|Please note that this is the Narutopedia's article on the episode. If you are looking for the article on the movie then you should head to Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds.|
|Previous||Infiltration: The Den of the Snake!|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #48 (Watch Online)|
|Arc||Sasuke and Sai Arc|
|Japanese||February 28, 2008|
|English||August 18, 2010|
Bonds (つながり, Tsunagari) is episode 48 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Yamato and his team enter Sai's room and confront him. Sai tells them that not only was he to help in Konoha's destruction, but also act as a spy against Orochimaru. Yamato reveals that in ANBU Root, one must murder his own comrades and sever their emotions, but Sakura returns Sai's picture book to him, remarking that he still has emotions because he treasures it. Afterwards, the team ties up Sai. Once outside, Naruto informs Sai about his bonds of a brother with Sasuke and about how far he would go to bring Sasuke back, which appears to astonish Sai.