- Romeo slips away from his friends determined to meet Juliet again.
- Mercutio and Benvolio joke about where he might be and Mercutio makes vulgar remarks about Rosaline.
- Romeo enters the Capulet grounds and sees Juliet come to the balcony outside her window.
- Juliet declares her love for Romeo, not knowing that he is listening.
- Romeo makes his presence known and says he will no longer be named Montague.
- Juliet fears for his safety and asks him to leave but he says that night will protect him.
- She says that he should not have heard what she said but her love is sincere.
- He declares his love for her.
- Juliet says that if his intentions are marriage, he should arrange their wedding for the following day. She will send a messenger to get the information from him.
- Friar Lawrence is out searching for medical herbs. He reflects on the good and evil that co-exists in herbs and how it is also the case with man.
- Romeo enters and it is very early. The Friar thinks he has spent the night with Rosaline.
- Romeo tells the Friar of his love for Juliet and asks to him to perform a wedding ceremony.
- Friar Lawrence questions Romeo as to whether his love is real or not. But he agrees to the marriage as he sees it a a way to unite the families.
- Mercutio and Benvolio search for Romeo. Tybalt has sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel but Mercutio thinks he wouldn't be able for it as he is so lovesick.
- The Nurse arrives with a message for Romeo.
- The Nurse warns him not to mess with Juliet's feelings.
- Romeo sends a message to Juliet to meet him at Friar Lawrence's that afternoon to be married.
- Romeo gives the Nurse money and tells him that his man will bring a rope ladder to enable him to climb into Juliet's room that evening.
- Juliet awaits the return of the Nurse.
- The Nurse arrives back and complains of tiredness and aching bones.
- She mocks and praises Romeo, delaying the message, keeping Juliet in suspense.
- The Nurse finally tells Juliet of the plans for the wedding.
- Romeo is waiting in Friar Lawrence's cell to be married.
- Juliet enters and Romeo says how happy he is. He asks Juliet to respond the same.
- She responds that she can't put into words how happy she is.
- The Friar takes them away to be married.