Yeah, holy shit, the manga really did not emphasize that they were A LOT of hot female beast pirates.
But yeah, expect some stuff more in line with weekly stuff. Still expect the next few episodes to be good. 984 and 986 should be good. 984 will have good direction, but the art will probably be a bit unpolished, but I think 986 should be gas. 986 has a legendary director, as well as a talented animation supervisor.
Also, this is hilarious.
Apparently the animators were specificall directed to draw Franky with a "WTF" look on his face because the mug is too small from Franky's hand.