The Best Episodes Directed by Jon Hurwitz

Mercy (1)

#1 - Mercy (1)

Cobra Kai Season 1 - Episode 10

The highly-anticipated All Valley Karate Tournament brings Johnny and Daniel on opposite sides again, except this time, the new generation of karate students are the combatants. Who will pay the price for ultimate victory?

star 8.38
2138 votes
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No Mercy

#2 - No Mercy

Cobra Kai Season 2 - Episode 10

It’s the first day of school at West Valley High but tensions between the two dojos have not cooled with the end of summer. And the rivalry between Daniel and Johnny comes to a head.

star 8.35
1600 votes
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Different but Same

#3 - Different but Same

Cobra Kai Season 1 - Episode 9

Despite Johnny’s efforts to move forward, he confronts Daniel about the assault on his property. An attempt to appease Johnny makes them revisit the past together. Miguel senses Samantha is lying to him. The dojo students try to intimidate the popular kids at a party.

star 8.02
2178 votes
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Pulpo

#4 - Pulpo

Cobra Kai Season 2 - Episode 9

Johnny cautiously takes a stab at love, while Daniel and Amanda enjoy a romantic date night. An attempt to bring the students of the two dojos together backfires as hostilities between the teens escalate.

star 7.89
1591 votes
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Mercy (2)

#5 - Mercy (2)

Cobra Kai Season 2 - Episode 1

In the aftermath of Cobra Kai’s win at the Under 18 All Valley Karate Championships, Johnny questions his dojo’s philosophy and deals with a figure from his past. Daniel searches for the right way to respond to Cobra Kai’s dominance.

star 7.76
1771 votes
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Strike First

#6 - Strike First

Cobra Kai Season 1 - Episode 2

Present day Daniel LaRusso lives a charmed life. That is, until he sees that the Cobra Kai dojo, the source of his teenage angst and rivalry, has been reestablished by Johnny Lawrence. Struggling to launch the business, Johnny starts teaching karate to his teenage neighbor Miguel. Daniel faces his former opponent and old offenses are quickly reignited.

star 7.71
2300 votes
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Aftermath

#7 - Aftermath

Cobra Kai Season 3 - Episode 1

Miguel's fighting for his life, Robby's missing, and Daniel and Johnny's reputations are in tatters as the community reacts to the West Valley brawl.

star 7.70
998 votes
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Back in Black

#8 - Back in Black

Cobra Kai Season 2 - Episode 2

When Daniel starts teaching his first karate students, he questions whether he can fill Mr. Miyagi’s shoes. Johnny invents some unorthodox training methods with help from an unlikely source.

star 7.70
1697 votes
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Ace Degenerate

#9 - Ace Degenerate

Cobra Kai Season 1 - Episode 1

Thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence’s life has taken a rocky turn as he tries to forget a past that constantly haunts him. He seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. But the LaRusso-Lawrence rivalry of yesteryear is reignited when their lives become intertwined with the next generation of “karate kids.”

star 7.67
2744 votes
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Nature Vs. Nurture

#10 - Nature Vs. Nurture

Cobra Kai Season 3 - Episode 2

Daniel and Johnny team up to find Robby. Miguel faces an uncertain future. Kreese tries to bring Tory back to Cobra Kai.

star 7.64
930 votes