With the Sphinx having fallen to the next level, a riot breaks out on Level 2 as the prisoners leave their cells. Sengoku is outraged at Luffy's break-in, noting that no one has escaped Impel Down since Gold Lion Shiki did 20 years ago. Luffy, Buggy and Mr. 3 wander around the third level, a hot desert in which prisoners do not receive food or water, until they are caught in a seastone net triggered by Saldeath, commander of the guards. The sphinx struggles and breaks the net, and while Buggy and Mr. 3 plan on abandoning Luffy while he fights the guards, they are unable to leave the level. Meanwhile, Hancock gets closer to where Ace is being held, and Mr. 2 is shown to be imprisoned in Level 3.