Next week on Naruto Shippuden:
The Hidden Mist Village Black Ops have retreated and are going to leave Utakata alone, but the damage is done. The Tsuchigumo clan is convinced that the forbidden technique is no longer safe inside of Hotaru, and wants to destroy it. But what will happen to Hotaru, with the forbidden technique implanted in her back? Utakata's past is being relived in front of his eyes, and he may not stand for it!
Find out what happens on February 18, when Naruto Shippuden Season 4, Episode 148: "Heir to Darkness" continues the story of Utakata!