At the end of Season 2, nearly every character was at their lowest. However, none were quite as low as Johnny (William Zabka) and Miguel (Xolo Maridueña). After the high school karate riot left Miguel in a coma and Johnny banished from seeing his prized student, it seemed as though the heart and soul of the new Cobra Kai was dead. What’s more, Sensei Kreese (Martin Kove) reinserted himself as the leader of the dojo, kicking Johnny to the curb.
As begins, the series will pick up right after it left off–which is bad news for both teacher and student. As has been seen in the , Johnny’s drinking is more problematic than ever, and he winds up in legal trouble. Meanwhile, once Miguel comes out of his coma, it’s without the use of his legs. Luckily, though, the duo will eventually be able to help each other recover–which is especially good news for Johnny
“He feels this tremendous amount of responsibility and guilt for what happened,” Zabka told GameSpot. “And he’s also lost [Miguel’s mom] Carmine and lost their trust–and he’s lost his own sense of trusting himself. Is he capable of leading? Because look what happened. So he’s afraid even to step in there for a minute because maybe he’s gonna screw things up more. But he loves this kid and he’s determined to get to him, even though he’s technically not supposed to see him, you know?”