The Indian guide leads Bernard and Lenina into the reservation, where the smells and the sight of poverty, disease, and old age immediately assault them. Bernard asks John to tell him about growing up in the Indian village.
John goes to the house where Bernard and Lenina are staying on the Reservation. It is silent, he fears that they have already left. He looks in the window, sees Lenina's suitcase, and realizes they are still home. he breaks a window and enters the house. He looks around, opens Lenina's suitcase, plays with her perfume powder and clothing, and finally finds Lenina lying asleep on her bed.
Linda angrily screams at the Director for leaving her on the Reservation while pregnant with John. The Director becomes even more mortified when John walks in, falls to his knees, and calls him "father,". Then the workers started laughing and he runs out of the room.
Lenina convinces John to go on a date with her. She takes him to a feelie show about a black man who falls in love with a blonde-haired woman.
When Helmholtz meets John the Savage, they quickly befriend each other. Bernard feels displaced while with them, and he continually does things to annoy them.
Lenina goes to tell John her feelings for him. He tells her how he feels unworthy of her and begs her to make him worthy. Lenina takes off her clothes and tried to kiss John. He got mad and started calling her names and Lenina runs to the bathroom. John got a call and left.