Kiba and Naruto fall to the ground as their chakra gets sucked out of them. Shino throws a kunai at the queen bee, but the kunai is bounced off. The angered bee showers them with honey.
As Hinata continues to be swept away by the current, she uses her Byakugan to see how far she is from the fall and thinks that she won't make it out in time. She thinks about Naruto and remembers how he would not give up in any kind of situation. She continues to use her chakra to cut through the caccoon.
Meanwhile, Shino is releasing bugs from his neck. To Naruto's shock, he proposes a trade - the location of the Bikouchuu in exchange for Hinata. He tells their captors that they would never find the Bikouchuu by themselves in time, and would regret denying the offer.
We see Shino's bugs making their way to Naruto. Naruto mutters Hinata's name, and Shino tells him that Hinata is far stronger than he thinks. The captors agree to their terms and carry Shino, Kiba and Naruto to where they were holding Hinata. They arrive at the spot and see that Hinata is no longer there, and Jibachi concludes that she must have tried to escape and fallen down the waterfall. A wide-eyed Naruto angrily says that he will never forgive him. Since the agreement can no longer be fulfilled, the three Kamizuri say that they will simply take the boys' lives unless they reveal the location of the Bikouchuu. Shino, left with no alternative, begins to mouth something, but Naruto angrily interrupts him. Jibachi is angered and stomps several times on Naruto's head. Suddenly he sees Naruto's bloody but changed face, due to Kyubi's seal becoming slightly loosened, and panics. Jibachi takes out a kunai and prepares to finish Naruto when a explosion-tagged kunai hits the ground near him
The smoke clears and Hinata is seen. She assumes her traditional fighting stance. At the last moment, she had cut through the caccoon with her chakra and leapt out of the caccoon. Naruto struggles, but Hinata tells everyone to leave the Rock trio to her. The three of them release Hachi Bakudan no Jutsu (Bee Bombardment), Hachi Senbon no Jutsu (Thousand Bee Stings) and Hachimitsu no Jutsu (Honey Attack). The bees begin to swarm Hinata, but she wishes for Naruto to watch her and begins to charge a technique...
Shugohakke Rokujyuu Yonshuu (Guardian of Eight Divination Seals: Sixty-four Strikes). Thin lines of chakra spreading out from her hands in all directions cut through the bees at a speed similar to that of Neji's. Naruto stares at Hinata in disbelief that she is executing such an impressive technique. Shino tells Naruto that the weak, fearful Hinata he knew was no more and she has been steadily improving her skills with her teammates from Team 8 since the Chuunin Exam. The result of her arduous training has been her own style and this personal technique.
Shino breaks out of his caccoon and explains to the astonished Naruto that angering the queen bee and getting themselves trapped in wax was part of his plan. While they were beeing trapped, Shino had ordered the bugs to secretly weaken their caccoons. Naruto breaks out and Shino, while helping Kiba, explains that Hinata has significantly improved her chakra control and this new technique of hers is a result. Her precise chakra control and flexibility have given her a complete range of attack and an absolute defense. He adds that mostly likely, she did this to be acknowledged by her father, by everyone, and by Naruto.
The Kamizuri are additionally surprised that the boys got out. Suzumebachi summons the queen bee, which covers Hinata in honey and rushes at her, sending her flying up and falling down hard. Naruto begins to run towards her, but Shino restrains him and asks him to believe in her. Hinata gets up, focus chakra in her palms and creates a shield of chakra around herself. The queen bee runs into it and is thrown back and into some water.
Exhausted, Hinata begins to collapse, but is caught in Naruto's arms. Naruto smiles right at her and exclaims how amazing she was. A delighted Hinata looks up at him and buries her face in his chest.
The four of them retrieve the Bikouchuu container, which was hidden under a tree, and prepare to return to Konoha. From a distance, Suzumebachi mutters that her bugs would have been able to detect the Bikouchuu immediately. Shino explains that the container was covered with a special Aburame antibug ointment that prevents bees from approaching it. Suzumebachi brings out her queen bee and says that she will not let their mission succeed, even if she has to risk her life. Naruto kage bushins a replica of himself and charges Rasengan. Suzumebachi, mounted on her queen bee, charges the group but meets Naruto's Rasengan, violently clearing a long path through the forest trees in the process.
The pupa is metamorphosing, but Naruto has lost Sasuke's forehead protector. Hinata byakugans, and points Naruto to its location. Before he can grab it, the pupa fully hatches and Naruto farts. Shino opens the container and the Bikouchuu flies out to rest on Naruto's behind. It is too late to expose the bug to Sasuke's scent now.
Back at Konoha, a furious Sakura chases Naruto across the rooftops. Sakura loses him, and stops to see a Bikouchuu fly across her and rest on a young woman's behind. Realizing that she is actually Naruto's transformation, she jumps and hits Naruto on the head. Losing his disguise, Naruto continues to flee from the mad Sakura.
In the Hokage's office, Tsunade says to Shizune that Hinata must be depressed at the mission's failure, but Shizune assures Tsunade that this is not the case. At the home of the Hyuuga, Hinata agrees with her father - with a smile - that the mission was a total failure, and that she would train and try harder next time. Her father tells her to do her best, and we see Neji smiling next to him.
Hinata looks up at the sky and wonders of improving herself more and more...