Captain Kuro himself arrives at the scene, and with Zoro too injured to fight, Luffy being incapacitated, and the other two, Nami and Usopp, being too weak to handle him, things seem hopeless. However, Kaya herself appears to bargain with Kuro.
This episode starts with a recap of the previous episode and opens with Kuro arriving at the north slope, very angry that his plan didn't go as planned. Jango and the rest of the Black Cat Pirates are terrified by him, including Sham and Buchi. He can't believe that his former crew were held back by a bunch of children. He asks Jango for an explanation. Jango reminds Kuro that saying letting Usopp go wouldn't cause any problems. Kuro said that he knew that Usopp would try in vain to stop the Black Cat Pirates from invading Syrup Village since no one would believe him, but the one thing he didn't count on was the weakness of his crew.