Next week, on Naruto Shippuden:
Team Yamato has returned Hotaru to her village, but Naruto's suspicions about Hotaru's relationship with her clan are confirmed when she runs away at the first opportunity! What is the story behind her estrangement, and why has Hotaru so willingly thrown herself into danger rather than stay home? Naruto throws himself into the fray to find the root of the problem, and finds himself beset by ninjas who are still after Hotaru's secret!
Find out what happens on February 4, 2010, when Naruto Shippuden Season 4, Episode 145 "The Successor's Feelings" airs!