The beginning of the episode starts off well where we see the Sand ninja facing off with the Shi-tenshoushin ninja. However, the Sand ninja seem to have met their matches.
In my opinion, I think this episode is drawn out a little much, so not much action happens in the 22 mins. of playtime. We however get to see the Konoha ninja jumping into Kankuro's and Temari's battle. We don't see yet what happens with Gaara's battle. Also, out of Shino, Hinata, Kiba, Neji, Lee, Shikamaru, Naruto, Ino and Chouji, we only see Shikamaru, Chouji, Kiba, and Ino jumping in. The rest are on their way.
This episode is a good suspense builder and I can't wait to see the next. However, it is just a bit drawn out.