I told them not to play in the church … I told them …
I’ll get them, don’t worry!
I’ll get them. You kids stay out!
Dally updates Ponyboy and Johnny on what’s going on in town while they are in Dairy Queen, suddenly Johnny breaks the bridge and announces he wants to go back and turn himself and Ponyboy in. Johnny shocks both Ponyboy and Dally at his sudden confession, at wanting to turn himself and Ponyboy in.
Shut Up! We’re goin’ to get you out!
Dally lectures Johnny about why he doesn’t want him to go to jail, while driving they reached the top of Jay Mountain, Dally sees that the church is on fire and slams on the brakes. “Screech!” Ponyboy and Johnny immediately hop out in disobey Dally’s orders.
I swear, you three are the bravest kids I’ve seen in a long time. First you and the black-haired kid climbing in that window, and then the tough-looking kid going back in to save him. Mrs. O’Briant and I think you were sent straight from heaven. Or are you just professional heroes or something?
Ponyboy and Johnny find out that their are children in the burning church. They both freeze in panic, they start pushing past adults, Ponyboy breaks away from Jerry to go save the children. Johnny hastily follows after Ponyboy.
Oh, Pony, I thought we’d lost you...like we did Mom and Dad…
Johnny and Ponyboy gallantly run through the church to find and save the children huddled into a tiny corner, Johnny bravely steps up to the plate and looks like he is having the time of his life being a hero. Johnny and a Ponyboy get out of the building just in time before the building crashed and Dally accidentally knocks out Ponyboy, trying to defeat the remaining flames still on him.
Confused and Anxious, Ponyboy questions about Johnny and Dally to Jerry. After Ponyboy panics after finding out Johnny is unwell, Jerry quickly changes the subject, flooding Ponyboy's ears with compliments of bravery. Then, Ponyboy tells Jerry the truth about them being greasers.
Arriving at the hospital, Ponyboy waits until he finds out his two brothers Darry and Sodapop are here with him, Ponyboy looks into Darry's helpless pleading face he then realizes Darry does love him and that is the reason why he is so tough to him. Ponyboy breaks away from Sodapop and squeezes Darry in a tight embrace.