This episode opens from a couple episodes ago of the CP-9 defeat of the Straw Hat crew.
We see what became of Zoro. Before he could drown. The wave cast him back out. He heads back to where he was sent from.
Luffy is heard, but not shown.
The opening theme starts.
Back at what was once the home office of Tom's Workers. Lucci and his CP-9 members are looking for the Pluton plans. Franky says the plans aren't there.
Kalifa uses her thorn whip to bind Franky.
Rob Lucci mentions a crime Franky committed eight years ago.
The scene switches to eight years ago. Conditions in Water 7 have vastly improved.
Tom's Workers are building a ship. Iceburg's voice got deeper. While tehy are working a government official comes to see Tom. The sound of an incomming attack is hear and it strikes the government leader in the head.
The attack was from Franky's new cannon. His voice changed too. Frank finished Battle Franky 33. This one successfully defeated a Sea King.
Spandam has some for the plans to Pluton, but Tom laughs that he doesn't have them. Spandam thinks he can blackmail Tom with the fact he built Gold Roger's pirate ship. Tom has to tell him that the World Government has known that for a long time now. Tom tosses him out.
Spandam find out in town that Tom was pardoned for his crimes.
Some time before arriving in Water 7, Spandam met with the Gorousei at the World Government head quarters.
Tom is shown pulling something from a safe. Tom shows Iceburg and Franky the Pluton for their safe keeping. He shows them both Robin's wanted poster.
The next morning, Franky is out buying groceries. The court ship returns to Water 7. Franky says it's been fourteen years since he last saw that ship.
Suddenly, the court ship is attacked. To Franky's total horror the culprits are his Battle Franky ships.
News comes to Tom about Franky's ships. Tom rushes in to stop them.
The ships return to Tom's ship yard, and the government agents escape in the water, leaving Tom to get the blame. While on one of the the Battle Franky ships, Tom and Iceburg are hit by other ships. Franky arrives at the ship yard and Tom and Iceburg are seriously injured. Iceburg gets to his feet and strikes Franky.
Only now does Franky realize that the World Government used his boats to hurt innocent people and frame Tom.