Nick goes over Tom and Daisy's house where he meets Jordan Baker for the first time. When he gets there and talks to Daisy, he gets an idea of how Tom treats Daisy and how brutal he is. Nick also discovers that Tom is having an affair with some woman in New York.
Nick Visits the Valley of Ashes with Tom for the first time where he meets Myrtle and George Wilson. Nick soon realizes that Myrtle is Tom's secret mistress and the day becomes uncomfortable for him. Nick, Myrtle, and Tom spend the morning together, then plan a party for the night.
Nick goes to the party with Tom and the Wilsons' and more people show up. Nick gets drunk for the second time in his life. Later in the night, Myrtle continues to say Daisys name over and over, Tom, being an angry drunk, punches her in the face and makes her nose bleed. As the craziness continues, Nick leaves the party with Mr. McKee and ends up taking a train home at 4 a.m.
Gatsby hosted a lot of parties and invited many people. However, Gatsby was rarely ever seen at his own parties. Jordan and the twins in yellow, along with others, start coming up with rumors to explain why no one ever sees him.
Nick and Jordan move outside at the party and sit at a table like a handsome man. Soon they realize that it's Jay Gatsby. Nick and Gatsby talk and learn that they served in the same division during the war. Nick also learns that Gatsby doesn't drink and that he enjoys standing alone just observing his guests.
Daisy and Tom convinced Nick to be with Jordan,and even though Nick knows Jordan is dishonest, he still feels attached to her in some way. Nick doesn't know why he wants to be with her, and he also says he's one of the most honest people he knows.