What news does Friar John bring Friar Laurence? What does Friar Laurence fear at the end of scene ii? What is Friar Laurence's plan now?
Friar John tells Friar Laurence that he was unable to deliver the letter because he stopped to ask another Friar to go with him to Mantua, and in that other town, the officials would not let them leave because they feared the Friars had come into contact with a deadly plague. Friar Laurence is afraid that Juliet will be upset with him, but plans to keep her with him in the cell, then to write to Romeo to pick her up from there.