Tsunade returns to Konoha as the new Hokage. The villagers are eager for her to assume her official duties, but Naruto insists that she help Sasuke and Kakashi first. Along the way, they run into Shikamaru, who is unhappy that the Hokage has become a woman.
Later, Shikamaru reluctantly dines with Team 10 to celebrate his promotion to chuunin. At this time, Neji tries to count the birds around him with his Byakugan, but only sees seven out of eight.
Tsunade treats Kakashi and Sasuke. Sakura is especially happy about Sasuke’s recovery because she has been at his bedside since he met Itachi. Gai begs Tsunade to cure Lee as well.