The first half of this episode is all talk, but it reveals to the viewers some information about the mysterious jonin who works for Gato. During the second half, however, action is executed, turning the tables and leaves you with this question: “Will Zabura be defeated for good?”
I think that this episode was a fine development in character, as Naruto reveals a rather new jutsu. I also believe that the script was very well-written, wish flashbacks that concern about Naruto’s oath stating that he will never back down. I don’t think the flashbacks were useless, however.
Naruto still remains my favorite Toonami program.