The first and second Hokage, Hashirama and Senju Tobirama, emerge from the coffins that appeared. Thus the Third will have to fight his former teachers.
Meanwhile, Naruto, Sakura and Shikamaru follow Sasuke. Sakura explains to her comrades the essence of the mission Kakashi assigned to them. Suddenly Pakkun senses that nine ninja from Otogakure are chasing them and warns his team. Naruto offers to organize an ambush, but Shikamaru says it’s too much of a waste of time and, in addition, their squad isn’t prepared to fight the pursuers out in the open. So Shikamaru volunteers to stay behind to buy time for the others and allow them to catch up with Sasuke.
The shinobi of sound follow the trail, but the trail turns out to be false and they fall into Shikamaru’s trap.