Shikamaru battles Hidan alone, deep in the forest, and after depleting his chakra, sustains a deep wound. Hidan draws his blood as he lies near death. Around the same time, Kakashi also has been backed into a corner by Kakuzu’s relentless attack. Kakuzu is about to cut out Kakashi’s heart to replace his own, but a sudden change comes over him. All goes according to Shikamaru’s strategy, which gradually reveals itself…!