While Nichols (Peyton List) ended season five frustrated with Kreese, feeling like nothing good could come from associating with him, he is the one protective, parent-like figure she has. And given her mother’s illness and her aunt’s threats of taking custody of her younger brother, she’ll need some support as she fights to keep her family together. Eventually, she’ll learn Kreese is alive, and gradually see that he’s been fighting to protect her all along—in his warped way—and she will help convince the LaRussos and Lawrence to work with him to end Cobra Kai once and for all. (And in doing so, stop both sides from constantly seeking revenge.)
In turn, Kreese will step up to be the guardian he’s been working toward becoming, putting Nichols above himself, no matter the personal cost.
4. Lawrence Will Become the Father Figure Robby and Miguel Always Needed
So much of Cobra Kai touches on mentorship—what it looks like to have a strong role model, and what happens to a person when that role model is corrupt. Lawrence has been the lovable screwup for far too long, and last season, we started to see glimmers of him being responsible and trying to bring his family together. This season will complete that arc, as he welcomes a new baby and Robby (Tanner Buchanan) and Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) start to (finally) get along.