Gai’s team attempts to break into the Akatsuki’s lair, alerting them to their presence. At the same time, knowing that time is running out to save Gaara, Naruto begins to pick up the pace. Chiyo asks Kakashi why Naruto is so eager to save Gaara. Just as Gaara is the jinchuuriki of Shukaku, Naruto is the jinchuuriki of the Nine-tailed, whose likeness transcends the fact that they are from rival villages. Chiyo claims that she was the one who sealed Shukaku in Gaara’s body, wondering if she made the mistake of ruining Gaara’s life but giving the weapon to Hidden Sand. Team 7 teams up with Team Gaia.