Naruto: Shippuden Episode #207 - Recap

Naruto has offered up a lot of interesting episodes since its return from the filler zone. We've had politics rise up, the formation of an allied shinobi forces in order to deal with the threat that the akatsuki are representing and we've had some maturity shown from Naruto that continues to push his growth. And we even had a really neat sequence that's been divisive for fans where Sakura admits her feelings for Naruto to his face, but there's a fair bit of potential subtext to it all that gets in the way of things in a way that feels more honest and realistic than the way Sakura has been when it comes to Sasuke. So where does the show go now with all these options available? Time with Killer Bee.Because Killer Bee is the one possessing the Eight-Tails, having Kisame going after him is pretty much straight to the point since they need him like they need all the others for their plans. He's managed to avoid things for a bit through circumstances, but the more public moves now against the various Tailed holders has them just going after what they want. Strangely, the episode is focused on the action to be sure, but it mixes in a lot of dialogue and planning moments as well that feels like it slows things down a lot. There's a decent subplot moving along with some of the shinobi and a trap that was laid out for them, but it's the kind of piece that would have been better on its own, allowing it to unfold without the Killer Bee action occurring. Shifting back and forth between the two is a tried and true technique, but it can hollow out a moment easily. Read More...


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