"Is….Merry reconstructing itself by spirit from other ships?!"
Exactly what I thought. I was like, "Something's not quite right here…"
Thankfully I found out the truth soon enough. Xp
I do see Merry most likely dying after this, though. If, as somewhere suggested, they take over a BC ship, the Merry might go down soon after that, or, possibly, it make take them back towards Water 7, but perhaps sink before getting there (which would be oddly humourous and kinda sad at the same time; true OP fashion Xp ).
I'm not bloodthirsty and I probably knew that all of those Gallery-La/Franky Family members would be saved deep inside. I just thought from the previous depiction of the Buster Call that no one was safe, whether it be pirate, civilian or anyone not a marine working for the fleet. The idea of seeing casualties, particularly of people we got attached to, would make the sacrifices of the arc more impacting.
Ah, but surviving the Buster Call would also show how they've managed to "defeat" such a danger, and prove to the WG just how much of a 'threat' they all really are, no? ;D
I can also kinda see Iceburg appearing on the Merry, but… meh, I'll wait till next week. =p