Kisame spews huge amounts of water from his mouth, turning the desert around him into a lake. He attacks Gai, but the members of Team Gai manage to protect him. Meanwhile, Team 7 heads to the Akatsuki base where Gaara is being held. Sakura asks about the reasons the Akatsuki are after Naruto and Gaara, to which Chiyo gives her answer – to get their hands on the tailed beasts. Zetsu tracks them down and informs Akatsuki. Just as Kisame goes to deal with Team Gaia, Itachi goes to stop Team 7.