Nick comes to Gatsby's place informing him that he should go a way for a bit. However, Gatsby ponders about leaving Daisy.
At Gatsby's youth, he thought of Daisy as a good woman. But little did he know of the feelings he would have for her later on. Their relationship was put on hold due to the war and Daisy losing patience in Gatsby coming back.
Gatsby is informed by one of his servants that the pool is going to be drained, but Gatsby put that on hold. Gatsby invites Nick to join him in a swim, for Nick declines and leaves on bad terms with Gatsby. Gatsby still is set on swimming in the pool (Pool is important to key events in the chapter).
Nick returns home to do work, but can't get himself focused. While on the phone with Jordan, Nick tells her that he can't go on date with her. Apparently he's done with the concept of crowd and thinks back to Myrtle's death.
Nick remembers a conversation between Wilson and Michaelis. Wilson pieces together his suspicions due to the dog collar and the bruises that once were on Myrtle's face (all from Tom). Wilson suspected that his wife to had an affair and concludes that whoever was in the yellow car that hit her was the suspect.
Wilson finds the car in which he stumbles to Gatsby's house. Nick rushes to Gatsby's pool to the aftermath of Wilson shooting Gatsby as well as himself.