Tonight's episode was a lot of excitement and relevations; and I really enjoyed it.
Last episode left us after smoker entered Punk Hazard and encountered a mysterious figure, which is now revealed to be Trafalgar Law, who became a Warlord of the Sea during the last two years we skipped. After Smoker and Law exchange a few words, a confrontation seems to arise; and I want to see the battle really badly.
This leads us to the weak point of tonight's episode: We do not get to see the battle, instead, we have to watch Ruffy and his Crew battle the most uninteresting pirate of all time: Brownbeard. Seriously, the producers need to clear up their priorities if they want to keep the viewership numbers that high.
Now we're six episodes into the fifteenth season, and the Punk Hazard Arc seems like a promising set-up, really. We already got to see a lot of interesting characters that we already know, and Law is keeping menacing mysteries and secrets... I'm really excited about them being revealed.
Then again I am wondering how they want to wrap up the whole Arc in only fifteen episodes left in this fifteenth season. If the story Arc isn't too short (and I am convinced that it is not that short; considering that all the mysteries that have been build up in this episode need to be explained at some point), the producers will have to rush at some point, and I do not like that; because it is the only thing that is really bugging me about this Anime: The producers do not really know which pace they need in order to make the seasons work as a whole. So, the story looks promising, but hopefully, the episodes won't be ruined by wrong pace.
Trafalgar Law opens the doors and the G-5 marines see him and get scared. Tashigi claims he is now part of the Shichibukai. Law also gave the World Government 100 pirate hearts so he can join the Shichibukai. Smoker says Law is not allowed to be at Punk Hazard even though he is a Shichibukai. Law claims that Smoker and the marines are not allowed there either. Tashigi orders G-5 to go after the straw hats. Law claims he won't allow the marines to escape so he lifts the marine's ship with room tact. Law and Smoker then prepare to fight with Smoker claiming that his men cannot handle Law because of his devil fruit. Brook is fighting off against Kinemon's torso. Brownbeard and the centaurs attempt to kill Luffy, Zoro, Usopp and Robin but Zoro cuts the cannons they shot at them. As Brownbeard's troop prepares attack them again, Zoro gets ready to destroy their bullets but gets dragged down by sharks.