Suigetsu tries to convince Sasuke not to mess with Karin, but his efforts are unsuccessful. They reach the prison for which Orochimaru left Karin in charge, and Sasuke offers her to join them. Karin refuses. Suigetsu leaves them to free the prisoners, but asks them to spread the word that Orochimaru has been defeated by Sasuke and therefore they are now free. While Suigetsu was away, Karin was much more eager to work with Sasuke, offering to leave Suigetsu behind. She couldn’t convince Sasuke by the time Suigetsu returned, but she agreed to keep them company in their intention to find Jugo.