At Naruto’s question, Kimimaro explains that Orochimaru wants to take Sasuke’s body for himself. Infuriated by the prospect, Naruto enters the Nine-Tail chakra and surrounds Kimimaro with hundreds of shadow clones. Meanwhile, Tayuya asks Shikamaru about how he sacrifices one of his teammates to defeat one of the Sound Four members only to get Sasuke back. Shikamaru regrets that he had to, but explains that they would all risk their lives for Sasuke, friend, with or without his orders. As they prepare for battle, Tayuya summons her Doki. Elsewhere, Kiba and Akamaru believe they have an advantage over Sakon. They discover that Sakon is not alone, his brother Ukon fighting alongside him.