Team 7 informs Temari that Gaara has been kidnapped by Akatsuki, so she joins them and rushes to the Hidden Sand. Naruto expresses his disgust with the Akatsuki for pursuing the jinchuuriki, which both Gaara and himself are. This is a terrible punishment for becoming outcasts in the eyes of others for life. Temari feels joy that Naruto can understand his younger brother. Sakura also notes that Itachi, whom Sasuke seeks revenge and who joined Orochimaru because of it, is part of Akatsuki. She concludes that stopping Akatsuki is in the interests of both Sasuke and Naruto. In Hidden Sand, Baki tries to persuade Chiyo to heal the poisoned Kankuro. She shows no interest until she learns that the one who poisoned Kankuro was Sasori – her grandson.