When Nick returns to the West Egg he see's a man who he does not know. He deduces that it is Gatsby based on his "leisurely movements and the secure position of his feet..." (Fitzgerald 24) Nick tries to call out to him but he disappears, this incites a curiosity about Gatsby in Nick.
Nick and Tom head up to New York because Tom wants Nick " to meet my girl." (Fitzgerald 27) The two men arrive at a derelict garage and encounter two people, Wilson and his wife, whom is Tom's mistress. Tom, Nick, and Myrtle then head to New York city.
Nick had "been invited" (Fitzgerald 45) to one of Gatsby's extravagant parties. At the party, Nick finally meets Gatsby who seems mysterious to everyone at the party. Nick and Gatsby begin talking and they develop a friendly relationships.
Nick helps to reunite Gatsby and Daisy. Daisy and Gatsby begin talking and catching up and eventually they went to Gatsby's house. At Gatsby's house, Gatsby begins to throw his "beautiful shirts" (Fitzgerald 99) in an effort to show Daisy her mistake, she had chased the money instead of the love.
Following an argument between Tom and Gatsby over Daisy, Daisy and Gatsby go home in Gatsby's car. Daisy is driving and as the two are driving they hit something. They hit Myrtle, Tom's mistress and Wilson's wife, her death is published rapidly and Tom expresses "That's good" (Fitzgerald 147) showing his lack of care for his mistress.
After the accident Gatsby tells Daisy that he will take responsibility for Myrtle's death. Tom then figures out that it was Gatsby's car which hit Myrtle and he relays this to Wilson. Wilson goes to Gatsby's house and once Tom arrives it was apparent " the holocaust was complete." (Fitzgerald 173)