The play revolves around two pairs of couples, Beatrice and Benedick and Claudio and Hero. The main plot of the play revolves around obstacles to the union of the  young couple - Claudio and Hero. The love-hate relationship of Beatrice and Benedick features the "merry war" of men vs. women. Benedick thinks he hates Beatrice but really loves her and Beatrice who thinks she hates Benedick but really loves him. Benedick and Claudio are in Don Pedro‚Äôs army and are best friends.

The re-written scene depicts the plan to bring Beatrice and Benedick together.