Naruto is still being pinned down by the Deva Path and is ready to take him away when Hinata bravely faces Pain, knowing that she's no match for him. Hinata tells Naruto that he's always been her inspiration, confessing that she loves him. Hinata is able to break one of the black receivers and activates her Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists, which were able to hit Pain. She takes the opportunity to break another black receiver, but is once more brutally repelled into the air and falls. Pain is puzzled by Hinata, who fought him and protected Naruto despite being no match for him. Hinata declares her nindō as her answer. Through Shinra Tensei, she is hurled high up into the air and slammed hard into the ground, and is then stabbed and seemingly killed. Hinata's "death" triggers an explosion of the Nine-Tails' power of the enraged Naruto.
This episode heavily expands the scene from the manga. In the manga, Hinata only initiated the Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists technique, but Pain stopped her from using her technique while she was running towards him. In the anime, she battles him for quite some time. She also made no attempt to remove the black receivers in the manga unlike in the anime. Instead, choosing a more direct approach in opting to try and force Pain away from the pinned Naruto and buy him some time.