IAGO watches his bloody plan unfold as RODERIGO attacks CASSIO, OTHELLO confronts DESDEMONA for the last time and EMILIA learns the true nature of her husband.
IAGO meets CASSIO in a secluded area, knowing OTHELLO is watching. IAGO engages her in a conversation about BIANCA. OTHELLO assumes she is speaking of DESDEMONA. OTHELLO swears to IAGO that the fates of DESDEMONA and CASSIO are to be sealed with blood. IAGO pushes a frustrated RODERIGO into helping complete his bloody revenge.
OTHELLO confronts DESDEMONA about the missing handkerchief. He leaves her confused by his violent temper and reactions. IAGO pushes OTHELLO towards action. When he paints the picture of her alleged dishonesty OTHELLO is overcome and suffers an epileptic seizure. CASSIO continues to pursue her former position.
DESDEMONA finds a despondent and confused OTHELLO alone on the roof. As they leave DESDEMONA drops her handkerchief, an heirloom given to her by OTHELLO. IAGO and EMILIA find the handkerchief. IAGO realizes he can use it to secure OTHELLO’s rage and violence against CASSIO.When OTHELLO re-emerges on the roof. IAGO sets the wheel in motion.
IAGO uses calm logic, and sound advice to tilt OTHELLO’s mind and heart against DESDEMONA and CASSIO.
CASSIO is in hiding, fearing for her life. Disavowed by OTHELLO she turns to IAGO for help. IAGO suggests that she approach her old friend DESDEMONA for help in pleading her case to OTHELLO. IAGO arranges this through his wife EMILIA, servant to DESDEMONA.
OTHELLO joins the "gallants" of CYPRUS in celebrating their shared victory over the invading TURKS. Meanwhile IAGO gets CASSIO quite drunk and RODERIGO bites off more than he can chew when he provokes a fight with her. MONTANO is gravely wounded while trying to break them up. OTHELLO breaks up the fight and disowns CASSIO leaving her in CYPRUS with no friends or allies, except, seemingly, IAGO.
DESDEMONA arrives in CYPRUS accompanied by IAGO and his wife (her servant) EMILIA. They are welcomed graciously by CASSIO who has gone before to secure the area. DESDEMONA is desperate for word of OTHELLO who has disappeared in a tempest while fighting with the rival TURKS for CYPRUS. IAGO begins to formulate a plan to turn OTHELLO against CASSIO by way of DESDEMONA. OTHELLO arrives and announces the TURKS annihilated and CYPRUS secured.
DESDEMONA and OTHELLO roused from sleep by MICHEL CASSIO. CASSIO, a lieutenant to OTHELLLO and friend to DESDEDMONA, has come with an urgent message from their boss "The Duke". Meanwhile IAGO and RODERIGO inform DESDEMONA’S father BRABANTIO of her union to OTHELLO.
Othello (the web series)
directed by John Robert Hurley