Special retrospective episodes can go so many different ways. While the character pieces for the Straw Hats were annoying because they were short and really felt like filler, these that deal with mostly recap moments are a bit worse. There's the advantage for someone like me who is missing about three hundred episodes worth of the series, but even then they don't really give you a whole lot to work with here. It's good to see the varied situations I have to look forward to in the seasons I'm watching on DVD, but it doesn't really prepare me well for the next arc if they have a significant presence in it. This episode isn't bad but it's just sort of there for me with no real impact one way or the other.