The majordomo who accompanies Sancho to his new village is the same one who played Countess Trifaldi. Sancho recognizes him. Don Quixote admits there is a resemblance, but obviously this man is not the Countess Trifaldi.
Sancho and Dapple are outfitted as befitting their status. He bids a tearful goodbye to the duke, duchess, and Don Quixote.
Quixote feels lonely. He would have canceled Sancho’s commission to have him back. He tells the duchess he prefers to wait on himself and not have servants.
When he does go to bed, he hears voices outside his window. One maid is encouraging her companion to sing to her lover, which she is reluctant to do. Quixote assumes the maiden must be in love with him, but vows to be loyal to Dulcinea. He laments that everyone but Dulcinea falls in love with him.