Ponyboy gets beat up by five socs on his way home from the theater, only to be saved after by his brothers.
Ponyboy and Johnny meet up with Dally (Dallas) and sneak into Nightly Double drive-in theatre where they meet two female socs (Cherry and Marcia)
After Ponyboy runs away and attempts to"cool off" with Johnny at a park they are soon surrounded by socs (Randy and Bob). The socs try to drown Ponyboy under a fountain but Johnny kills Bob in order to save Ponyboy.
Dally instructs Ponyboy and Johnny to go hide away in an abandoned church to keep them safe after having killed Bob.
Nothing Gold Can StayNature's first green is gold,Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf's a flower;But only so an hour.Then leaf subsides to leaf.So Eden sank to grief,So dawn goes down to day,Nothing gold can stay
Ponyboy and Johnny run into the burning church to save the kids inside. Johnny gets severly hurt and Ponyboy blacks out.