We should pretend that hero has lost her loyalty to Claudio.
Don Pedro (Left), Don John (Back), Benedick (Middle right) and Claudio (Middle left) arrive at the country estate of Leonato. They are greeted by Hero and Beatrice.
Beatrice and Benedick snap at each other and everyone laughs. They are then all invited to a Masked ball that evening in their honour. Everyone accepted but one man stood apart, Don John, who stood apart and thanked his host with cold politeness.
Don John's companion, Borachio, came to his room that evening. He said "Claudio wishes to marry Hero".Don John listened closely, as he hated being dependent on his wealthy brother. He wanted revenge on his brother and Claudio. They came up with a plan.
Although Beatrice and Benedick were trying to out wit each other and use sharp words towards one an other, Don Pedro wasn't fooled and knew that they liked each other deep down.
BDon John and Borachio carry out their plan. BorachioBorachio asks the maid to talk to her on the balcony and because it was dark everyone thought it was Hero. Hiding behind the tree, Claudio and Don Pedro peered up. Claudio was furious and told Pedro that he would announce this on the wedding day.
Don John and Borachio's plan had failed and they had been exposed. Claudio and hero were successfully married and Benedick and Beatrice had now fallen in love. Don John was never seen again.