Ponyboy was walking home alone from the movie theatre. Five socs decide to mugg Ponyboy on his way home. The socs pin him to the ground very easily. Then, one pulls out a switchblade, and tries to cut Ponyboy's hair.
Dallas, Ponyboy, and Johnny go to the Dingo to watch some movies. Two socs are sitting in front of them. One is named Cherry, and is having none of Dally's advances. He eventually leaves to get Cherry and the other soc a Coke. Cherry ends up throwing the Coke in Dally's face when he comes back.
Ponyboy accidently fell asleep in the lot with Johnny. He has no idea if it's past his curfew or not. He looks in the window hoping that Darry will be asleep. However he isn't so Ponyboy must face the consequences once he goes inside.