Gaara, his strength completely exhausted, is whisked away by Deidara. Kankuro ignores Baki's efforts to stop him and immediately sets out in pursuit with a platoon to rescue Gaara. But the Akatsuki has set up ingenious traps, and one by one, the Sand ninja fall. Kankuro's determination pulls him through, and he alone catches up to the Akatsuki. Back at the Hidden Leaf Village, Naruto's new squad welcomes the day of their first mission.
Sakura arrives in the Land of Iron to speak with Naruto, but her confession surprises him. Elsewhere, Kisame appears before Killer Bee.
The Sixth Hokage Danzo
The news of Danzo becoming Hokage and issuing orders to dispose of Sasuke reaches Naruto and Sakura. The two decide to confront Danzo, only to be halted by Kakashi.
The Eve of the Five Kage Summit
Karui and Omoi of the Hidden Cloud press Naruto to give up information regarding Sasuke. Naruto realizes their motives, but decides he cannot sell out his friend.
Enter the Five Kage!
Naruto, Yamato, and Kakashi follow Team Samui in the hopes of meeting the Raikage and asking him to spare Sasuke's life.
Madara makes a sudden appearance before Naruto and reveals the truth behind Itachi's actions.
Sasuke's Ninja Way
In the Land of Iron, Sasuke and the Raikage fight a battle to the death when Gaara, the Kazekage, intervenes.
Power of the Five Kage
Having blocked the combined attacks of Gaara, Temari, Kankuro, and Darui with his Susano'o, Sasuke goes after Danzo.