Naruto

Season 2 Episode 45

The Third Hokage, Forever...

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Mar 24, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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As the war draws to a close, Gaara admits his defeat to Naruto, and Orochimaru is forced to retreat as Sarutobi took away his arms. Now, all of the Konoha shinobi gather together to pay their respects to the person whom they respected the most...Sarutobi, the Third Hokage.moreless

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  • The finale of Naruto and Gaara's duel

    10
    is the emotional high point of the episode. Both were so much alike (being shunned for things beyond their control) and both wield powers of gods. In the end, Naruto chose the path of love and compassion, while gaara embraced his hatred. In the final moment, when the two warriors are lying on the ground, wasted, it is Naruto who has the strength to continue fighting. The scene where Naruto explains how he understands Gaara's pain is simply heartbreaking; in the end Naruto truly dodged the bullet thanks to Iruka's help and compassion, and transcended his pain. Gaara never had that compassion and felt hatred. This truly shows just how far Naruto has come from the beginning of the series and it also helps Gaara finally let of his anger and rage. All in all a great episodemoreless
  • Emotional

    8.5
    Orochimaru defeated, Gaara defeated, the sand and sound ninja piling up bodies, the raid turned out to be a failure. A pretty good wrap up to the Konoha invasion arc but I'm really surprised at how emotional the funeral of the Hokage is. A lot of flashbacks were being shown from the entire cast with the Hokage, from Chouji to Sakura, Jiraiya and Iruka, Naruto and Sasuke, etc. The music did a really good job of heightening the effect. It didn't simply stop there as the episode ended with two mysterious figures overlooking the beaten village, one of them having the eyes of the sharingan.moreless
  • The Third Hokage Died...

    9.2
    It was a very good episode and quiet sad. . . I felt so bad for the Hokages Grandson. It was defiantly one of the more emotionally heavy episodes of the show. A real tear jerker if you're more of the emotional type. The 3rd meant a whole lot to the Hidden leave Village and we see just how much in this episode. It's so sad that the Hokage died, but with a new Hokage comes new adventures. I guess we sorta benefit from his death. The new Hokage brings more action a new-ness to the show. It was over all a pretty good episode.moreless
  • very very sad...

    10
    This was a very sad episode especially when Konohamoru was crying for his grandfather. That was really really sad. I almost started to cry. Also when Naruto was crying because some of the people in the village called him a monster and when the kids at the hidden sand village were yelling at Gaara that was sad too. It was sad when all the ninja were gathered at the funeral for Sarutobi and nobody was crying because ninja arent supposed to show emotion. At the end of the episode we see a cloaked man with the sharingan. One word AWSOME!!! coolmoreless
  • Sad episode.

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    Naruto has just beaten Gaara. Gaara's chakra is completely drained. Naruto starts to use his shoulders to inch along over to Gaara. Gaara asks Naruto why he is doing it and why he doesn't give up. Naruto tells him that he is doing it for the people he hold dear to him, his friends. Sasuke stops Naruto and tells him that Sakura is safe and he can stop now. Then Temari and Kankuro show up. Gaara tells them not to fight and it's time to go. They leave and as they are heading toward their village, Gaara apologizes to the amazement of Temari and Kankuro.....moreless
Susan Dalian

Susan Dalian

Yugao

Guest Star

Jonathan Fahn

Jonathan Fahn

Shikaku Nara

Guest Star

Kirk Thornton

Kirk Thornton

Kisame Hoshigaki

Guest Star

Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman

Itachi Uchiha

Recurring Role

Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins

Udon

Recurring Role

Michael Sorich

Michael Sorich

Choza Akimichi

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Watch Gaara's left shoulder. In some of the previous episodes the wound on his shoulder is gone. But during the beginning of this episode, we see the wound again.

    • Near the end of episode 79, when Naruto and Gaara hit the ground, the ground is mostly grass. But, in episode 80, the ground is mostly dirt, very little grass.

    • Near the end of episode 79, when Naruto and Gaara hit the ground, Naruto is on Gaara's right. But, during episode 80, Naruto is on his left.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Kakashi: Better make it quick, the Hokage's funeral has already begun.
      Yugao: And you, Kakashi? Paying respects to Obito? Instead of constantly inventing new excuses for being late, why not just come here earlier?
      Kakashi: I did. I've been here since dawn. This place makes me think of the mistakes I did in the past, and I've made so many of them.

    • Kisame: Well, it survived, but barely. The damage is extensive.
      Itachi: Not long ago it was at the height of it's glory. Look at it now.
      Kisame: Hmm... You sound almost sad. Don't tell me you still have feelings for your old home?
      Itachi: No. None.

    • Kakashi: This place makes me think of the mistakes I've made in the past, and I've made so many of them.

    • Kurenai: It's raining.
      Asuma: Even the heavens weep.

    • Kankuro: (Thinking about Gaara) I never thought I'd see this! He's had it!

    • Gaara: Love? Is that the thing that makes him so strong?

    • Gaara: Why would you do this for anyone but yourself?
      Naruto: Because they saved me from myself. They rescued me from my loneliness. They were the first to accept me for who I am. They're my friends.

    • Naruto: It's almost unbearable, isn't it? The feeling of being all alone? I know that feeling. I've been there in that dark and lonely place, but now there are others, other people who mean a lot to me. I care more about them more than I do myself, and I won't let anyone hurt them. That's why I won't ever give up. I will stop you, even if I have to kill you.

    • Gaara: I won't cease to exist! I won't!

    • Kabuto: Time to call it a day.
      Kakashi: Are you going to run away from me again?
      Kabuto: That would be too obvious. Why should I show my hand when it's so much fun keeping you in the dark?

    • Naruto: What a relief...

    • Naruto: Iruka-sensei...why do people risk their lives for others?
      Iruka: When a person dies, he disappears...along with his past, current lifestyle, and his future. Many people die in missions and wars. They die easily and in surprisingly simple ways. Hayate was one of them. Those who die have goals and dreams, but everyone has something as important as those. Parents, siblings, friends, lovers...people who are important to you. They trust and help each other. The bond between the people important to you ever since birth. And the sting that binds them becomes thicker and stronger as time goes by. It's beyond reason. Those bound to you by that string will do that...because it's important...
      Naruto: Yes, I think I understand somewhat, but...it's painful when someone dies.

      ~Japanese version

    • Gaara: Why do you fight so hard for others?
      Naruto: Because, they pulled me out of the hell I was in. They acknowledged me! They are important to me!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Under no circumstances is a ninja allowed to cry. The mission comes first. Remember that and never show any emotions.

      ~Japanese version

    • Gaara: (Thinking) One day, I too will be able to... (Speaking) Kankuro, Temari, I'm sorry!
      (Temari and Kankuro look at each other with confused looks)
      Kankuro: Uh, don't mention it.

      ~Japanese version

    • (Kankuro and Temari appear to help out Gaara)
      Gaara: It's okay, I give up.

      ~Japanese version

    • Gaara: Why is he so strong?
      (Gaara remembers Yashamaru's words)
      Yashamaru: Love is something that you give freely to those you care about. It is a beautiful heart that protects you.
      Gaara: Love... He found love.

      ~Japanese version

    • Itachi: It's a shame to see this village in such a state.
      Kisame: That doesn't sound like you at all. Are you starting to regret what you did?
      Itachi: Not at all.

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (10)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Kankuro and Temari escort Gaara away, you can see a small leaf in the swirl of sand lying on the ground. This is an indication of the popular Japanese belief that a tanuki, which Shukaku is, can transform itself by placing a leaf on its forehead.

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