“Shapiro is another actor clearly having fun with his role. Shapiro walks the line between cordial and shady behavior, which keeps us guessing of his intentions."
Thanks so much to Alec Kerr of The Conway Daily Sun! Also, major props to Jordan Yanco, my dialect coach for the Italian accent work because Alec also wrote:
“Barkhimer also doesn’t overplay the French accent, nor does Shapiro overdo his Italian accent. There’s a delightful scene in which the two characters speak each others’ language much to the bewilderedness to the English Hastings.”