The servant tries to calm him down and redirect his energy into some more productive enterprise like, maybe, talking to Elmire. Elmire, it seems, has some "power" over Tartuffe – power, no doubt, of the feminine persuasion – and thus might be the key to catching the scoundrel.
Dorine has also gotten word that Tartuffe is on his way downstairs.
She tells Damis that she's going to intercept him.
Damis insists on listening in on the conversation and manages to hide in a close just before…