Antipholus (of Ephesus), under arrest, beats Dromio (of Ephesus) for bringing a rope’s end instead of the money for bail. Adriana, Luciana, and the Courtesan enter with Dr. Pinch, who has been employed to cure Antipholus’s reported insanity. Officers bind Antipholus and Dromio (of Ephesus), and Dr. Pinch has them carried off. Antipholus and Dromio (of Syracuse) enter with their swords drawn, frightening Adriana and the others, who think the madmen have escaped from Dr. Pinch.