Not a whole lot happened this chapter, but I did enjoy how it went back to the series’ lighter mood on several occasions. The obvious one being what I refer to in the post’s title and the other being Naruto’s excitement over his prophecy of coming across an octopus. Naruto and Bee both have quite a few screws loose, so I somehow see them getting along really well. Maybe not right away, but I imagine it won’t be long before their stupidity starts gelling. Aside from that, it was also good to see Tsunade back and full of energy, even if it just meant causing a huge uproar at the meeting of the Kages and being quieted down by Gaara.
As for the whole coffin speculation from last week, on further thought, I agree that Jiraiya isn’t scary enough to make Madara react the way he did, so it’s likely someone along the lines of Rikudou Sennin (Sage of the Six Paths), Madara’s brother, or even Madara’s original body (assuming we’re expected to read into how he’s only a former shell of himself right now). Whatever the case may be, it’s definitely someone that allowed Kabuto to easily coerce him into partnering up, so it’ll be interesting when we finally get to find out. For now, I’m just going to stop speculating.