A drunken Susan Alexander refuses to talk to Thompson, the reporter.
The change in the relationship between Charles Foster Kane and his first wife, Emily, is shown over time.
The staff of The Inquirer celebrate the success of their newspaper with a party hosted by Kane.
Susan Alexander Kane does jigsaw puzzles to pass her time at Xanadu.
Kane and Susan meet for the first time.
Kane's residence, Xanadu, is established as the setting and Kane speaks his dying words.
Mrs. Mary Kane makes arrangements with Mr. Thatcher about raising young Charles in the city, while Charles plays outside.
Kane's belongings at Xanadu are catalogued or discarded, and the truth behind "rosebud" is revealed to the audience.
After Susan leaves him, Kane destroys the things in her bedroom and finds a snow globe that says "rosebud".
Susan gives performs her first Opera show at Salammbo.
Thompson visits the Thatcher Library to find more information on Kane.
Kane lets Susan quit Opera singing after she attempts suicide by overdose.
Journalists speculate over Kane's death and reporter Jerry Thompson is tasked with the job of investigating further.