Paris talks about his marriage to Juliet to the Friar. Juliet walks in on him and indicates to him that she isn't too keen on marrying him. When he leaves, she tells the Friar how she would rather die than marry Paris. The Friar comes up with a plan, in which Juliet fakes her death, allowing her to run away with Romeo. She agrees
Juliet comes home and tells her father that she will marry Paris. Overjoyed, he moves the wedding up a day.
Juliet contemplates drinking the elixir the Friar gave her. She is afraid she'll be buried alive, go mad, and even the possibility the elixir is actually poison. She eventually overcomes her fears for her Romeo and drinks it.
The Capulets prepare for the wedding. They send the Nurse to go wake up Juliet.
The Nurse discovers Juliet and believes she is dead. Her family mourns her "death" and the Friar plays along