In the Akatsuki hideout, Sasuke comes face to face with Madara. Announcing himself as Itachi's accomplice from that fateful night, Madara goes on to tell Sasuke the truth about Itachi that he could never have known.
Battle of Unraikyo
Flames from the Amaterasu remain on the battlefield as Naruto and his teammates continue to search for Sasuke. But despite the team's best efforts, they cannot find any trace of him.
The Leaf Village Ninja fail to capture Itachi, and also lose track of Sasuke. Calling off their pursuit, the team is heading back to the village when an urgent assignment from Lady Tsunade comes in.