When we get a close up of Gantetsu bending the bars, they have been bent pretty far apart, but when the point of view zooms out, the bars are barely bent at all.
Naruto: So how are we supposed to get out of this forest without Gantetsu here to guide us?
Todoroki: We can't go back now!
Sakura: We took this route just now, didn't we?
Lee: My stomach is growling and I can't move.
Naruto: Hey! Someone save us!
Todoroki: Gantetsu! I'm sure that I heard you say Akio. Just who was that kid?
Gantetsu: That kid...is Akio...your brother. (Shocked reactions)
Monju: You... You broke my net?
Naruto: I was able to bite right through that bitter, gummy net. (He bites the cage)
Monju: It's pointless. This cage can't be bitten through.
(Naruto's teeth fall out)
YTV Airdate: November 7, 2009
Original Title: Everyone's Paths
Original Episode Airdate: December 7, 2006
Todoroki stabbed himself to break free from his fear, which is what Sasuke did in episode 28.