I am going to review Naruto now every week (released Friday mornings (4am) by Dattebayo) since after power watching through 220+ episodes of the regular series, I found the new series on par - sometimes better - than Bleach. The story is like thus: Naruto is back from his 2.5 years of training and teams up with Sakura and Kakashi into a new 3 man team. They are sent to help the Village of the Sand after their leader Gaara is beaten and taken by the group known as Akatsuki (Itachi Uchiha is a member). En route Gai's team and Naruto's team are slowed down by Akatsuki fake's. This episode is more of a transitional one, since the team are resting and then finally get to Akatsuki's location. In the meantime we hear that it was the old granny (in the picture above) who sealed away the "one tailed" demon into Gaara on his father's request. We also see what seems to be the death of Gaara after Akatsuki finish extracting the demon from his body.
Would be a real shame if Gaara is dead because he was one of the more powerful and psychopathic characters who really lit up series 2 and 3.
The next episode won't be out for another 2 weeks - NOOOOO!