Mohammad Alai Jr continues trying to prove himself in “Stand and Fight”, and doesn’t come out of the experience looking good.
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“Stand and Fight” continues pretty directly on from the previous episode, with Mohammad Alai Jr attempting to prove himself against notable fighters while we keep cutting back to his father, who it turns out that even at 60 years of age with an illness can still throw hands — even if it’s only for a minute. Alai Jr gets badly whooped in his fight with Baki’s half-brother Jack Hammer, meanwhile, though prides himself on his ability to keep going despite the punishment, which cleaves his tongue in half.
With his tongue surgically reattached, Alai Jr puts it to work charming Kozue, who tells him he shouldn’t expect anything more from her. “So many lies,” she mutters to herself as he wanders away with the old geezer he scrapped with in the previous episode, who wants a real fight now. Alai Jr gets absolutely demolished again. At his next meeting with Kozue, she indirectly calls him an idiot until Doppo summons him outside. Another fight breaks out between them. Alai Jr immediately shatters his hand on Doppo’s head, and baldy continues to demolish his hands. The feet and legs are next on the agenda. Doppo leaves him weaponless.
Alai Jr drops back in with Kozue, looking worse for wear. He says they’re taking baby steps in their relationship, starting to understand each other. He also still claims he hasn’t lost the fights, so perhaps he’s not in his right mind. In his apartment, Alai Jr thinks about what Kozue said to him about seeming manly until he’s summoned to meet a guest in the Peacock Room. The guest is — you guessed it — his father, who tells him he’s going to have a bare-knuckle fight with him. Baki season 3, episode 10 caps off a really bad day for the character.
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