Pony is walking home from the movies late at night. While he is walking, a red corvair pulls up to him. Pony just stands there and waits for them to come. The socs get out of the car and beat Pony up. Pony goes home to get help from Darry.
Dally makes Cherry and Marcia mad at the drive in because he keeps annoying them. Dally talks bad about them; Cherry and Marcia get mad and tell him to shut up. Dally keeps on annoying them so they tell him they are not scared of him. Dally ends up just leaving the drive in.
Pony and Soda are walking home from the drive in. They stop in the lot and Pony falls asleep. Pony wakes up knowing his curfew is 12:00. He goes home and walks in; it is 2:00 a:m and Darry gets mad and slaps him hard against the door.