After Thanksgiving, we resume the Past Arc. This episode goes outside of Konoha to focus on Sunakagure's Sand Siblings, not seen since the conclusion of the premiere arc of this series (aside from a cameo in that filler Hokage Legacy mini-arc). Learning the news about the Leaf Village's destruction by Pain, Fifth Kazekage Gaara remembers his (filler) first post-Konoha-Crush encounter with Naruto, happening between the Third Hokage's funeral and Jiraiya & Naruto's trip to locate Tsunade (Yes. I know. Itachi and Kisame must have taken a break sightseeing...). OPENING: "Diver" by Nico Touches the Walls CLOSING: "U Can Do It!" By DOMINO Last time on NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Spoiler Naruto, Sakura, and Kakashi are reunited by Inari and his grandfather. Reminiscing about the past, Naruto considers his new understanding about how loss and hate can turn to revenge. He is resolved more than ever to save Sasuke. Now, although this arc is dealing with situations that have already happened, NO SPOILERS ON PLOT SITUATIONS (OR AS-YET UNREVEALED MYSTERIES) AFTER NARUTO CHAPTER 450/NARUTO SHIPPUDEN 181, ALTHOUGH BOTH MANGA AND ANIME HAVE ENDED (Such spoilers should be discussed in The Anime Forum and by Private Message). So says Danzo, Lord Hokage the Sixth!