Topdog/Underdog - Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 3 Summary

Later that night, Booth returns after an evening making up with Grace. Booth discusses with Lincoln the details of his evening with Grace. Booth is boastful in an almost adolescent way. Lincoln seems to be living his sex life vicariously through Booth.

Lincoln mentions having discovered Booth's stash of pornographic magazines. Booth defends himself, claiming that he's the kind of man who needs a great deal of sexual release. Booth accuses Lincoln of being impotent and suggests that this is why Lincoln's ex-wife Cookie left him.

In conversation, Lincoln suggests helping Booth with his 3-card monte scam. He proposes getting Booth in touch with his old crew. Lincoln used to hustle cards for a living, but when a member of his crew, Lonny, was shot, he swore that he'd never hustle cards again. Although Lincoln himself refuses to join Booth in hustling cards...

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