After meeting with Pony and Johnny at the church, Dally took the boys to Dairy Queen. Johnny and Pony were famished so as the boys gobbled up their food they talked about what was happening at home. Not only is there a huge war going on between the Socs and the Greasers, Cherry is now working with the Greasers and is acting like a spy.
After leaving the Dairy Queen, the boys pack into the car and about some more very serious topics. The boys talked about how jail can really mess someone up- like it did to Dally. Johnny decided to share with the boys that he wants to turn himself in.
Wait- where are the boys??
Don't worry- they're on the way to the hospital too!
The boys are driving across the country and as they pass the hill, where the church is. They see that the church is on fire. The boys ask what happened and then Johnny and Pony jump into the church to help.
You're a towhead!!
Inside the church, Pony looks at Johnny who seems to be having the time of his life. The boys lifted the scared children out, one-by-one. They make sure each of the kids land safely. After all the kids are out safely, Pony runs and leaps out of the window. Johnny isn't so lucky, unfortunately.
Pony is awoken to sirens. He realizes he is in an ambulance. The person next to him is familiar- it's the guy from the church. Pony asks about Johnny and Dally and he is informed that they are in the hospital too.
Pony arrives at the hospital. He is treated for minor burns and is told that his jacked had saved his life. When Pony looks up he sees Soda and Darry entering his room. Pony races up and runs towards Darry. The brothers apologize and make it up. Darry ends up crying of joy-rejoicing that his brother is alive.