Ok, Sasori standing there watching Chiyo and Sakura talk for 15 minutes was freaking ridiculous. I think that ruined the episode the most for me.
The art sucks again. Did the studio fire all the old artists for Shippuden or something? I seriously can't believe there are professionals who are incapable of drawing Sakura's face properly. WTF MATE. At least next episode's art looks decent, from what I saw of the preview. :/
In the original Naruto series, the first four volumes of the manga were covered in 20 episodes. In Shippuuden? Not even two and a half volumes. I repeat; WTF MATE.