At the Kage Gathering, the Fourth Raikage protests against Danzo’s nomination. Mifune makes his argument. Ao becomes suspicious and uses his Byakugan. In the Hidden Leaf, the members of Team 8, Team 10, and Team Gai conclude that Sasuke’s recent actions will only drag the village into war. On behalf of the group, Shikamaru approaches Team 7 with the intention of eliminating Sasuke before he becomes an even greater burden. This, combined with Sai’s claims that wanting to make Sakura happy hurts Naruto more than Sasuke himself, causes Sakura to agree. During the Gathering, Ao, thanks to the Byakugan he inherited from a defeated member of the Hyuga clan, discovers that Danzo is using the Sharingan, originally belonging to Shisui Uchiha, to control Mifune’s actions. Before Danzo can be interrogated, Zetsu infiltrates the Gathering on Tobi’s orders and informs Kage that Sasuke is nearby.