Sakura: Arashi was right, I'm just so much dead weight. I'm useless on my own.
Naruto: Are you kidding me? Seeing you put your life on the line like that was the only thing that gave me the guts to carry on. If it hadn't been for you, I'd have been crushed to bits in that thing. It's only because of you that we both survived.
Sakura: Thanks for that.
Jiraiya: Hey, hey, hey! (Throws Naruto over his shoulder) Well said. You've become quite a sensitive fella.
Naruto: Hey, put me down, Pervy Sage! What do you think I am, a sack of garbage? Come on, knock it off!
Jiraiya: Oops! That's right, I forgot. (Laughs)
Arashi: Naruto, now I can finally tell you the truth. The mission that Orochimaru gave us, he wanted to make sure that no one took Sasuke back to the Leaf Village no matter what.
Sakura: Then Sasuke must be...
Arashi: That's right, he's alive. Sasuke is the vessel Orochimaru plans to inhabit, but that can't happen for three years, so he has to keep him safe until then.
(A giant toad appears with Jiraiya on top)
Naruto: Pervy Sage?
Jiraiya: Sorry if I'm late, I was held up. You weren't the only ones who had their hands full. (There's a pretty lady unconscious with Jiraiya)
Naruto: Well, that's typical.
Naruto: Sakura, promise me you won't ever try that again. No life should be thrown away, not even for the sake of someone else.
Sakura: Are you alright? You're badly hurt.
Naruto: (Wincing in pain) Sakura, I keep telling you, it's only a flesh wound.
Arashi: (Sarcastically) Sakura, I keep telling you, it's only a flesh wound.
Naruto: Let's see the three of you take on the five of me!
Naruto: Okay, where's Sasuke? What have you done with him?
Arashi: I take it you're Naruto. If I were to tell you the truth, you wouldn't believe me anyway.
Naruto: That's right, at least not if you told me he was dead.
Sakura: Naruto... That's right, Sasuke is alive.
Naruto: I promised I would bring Sasuke back, and I'm the kind of guy that always keeps his promises.
Jiraiya: (Thinking) That a girl! Look's like we accomplished more on this mission then what we thought.
Sakura: Worse than death is a life that helps no one. I am not afraid of giving my life if it will help someone who is important to me.
Naruto: Sakura, I keep telling you, it's only a flesh wound.
Naruto: Sakura-Chan, it doesn't matter if you want to be useful to someone, there's no such thing as a life worth throwing away!
YTV Airdate: June 13, 2008
This is third episode where the English version has used the exact same title as the Japanese version.
Original Airdate: June 29, 2005
Original Episode Title: Sakura's Determination
Romaji Episode Title: Sakura no Ketsui
Kanji Episode Title: サクラの決意
Sakura, in an attempt to better herself, is now working as Tsunade's apprentice. Although this is a filler episode, this does happen in the manga.
This episode seems strangely familiar to that of the episode, "Sakura Blooms! Showing her back in determination!"
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