The Kage Summit begins. They first discuss previous attempts to collaborate against Akatsuki, an idea that most of the Kage rejected since each village still had a jinchūriki. The Fourth Raikage becomes angry about the casual nature of the meeting and smashes the table in front him, prompting the Kage's bodyguards to come to their defence. Once things have settled the Raikage accuses the other villages of supporting Akatsuki in the past. The Kage start to debate the merits of using Akatsuki, so Danzō gets things back on track by relaying Sai's report that Akatsuki is led by "Madara Uchiha". In Konoha, Sai speaks with Sakura about Naruto's attempts to ask the the Raikage to pardon Sasuke. Since Naruto is doing all of this because of the promise he made to Sakura, Sai reasons that he both loves Sakura and is caused constant pain because of her. At the Summit, in light of Danzō's news, Mifune, the Summit's mediator, suggests the ninja villages unite against Akatsuki under Danzō's leadership.