R.W. and Melvin Simms take TJ to get the pearl-handled pistol. Mr. Barnett discovers them breaking in, so he tries to stop them. R.W. knocks out Mrs. Barnett and kills Mr. Barnett.
TJ comes to Stacey after the Simms beat him up and threaten him. Stacey said it will be best to take TJ back to his house. Cassie, Little Man, and Christopher John argued that they should go and ended up going with them.
Cassie and her brothers watch while the nightriders go to the Avery's house to get TJ. Mr. Jamison tries to stop them from killing TJ by block the road with his car.