Lee apologizes to Ningame for trying to use a forbidden technique on Sasuke. Team 7 assumes that Ningame, the turtle, is Lee’s teacher, but realize they are mistaken after Maito Gai unexpectedly shows up. When Gai discovers what Lee was trying to do, he punches him, confusing Team 7, and then tearfully hugs his student, further confusing them. Gai and Li leave, and Sasuke is upset that he was so easily defeated. They still remain at the exam site, where they meet Kakashi. Kakashi congratulates Sakura for deciding to take part, since genii are supposed to be joined into squads of three. He doesn’t tell her about it, fearing that she would participate solely for Sasuke’s benefit. They enter the examination room.