Ponyboy is walking in the vacant lot, heaading home. All of a sudden, a car pulls up, and five Socs jump out and surround Ponyboy. They held him still and one of them pulled a switch blade out of his pocket, when Ponyboy is knocked down and he hears silence. Someone soon is picked up by someone, Ponyboy was saved by his older brother Darry.
Ponyboy and Cherry are talking at the drive-in. Cherry askes what Darry is like. Pony was about to tell Cherry that he was a good ol' guy, but he couldn't. All of a sudden, he just explodes saying Darry would've kicked Pony out if it hadn't been for Sodapop to stick up for him, then Two-Bit comes in disagreeing with all the words Pony said.
Ponyboy comes home way after his curfew, and he went up to the window and saw Darry was awake on the couch reading the paper. Pony opened the door, and Darry was on his feet. Darry was yelling at Pony, which woke Soda up, and Soda started yelling at Darry for yelling Ponyboy. Finally, Ponyboy had enough and exploded yelling at Darry. Darry reacted and smacked pony against the door. Then Pony boy ran away with Johnny.