After a disastrous battle between Daniel and Amanda and a solo fight with Silver that left him mentally and physically shaken, Daniel was ready to give up. However, in a key scene in episode 6 of season 5, in which Amanda takes Daniel to visit Miyagi’s old house, she was able to convince him to continue the fight. For fans of the original movie, seeing Miyagi’s old bedroom is sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia. The space was filled with Miyagi’s stuff – a dead bonsai and pruning machetes, a photo of his wife, an old piece of paper left for Daniel with instructions on how to paint the house – and Daniel, choking, received commented that “it’s like a time capsule here.” This scene not only celebrates Miyagi’s importance to Daniel, but also demonstrates Miyagi’s impact on the “Karate Kid” series as a whole.
In a recent roundtable interview, Ralph Macchio was asked about this particular moment. He revealed that the director of this episode, Joel Novoa, asked him if he could play music from the film’s original score while filming. Macchio required, and the impact the music had on him during filming was enormous. “When I opened the door, [Novoa] just started playing that piece, and it was a rush. I was just immediately excited when I saw these photos and thought about it. “
Macchio notes that scenes are always shot “repetitively,” but the emotional impact of that moment remains with him throughout the rest of the shoot. He explains Miyagi’s presence “has always been a big part of the show for Daniel LaRusso and for me,” and he refers to moments like this as expressing “the magic of what Mr. Miyagi was and still is.” It’s no coincidence that this scene marks the beginning of a collective revolt against Silver. Macchio said of the characters on the show: “They slipped and fell but somehow helped each other.
https://www.slashfilm.com/992587/cobra-kai-season-5s-tribute-to-mr-miyagi-brought-ralph-macchio-to-tears/ Cobra Kai Season 5’s tribute to Mr. Miyagi brought tears to Ralph Macchio