Yeah there's not enough to point towards Monet being an ally, but the fact that she told Luffy about Donfla has at least fixated it in his head. And you're right she didn't show any emotion, but isn't that better? To see Monet finally breaking down under the pressure later could be very emotional, especially if Luffy and Monet develop a friendship. To me Monet isn't on any side, and is just doing her job, but Luffy's personality often wins people over (Nami being a great example).
Considering Monet has barely shown any emotion so far, and certainly nothing indicating that she might "crack under pressure", I'm sorry, but I think its wishful thinking. Especially with the two evil-lip-licks she has had, and the evil smirk she gave Law while Vergo beat him mercilessly to a pulp.
I can't see any other reason for Luffy to fight Donfla except Kinemon or Law being attacked (how deep does Luffy view his alliance? For now it's a joke but Luffy can be serious when it comes to pirate codes).
I'm personally hoping that Doflamingos "island liberation thing" comes into play, preferably linked to slave trade - like, a tequila wolf sort of thing. All we then need is Luffy to meet someone affected by it.
I just read the chapter and man… I want Oda to hurry PH up so we can have some Doflamingo action.
Oh please no, the thing I'm most worried about with this chapter is it starting another "NEW WORLD YET?!!" movement.
And while Caesar has been betraying his men, I think it lacks an emotional punch in general.But if you have Luffy finding out that Doflamingo and Vergo are going to try and murder Law in the face - combined with an emotional backstory, which I think we'll get - then that will finally serve as a kind of catalyst for everything.
That's how I see things going down if Oda's intent is to generally head in the Dressrosa direction, especially since Luffy has like 0 interaction with Kin'emon right now.
Really? Caesars men view him as a saint, and loyally go do an errand for him. The giant slime monster they have no clue about show up, and they try to get away- but the sleigh is sabotaged! The dragon flees! They have their protective clothing, but are told to take it off! And then they are engulfed by a deadly gas that kills them in the most horiffic way possible, just so Caesar can demonstrate his new product.
As they scream in terror and plead for help, Caesar laughs mercilessly and happily at their despair and death.
And finally, we zoom in on their petrified forms to see traces of tears on those betrayed by the man they trusted most.
If Luffy watches all of that without giving a shit, and only starts emoting when people start hurting Law, whom Luffy has such a deep, touching, memorable friendship with, I'm calling fucking foul.