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Cobra Kai’s season 4 raises the stakes for what’s next to come


The fourth season of Cobra Kai was released two weeks ago on Netflix and has already come back stronger than ever, with 120 million hours watched during its first three days according to Netflix. There are spoilers ahead, so be careful if you haven’t seen season three yet.

In season three, Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) overcame many personal challenges, with one of them being his recovery after being kicked off a rail in season two. We also see that John Kreese (Martin Kove) goes and visits Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan), who’s in prison, to teach him the Cobra Kai method of dealing with issues, and ultimately Robby ends up joining Cobra Kai. At the end of the season, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) team up against Kreese because Cobra Kai has become too much of a threat to handle alone. 

Infographic by Jaysen Anderson. Source: https://top10.netflix.com/tv/2022-01-02

All of the events from season three had ramped up the anticipation for season four, which was well worth the wait, especially since Terry Silver, the new antagonist, has raised the stakes for what’s to come in season five. 

Season four felt like one of the stronger seasons of the show since there were a good amount of twists that weren’t expected, and there was a lot of time spent on character development and drama. One thing that stood out to me was that it felt like there were a lot less fights than the show normally has, which I hope will be compensated for in the next season. 

Another thing that stood out to me was that the performances from everyone this season were great. I feel like the cast really outdid themselves, from the acting, to the overall story and plot progression. Nothing felt out-paced, and it was a good season that helps even more with the set-up for the next season.

Overall, this season was kind of refreshing, with the new antagonist, and with the direction they’re choosing to go with. I would give this season a 4.6/5, since the only thing that was lacking were the fights. A review from James Dyer, a critic for Empire Magazine, said, “There’s nothing quite as bonkers as Season 2’s high-school rumble, but this fourth year is a glossier affair, capped with a show-stopping finale that somehow manages to raise the stakes yet again.”

Jaysen Anderson, Staff Reporter

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Cobra Kai’s season 4 raises the stakes for what’s next to come