After the Akatsuki meeting, Kisame asks if Itachi is saddened by the fact that, now that Sasuke is dead, he is the last Uchiha left. Itachi replies that Sasuke is not dead, and even if he were, it wouldn’t matter. Sasuke recovers from his battle with Deidara along with the rest of Taka. Team 7 and Team 8 discover the battle site and attack Sasuke’s trail there. They set about tracking him down. Meanwhile, a vague silhouette warns Paine about Naruto’s abilities, just in case he sets off after the Nine-Tail. Before leaving, the silhouette promises that their goal will soon be achieved, including the revival of Madara Uchiha’s (formerly “Tobi”) Sharingan – his Sharingan.