Romeo and Juliet Act 5, Scene 2
Friar John enters Friar Laurence's cell. He tells him that he never made it to Mantua to deliver the friar's letter (intending to inform Romeo that Juliet is not really dead) because he was suspected of having the plague. He was therefore not allowed to leave Verona. Hence, Romeo never received the letter. Friar Laurence is horrified at this misfortune. He decides to write another letter and send it to Mantua (hoping it will reach Romeo), and then goes to get Juliet, who will soon be waking up from the potion. All exit.