THIS IS A REPOST! I posted this on YouTube, and I wanted your opinions on it.
What this chapter shows us is that Big Mom will not go down at Whole Cake.
The plan has been going really well, and those KX launchers are the last steps in the plan to KILL Big Mom, and that would be truly underwhelming if Big Mom (a YONKOU) was killed without showing her full power to validate her Yonkou status. Once Big Mom "awakens" from her flashback, she is going to manifest her potential "full" strength and power in order to overcome the plan Bege, Luffy, and Jinbei have set in motion. It won't lead to a full one-on-one with Big Mom and Luffy, but it will give us readers a legitimate preview as to what she can do strength-wise.
Big Mom's crew (her ministers and commanders) with all their unique powers have not really lead to any legitimate fights; outside of Cracker, many of the fights the SHs have had with Big Mom was mainly intended to push the story forward. Maybe Oda is saving the showcase of their full power for another time (like Elbaf?).I think there are too many ties to Elbaf with Big Mom (e.g., Loki, Mother Carmel, her homeland?), and if Big Mom vs. Luffy is not resolved in Whole Cake, I can see this Yonkou fight being resolved in Elbaf. Once the arc hits its aftermath, Big Mom will realize that she has to make a move to be Pirate King. The mere fact that a rookie (Luffy) came into her stronghold, and managed to get away with the Road Poneglyph - something that no other Yonkou has successfully done (to our knowledge) - will force her to move, and the first step would probably involve taking a crew of her top subordinates to Elbaf.
Whole Cake Island will not be in its once peaceful state after this Tea Party. If you observed closely, you can see that Mont D'or was affected by Big Mom's Haki shriek. Maybe Mont D'or faints, and like a Sugar-in-Dressrosa type of way, Mont D'or being unconscious may trigger the release of his power over the prisoners in the books (which has been predicted before). The chaos that ensues will change Totland as a whole, and contribute to Big Mom making a move for the top spot.