Season 3 Episode 39

Fake-out: Shikamaru's Comeback!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Naruto is battling Kimimaro with everything he's got, but he can't land a hit on him. Meanwhile, Kiba is busy hiding from Sakon and Ukon in the river. Shikamaru is on his own and has difficulty stopping Tayuya, especially when her Dokis release ghosts that eat physical energy. With nine properly timed attacks, he manages to stop the Dokis and attempts to defeat Tayuya. However, he soon finds out that Tayuya isn't finished yet when she activates the second level of her Cursed Seal.moreless

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  • Shikamaru with another brilliant battle.

    I just love watching smart battles like these, you just never know what to expect, you can try to predict three steps ahead but you can just never guess what else was coming. Shikamaru went from looking like he was going to get destroyed to completely turning the tables in a matter of minutes, his battle planning is just brilliant, how he controlled Tayuya's summons was brilliant and how he broke his own finger to get out of Tayuya's illusion just left me in awe. In addition I think this might be the first time we've seen Shikamaru do anything physical like when he punched Tayuya in the gut.moreless
  • Shikamaru faces Tayuya and her three goons.

    As the episode begins, it seems that Tayuya has trapped Sikamaru with her three Dokis. The Dokis attack and release a type of ghost that eat a person's physical energy. Shikamaru is able to evade the ghosts and the Doki and finds a hiding spot. He studies the situation and takes inventory of what he has left. He only has enough kunai and bombs for 9 attacks. He then figures out what he must do and starts his attacks. The first eight attacks are diversions and once Tayuya sees Shikamaru she sends her three Doki after him. It's at this point when Shikamaru releases his ninth attack.....moreless
  • I didn`t get to watch it...I had to go to a Christmas party with my family.I`m sad.

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  • Way to go Shikamaru!

    What goes on this episode of Naruto is despite Tayuya's efforts, Shikamaru has devised a plan to defeat her creatures. Using a flash bang to lengthen the shadows in the area, Shikamaru captures the creatures and prepares to turn them against Tayuya. To prevent this, Tayuya calls off the creatures, making them disperse. Despite this, Tayuya is captured by Shikamaru's shadow, forcing her to advance her seal to its second state to escape. With Tayuya now strong enough to overpower his shadow, Shikamaru decides instead to use his shadow for attack, and attempts to use his shadow to strangle her. It was another awesome episode! Thunder was here!!!moreless
  • The battle heats up!

    This battle seems endless! I'm just thankful that they're airing two episodes per week. I don't think I could take it otherwise! I started watching Naruto when the new episodes were in the preliminaries, so I didn't have to wait for much. But The Invasion of Konoha... That took freakin' FOREVER! And it seemed like they were just repeating theirselves! Anyway, let me continue with my summary. (Excuse me, I'm hacking like a Wheezing, trying to watch Death Note on youtube (Light's a freak), and write all this at the same time.) Tayuya and Shikamaru are still tousling but the latter figures out a way to wipe out his opponent. After much jumping around with those creatures tailing him, he uses a light bomb and uses the flash to capture them in his shadow. Tayuya figures out what Shikamaru is doing and sends the creatures back to wherever they came from. Then he captuers her in his shadow. I don't exactly remember all that happens, but Tayuya does go to CS2 and Kiba senses the Sand Siblings getting closer.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The Naruto clones throw a lot of Shuriken at Kimimaro, but he only makes 3 sword swipes to protect himself from all of them, and then we see 5 Shuriken cut in half.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Shikamaru: (Thinking) Darn it! She's got incredible strength. At this distance, I can't hold onto her.

    • Shikamaru: What'd I tell ya? I'd hunt you down with your own pieces. I used them all right, your three pawns were just the bait I needed. In any good strategy, the first attack is always a fake-out. The tactic is to score on the second move.

    • Shikamaru: (Thinking) All right, it's time! Everything is ready, the only thing left is to get it over with.

    • Tayuya: (Thinking) There's no use hiding. Unless you can predict these guy's movements, there's no where you can run, little rat.

    • Tayuya: No one's ever heard this song and lived. Here's the finale... Ninth Passage: Demon Revolution!

    • Shikamaru: (Thinking) With that flute, she can manipulate her buddies like puppets. That song is comprised of sequences modulated sound waves. Each sequence controlling a certain movement. Right Shikamaru, you can analyze it fine, but what are you going to do to counteract it? She's right, the fact remains that I have no ear for music.

    • Tayuya: So you said this was your final move, didn't you? Heh, unfortunately, it's checkmate. Die, little rat!

    • Shikamaru: Shouldn't you be a bit more worried? You could at least pull a knife or something.
      Tayuya: This flute is my only weapon. I told you not one person who's heard this sound of this flute has survived, idiot.

    • Kimimaro: I already told you, this bone is harder than steel. Maybe you would like me to demonstrate just how strong it is?

    • Tayuya: Knowing what I've been doing isn't the same as knowing how to stop me.
      Shikamaru: You got a point there. I never was very musical, just ask my mom and dad

    • Tayuya: You tricked me, you bastard!
      Shikamaru: Yep!

    • Shikamaru: I've got nine moves; I've got to win by then. Game on!

    • Tayuya: There isn't anyone who has listened to this song and survived.

      ~Japanese version

    • Tayuya: For an idiot like you, to understand the complexity of the melody is not too bad. But there is no way that you can completely comprehend this song.
      Shikamaru: It's true that I don't really like the arts.

      ~Japanese version

    • Shikamaru: Like I said before, the first move is a fake. The next hit is going to be obvious.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: I'll crush you!
      Kimimaro: You shouldn't make promises you can't keep.
      Naruto: Shut up!

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (6)


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