The BEST Episodes of Cobra Kai

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Network: YouTube

Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the "Karate Kid" films. More than 30 years ago, one of them took second place. This time, he wants to win — and he's got nothing left to lose.

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December 19

#1 - December 19

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 1, 2021

Old wounds begin to heal at a country club holiday party, but a brutal assault by Kreese's students leads to new betrayals and alliances.

star 8.51
955 votes
Directors: Josh Heald
Writers: Bob Dearden, Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
Mercy (1)

#2 - Mercy (1)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 2, 2018

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
2,144 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
No Mercy

#3 - No Mercy

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

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
1,607 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Joe Piarulli, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Luan Thomas
Miyagi-Do

#4 - Miyagi-Do

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 1, 2021

In Okinawa, Daniel spends time with an old friend — and an old enemy, who has much to teach him. The dueling dojos' rivalry comes to a nasty head.

star 8.03
899 votes
Writers: Bob Dearden, Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
Different but Same

#5 - Different but Same

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 2, 2018

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
2,182 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
All Valley

#6 - All Valley

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 2, 2018

Daniel takes on teaching his new pupil using the unconventional techniques from Mr. Miyagi. Robby is tempted to return to his delinquent ways. Johnny helps Miguel with his first date.

star 7.99
2,194 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Stacey Harman
Counterbalance

#7 - Counterbalance

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 2, 2018

Daniel tries to strike a shady deal to undermine Johnny’s dojo. Meanwhile, Johnny expands his enrollment ranks in the dojo. Miguel puts his karate practice into reality as Samantha faces rejection in school.

star 7.97
2,280 votes
Directors: Josh Heald
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
Molting

#8 - Molting

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 2, 2018

Johnny prepares his Cobra Kai students for the next All Valley Karate Tournament and in turn, he is inspired to clean up his life. Daniel is still unaware of his new pupil’s background. But as events unfold, it seems nothing has changed between Daniel and Johnny in 30 years.

star 7.93
2,188 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Michael Jonathan Smith, Stacey Harman
Quiver

#9 - Quiver

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 2, 2018

Johnny’s dojo class attracts a group of misfits while his son Robby, who harbors ulterior motives, lands a new job. Samantha makes a new friend in science class. Daniel inspires interest in karate from an unlikely person.

star 7.90
2,243 votes
Directors: Josh Heald
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Joe Piarulli, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Luan Thomas
Pulpo

#10 - Pulpo

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

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
1,593 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Michael Jonathan Smith
Feel The Night

#11 - Feel The Night

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 1, 2021

It's Christmastime in the Valley, and romance is in the air. Daniel and Miguel find unexpected common ground, and the Cobra Kai recruits go on a mission.

star 7.85
859 votes
Directors: Josh Heald
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Michael Jonathan Smith
The Right Path

#12 - The Right Path

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 1, 2021

Following an important meeting in Japan, Daniel revisits Mr. Miyagi's hometown on Okinawa. Johnny attempts to reconnect with Robby.

star 7.84
890 votes
Directors: Lin Oeding
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Michael Jonathan Smith
Take a Right

#13 - Take a Right

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

Daniel’s students are given a lesson in overcoming their grudges. Johnny spends some time away from the dojo, while Kreese exerts his influence.

star 7.83
1,595 votes
Directors: Josh Heald
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
Fire and Ice

#14 - Fire and Ice

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

Daniel pulls out all the stops in an effort to recruit new students to Miyagi Do. Johnny reflects on some of the major relationships in his life - and responds to Daniel’s promotional efforts with his own.

star 7.82
1,664 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Stacey Harman
King Cobra

#15 - King Cobra

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 1, 2021

Miguel helps Johnny craft the perfect social media message. Kreese scouts new recruits while Daniel and Amanda try to shut down Cobra Kai.

star 7.77
882 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Joe Piarulli, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Luan Thomas
Mercy (2)

#16 - Mercy (2)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

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
1,774 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
All In

#17 - All In

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

Daniel struggles to help a new student learn. Miguel makes a new connection, while Johnny tries to repair a relationship. Tensions between the two dojos build to a breaking point.

star 7.76
1,596 votes
Directors: Josh Heald
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
The Good, The Bad, and The Badass

#18 - The Good, The Bad, and The Badass

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 1, 2021

Informed that this year's All Valley Karate Tournament is being canceled, the three competing sensei attend a city council meeting to save it.

star 7.75
880 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Mattea Greene
Obstáculos

#19 - Obstáculos

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 1, 2021

Daniel spends some father-daughter time with a traumatized Sam. Johnny plans to form a new karate dojo but struggles to come up with a cool name.

star 7.75
868 votes
Writers: Alyssa Forleiter, Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
The Moment of Truth

#20 - The Moment of Truth

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

Daniel makes another attempt to promote Miyagi Do, and receives guidance in a familiar form. Johnny grows suspicious about Kreese’s backstory. A new Cobra Kai student challenges Miguel and befriends Aisha, while Robby revisits a past he’d rather forget.

star 7.75
1,617 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus
Glory of Love

#21 - Glory of Love

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

Daniel works to make amends with Amanda, while Johnny is introduced to the world of dating apps. Complications arise when Miguel, Samantha, Robby and Tory cross paths.

star 7.72
1,584 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Joe Piarulli, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Luan Thomas
Strike First

#22 - Strike First

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 2, 2018

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
2,301 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
Cobra Kai Never Dies

#23 - Cobra Kai Never Dies

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 2, 2018

When Daniel’s car dealership billboard is sprayed with lewd graffiti, it consumes Daniel and escalates tensions against a rival. Robby, Johnny’s delinquent son, is embarrassed about his father and his new dojo. The bullying escalates against Miguel and motivates Johnny in a surprising way.

star 7.71
2,359 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
Esqueleto

#24 - Esqueleto

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 2, 2018

Johnny tries to recruit more students to join the dojo. Troubled by his daughter’s friends, Daniel chaperones her high school costume dance. Johnny takes Miguel’s training seriously and starts creating a badass.

star 7.71
2,517 votes
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald
Aftermath

#25 - Aftermath

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2021

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
Writers: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald