The Two Students (ふたりの弟子, Futari no Deshi) is episode 169 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
As Hinata is being healed by Sakura, Naruto defeats the Deva Path with his Rasengan. Naruto pulls the chakra receivers out of the Deva Path's body and uses them to locate the real Pain, but first gets a harsh reminder of all of Pain's victims. Team Guy, wanting to go to Naruto to assist him, are told by Katsuyu that he doesn't want any back up. On Naruto's way to Nagato and Konan, Shikaku Nara, Inoichi Yamanaka, and a member from the Hyūga clan confronted Naruto, wanting to pursue Pain and try to bring him to justice. Naruto believes that violence is not the answer for this situation and would only fuel the cycle of hatred more. Shikaku has faith, and an unconvinced Inoichi decides to give him a chance. As Naruto approaches Nagato and Konan, Nagato launches a rod into Naruto, who simply uses the fox's chakra to disturb that of Pain. He asks Naruto if he can really find it inside himself to forgive him. An enraged Naruto attacks Pain but stops and tells him he will answer once he hears his story. Naruto then asks why Nagato and Konan are a part of the Akatsuki, and Nagato ends with telling Naruto that they have to go back into his painful past.