chozen and Barnes.

We have to get to the kids

before someone gets hurt.

Don't you worry, Mr. LaRusso.

We will.

What are you doing? It's pitch black.

Stingrays see better in the dark.

What was it you said would happen

if I crossed your line?

Before I crossed it again and again.

You will beg for mercy.



it's time to find out.

This is truly disappointing.

I thought you'd at least prove

more of a challenge than LaRusso.

Oh, yeah.

Yeah. There's a good sensei.

You think you can hurt me?

I'm running on whiskey and White Claw.

That hurt.

Not bad, Toguchi.

But now, time to find out

what you're really made of.

I am not afraid to k*ll.

And I'm not afraid to die.

Damn it, wait your turn.

Come on, Toguchi.

You came all this way.

Let's see what you got.

For all the vaunted Miyagi-Do talk

about defense only,

I knew you were a warrior at heart.

Just like me.

You are no warrior.

You know nothing of Miyagi-Do.

I was meant to die on the b*ttlefield.

Do it.


- You good?

- Yeah. You?



You don't want to be

on their side. Trust me.

Like you trusted me?

You've been lying about whose side

you were on this whole time.

I know. I'm sorry. I tried telling you

Dude, it's madness out there.

How much longer?

Almost done. Just a few more minutes.

I need to log in to their YouTube channel

and upload the clip.

- Yo, check upstairs.

- Oh, shit.

- They're coming. Be ready to go mobile.

- Okay.

We're gonna have to upload

and publish via Wi-Fi.

Yo, man.

It's just Yasmine and Moon's bitches.


You heard Kenny when he dropped your ass.

Just a Faux-Hawk now.

You know what? That's life.

You win some, you lose some,

but you gotta move on.

You never did.

You're still pulling

the same old bully act.

- Everyone you bullied has kicked your ass.

- I haven't.

You'll get your turn. Kyler's too stupid

to ever learn his lesson.


You're mine, Robby.

Kenny, stop. I'm not your enemy.

You look like shit.

- Where's the other one?

- Outside.

And off the board.

I'm gonna k*ll you.

That seems unlikely.

Kreese always told me

you were his best student.

I never saw it.

You got guts, Lawrence.

I'll give you that.

But just not much upstairs.

Attacking me on my own turf?

Come on.

You never stood a chance.

But if it's any consolation,

at least you won't be around

to screw up another kid.

I got another mess

to clean up at the dojo.

Take care of this.

Finish him.

Let's go. Kick him. Come on!

Holy shit.

Man, that felt good!




We got it. All right.

It's uploading to Cobra Kai's channel.

Let's get the hell outta here.

You disappoint me, Nichols.

Yeah? Well, likewise.

I warned Silver you could not be trusted.

Let this be my final lesson to you.

And a more painful one than the last.

- Miguel, we got it!

- Okay. Here we go.

Get him!

Protect the egg!






Such a tough facade.

All to hide

the fragile little girl underneath.


Are you okay?


Lee, do not let Nichols

cloud your judgment.

You are the future of this dojo, not her.

You can be a champion.

Do not throw that away.

Oh, I will be a champion.

But I'll get there my way, not yours.

Go. Save your brother. We've got this.

Not so fast.

That's just great.

Listen to me.

We just came to get our kids out of here.

So come and get 'em.

That's it. I'm calling the cops.

Go ahead.

We're not the ones that broke in.

Look. I'm not gonna fight a bunch of kids.

You don't have to, Mr. L.

I'll take this trash out.

Can you believe this guy?

Oh, oh, oh.

Come on!

Ninety percent.

We're not gonna be able to hold 'em!

There's too many of them!






- Ais!

- Ais!


They're trapped. Don't let 'em out.

Oh, that's a lot of kids.

And that's not the B-team either.

Now I'm calling the cops.

All right.

Knock it off. Knock it off!

I need to talk to you.

Nichols. What's on your mind?

Excited to take things to the next level?

What's the point?

You'll just pay to make me champion again.

So you know about the ref.

- Have you told anyone else?

- Not yet.

- So you don't deny it?

- Not at all.

I paid him off to make sure Cobra Kai won.

It was an insurance policy.

You still won the fight.

Did I?

That's it?

That was your big plan, LaRusso?

Breaking into my dojo

to steal some footage

that changes nothing?

It wasn't his plan.

It was ours.

And it changes everything.

Our enemies

think they can keep attacking us

with no repercussions.

And what does the enemy deserve?

You think I'm the only one

willing to go to these lengths?

Their senseis

broke into my home tonight.

My home!

Attacked me, unprovoked.

But here I am.

The only one left standing.

They think

they're entitled to victory

because their way is "right"

and our way is "wrong."

But that's not how it works.

There are no morals to the story,

no happy endings.

Life isn't a fairy tale.

It's a competitive sport.

Right and wrong, there's no such thing.

There are only winners

and losers.

Cobra Kai builds winners,

because we're willing

to do whatever it takes

to come out on top.

Gonna drive all day

Gonna drive all night ♪

Whatever it takes to get to the light ♪

I'm runnin' on rage, I'm outta control ♪

My anger for you

Is like hot burning coal ♪

So you can cry me a river of tears ♪

Yeah, you can cry all you like

But it won't change my mind ♪

I gotta get away

Get you outta my life ♪

You got me runnin' wild and free ♪

Runnin' wild and free ♪

You got me runnin' wild and free ♪

Runnin' wild and free ♪

You got me runnin' wild, wild and free ♪

The open road is all I need ♪

Runnin' wild, wild and free ♪

It's never gonna be like it used to be ♪

Hey, hey, hey ♪

Hey, hey, hey ♪

Come on!

Runnin' wild! ♪

I did most of this.

Yeah, you did.

Where's Chozen?

Everything you did to try and stop me

amounted to nothing but pain.

You got your ass kicked, Danny-boy.

Now, you can either accept that

or I can kick it again right now.

We're all with you, Daniel.

Do what you have to do.

First, I took care of Chozen.

Now you.

This is where Miyagi-Do ends.

Miyagi-Do existed before any of us.

It'll be around long after we're gone.

The roots are strong,

so the tree will survive.

Over the years, I've developed

a system of intensive short-term training

for situations just like this.

It comes in two parts and has three rules.

I call it "Quick Silver."

Rule number one,

a man can't stand, he can't fight.

Rule number two

of the Quick Silver method.

A man can't breathe, he can't fight.

Rule number three.

A man can't see, he can't fight.

I'm telling you, I'm the one

that rescued everyone from this place.

This place was becoming cultish.

Some might call me a hero, but

Oh, it's spelled K-Y-L-E-R.

You know, I gotta say,

originally, th-that testimony I gave,

I was under great duress

as, uh, defined by Magna Carta.

Need a ride?

Yeah. I told Mom I'd be home hours ago.

Don't worry, I got your back.


Kenny, listen, I, um

No, I just

Just not right now, okay?

Kenny'll come around.


- Listen, Tory, I-I owe you an apology.

- I know.

I probably owe you one too.

But I'm not in the mood

for all that heartfelt shit, so, for now

maybe just kiss me?

Mind if I, uh

You okay?

Yeah, more or less.

What about you? Any major damage?


Think I've had worse.

Is this yours? I found it at Miyagi-Do.

That was, uh

It was supposed to be yours, but, uh

But I broke up with you

before you could give it to me.

Something like that.

So you weren't really fine

with breaking up?

Well, it's not what I wanted, but

you said you weren't okay.

You needed some time, and

That just seemed

like it was more important.

Thank you.

Means a lot to me.

Of course.

It's what you do when you love someone.

You've never said that before.

Well, uh

Well, I do.

I love you too.


I don't look that bad, do I?

You've never looked better.

Not literally. We need

to get you to a doctor.

Yeah, I know. We're on our way there.

I just wanted to see you first.

I thought I'd lost you.

You can't get rid of me that easy.

The thought of losing you and Miguel,

Robby, our family,

kicked me into a gear I didn't know I had.

Couldn't stand the thought

of missing the rest of our life together.

All right. Come on.

I got you. Easy, easy, easy.

Oh, thank you, Mike-san.

Jesus, Chozen.

We gotta get you to a hospital.

Oh, just a flesh wound.

Yeah, but it's like all your flesh.

- Hey. Help me.

- Yes, sir?

Maybe should have had

a Short Island Iced Tea.

Uh, yeah.

Is that a Rembrandt?

Yeah. Gotta be worth at least

as much as a furniture store, right?

Unit 14.

Never thought I'd see the day

when Silver was finally in handcuffs.

Given Raymond Porter's revised statement,

Mr. Silver is facing a litany of charges.

That man's lawyers

are gonna be pretty busy.

All right, LaRusso.

You finally took Silver out.

No more looking

over our shoulders at every turn.

Here's hoping Silver

and Kreese end up cellmates.

You mean John Kreese?

You didn't hear what happened?

Crazy bastard tried stopping a fight.

He got what he deserved.

This is melted Jell-O.



I'm begging you.

For what?


And now the end is near ♪

Go! Go, go! Backup is en route. Ten-four.

I face the final curtain ♪

My friend, I'll say it clear ♪

I'll state my case ♪

You've made mistakes.

But you still have time

to try and make up for 'em.

You told me

you've been fighting all your life.

So keep fighting.

But with your heart and soul

instead of your fists.

And more ♪

Much more than this ♪

I did it my way ♪

Yes ♪

It was ♪

My way ♪
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