Today’s Naruto Shippuden 258, is the second part of the 4 part April special, which is to recap some of the episodes to shed light on recent events on Naruto and Sasuke’s Relationship. We start of at the Forest of Death where Sasuke is found to be injured. He’s saved by Naruto multiple times. At the end, Sasuke finds himself learning the Chidori from Kakashi to face Gaara.
The start of the episode features all the students who passed stage one to go to stage two. Which is to obtain two scrolls, the Heaven and Earth Scroll, they have to obtain both of these to pass onto the next stage.
Sasuke is found to be hurt at this point, when a large snake appears. He kills it when an enemy arrives to grab their scroll. Sasuke gives up and wants to give it up. Naruto appears and call Sasuke a chicken as he’s trying to give up so quickly. Naruto also calls Sasuke a fake as he would have never done such a think.
Naruto grabs the scroll when Sasuke throws it to the enemy. Naruto punches Sasuke so he would get clear. As Naruto goes for an attack, he’s hit by the gigantic summoned snake. He somehow survives when by using the power of the fox, Kurama. Naruto keeps attacking until Sasuke notices how powerful Naruto has gotten.
When Sasuke targeted, Naruto saves him using Kurama’s power, by holding the mouth of the snake back. Naruto calls him a scaredy cat as he couldn’t even move. Sasuke looks at he’s past and how he treated Naruto as well as he’s long-term goals and attacks the snake.
After walking for a long time. They are once attacked by a couple of Genjutsu’s who are able to clone themselves rapidly. Naruto attacks but fails. He uses the Multi Shadow Clone to create a large number of clones which they can then attack.
Naruto and the others fights for a long time until they are realized to have run out of energy. As the real people show up, they are all tired. At a point, they reveal that they were actually shadow clones made by Naruto. While the real ones were hiding.
At this point, Naruto would be out of chakra as he’s right leg is literally out of energy. But out of no where Naruto connects he’s right hook and kicks their asses in one attack. Sasuke and the others are shocked at how much chakra he still had.
During the introduction of the Third Stage, Sasuke mentions to Naruto that he wants to fight him in a face off to determine which one of them is more powerful. After some time, Sasuke and Kakashi meet up above a large rock, he explains that they both have similar powers and that he will teach Sasuke a new technique to use. The Chidori.
Running late, Sasuke and Kakashi use a technique which uses leaves to transport them to the stage. Naruto notices how he’s changed in both looks and confidence. Sasuke notices the grin on he’s face and mentions that he won his first fight against Neji. Sasuke stares at Gaara and Gaara does the same to Neji. They will both fight next. The Episode here.
This adventure between Sasuke and Naruto continues next week with Naruto Shippuden 259, titled Rift. They start to move apart as Sasuke realizes how powerful Naruto is getting in just a short time. Can’t wait till these fillers end and we get back to the Forth Shinobi War.