Losing control of Doki, Tayuya sends them away so that Shikamaru won’t use them against her. She does what Shikamaru had planned again; not only did she get rid of Doki, which he could not do, but she did not notice his shadow approaching her, allowing him to catch her. Tayuya activates the second level of her cursed seal to escape his control and trap him in a genjutsu. Shikamaru unsuccessfully throws a kunai at her. Tayuya takes the kunai and approaches him to kill him, but is trapped by his shadow again. After breaking the genjutsu, it is revealed that Shikamaru threw the kunai to Tayuya to trick her into getting close enough so that she cannot overpower his shadow again.