I hate Sakura. I really do.
They say 'Sakura blossoms' when all she really does is get stabbed and then saved by her friends. If she had truly blossomed then she would have taken out the Sound trio by herself or atleast to the point where they are seriously weakened. Sasuke and naruto just fought one of the most powerful ninja in the world and did extremely well. Sakura is fighting 3 genin whos talents derive from technology - no match for true jutsus.
I hate her.
Apart from Sakura, this is a decent episode with character development apart from Sakura and some good fight sequences (not including Sakura) thrown in.