Sakura treats a critically ill Kankuro. After extensive training she’s now a full-fledged Medic Ninja, and Sakura amazes everyone with her sure, steady hands. At first suspicious of their former enemies, the Leaf, Granny Chiyo is touched that Tsunade sent her own apprentice and impressed by Sakura’s determined efforts to help Kankuro. She realizes a new era has dawned. His life out of danger, Kankuro provides information about the Akatsuki. Kakashi immediately sends a ninja hound in pursuit.