Jimmy gets tapped on the foot by a clothespin and allegedly gets hurt. The other kids in the cul-de-sac help him in his time of need. Eddy complains about the shift of attention from him to Jimmy, and Double D explains that humans are naturally attracted to the distress of others.
"Until you do right by me, everything you think about is going to crumble." With these words, Celie breaks a cycle of abuse from Mister and sticks up for herself. Celie leaves her husband after she learns that her husband hides her sister's letters from her.