This week, we find how Rin dies… and it’s at the hands of Kakashi? What? I don’t know about you, but that certainly wasn’t what I was expecting. I mean, the rest of the chapter turned out exactly was predicted in terms of Obito not arriving until there was nothing he could do… but wow, if Kakashi really was responsible for Rin’s death, I could see why Obito’d go nuts afterwards.
In the end, while it wasn’t that great of a twist in terms of the timing of Obito’s arrival, you do have to say that it’s a pretty clever maneuver on Madara’s part, because it certainly looks like he had a part in this… whether in delaying Obito just enough or perhaps even being the one responsible for the situation Kakashi and Rin are in. It’s a bit far fetched considering the Zetsu clone’s state at the moment, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were the ones responsible for attacking Kakashi and Rin, then cloned themselves to look like Rin or something of the sort, leading to this sequence of events. Heck, it’s possible they cloned Kakashi instead too.
And last but not least, there’s always the chance it was one other scenario too—one hinted at in the chapter itself. Noting how Zetsu was saying it might be better for him to take over when fighting and the fact that Obito saw a vision of Rin being killed moments after Zetsu started taking over… it’s highly probable he’s the one that killed her in the first place, using Obito’s body and conjuring up some illusion for him to see. Though, when you consider the fact that we still haven’t found out how Kakashi acquired his Mangekyo Sharingan yet… suddenly the previous scenario becomes much more likely.
But hey, leave it to Kishimoto to still have some tricks up his sleeve. Sadly, it’ll be another week’s wait before we get some (if any) confirmation on what happens though, so we’ll see what happens then.