Cobra Kai season 4, episode 7 recap – “Minefields”

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: December 31, 2021
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Cobra Kai season 4, episode 7 recap - "Minefields"


Secrets are revealed and people are forced to come clean in “Minefields”, for better and for worse.

This recap of Cobra Kai season 4, episode 7, “Minefields”, contains spoilers.

It has been a while since we checked in on the drama between Anthony LaRusso and Kenny, so “Minefields” starts there, with Anthony stealing Kenny’s clothes after gym class because he’s jealous of his relationship with Lia. Of course, Kenny wants revenge, even though Robby cautions him against it. But luckily for Kenny, this act of bullying triggers a chain of events that ultimately leads to Anthony’s behavior being exposed. Will that be enough to be considered appropriate payback, though?

Cobra Kai season 4, episode 7 recap

So, what happens is that Daniel discovers Kenny’s stolen Cobra Kai hoody in Anthony’s room and assumes the worst — that Anthony has joined. Instead, he claims that a Cobra Kai has been harassing him at school, so Daniel takes him to train. Of course, he has him start by cleaning cars, and while Daniel’s at work Anthony pays someone to clean them. Daniel is furious about this, and they have a nasty argument, but it leads to something of a breakthrough when he and Anthony have a conversation in the dojo and the latter claims to have always felt out of the loop given that he never really met Mr. Miyagi. 

The other big subplot of the episode is Miguel, having found Johnny’s bandanna in Carmen’s bedroom, being told that his sensei and his mother are dating. At first, he tries to brush this off, but with the cat out of the bag, Johnny starts giving him preferential treatment in training, and the whole thing drives Miguel nuts. Eventually, Johnny has no choice but to do the thing he hates doing the most — actually be open about his feelings. He takes Miguel on a “field trip”, and tells him about his background, about his dad leaving and his mom moving on. He explains how he put all of his complicated feelings about father figures on Robby, and now doesn’t know how to relate to Miguel. The whole chat goes well and leads directly into a training session that Sam also attends — they’re going to learn the tornado kick.

Over at Cobra Kai, a drill on finding an opponent’s weakness leads to more disagreement between Kreese and Silver. The latter thinks he knows the former’s weakness, which Kreese doesn’t like, and he also doesn’t like how Silver uses Robby’s feelings for Kenny to allow the younger boy to beat him. This, in turn, has a knock-on effect on the Anthony situation. Kenny, emboldened by his training, antagonizes Anthony when he tries to apologize, and lures him and his friends into the library, picking them off in the dark. Just as he’s about to assault Anthony, a teacher interrupts them, and Daniel and Amanda are called into school, where the principal shows them video proof that Anthony has been the aggressor all along.

At the end of “Minefields”, Kreese and Silver finally let their simmering tensions boil over into something resembling an outright confrontation. Kreese, still incensed about the weakness thing, reminds Silver of the cage in Vietnam and cautions him to fall in line. But will he? That remains to be seen.

You can stream Cobra Kai season 4, episode 7, “Minefields”, exclusively on Netflix.

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