Daniel tries unsuccessfully to persuade Samantha to go back to karate. The footage of Miguel's fight at school goes viral and brings many new students to the Cobra Kai dojo but Johnny cannot suppress his old ways and bullies them, embarrassing Eli in front of the entire class. Thanks to Miguel, Johnny is forced to remember what it was like for him as an outcast with an uncaring stepfather before he discovered Cobra Kai. The next day, Johnny admits that he has been tough and cruel to his remaining students but refuses to apologize, telling them that life is not fair and if they cannot deal with his behavior then they will never be able to overcome the challenges that life will throw at them. He vows to give them the tools to make them strong. Eli returns to the dojo with a distinctive mohawk haircut, which makes Johnny nickname him "Hawk". Meanwhile, Robby gets a job at LaRusso Auto with the sole intention of making his father mad and Miguel and Samantha slowly begin to become friends at school. Robby finally decides he wants to learn karate under Daniel's tutelage after seeing him practice his karate forms.