It’s too bad Laertes doesn’t survive this play because I think he might make a pretty good king. He has a kind of Henry V quality – a (possibly) misspent youth – a righteous cause, strength and leadership. It makes incredibly good sense to send his door breaking supporters away. It shows some savvy leadership. He got those guys to break him in – but to keep them around would be a step too far. They’re hot from door breaking. All they want to do is break heads. You won’t be able to get anything done with that energy around.