Tybalt challenges Romeo on the streets of Verona. Romeo refuses as he believes his love outweighs his anger and hate. In his stead Mercutio challenges Tybalt. They raise their swords and fight. Mercutio gets mortally wounded, cursing both families before perishing.
Enraged, Romeo picks up his sword and kills Tybalt for killing his friend. Benvolio who watched this whole scene quickly tells Romeo to leave before the Prince arrives otherwise he might as well be dead.
The Prince arrives at the scene and sees his dead cousin and a friend. In a calm matter he asks what happened and Benvolio explains that Tybalt had challenged Romeo to a duel. Romeo tried to keep the situation under control but Tybalt attacked him and Mercutio died. The prince announces that Romeo is banished from Verona.
Juliet is waiting in her room for Romeo to arrive. Sadly the Nurse enters anxiously and mentions someone has died and someone has been banished. She refuses to give up her information and leads Juliet to thinking Romeo is dead. Later the secrets are out and knowing where Romeo is, the Nurse promises to find Romeo.
. Romeo is hiding in a chapel as Friar Laurence informs him of his punishment. The nurse arrives as Romeo attempts to suicide, he was stopped in his tracks and Friar Lawrence begs for Romeo to look at the positives
After seeing how much Juliet is in despair for her "cousin's death". As Lady Capulet believes it would help her daughters sadness, she decided on Paris's and Juliet's marriage later that week.