Juliet goes to Friar's cell and talks about how she does not want to marry Pairs because she loves Romeo. They come up with a plan to let her and Romeo run away together. She will tell her father that she wants to marry Paris, drink the potion Friar gives her, and pass out. Everyone will think that she had died.
Juliet tells her father that she wants to marry Paris. He is estatic and pushes the wedding sooner.
Juliet thinks over taking the potion and decides to take it. She had cold feet but does it anyway.
They start preparing for the wedding and Lady Capulet tells the nurse to go wake up Juliet.
The Lord, Lady Capulet, and nurse mourn Juliet's "death". Friar comes in and says they should start on the funeral plans.