The Prince of Morocco and Prince of Aragon both pick a casket but in vain in Belmont. Meanwhile, in Venice, Shylock is livid when he discovers that his daughter and money has gone.
In Belmont, Portia is excited by Bassanio's arrival and he even picks the right casket and he chooses the right one (lead) but then Jessica and Lorenzo arrive with news that Antonio is about to go to court.
Portia and Nerissa devise a plan to save Antonio as they pose as a lawyer and his clerk. They manage to win the court case again Shylock (who loses everything). The play ends with happiness for most characters - apart from Shylock.