The BEST Episodes of Cobra Kai
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Cobra Kai takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been working to maintain the balance in his life without mentor Mr. Miyagi.
#1 - 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?
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - Back in Black
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 24, 2019
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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - Lull
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 24, 2019
To prepare his students, Daniel gives some new training methods a shot. Miguel puts a new lesson into practice. Johnny makes a tough but pivotal decision that affects Cobra Kai.
#20 - Ace Degenerate
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 2, 2018
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.”