While this episode was by Ueda and Deguchi, it was pretty decent. Directing wise it was well directed and paced, and Ichikawa corrected more than 50 cuts that made the episode had a good looking as a whole. I wish it had some better animation tho.
In additon, I thought that this episode showed it more clearly that Sunny was saved by the cake and Sanji. While the manga had the same plot, I thought the anime had a better atmosphere building. This episode also added the farewell scenes between Pudding and Chiffon, and this was another part that I loved very much in this episode.
Next episode will have some great animation.