Ralph Macchio

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Ralph Macchio will be photographed at the IMDb exhibition in 2019.

As those who saw season 3 of Cobra Kai know, Elizabeth Shue surprised the fans by taking over her role as Dr. Ali Mills Schwarber.

She appears for the first time in season 3, episode 9, at a dinner with her ex-boyfriend Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Before they left, the former couple had a short correspondence on Facebook. In her last message, Ali, who lives in Denver, said she was at home with her parents.

After lunch Johnny and Ali spend hours together at Golf N’ Stuff, where they almost kiss each other. In season 3, episode 10, they meet at the Encino Oaks Country Club for a Christmas party. They eventually share a table with Ali’s other high school sweetheart, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), and his wife Amanda (Courtney Henggeler). Ali tells school stories and at the end of the evening Daniel apologizes for the end of their relationship. The pediatric surgeon also encourages Johnny to start a serious relationship with the mother of his pupil Miguel, Carmen Diaz (Vanessa Rubio).

Ralph Macchio revealed that Ali may have a different horizon in season 3

Ralph Macchio

GettyRalph Macchio will be wearing a blue suit at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018.

Overall, the last two episodes of the third season went well with the story of Ali. However, as Polygone reported at a media round table in December, Ralph Macchio revealed that it had been unclear for some time whether Shu would appear in the acclaimed series. The authors of Cobra Kai therefore proposed a different scenario for the third season, because the actress was unable to join the cast.

There was a backup plan if she wasn’t available. When did we find out? It probably happened during the shooting of season 3, it was, you know, logistics, at least from my point of view. I think I understood, when I received the scripts, how it was really going to happen, Macchio explained.

The actor added that the plan in question was the revelation that Johnny had not actually exchanged messages with Ali on Facebook. Her husband, Dr. Gregory Schwarber, whom she didn’t date, pretended to be her.

It was a backup because we were going to suck the space out of what we wrote, it would be her husband going back and forth with Johnny on Facebook, Macchio explained.

Fortunately, Shu was able to return to Ali’s house.

Elizabeth Shue recently talked about the appearance of her character in the series.

Elizabeth Shue.

Getty Elizabeth Shue poses in a black dress at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017.

Earlier this month the actress talked to Entertainment Weekly about her Cobra Kai concert. During the interview she confirmed that a third season will be filmed in 2019 and explained that her lack of internet may have contributed to her remaining so secretive about her role.

Maybe because I’m never on the internet, I wasn’t aware of the threat of the moment that seems to interest a lot of people, the actress said.

When asked if Ali could return to Encino in the coming seasons, Shue responded with humour,

Well, we already have a plan. It’s season nine. Ali will return to the valley and open his own dojo, and it will be a triple battle for the soul of the valley.

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