Chapter 56 is titled "No Way".
Taking Zeff hostage, Gin asks Sanji to leave the ship. Sanji refuses and tells him to go to hell. What could appear to be a very egoist reaction of Sanji, reveals to be a sacrifice gesture. Indeed, Sanji asks Gin to kill himself instead of the owner, and when Pearl (who has come back) attacks him, he does not avoid or counter him anymore. The reasons behind that weird behavior are hidden behind the past of these two: Sanji blames himself for having destroyed Zeff former life, he does not want him to loose anything more and would die rather than give Don Krieg pirate the Baratie.
While Sanji lies down after several attacks from Pearl, he has a flashback of two words, All Blue. Nine years ago, young Sanji was an apprentice chef on the Orbit cruise ship. He one day told his older chef companions about his dream to find the All Blue, a legendary sea where all types of fishes could be found. After mocking him for believing that such a sea exists, they began to eat the many left-overs left by the clients. When Sanji asked them why they were eating old food when there was plenty of fresh food, the cooks answered him that on the sea, one does not know what may happen. They must take advantage of whatever resources are available.
Suddenly people on the deck began running and yelling for help. The ship had just been attacked by Zeff and his crew, the Cook Pirates.
- Episode 26 (p. 2-21)