Good chapter leaving me curious on what'll come next from multiple parties here.
Zoro's reaction to Caribou is to be expected, but I'm not totally convinced this means Caribou is actually gonna go off on his own. It's hard to tell if it's just teasing or a serious threat from Zoro, but Caribou is legitimately terrified. They guy could definitely keep groveling or just hiding out around the sunny until something happens to team Zoro. The guy should know Luffy's still his best bet at safety right now, even if the rest of the crew just pick on him.
Franky's about to get distracted by history lore, so it might be awhile, but I hope Franky doesn't forget to ask about Jimboy seemingly having Senior Pink's devil fruit ability. The guy's got the empathy to care about what happened there, and if the Vegapunks respond badly about it, it definitely could end up the wedge that triggers Franky reducing his admiration to the collective Punk. Best case scenario for the Punks being good would be if Pink volunteered for a reduced sentence or something, but if he was experimented on against his will... not gonna look great.
Following up on that history lore; I'm expecting Shaka's main idea here is getting some academic assistance from Robin. Won't surprise me if Shaka strikes a deal with her to play nice and then the rest of the Sanji squad each gets split up to work with a different Vegapunk;
Nami and Lilith for the greedy squad; Franky and Edison to go share invention ideas; Sanji and York to give him a cute girl to feed; And Pythagoras gives me vibes he'd work well with Ussop... or Ussop just gets taken advantage of as manual labor.
Meanwhile it's about time for Luffy (squad) to stumble upon their own part of this dark secret. Bonney's still with them, so they'll still be getting the perspective that Vegapunk is bad and I'm eager to see more of that.