Created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, Cobra Kai is a sequel and spin-off of the legendary The Karate Kid films. The series takes place 34 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate tournament in which Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) defeated Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). The years have not been good for Johnny. He is unable to keep a job and has a non-existent relationship with his son Robby. He blames Daniel for all his current misery of this loss.
In the meantime, Daniel has a beautiful family and a successful car dealership. Old rivalries resurface when Johnny decides to bring back the eponymous dojo. Cobra Kai is a nostalgia trip done right. It takes popular 1980s tropes and then adds modern sensibilities to them.
The series will expand over time and reintroduce several fan-favorite characters, including John Creese (Martin Kove) and Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto). In the show’s fifth season, these two characters play an important role in the narrative. If you’re wondering if they die at the end of the season, here’s what you need to know. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Did Kreese Die?
John Kreese returns to the ‘Karate Kid universe for the first season. At the start of season two, Johnny tentatively accepts her presence at the dojo. However, Kreese eventually betrays him and takes over Cobra Kai. Ironically, at the end of season four, Kreese loses to Terry Silver. Silver also sends him to prison, accusing him of attacking an adult student named Stingray.
Almost all of Kreese’s scenes in Season 5, except flashbacks, are set in a prison. At first, other inmates think they can bully him. They are quickly proven wrong when he beats them up and becomes their leader. It is later revealed that Tory (Peyton List) often visits him. He uses it to send Daniel a newspaper clipping to indicate he’s been framed.
When Daniel is injured confronting Silver about it, Kreese soberly remarks to Tory that now they don’t have to worry about at least one enemy. Realizing that she was used in Kreese’s personal vendetta, a horrified Tory leaves and never returns. In a desperate attempt to get out, Kreese exhausts nearly all his options. He agrees with everything the prison therapist says and faithfully follows her instructions in the hope that she will suggest him for an early release but sees through his act.
She is then visited by Daniel and Johnny, who are trying to figure out what Silver’s ultimate goal is. Daniel promises to give Kreese his attorney’s number if he tells them what he knows. Kreese agrees and informs them that Silver intends for Cobra Kai to compete in the International Sekai Taikai Competition. However, it is revealed that Daniel has no intention of giving out his lawyer’s number. It was all a ploy to trick Kreese into revealing the truth.
Kreese doesn’t die in the fifth season of ‘Cobra Kai’. He orchestrates an attack on himself by one of his subordinates. Taking him to the coroner, he knocks out the guards, undresses the doctors, and breaks out of prison.
Did Chozen Die?
Chozen makes his first appearance in Season 3 of “Cobra Kai”. In the fourth season finale, after losing to Cobra Kai at the 51st All Valley Karate Tournament, Daniel asks Chozen for help, and the latter comes. from Okinawa to Los Angeles. In Season 5, Chozen goes undercover as a possible instructor in Cobra Kai, and catches Silver’s eye. However, you soon find out.
All of them. This prompts Silver to call his instructor’s daughter from South Korea. When Chozen starts training Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang students, he quickly becomes their favorite. After the two dojos secure their spots at the Sekai Taikai, Chozen goes out to party with other adults. Encouraged by Daniel, he confesses his feelings to Kumiko over the phone.
In the end, at the prompting of Mike Barnes, Chozen goes to his house along with Barnes and Johnny to confront Silver. There, he is confronted by a katana-wielding Silver with his twin sai and is badly injured in the fight. However, he survives. the encounter and is taken to the hospital.