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The way Hal (Jamie Parker) strokes the king’s hand in this scene (Henry IV Part 2 at The Globe) kills me. He’s like a little kid, playing with his dad’s hand while he tells him a bedtime story. It’s so familiar - so intimate and natural - one of the few times they actually make any physical contact and one of the only times the king isn’t yelling at him for being a wayward child. 

And then his dad sighs: “My Harry…” and Hal has to turn away to stop himself from crying 

Perfect scene.