Macbeth has recently been crowned King. He is hosting a feast for Lords and Attendants. Banquo begins to suspect that Macbeth had something to do with Duncan's murder. This suspicion frightens Macbeth and leads to him hiring two murderers to kill Banquo.
I need the two of you to get rid of Banquo and his son, Fleance.
During the feast, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have a secret discussion. Lady Macbeth reveals that she is beginning to feel guilty for what they have done. Macbeth reassures her that everything will be fine and tells her to go and be a good host but refuses to tell her his plans.
Maybe we shouldn't have done this.
Don't worry! Everything will be fine. I'll take care of it.
Three murderers await Banquo's arrival at Macbeth's feast to carry out their mission. When Banquo finally arrives with Fleance, the murderers take advantage of this opportunity to brutally murder Banquo. Unfortunately for them, Fleance escapes before they can kill him as well.
Run, Fleance, run!
During Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's feast, one of the murderers comes to tell Macbeth that they succeeded in killing Banquo, but that Fleance escaped. This scares Macbeth greatly. Then, Banquo's ghost enters the room and sits at his spot at the table. Macbeth begins to talk to the ghost of Banquo. Everyone thinks that Macbeth is sick but Lady Macbeth reassures them that everything is fine but it would be best if they left. Macbeth decides that he must go see the witches for answers.
Don't shake your bloody head at me! What do you want?
The three witches are aware of the fact that Macbeth will come to find them. They meet with their queen, Hecate, who is quite angry with the three. She is angry as they messed with Macbeth without including her in the fun and because she knows that Macbeth is only using them for his own personal gain. They decide to take a piece of fallen moon and put it in a potion to give to Macbeth to make him act confused in a way that is not wise and become over-confident.
How dare you not inform me of your actions.
Lennox and another Lord have a discussion about the strange events that have been occurring. Lennox thinks that it is quite odd that Macbeth has been around for all of these strange events and is suspicious of whether or not he was involved in Duncan and Banquo's murders. Macbeth has been losing the support of his people. Macduff is also now in Macbeth's bad graces as he skipped both Macbeth's coronation and the feast. The Lord then reveals that Macduff has gone to England to find Malcolm in hopes of convincing him to fight to get Scotland back. Macbeth is preparing for the war on the horizon.
Isn't it funny how Macbeth is just always around whenever anything bad happens?