Fast Eddie returns, at first very much like his old mentor Bert Gordon, he mainly counts on his talent for hustling psychologically now. Vince is the new cocky youngster with so much talent it manifests itself in Jedi/Samurai/Kung Fu moves with a pool cue. He is innocent with no knowledge of or motivation to hustle though. Vince’s girlfriend Carmen is concerned with money and the hustle and so basically sells Vince’s soul to Eddie without his knowledge. Vince’s childlike naivete is a BIG difference from what Eddie was like when he was young, so Vince’s heart is never really in the hustle until Eddie walks out on the young couple. Eddie is incredibly ashamed when he gets hustled by a young Forest Whitaker and gives up on being a mentor. Eddie rediscovers his love for playing pool, corrects his sight with glasses, re-trains himself from the bottom up, and enters the same national pool competition that he sent young Vince and Carmen to. Eddie becomes sad, but more determined, when he finds out Vince has lost his innocence. After all, Eddie has rediscovered Character and hopefully can knock some of that cockiness out of the young guy, even if it takes 100 games.