Johnny tells Dally that him and Ponyboy are going to turn themselves in to the police for murdering a Soc once they arrive back in the city. Dally explains why that is the absolute worst idea ever on the way to the church, but fails the change their minds.
Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally come back to the church to see it lit up with flames, and run immediately out of their car to see what happened. People are crowded around the church looking for children who have gone missing.
A woman realizes that the children have been trapped in the burning church. So, Johnny and Ponyboy hastily go into the church to save the children that have been trapped inside. They have to throw them all out of the window to save them.
I can't believe Darry is crying, he never cries!
Maybe he is so hard on me because he doesn't want anything to happen to me!
Dally smacks Ponyboy once he and Johnny finish getting the kids out of the church window and are safe. Dally is trying to stop Ponyboy's back from burning. Ponyboy passes out and Dally gallantly runs into the church to get Johnny out.
Johnny is hit with a piece of wood on the back, Dally is burned from trying to save Johnny, and Ponyboy has also been burned and bruised. All three are rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, unsure of exactly what had happened to them.
Sodapop and Darry, Ponyboy's brothers, come to the hospital to visit Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally after receiving a call from the hospital. Overjoyed and excited, Ponyboy is relieved to finally see his brothers after what felt like forever. Ponyboy finally realizes that Darry is so tough on him because he loves him so much.