The following incorporates spoilers for Cobra Kai Season 5, streaming now on Netflix.
The ending of Cobra Kai Season 5 left many followers ecstatic over its satisfying season finale along with new fan theories on the place the present can go. During one explicit scene in Cobra Kai Season 5, Terry Silver confronts Johnny whereas he is with Carmen on the hospital. While some followers might merely brush off the second as simply Silver following Johnny, that will not be the case. Could his hospital go to, alongside along with his feedback on youth and forsaking a legacy, be hinting that Silver is terminally sick?
There have been hints sprinkled all through the fourth and fifth seasons that counsel that Terry Silver’s time on Earth is proscribed. During his Vietnam War flashback early on in Season 4 (triggered by his servant utilizing a lighter on his breakfast), Silver determined to skip breakfast. While skipping breakfast will not be an uncommon behavior, his servant nearly instantly asks Silver whether or not he ought to name his physician. Why is that the case?
Other small hints embrace the recurring theme of legacy. During a dialog with an undercover Chozen early in Season 5, Silver claims that he by no means had any kids and that his solely legacy was Cobra Kai. This explains why he’s so adamant to unfold Cobra Kai, not solely throughout the Valley, however the world over. However, the true cause he’s so obsessive about the notion of passing down his legacy could possibly be that he is dwelling on borrowed time. When Johnny and Carmen acquired into an elevator on the hospital, a while passes earlier than the elevator door opens, revealing Silver who will get within the elevator with them. Although it may be speculated that Silver adopted Johnny to the hospital, that does not appear very believable. Terry Silver having a terminal sickness would clarify his presence on the hospital.
During his dialog with Johnny within the elevator, Terry makes a remark about how treasured youth is. Although Silver operating into Johnny and Carmen occurred by pure coincidence, his causes for being on the hospital will not be. It’s seemingly that he was at a scheduled checkup and discovered he was dying. It additionally provides context to his feedback about dying a warrior’s demise throughout his battle with Chozen.
If Season 6 reveals that Silver is dying, it couldn’t solely add layers to his character and make him a extra sympathetic villain, however might additionally tie in with how he redeems himself, notably by repairing his broken friendship with Kreese now that he is escaped from jail. Silver’s feedback about dying on the battlefield counsel that he might sacrifice himself to avoid wasting Kreese from the subsequent massive villain on the sequence. Silver sacrificing himself could be a satisfying conclusion to his character arc and would redeem him in demise by doing a very good deed to indicate his extra humane facet earlier than he was tousled by the conflict and medicines.
Terry Silver being on the hospital left followers believing that he’s terminally sick. If Season 6 confirms this concept, it will make sense why Terry is doing what he’s doing. Much like Breaking Bad‘s Walter White after discovering he has most cancers, Terry needs to do essentially the most with the time he has, particularly passing on his legacy of The Way of The Fist. Going ahead into future seasons, Terry could possibly be the primary of the unique solid to chew the mud. Perhaps he won’t solely get his want of dying on the battlefield fairly than in a hospital mattress, however will die an honorable demise, making him a real warrior.
Seasons 1-5 of Cobra Kai can be found to stream on Netflix.