Capulet, Juliet's father, wants Juliet and Paris to get married the upcoming Thursday. He believes a partner will help Juliet get her mind off of Tybalt's death. Juliet was devastated. Their marriage will only make things worse for Juliet. Paris and Juliet disagree on everything. Juliet tells Friar she's going to kill herself if she has to marry him and leave Romeo. Friar comes up with a better plan to postpone the wedding.
Juliet goes home and walks in on her parents preparing for the wedding. She plays along and acts excited for her big day. Capulet and Lady Capulet are thrilled at this news. Capulet decides to change the plans and hold the wedding on Wednesday rather than Thursday. Juliet goes up to her room to prepare Friar's plan, as Capulet travels to tell Paris the change in the wedding plans.
Juliet is going to drink a vial of liquid that will make her sick for 48 hours, but make it seem like she's dead. This will postpone the wedding and let her be with Romeo. Juliet needs to spend the night without the Nurse, so she isn't caught. Juliet asks Lady Capulet and the Nurse if she could have the room to herself, they agree. Juliet second guesses going through with drinking the vial. She gets nervous and questions Friar's intentions. She ends up drinking it for Romeo's sake.
Capulet and Lady Capulet prepare for the wedding. The Nurse is sent to wake Juliet up. When she enters Juliet's room she finds her dead. Everyone is shocked and grieves for Juliet's death. Friar reassures everyone that Juliet is not in any pain anymore and in a better place. Soon the wedding plans are forgotten and everyone is focussed on funeral plans for Juliet. The whole day is unexpected.
Everyone gathers around Juliet and doesn't know what to do. Peter, the servant, suggests playing happy music to lighten the mood. The musicians decline and Peter gets mad. Not much else happens.