The whole group drives to a suite in New York, where Tom accuses Gatsby of getting his money in shady ways, as well as saying that he didn't really go to Oxford. Gatsby tells Tom that Daisy truly loves him, but Tom doesn't believe it. Jordan drives Gatsby's car back to her house, and she hits and kills Myrtle Wilson. The next morning, Nick goes to Gatsby, who tells him about how he first met Daisy. Then, Nick talks about what happened when Myrtle was killed. Wilson figured that whoever killed Myrtle must have been her lover, and he is motivated to find him. He eventually ends up at Gatsby's mansion, and shoots him and himself
Two years later, Nick describes Gatsby's funeral, to which almost none of his old friends or accomplices came to. Tom and Daisy moved away, and Nick broke up with Jordan to move to the midwest. Nick finds Tom right before he leaves, and Tom tells him that he was the one who told Wilson that it was Gatsby who had been driving the car that had killed Myrtle. Nick goes to Gatsby's house and thinks about the empty dream that Gatsby lived, and the different ways that the "success" of Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby ended up with.