Was what Hero said true, or was she always lying to me?
It will be alright...
Claudio, you bastard! How dare you accuse Hero!? I challenge you to a duel!
BY: MINH LAM
How dare you accuse an innocent women of being a whore? I challenge you to a duel!
In the church, Leonato, Hero, Benedick and Beatrice prepare for the second wedding. Margaret, Borachio's lover, was proven to be innocent
We have captured these villainous men! Hero is innocent!
Oh my god, what have we done?
Leonato sees them and then accuses Claudio of framing Hero and causing her death. Leonato challenges Claudio to a duel as he has tarnished Hero's name. Don Pedro and Claudio pretend to ignore Leonato, so he and Antonia leave vowing to have revenge.
Don't worry about it. Just marry my niece who looks exactly the same as my daughter.
I'm so sorry Leonato for accusing your daughter of being a whore. I will pay for it with my life!
When Leonato and Antonio leave, Benedick comes into the scene. Don Pedro and Claudio asks Benedick to cheer them up with his wit, but he declines. Benedick believes that Claudio has tarnished Hero's good name, and then challenges him to a duel, saying that they can no longer be friends because he caused the death of an innocent woman.
Dogberry and Verges suddenly appear with Conrad and Borachio, who they have both arrested. Dogberry tells Claudio that Borachio has admitted to his crimes and that Hero was never unfaithful. This shocks Claudio and Don Pedro as they think they caused the "death" of Hero.
Leonato and Antonio return. Immediately, Don Pedro and Claudio beg for Leonato's forgiveness, even going as far as offering to kill themselves. Instead, Leonato wants Claudio to clear he name by writing a poem that honors her death at her tomb. Then he offers Claudio to marry his "niece", who looks exactly like Hero (hmm...). Claudio accepts Leonato's terms.