Terry Silver talking to John Kreese in The Karate Kid 3

Cobra Kai Season 4 is headed to Netflix before the end of 2021, and it's bringing back one of the biggest villains of The Karate Kid franchise. Fans are psyched to see Thomas Ian Griffith's Terry Silver return to stir the pot, and they're not the only ones. Cobra Kai co-creator Hayden Schlossberg is also psyched to see Silver back, and he's trying to get fans pumped in the most cryptic of ways.

Hayden Schlossberg recently talked about Thomas Ian Griffith's return as Terry Silver for Cobra Kai Season 4. The co-creator wouldn't give much detail to Deadline on what Thomas Ian Griffith would be up to but stressed that great care was taken with this character's return.

People are going to have to tune in to Season 4 to find out. For now we’ll say we’ve been looking forward to working with Thomas Ian Griffith for a long time and we were very patient with ourselves to find the right moment, and Season 4 is that moment.

If Cobra Kai's team planned to have Terry Silver back from the start, it's very exciting to hear they waited on it. My first assumption would be the co-creators believed it was vital to tell the story of John Kreese and Terry Silver in Vietnam first, which helped flesh out their deep bond seen in The Karate Kid Part III.

Either that or Cobra Kai wanted to hold off on bringing back Terry Silver until an All-Valley tournament was on the horizon, which also wouldn't be surprising. The upcoming tournament has about the highest stakes the series has done yet, with dojos on the line. Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence could bring down John Kreese and Cobra Kai once and for all or lose their own respective dojos in the process. Plus, they'll have to firmly align and not be divided by petty squabbles along the training process, which has yet to happen in this series.

John Kreese appeared to be at a disadvantage when Johnny and Daniel joined forces, but the return of Terry Silver should even the odds. After all, Terry Silver was the one who recruited Mike Barnes, Daniel's most technically skilled rival to Cobra Kai. Odds are he could find a lot more noteworthy talent to pad Cobra Kai's roster, and Kreese would be absolutely fine with culling his current roster to make room for them. Unfortunately, we can only speculate on what's coming because Hayden Schlossberg and the other co-creators aren't talking.

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