Dissatisfied with the selection of his teacher, Naruto sets out to prove that he is stronger than Ebisu by out running him. Unexpectedly, at least to Naruto, Ebisu catches up to him no matter what trick he pulls. Ebisu goes on a long and in depth lesson on the difference between his ability to control chakra compared to Sasuke and Sakura, telling him he needs a lot of work. He takes him to the hot springs for his first lesson, until they unexpectedly run into Jiraiya.
Like the previous episode, this is more food to make the chakra system in the Naruto universe even more deeper and complexed. While it does a great job of this, it is pretty hard to award an episode when its main objective was to teach chakra science. Nothing wrong with learning something as deep as chakra, but to judge it on an entertainment level, it is just not up there. It would have been better if it incorporated some other elements. The one minute of that heart warming moment with little Konohamaru was nice, but not enough to change my opinion of this episode.