This episode began with Naruto's chakra raging around him wildly. Haku remarks that chakra usually couldn't be seen, yet it was clearly visible. Naruto, still angered by the death of Sasuke, had broken the seal that kept the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox's chakra in place. Naruto rushed at Haku wildly, in an attempt to avenge his teammate. Twice Haku attempted to kill Naruto with throwing needles, but on both occasions, Naruto used the Nine-Tails' chakra to push the needles out, and heal himself. Finally, Naruto rushed at Haku, and broke the mirror Haku was hiding in. Haku then appeared from a shard of the broken mirror, in an attempt to end the battle, but Naruto quickly dodged. When Haku tried to return to a mirror, Naruto grabbed hold of his arm.
Meanwhile, the battle between Zabuza and Kakashi continued. Kakashi sensed that the seal for the Nine-Tails had weakened. He decided to end the battle quickly. Zabuza was curious as to how Kakashi would do that when he couldn't find Zabuza. Kakashi's only response to this was to pull out a scroll.