I knew Sakura was going to end up getting her hair cut like that, but it still came as an emotional surprise. Especially with Ino there watching.
I'm really glad we finally have gotten the "heads up" on Ino and Sakura's relationship. We were left in the dark about most of it for a while, only knowing that they were rivals.
The episode really leaves you hanging. Waahh! What will come of that mark Sasuke has? When will Naruto wake up? Why do the Sound Village ninjas want Sasuke? Will Sakura be able to hold her own much longer? Grr...so many questions.