|"The Retired Granny's Determination"|
|(隠居ババアの決意, Inkyo Babaa no Ketsui)|
|Previous||"The Medical Ninja's Student"|
|Episode||Naruto: Shippūden #12 (Watch Online)|
|Next||"A Meeting With Destiny"|
|Arc||Kazekage Rescue Arc|
|Manga||Chapter #254, Chapter #255|
|Japanese||May 3, 2007|
|English||December 31, 2009|
The Retired Granny's Determination (隠居ババアの決意, Inkyo Babaa no Ketsui) is episode 12 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
As the Akatsuki extraction continues, Pakkun finds the organisation's hideout. The next morning, Pakkun relays his discovery of Akatsuki's hideout to Kakashi. Once Naruto wakes up, everyone, except Kankurō, gets ready to set out. Before anyone can take off, however, Baki intervenes and tells Temari that she and her squad will remain in the village on border patrol as an order by their superiors due to the possibilty of other villages attacking Suna.
Elsewhere in a forest, Sakura and Naruto converse about how long Akatsuki has been after Naruto, but Naruto says they have only recently been active. While Kakashi believes it has to do with Naruto being around Jiraiya the whole time, Chiyo's says a lot of preparation goes into extracting a tailed beast from a person's body. The tailed beasts contain enormous amounts of chakra and were wanted during the Great Ninja War when villages could use their power for their own advantage.
Zetsu then warns the rest of Akatsuki that the Konoha shinobi are near, and Kisame volunteers to fight Guy. As Akatsuki's leader questions if Deidara could have pulled off such a mission, they are interrupted by Zetsu. Meanwhile, Kakashi's group is confronted by Itachi.