In the next episode of Naruto Shippuden, the action has fully shifted back to Naruto and his team as they return to their regular lives after failing in their hunt for Itachi!
Naruto and the rest of Team Yamato have caught up with Lady Hotaru of the Tsuchigumo clan. The problem is that in spite of their mission to protect her from a band of ruthless ninjas out to steal the Tsuchigumo's forbidden jutsu, she doesn't seem to want them around. Will they be able to complete their mission, or will the uncooperative Hotaru be in even more danger than before with Utakata gone?
Find out on January 28, when episode 145 "Successor of the Forbidden Jutsu" airs!