One Piece – S01E06 – The Chef and the Chore Boy | Transcript

The group is ambushed by a threat no one sees coming. After a hard-fought battle at the Baratie, Sanji finally follows his dreams while another crew member shows their true colors.
One Piece - S01E06 - The Chef and the Chore Boy

Original release date: August 31, 2023

Luffy has Zeff treat Zoro’s wounds, but he is unsure if he will live. Nami is convinced to speak to him in an effort to keep him tethered to life and admits to pushing friends away. Sanji tells Luffy and Usopp his history with Zeff and his dream to find All Blue, an area of ocean where all fish exist. Koby learns about Garp and Luffy’s connection via Mihawk and while he convinces Garp that Luffy will never change, he decides to lead the Marines into capturing him regardless. Arlong suddenly appears at Baratie with his crewmates Chew and Kuroobi in search of Luffy, having taken Buggy’s head hostage to find him (he hid his ear in Luffy’s hat). Luffy is severely beaten and Nami reveals that she is a member of Arlong’s crew and hands the Grand Line map to him and leaves. Luffy believes he has failed as a captain until Zoro regains consciousness, convincing them to go after Nami. Zeff convinces Sanji to leave and he officially joins the Straw Hats. As Zoro and Usopp question how to find Arlong, Luffy reveals that he stole Buggy’s head.

* * *

[Nami] Easy. Easy!


Easy. Don’t drop him.

I didn’t. He’s really heavy.

I mean, he’s got a really big head. It’s, like, freakishly big.

[Nami] What does that have to do with anything?

Zoro? Hey, can you hear me?

[Usopp] Where’s the first aid kit?

[Nami] Do we have a first aid kit?


[Usopp] These are all I could find. Where’s he bleeding from?

[Nami] Everywhere.

[Usopp] We need more towels.

[Nami] We need a doctor.

[Usopp] Last I checked, we don’t have one.

[Nami] Luffy? Luffy!

Someone needs to go back to Baratie.

Um, I’m really not hungry right now, Nami.

[Nami] Not for food.

Maybe one of the customers is a ship’s doctor.

Right. A doctor.

We need a doctor.

[Zeff] What do you think you’re doing?

Chopping carrots, chef.

Yeah, I can see that. But why are you doing it in my kitchen?

I demoted you, remember?

That you did. But Patty’s sleeping off a brutal hangover, so unless you want to do brunch prep all by yourself…


Them carrots are cut too thick.

And those eggs are way too runny.

And I can tell just by looking at that, that rémoulade needs a lot more oregano.

Oregano is for savages.

[Luffy] Help! Help!

Help! Help! Zoro… Zoro needs a doctor.

He got into a fight with this warlord guy, but he lost.

And now he’s bleeding from everywhere…

Whoa. Whoa. Slow down, Chore Boy.

I can’t understand a word you’re saying.

My friend is dying.

Nearest doctor’s on the Conomi Islands. It’s a two-day sail from here.

That’s too long.

I can’t help you. Hope your friend makes it.

Where do you think you’re going?

To help Chore Boy’s friend.

Brunch is not gonna prep itself.

You always told me to feed anyone who’s hungry.

I don’t see how this is any different.



Bring me my kitchen knives and a bottle of our best whiskey.

And a fresh yellowtail from the cooler. Bigger the better.

A yellowtail?

Just do it already.

[theme music plays]

Are you kidding? He needs a doctor.

Do you wanna save your swordsman friend or not?

Is that to sterilize the wounds?

[Zeff] Hell, no.

That’d be a waste of really good liquor.



Fish skin.

This is an old seaman’s trick.

The fish skin helps staunch the wounds and heals the flesh a lot faster.

Is he gonna be okay?

Look, I’m not gonna lie to you. He’s lost a lot of blood.

It might be too late for him.

But it might not be.

He’s got one foot in each world right now, caught between life and death.

You have to find a way to keep him tethered to our world.

Talk to him. Tell him stories. Sing him sea shanties for all I care.

He may not reply, but at least he’ll know his crew are still with him.

[military music plays]


Nice of you to announce yourself.

I thought this was a conversation we might have privately.

Dismissed, cadet.

Aye, sir.

[Garp] So where is he?

Where’s Luffy?

At the moment, I don’t know.

What do you mean, you don’t know?

I decided to let him go.

I specifically told you to bring him to me.

Come now, Vice-Admiral. I don’t take orders.

Not even from the likes of you.

As one of the Seven Warlords, you serve at the pleasure of the World Government.

Without our immunity… I would still do precisely what I want.

No more and no less.

And what I want is to see what becomes of that young man when he enters the Grand Line.


I won’t let that happen.

Then you have your work cut out for you, Vice-Admiral, because that boy is interesting.

Who knows?

Maybe your grandson will be the one to find the One Piece after all.


[military music plays]



[items clattering]

[Garp laughing maniacally]

I’ll take my dinner in the mess hall tonight.

[Usopp] Mmm. Something smells delicious.

I just thought everyone’d be hungry, man. Plenty we didn’t use.

Never waste food.

[Usopp] Cool.

What’s the matter? Don’t like fish?

I love fish. I just need to get Zoro’s sword ready for him.

You know, for when he wakes up.

He’s, uh,

pretty badly hurt, man.

There’s an itty-bitty chance he might not wake up.

Zoro’s the strongest fighter that I know.

No way he’s gonna let some warlord guy beat him.

Well, you’ve gotta eat.

Come on. If you don’t want the fish, I got two-inch T-bones in the kitchen.

Or, uh, maybe you’re in the mood for saffron risotto?

I normally would get both, but I really gotta get the Waddy Itchy Monkey ready for him.

The what?

His sword.

It’s got a name.



[Luffy] I don’t know.

He said it was kind of special.

Hey, Sanji, can you cook Zoro’s favorite food?

Sure. What does he like?

He really likes rice balls.


[Luffy] And beer.

What about rice balls soaked in beer?

Can you make that?

[Sanji laughs]

I can make anything. Just tell me what you want.

I want him to eat so that he gets back his strength.

But I also want him to sleep so that his wounds can heal.

Or maybe… maybe he just needs some water. Right?

After all of that fighting, he must be awfully thirsty. [chuckles]

But, you know, he’s probably also tired, so… so yeah, we should just let him rest.

Being a captain, it’s the toughest job in the world, okay?

Zeff once told me that making decisions is what separates a captain from the rest of his crew.

And he was one of the best pirate captains that ever sailed the seas.

Zeff was a pirate?

Yeah. Captain of the dreaded Cook Pirates. They used to call him “Red Leg Zeff,” ’cause his boots were always stained with the blood of his enemies.

How’d you two meet? Were you on his crew or something?

Not exactly.

[thunder rumbles]

[dramatic music plays]

Sanji, get a move on. Those tables ain’t gonna bus themselves.

I’m working on my velouté. Gotta get the texture just right.

Velou… what? This is a ship’s galley.

You’re never gonna serve fancy stuff like that.

I will when I get to the All Blue.

Hear that, boys? Sanji’s going to the All Blue!

[men laugh]

It’s not a real place, kid. The All Blue doesn’t exist.

Yes, it does. And one day, I’m gonna find it.

It’s a tall tale told by cooks to pass the time. Now get to those tables.


[man] Pirates! We’re getting boarded!

Pirates? We’ve gotta get out of here!

[Sanji gasping]

[dramatic music plays]

[men yelling]

[footsteps approaching]

[suspenseful music plays]

[Zeff] Mmm, velouté.

[ship’s crew clamoring]

[Zeff] No, no, no, no.

Needs oregano.

Oregano’s for savages!

[Zeff grunts]

Nice try, little eggplant. Now, how do you wanna die? Quick or slow?

Who cares? I’d rather die than have you season my food.

You made that?

That’s not half bad.

Better than anything you can make, you old shitbag!

You’ve got a sharp tongue on you, boy.

How about I cut it out and fry it up with some pig fat?

Do what you want, but I’m not gonna die here.

Not until I find the All Blue.

The All Blue?

So you tell me, what does little eggplant know about the All Blue?

[loud crash]



What happened?

A storm.

Sunk both our ships.

But… but the crew…

They’re all dead, except for us.

What do we do?

We wait.

And we hope that a passing ship spots us before that sun… bleaches our bones.

Now, this is all the food we got.

So eat slow. There’s no more after this.

Why do you get the bigger one?

‘Cause I’m three times your size. That’s why!

You know something?

You should be glad that I’m giving you anything at all.

Now go over to the other side and keep a lookout.

And I mean it. Don’t you bother me unless you see a ship.

You got it?

I said, you got it?

Now go!

[mysterious music plays]

[stomach growling]

[dramatic music plays]

[mysterious music plays]

[stomach growls]

[Sanji gasps]

[ominous music plays]

[thunder rumbles]


[bell rings]



[bell rings]

Ship! Hey!

Hey, ship, over here!

Come on!




[bell rings]

Come on, ship!


No! No.


[gasps] No.

[somber music plays]

[wind whistling]


[labored breathing]

The old man had twice as much food.

If he won’t give me any, I’ll kill him myself.

[suspenseful music plays]

I thought I told you to stay put.

You still have some food. You gotta give me some!


Where is it?!

Where is it?

There’s no food! How are you still alive?!

Your leg.

What happened?

You ate it?

You ate your own leg?

You gave me all the food. Why?

[emotional music plays]

You don’t even know me. Why would you do that for a stranger?

Because, little eggplant… I have been searching for the All Blue… my whole life.

But now my time has come to an end.

You share the same dream as me.

Believe me, the All Blue is real.

It’s real.

And if I can’t find it… well, then maybe you can.

So I’m gonna need you to live on.

And I’m gonna need you to fulfil that dream… for both of us.


[Sanji] Have any idea what that’s like?

Having someone lose a limb to save your life?

Actually, I kind of do.

[Sanji] Look, all I’m saying is, we were out there for 85 days.

He could’ve let me die on that rock.

Instead, he acted like a captain.

He made the tough call.

I’d eat both arms and legs to save Zoro’s life.


[Nami] “In a certain country, in the northern seas, there was an explorer named Mont Blanc Noland.”

“His stories were always grand adventures that sounded like lies.”

“Noland told his king he found a city of gold, but when the king went to claim the treasure, the city was gone, and most of the king’s soldiers perished on the journey.”

“Noland was sentenced to death, but he continued to lie to his king, insisting the city of gold sank into the sea.”

“And… even though nobody believed him, he never stopped lying until he was dead.”

[Luffy] Poor guy.

Can you imagine that? Losing a whole city of gold?

I don’t think that was the point of the story.

Stories can have different points.

I mean… why did the king have to kill him?

Sometimes, when you are in charge, you have to make the tough decisions.

Why does everybody keep saying that?

Because you could’ve saved Zoro.

He didn’t have to fight Mihawk, but you let it happen.

Why didn’t you stop him?

I didn’t think he was going to lose.

You could’ve tried to change his mind.

I would never do that.

So you’d rather see him like this?

He might die, Luffy.

And I’d do anything to save him.


Except stand in the way of his dream.

We all have dreams, but we outgrow them.

[Luffy] Is that really what you think?

Don’t you have a dream?

Yeah. Right now, it’s for Zoro to not die in my bed.

But isn’t there something that you want?

Something more.

More than anything else in this world.

Not everyone gets to follow their dreams.

[somber music plays]

[Garp] Cadet.

I’m sorry about all this.

I’m sure you had your reason.

And you already know the reason, don’t you?

I didn’t hear…

You know Luffy is my grandson.

I spent years trying to train him.

Trying to build him into a proper Marine.

He resisted me every step of the way.

Wouldn’t listen. Wouldn’t learn. Wouldn’t cooperate.

You’re an exemplary cadet. The two of you couldn’t be more different.



I spent time with Luffy.

I know how his mind works.

So do I. What’s your point?

Luffy is different.

He doesn’t follow the rules.

He thinks for himself, no matter what anyone else says.

That’s my fault. I was too easy on him.

Sir, it wouldn’t have mattered, because Luffy knows exactly what he is.

And what’s that?

A pirate.

Luffy’s always been a pirate. And he always will be a pirate.

No matter how many assassins you send after him, he’ll never change.

He’d rather die first.

Then what do you suggest?

That I let him be a damn fool pirate?

Would that be the worst thing, sir?

Maybe you’re right.

Maybe I’ve been going about this the wrong way all along.

Muster the Marines on deck. I’ll address them at afternoon watch.

Yes, sir.

[sinister music plays]



[all gasp]

Who’s hungry? [snarls]

[host] Welcome to Baratie.

How can I serve you?


Interesting choice of words.

You have food here, don’t you? We wanna eat.

[host] I’m afraid there are no more tables…

I see a bunch of tables.

Sit down!

No one leaves.

Except you.


[customers gasp]


Let’s all enjoy our last meal, together.

Who are you, old man?

My name is Zeff.

And I own this place.

Well, I’m Arlong.

And I own the East Blue.

No one owns the sea.

Not even a fishman.

Well, that’s about to change, once you give me what I want.


[Arlong] Listen up. I’m looking for a pirate in a straw hat.

Goes by the name of Luffy.

He has something that belongs to me.

Straw hat, you say, hmm?


That’s not familiar.

But why don’t I fix you a meal?

Absolutely anything you want off of that menu, no charge.

Well, I already have a meal.

But if you don’t bring me the straw-hat boy before I finish, maybe I might just start adding some of these nice folks to the menu.

[customers whimpering]

[Arlong laughing]

How’s he doing?

He hasn’t said a word.

Didn’t Zeff say we’re supposed to talk to him? Tell him stories?

What would I say?

[Usopp] Whatever pops in your head.

Just… speak from the gut.

My gut hasn’t been so great lately.

Well… at least he’ll know it’s you.

What do you got to lose?

Hey, Zoro.

What’s up?

I just wanted to tell you that…

Let me start over.

I’m just gonna…

Hi, Zoro. Hi.

You know, it’s…

[Nami] Luffy!


[suspenseful music plays]

The Arlong Pirates are at Baratie. We have to leave now.

What? Why? Why should we leave?

Because they’re looking for you.


[Nami] And the map.

Those fishmen will tear this place apart if Zeff doesn’t turn him over.

Where are you going?

If Baratie’s in danger, I need to be there.

I’m coming with you.

[Nami] Did you not hear what I just said?

They are hunting you. We need to run.

I’m with Nami on this one. I’m really not trying to ruffle any feathers or scales…

I’m not running. We’re going to protect this place.

This isn’t your fight. Why would you do that?

You fed us.

Look, I know this crew. Their captain, Arlong, has the highest bounty in all of the East Blue.

You do not want to mess with him.

It sounds like he messed with us first.

Luffy, please.


I can’t let innocent people get hurt because of me.

If those fishmen guys want a fight, we’re gonna give them one.

You stay with the ship and protect the map.


It’s gonna be safe with you.

[breathing loudly]

[sinister music plays]

What’s the matter?

You never seen a fishman enjoy a meal?

That’s because you don’t know any fishmen, except for the ones who repair your ship or clean your house.

I have nothing against your kind.

That’s a shame, ’cause I have everything against yours.

Puny, petulant humans!

[guests clamor]

You see, most fishmen would be happy to sit at the same table as a human.

They want to be treated as equals.

But you dare stoop so low.

We all know there’s nothing equal about us.

Fishmen are superior to humans in every single way.

Stronger, faster, hungrier.

Wouldn’t you agree?


Which one of you is Arlong?

Who is asking?

I’m Monkey D. Luffy.

I hear you’re looking for me.

Why, yes, I am.

So this is the pirate I’ve heard so much about?

You know, I was expecting someone… bigger.

So was I.

Do you know who I am, boy?

I’m Arlong the Saw.

Even the Marines flee before my flag.

Not ringing a bell. How’d you find me anyway?


An old friend helped me track you down. [clicks tongue]

Heya, Straw Hat. Did you miss me?


What are you doing here?

Believe me, it wasn’t my first choice either.

But these fine fishy folk persuaded me to point them in the right direction, which ain’t easy when you don’t have any hands. [chuckles]

How’d you even know how to find me?

I told you.

I’ve got eyes and ears everywhere.




You were listening all along?

You heard everything?


And that got old quick, ’cause you shidiots have no idea what you’re doing.

Hey, Lips, how about a scratch behind the old ear, huh?

Sorry, honey.

Oh, come on! Give a clown a break. I…

Oh, wait! No! Not back in the bag. It’s so dark and wet and sandy. [wails]

[Arlong] Listen here.

I want my map, along with half of whatever you plunder as tribute.

And if you bow down to me, I might even let you serve in my kingdom.

I don’t bow down to any man.

I’m no man.

Or fish.


And you’re no king.

I will be when I get my Grand Line map.

Then… you’re gonna have to fight me for it.

Then let the fighting begin.




[guests clamor]




[action music plays]

[customer gasps]




Really great fighter.





[guests clamor]

Oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh.


Gum Gum



[Arlong grunts]


Get up!




Not bad for a human.

[Luffy] Ay.


Oh, big mistake.

Now I’m gonna have to make an example out of you.


[sinister music plays]



I told you in the bar I didn’t have any friends, but the truth is, I couldn’t let myself have them… because I always end up hurting the people closest to me.

[mysterious music plays]

[sinister music plays]

[Luffy grunts]

I don’t know what’s so special about you, boy.

Why don’t you come find out?


[action music plays]

[Luffy] Ah!

[Luffy grunts]



[Luffy grunts]



[sinister music plays]



Come on, fish guy.

Is that all you got?




How about a drink?





[Nami] Arlong, wait!

I have it.

I have the map.

I got it for you, just like I said I would.


What are you doing?

I tried to tell you, Luffy.

I was never on your crew.

I only joined up with you so I could steal the map.

I don’t believe that.

That’s because you only believe what you want to believe. Doesn’t make it true.

Sister Nami’s a loyal member of the Arlong Pirates.

She has been for years.


We have the map, Arlong.

Let’s go.

Not until I finish my meal.

Why waste your time killing a Devil Fruit eater?

Let the sea do it for you.


[mysterious music plays]

[uplifting music plays]


Where’s Nami?

[Usopp] She’s gone.

She’s a member of Arlong’s crew.


She can’t be.

[ship bell ringing]


At ease.


you’ve done an outstanding job pursuing these pirates we’ve been chasing.

I’m proud of your efforts to apprehend these miscreants.

But I’ve underestimated their resolve, their determination to flaunt their illegal activities.

They are becoming more than a nuisance and must be treated as such.

So our mission has changed.

No more half measures.

No more soft targets.

The Straw Hats and their captain will never surrender.

So the gloves are coming off!

We will capture them.

And they will be brought to justice!



I don’t need you to do that.

We’ve got a full house tomorrow. Two dinner seatings, plus brunch.

Enough! I don’t wanna hear this.

What is your problem?

[Zeff] Me?

I’m fine. You’re the one with the problem.

I’m just helping you clean up.

Yeah, but no one asked you to, did they? So get out of my restaurant now.

I told you I’m not gonna be a waiter.

You’re not gonna be anything, not if you stay here.

I did not save your life so you could waste it at Baratie.

It’s not like I can just leave.

Why the hell not?

Because you couldn’t run this place without me.

Oh, please, little eggplant, your cooking is for shit.

At least I don’t drown everything in oregano.

Yeah, at least I’m not the one who goes on moaning about the All Blue.

You’ve been yammering on about that since you was a snotty-nosed little brat.

Well, I’ll tell you now. If it means that much to you, go find it.

Look, do you want me to quit? Is that what you want?

Quitting is staying here!

Don’t you get it?

It’s one thing to have a dream. It’s another to go after it.

Chore Boy offered me a spot on his crew. Maybe I’ll take him up on that offer.

You want my permission? You got it.




[door opens]

[door slams]

Hey, Zoro.

You sure missed a big fight.

Those fishmen guys were tough.

You would’ve loved it.

And we had a pretty great dinner.

All of us sitting around together, listening to Usopp’s stories.

Only I kind of messed it up.

[emotional music plays]

And now I lost Nami.

I lost the Grand Line map.

And maybe I will lose you too.

I didn’t know what to say before, but I know what to say now, and it’s so simple.

I need you, Zoro.

I need you to wake up.

[Zoro] You gonna keep talking, or let me get some sleep?

[adventurous music plays]


Zoro! [laughs]

Zoro, you’re not dead!



[straining] Right now, I’m wishing I was.


[Zoro grunts]


I had the strangest dream that Nami left.

[Luffy] She did.

It’s my fault.

No, you didn’t do anything wrong.

You acted like a captain.

But our crew is falling apart.

No, it’s not.

[inspirational music plays]

I, Roronoa Zoro… vow to stand by your side from now until the end.

Until we find the One Piece or die trying.

So bring on the Marines or pirates or sea beasts.

You’re my captain, Luffy, and I’m your first mate.

[Usopp] Zoro!

Zoro! [gasps]

I wasn’t worried for a second.

He’s alive!



And I told ’em. I said, “You’d better not mess with the Straw Hats!”

[Luffy] Yeah!

Ba! Ba!


[making fighting noises]

Sent ’em swimming for their lives.

You scared ’em off, huh?

[Usopp] Mm-hmm.

The Great Captain Usopp.

[Usopp] Yeah.

So what do we do now? Plot a course for the Grand Line?


But I thought we were going after the One Piece?

We are.

But we can’t do it without our whole crew.

First… we’re going after Nami.

[indistinct chatter]

Lot of dried meat in these barrels.



You think we brought too much?

You know who you’re sailing with?



[Sanji] Heard you guys need a cook.

Yeah! Yes, we do! [chuckles]

[upbeat music plays]

Welcome aboard.

Why are we bringing the waiter?

Because we can’t boil water.

Dropping the sail!

[man] Casting off.

[sentimental music plays]

[Zeff] Hey, Sanji!

You keep your feet dry.

Goodbye, Zeff.

You know, all these years, living under your shitty roof, cooking at your shitty restaurant…

I owe you my life!

Thank you for putting up with my shit all these years, old man.

I’ll never forget you, Zeff!

[upbeat music plays]

So we’re… we’re going after Nami, but how are we gonna find her?

Yeah, we don’t even know where she is.

I know someone who does.


Hello, boys!

[circus music plays]


[dramatic music plays]


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