As Naruto and the others set off, the members of Hebi also scatter to look for information on Itachi. Led by the ninken tracking Sasuke's scent, Sakura arrives in a town and walks past Karin, but a clash with her is avoided. In the meantime, Hinata, Yamato and Naruto run into Kabuto, who gives them a book with information on the Akatsuki, and then reveals that he has transplanted Orochimaru's remains in himself. He then tells Naruto that they will meet again, and disappears. Elsewhere, Sasuke is confronted by Tobi and Deidara.