Nora has just finished talking to Krogstad. He has just said something to worry her, which has made her on edge. She is wiating for Helmer (her husband) to come home, so she can talk him out of firing Krogstad. mrs. linde comes back in to tell Nora to keep Helmer busy.
Rank stands in the door way while Torvald asks why Nora isn't in her costume and she asks him to help her practice the dance to keep him busy from going to the mail box.
Torvald was on his way to the mailbox to see if there was any letters. But nora starts to play the first note on the piano. Torvald stops turns around, and plays the rest of the song while helping Nora do her dance. Rank is behind the piano whatching.
Rank plays the piano while Helmer helps Nora dance, and Mrs. Linde comes not knowing what to do or say.
The maid comes in and says that dinner is ready.
On the way to the dinning room Rank and Torvald wisper to each other, and Mrs. Linde and Nora talk on th eway there as well.