In the beginning of chapter VII we get to know that Gatsby and Daisy have been spending a lot of time together. In order to avoid the gossip about these rendezvous Gatsby fires all his servants and replaced them with new ones. Parties at his house become rarer and it becomes more quiet around his house. During that period Nick is invited to lunch at the Buchanans’. Jordan and Gatsby are present , too and tense conversations between the characters begin. Gatsby and Daisy make Tom jealous by flirting with each other and the provoking situation ends in a trip to New York. Tom challenges Gatsby to change cars to drive to New York and with a short stop at Wilson’s gas station to fill up Gatsby’s yellow car driven by Tom they all meet again in the parlour of a suite in the Plaza Hotel near Central Park. There, Daisy’s real feelings about her past with Gatsby and Tom are conveyed. Gatsby is disappointed about the fact that she loved Tom once ,too and accuses her of being confused and not knowing what she is saying. When Tom starts to argue with Gatsby about what he found out about his real past it gets too much for Daisy and they head on home- this time with Gatsby and Daisy in Gatsby’s car.
On their way back Tom, Jordan and Nick notice trouble going on at Wilson’s garage and stop to find out. They get to know that Myrtle Wilson has been run over by a yellow car just a few minutes before and was instantly killed. A policeman writes down names and George Wilson is calmed down by Michaelis, a young Greek from next doors. Shocked the three drive on to the Buchanans’ home and a taxi is ordered for Nick to get to West Egg. While waiting in front of the house Gatsby suddenly appears telling his intention to Nick that he wants to wait there until everything is quiet in the house- making sure that nothing happens to Daisy.