***Warning: Major Cobra Kai season 3 spoilers ahead***
Cobra Kai season 3 ended on one hell of a cliffhanger – and now the future of the Valley is at stake as Kreese (Martin Kove) goes head-to-head with the newly united Johnny and Daniel.
With season 4 already confirmed and on the way, we’re now left wondering just what exactly is next for our favourite dojos.
The team have left a lot of questions hanging in the air, as everyone from Robby (Tanner Buchanan) to Hawk (Jacob Bertrand) having their allegiances tested, and mystery new additions potentially causing terror to the kids and their senseis.
So, when exactly is everything coming together?
Here’s what we want to know…
What is Kreese’s plan?
Kreese is so desperate to win this upcoming fight that he’s called in a favour from a man who’s pledged his life to him… so that’s not going to be good.
Just how far is this man willing to go to repay the favour?
We don’t know much about this newcomer but if he’s anything like Kreese, it could have disastrous consequences for everyone involved.
But maybe, after 40 years, Kreese’s pal hasn’t hardened in quite the same way he has, and has different memories of the Vietnam War, with his trauma shaping him a different way.
We just don’t know, and that’s the scary thing – because would you want to deal with double Kreese?
Will Johnny be able to save Robby?
Robby is the most heartbreaking case in the entire series, in our opinion. All the kids are messed up in one way or another, but no one is quite looking for guidance in all the wrong places quite like Robby.
Johnny has been an awful father to him and is continuing to pay more attention to Miguel, his mother is now in rehab and looking after herself, and Daniel threw him under the bus and led the police to him, landing him in juvy.
It is no surprise that when charismatic leader Kreese pounced and gave him the attention he craved, he was indoctrinated into Cobra Kai without a second thought.
You can tell he’s a good kid just trying to do the good thing, but it seems luck is consistently against him and chaos just follows him – and Cobra Kai is a recipe for disaster.
Can Johnny get through to his son before he does something that he’ll truly regret.
What’s really going on with Tory?
Tory (Peyton List) is on the actual warpath throughout the course of season three, and it looks like it’s just going to get worse in season four.
Kreese has fully taken her under his wing, and is training her to be a professional assassin almost it seems.
She has a very troubled homelife, which we still haven’t seen much of, but we know enough to know that she is relying on Cobra Kai as a family unit she is desperately craving – and as a result is fiercely protective of it.
But will we ever see the true extent of her background? And will it explain why she constantly has a scowl on her face that refuses to budge?
Will Hawk be able to fully redeem himself?
It took some doing, but Hawk finally saw the light and realised just how bad Cobra Kai had become, and in a last minute hurrah, switched sides during the fight at LaRusso’s.
It was something that best friend Demetri had been desperate to see – but while he may be on the ‘right’ side now, he has a lot of making up to do… starting with Demetri.
You can’t just break your friend’s arm and bully a group of people without them holding some resentment towards you, and Hawk did some truly cruel things in the name of Cobra Kai.
Will he be able to win the Miyagi-Do/Eagle Fang gang over? And will he finally just become good ol’ Eli once again?
Will Ali return again?
Seeing Ali (Elisabeth Shue) make a comeback was something everyone was waiting for, and the team delivered.
With her and Johnny parting ways on good terms, she promised that while they may not have worked out, she’ll always be there for him.
Will she return to watch the upcoming All Star Tournament?
What’s more, will she become a secret weapon when the team are at their lowest?
Is someone going to die on Cobra Kai?
Quite frankly, we’re shocked that someone hasn’t bitten the bullet yet – these kids are seriously vicious.
We’ve seen broken backs, stab wounds, broken arms, and someone even being chucked through a window over the course of season three alone, and with the stakes getting higher, it’s only going to get worse.
It stands to reason that before this story is out, someone will take it too far, and at least one character won’t make it out alive.
Question is, who?
Who will win the All-Valley tournament?
This is the big one. After three seasons of fighting, it all comes down to this.
Injuries are pretty much guaranteed, how serious remains to be seen.
But seeing as Kreese was willing to get Johnny to try and break bones back in the original Karate Kid movie by sweeping Daniel’s leg… this could get really messy.
Miguel may be up and running again, but noone fully recovers from a coma so quickly, and the one wrong move could literally kill him.
We’re going to be watching this through our fingers because it’s sure to bring chaos.
What will happen if Kreese wins?
Kreese has vowed to leave California and stop his work as a sensei if he loses the upcoming All-Valley tournament.
But it wasn’t made clear what will happen if Johnny and Daniel lose.
Whatever they have in mind, it’s not going to be good, and Kreese isn’t going to go down without a fight.
As far as he’s concerned, he’s at war – and he’ll do whatever it takes to win. That’s not a good sign for anyone at Miyagi-Do.
What the hell is up with Kyler?
Kyler (Joe Seo) is a seriously messed up dude – and the more involved he gets in Cobra Kai, the more violent he’s becoming.
He was a terror before he learned karate, and now… let’s just say he could be lethal if left in the wrong hands.
… And he’s been left in the hands of Kreese.
But what exactly has made him this way? Surely there’s a reason he feels the need to lash out. Will we ever get to see it?
And will he be stopped in time?
Cobra Kai is available now on Netflix.
Credit: Original article published here.