How befitting of Naruto to refute his evil self’s claim about being the true him by saying he’s no shadow clone of his. It was almost idiotic in a way, but I got a good chuckle out of how Naruto-like that moment was. Anyway, not a whole lot happened this chapter outside of the revelation that everything happening was in Naruto’s mind. Yes, it was an attempt to overcome the evil within him, but given how it’s been shown that Bee didn’t try to conquer his inner Jinchuuriki and became friends with it instead, I suspect that Naruto will have to do something similar in the end. I more or less see this as a life lesson on how one should to accept your inner deficiencies and handle them accordingly, rather than outright denying them. “Before you can ever hope to resolve the conflict in this world, you must first overcome the one within yourself.” (…something along those lines.) Due to that train of thought, it’ll be interesting to learn exactly how Bee ended up getting along with the eight-tails so well, especially when it’s been foreshadowed that it wasn’t easy. I don’t doubt that Naruto will eventually be able to do the same, so I can already picture him calling on the nine-tails and having it willingly back him up. A calm and composed Naruto in Kyuubi form would be pretty awesome to see.