One night the Socs, Bob and Randy, decide to jump Johnny and Ponyboy. One of them almost drowns Pony to death, so Johnny kills Bob.
In order to get away from jail, Johnny and Ponyboy walk to an abandoned church. This must change their styles so nobody recognizes them.
All done how do you like your new do?
My hair!! I hate living in this church!!
Johnny and Ponyboy finally come back after a fire hits the church. Johnny is in the hospital but Ponyboy is able to fight. At the Rumble, the greasers are defeating the Socs!
After the rumble, Dally and Ponyboy go to visit Johnny. Not to their surprise Johnny dies. Johnny's last words to Pony mean everything.
Stay Gold, Ponyboy. Stay Gold.
Dally feels like he now has no purpose in life. So he robs a store, and while the police are chasing him, he pulls out an empty gun. The cops shoot him. Dally is now dead. He has a look on his face between pain and triumph.
Ponyboy passes out after the death of Dally. When he wakes up, he is still recovering. He grades are lowering, so he must do something. He contacts his English teacher and asks what to do. He says to write an essay. Ponyboy struggles at first but then he has the perfect idea. Can you guess what it started with?