The conclusion of the Iruka mini-arc (the introductory storyline to the Past- the Locus of Konoha Arc) is reached as Iruka and Naruto settle their problems for their eventual bond. Then we return to the present day, as the aftermath of the Pain invasion begins its ramifications. Official Naruto Shippuden Talkback Thread Last time on NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Spoiler Iruka remembers the time when new hero Naruto was anything but to the Leaf Village, an antipathy sadly shared by the instructor himself. Frustrated by this alienation, the desperate Naruto gets tricked by a trio of brats into entering dangerous territory to win a dare that he thinks will win their friendship (when in truth, the boys want him to suffer). Thanks to Shikamaru's revelation of this prank, Iruka goes after his former student. Now, I understand this arc is dealing with situations that have already happened (“Oh no! I really doubt Pre-Chapter 1 Naruto will live to see another day!”), BUT NO SPOILERS ON PLOT SITUATIONS (OR AS-YET UNREVEALED MYSTERIES) AFTER NARUTO CHAPTER 449/NARUTO SHIPPUDEN 175, ALTHOUGH BOTH MANGA AND ANIME HAVE ENDED (Such spoilers should be discussed in The Anime Forum and by Private Message). Poor Iruka already has enough trouble right now.