Sakura tries to get Sai to rethink the mystery of Naruto’s loyalty to Sasuke by comparing their relationship to that of Sai and his brother. Sai informs her that his brother has been dead for a long time, and that when he died, he had no emotional response at all. Sakura gives up trying to explain anything to him and agrees to any help he can give in locating Sasuke. The next day, Yamato meets Sasori’s spy under the guise of Sasori: Kabuto. Yamato asks him about Orochimaru, unaware that Orochimaru himself is watching them.