Team Kakashi arrives to help Team Kurenai and manage to retrieve Hinata. Guren decides to retreat and rendezvous with her men at their base. After Hinata is broken free, Kakashi tells Sakura and Sai to stay with her until she's better, as the others chase after their enemies. At Guren's base, Kabuto arrives and takes everyone to the lake from before. He straps Yūkimaru to his machine and Guren creates five Crystal Pillars around them. As the machine amplifies Yūkimaru's chakra, the Three-Tails begins to surface.