After Romeo's banishment & her nurse's betrayal, Juliet goes to the Friar Laurence in a complete panic & asks him for his help.
My leisure serves me, pensive daughter, now. My lord, we must entreat the time alone.
God shield should I disturb devotion! Juliet, on Thursday early will I rouse ye. Till then, adieu, and keep this holy kiss.
Are you at leisure, holy father, now, or shall I come to you at evening mass?
O, shut the door! And when thou hast done so, Come weep with me-past hope, past cure, past help!
Once the county Paris has left, Juliet weeps with the Friar Lawrence. The Friar Lawrence says he knows how awful she feels, but there is no way to avoid marrying Paris.
Ah, Juliet, I already know thy grief; It strains me past the compass of my wits. I hear thou must, and nothing will prorogue it, on Thursday next be married to this County.
Juliet tells the Friar Lawrence that if there is no way to avoid marrying Paris, then she will kill herself instead.
Give me some present counsel; or behold, twixt my extremities and me this bloody knife, shall play the umpire, arbitrating that, which the commission of thy years & art could to no issue of true honor bring, Be not so long to speak, I long to die, If what thou speakst speak not of remedy.
The Friar Lawrence says that there may be a way to reunite Romeo & Juliet, although it is nearly as drastic as death. He tells her to drink a poison that night that will put her in coma for 42 hours. Her family will then think she's dead, and take her outside Verona to be buried, & then she can run away and be with Romeo.
Hold, daughter, I do spy a kind of hope, which craves as desperate an execution, as that is desperate which we would prevent.
Juliet agrees to the Friar Lawrence's plan. She takes the potion home and drinks it that night. In the morning, her nurse & family find her & think she is dead.
Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. I have a faint cold fear through my veins....Romeo, I come! this do I drink to thee.
That same day, a funeral is held for Juliet. That same day, the Friar Lawrence sends a letter to Romeo explaining that Juliet is not dead, but is in a deep sleep, but the letter never reaches him- and this leads to the demise of both Romeo & Juliet.