Much Ado About Nothing: Novel Summary: Act 1, Scene 3

 Don John, who is Don Pedros illegitimate brother, walks with his companion Conrade.  Although Don John is infamous for his lechery and violence, Don Pedro welcomed him as a companion anyway to give him a second chance.  Don John, however, is not prepared to fawn and grovel his way into societys graces; he has returned to his old ways.  Don Johns henchman Borachio enters and tells him about the impending Hero-Claudio marriage.  With this information, Don John devises a method of simultaneously wreaking havoc and getting his revenge on Claudio and Don Pedro.  The trio leaves to further plot their scheme.