Well, the Hal was much better in Part 2; not nearly so yippy. But Hal the character is still worrying about appearances; he doesn't want to make a public show of mourning his father's death because people will think he's hypocritical. The Pistol was terrible; the less said about him, the better. But William Gaunt was back, this time playing Shallow, and now I understand why he wasn't cast as Henry: his Shallow is just too good to be missed. What that man can do with his voice is remarkable, and the recruiting scene was hilarious. Roger Allam yielded stage to him; there was no competing for attention between them. In fact, Allam took a step back in his entire performance. Part 1 was his play; in Part 2 he was one figure in the tapestry. And that's as it should be.