The Sasuke retrieval squad sets out to retrieve Sasuke from the clutches of the evil Orochimaru. But things don't go so smoothly. They are stopped by various booby traps set out through the forest.
elsewhere, The sound 4 give Sasuke pills that are supposed to bring out the full power of the curse seal. But to do that, he has to "die". Before he is "killed" by taking the pills, he is put in a special coffin that keeps him under control and slowly brings his curse seal to it's fullest. The coffin is supposed to "bring Sasuke back to life from his temporary death state".
The sound 4 are attacked by some leaf shinobi and resort to their curse seals to take them out.
When Shikamaru's group catches up with the sound 4, a trap goes off which sends off a blinding light.....