Grand Theft Auto 4Edit
The Cousins BellicEdit
<cutscene - aboard the Platypus, a merchant ship>
Daddy's back, you bitches... Daddy's back, you bitches!
Dave, come on. [knocking on door] Come on Dave.
Niko? What are you doing?
Dave is not coming.
Ah, ignore him. Come on we got to get this thing ready before we dock. [Hossan and Niko climb up a ladder to a higher deck.] Hossan Let's go. Here, pass me that. There. Whooh yeah! There she is... Liberty City. Niko Yeah. Hossan You ever been? Niko No. Hossan Crazy place, Niko. Niko What you going to do? Hossan I might come back on board... or I might try to make a go of it. Like they say, it is the land of opportunity. I always wanted to make it big... own a nice place, get a dog, a house... live the dream! Niko Like my cousin. Hossan Oh yeah? Niko Yes - he's got the lot - house, women, cars, parties... he writes me in these wild emails, and after I got into trouble, I thought maybe uh... and then I got this gig, and I spend the next seven months with you fine people and I forget... After the war finished, I couldn't get a job, nobody could... so I, uh, did some dumb things and got involved with some idiots... Hossan Ahh, we all do dumb things... that's what makes us human. Niko Could be. [They leave the boat and Niko waits for his cousin, Roman.] Roman Niko! My cousin! I can't believe it! You're here! Niko Hey! Roman Welcome to America! Niko [translated] Good to see you, cousin. Roman What? Niko Good to see you, man - what, you forget our language? Roman Uhhh... [translated] cabbages? Maybe a little. I've been here 10 years! You can speak English. Remember, we learned off the English girls with the big... Niko Hey, a little... not so good. Roman Ahh, you'll be fine. Better than my Serbian. So good to see you cousin. I can't believe you made it! Ha! Shit... I have to tell you I had quite a night last night. Two women! The land of opportunity. I've made it! [stumbling around] Shit, man, I'm still a touch drunk. Niko A touch? Roman My cousin is here! Niko Woah! Roman, Roman, come on, come on, relax. Roman We're going to rule the world! Work 1 Yeah, yeah, whatever, buddy. Just take over the world someplace else, alright? Work 2 Yeah, buddy! Take off! Work 1 You're in the Goddamn way. Roman Screw you... screw you all! Work 2 Hey, come on, man! Roman My cousin is here! Niko Bellic! He's the fucking man, bitches! Niko Roman, come on, let's go... to the mansion, eh? Roman Yes, the mansion! Whoa. [stumbles] Maybe you should drive... Niko Maybe I should. Roman Okay! Niko Okay. Hey is this a cab? Where's the sports car? Roman Err, it's in the shop... come on!
Roman Drive us to our place on Mohawk, it's just up the road. I'll let you know when we're there.
<driving - heading to the apartment>
Why don't you show me around the city?
Terrorists. There's been a big scare and you can't go across the bridges so good. You, without a visa, I would stay in Broker. Fuck it, stay in Hove Beach. Everyone like us does. Niko, you ever had two women at once? Four big titties to be playing with? [translated] I thought I had died and gone to heaven, man.
[translated] I can't prove that I have.
Cousin, it's been too long... you should have come out earlier. Think of all the girls you've been missing out on! Niko
Our country has women too.
Yes, but only locals. Here we have white, black, the Puerto Ricans and the Asians, Europeans on vacation, scared Canadians, bored housewives from the Midwest - every possible choice. The city is like a big Uder Milken Ice Cream shop: thirty-six flavors of titty. Hove Beach is our little corner of Eastern Europe.
[translated] What a charming image. Hove Beach, next to the docks. Immigrants here do not make it very far from the boats they come in on.
No, everyone seems happy where they are. It reminds them of the Black Sea or something - people leave home to hang around the people they ran away from, [translated] very odd. Is just temporary for us though. Our sights are set for the top. Mansions in Berchem, penthouse in Algonquin... a model on each arm - me and my cousin Niko, rulers of the world!
<pass the cab depot>
We are passing the cab office, Niko. This is the business that will take us to the top of the pile.
<reach the apartment>
This is the mansion? Roman Just a temporary place. The mansion is coming, cousin. That's the dream... follow me.
<cutscene - within the apartment>
Come in, come in! Make yourself at home... what's mine is yours! [stamps on cockroach] Got him! Little bastard. If he paid some rent I wouldn't care. [wiping off shoe] Oh... shit... oh, that's not nice. Ah, cousin, it's so good to see you! Yeah! Hmm... [drops down on bed] Shit... well, I needed to change anyway... So!
So, you full of crap, or what?
Where's luxury condo? Where's sports car? Where's Barbara with big titties and Stephanie who sucks like a vacuum?
What you talking about?
In your letters to my mother, in your letters to me... all I hear about is Mr. Big, Mr. Roman, living the American dream. Sports cars, condos, women, money, the beach... opportunity! I come here, and the only thing big about your life is the cockroaches.
That's right. I got the best cockroaches, I got the best dirt!
Niko Screw you, you idiot!
Okay, I'm an idiot, but you must admit I have the best line in bullshit you ever heard.
Yeah, this I know. Asshole.
But here, all I needed was one good guy. One good guy, I could do well. Not take over the world, but do okay. Now, maybe I have this. But what about you? What about you, cousin?
What? What about me?
Roman Well... why you leave home after all this time? First, I hear you're running around with the wrong kind, then I hear you joined the merchant navy, now you're here. You never tell me anything.
What do you mean no?
No, I never tell you anything. Another time.
Oooh, mystery man... strange and exotic sailor! What happened? Did your captain make you pregnant?
Niko Screw you! No, no, it's nothing like that. The ships were fine. It was before that, two things. You remember, during the war... we did some bad things and bad things happened to us. War is where the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other. I was very young, and very angry. Maybe that is no excuse... Roman? Roman! Are you sleeping, you fat fuck? Come on!
Roman Huh! No! No way! What's the time? Shit... I've got to get the cab back. It's on a shift. [drinks coffee, spits it out] Oh, Jesus! Tastes like a rat shat in it...
Niko, I've got to run, come meet me at the cab office.
It's easy. Out the door, turn left, then the first left at the diner
What are you talking about? I don't
go down one block and turn right on Iroquois
I'm new here
then walk all the way down and we're right there on the left of the corner of Cisco Street
What are you talking about, man?
It's really flash. We got lots of titties and some incredible motors... Niko. Give me a hug. Good to have you here cousin... I've got something for you. [phone rings] Oh, damn... damn, damn, damn! [to phone] Yes, Vlad, sorry, forgive me, okay, no... no. Please don't cut my cock off, eh? Oh, okay, bye... yes, no, uh, okay.
It's Your CallEdit
<cutscene - at the cab depot office>
[to radio] Come on, big guy - either do some work or get out of here. We don't need jokers.
Roman [to radio] Screw you! [to Mallorie] Baby... when I look into your eyes, it means something. I see little Romans, I see little Mallories, I see stars, I see angels. In my homeland we have a saying...
Yeah, we got one too. You're a fag!
Shit... [drops the radio]
Jesus, Roman, you fuckin' idiota. How can I take you seriously?
Niko [enters] Very difficult, I think... Hello, Roman! Hello, Miss... Roman Mallorie, this is my cousin I tell you about, Niko... Mal Hi. Roman Niko, this is Mallorie, the beautiful girl I tell you about... See? Not everything I tell you was bullshit. Mal I bet most of it was. Roman Hey! Mal I hope you're less full of shit than your cousin over here. Niko Thank you. Roman This is the woman that I'm going to marry! Mal Huh! Whatever you say. Vlad [enters] I thought you were going to marry me, baby? Mal Hey, Vlad. Roman Hey... Vlad... great! You're fuckin' crazy, man. Vlad You should lose a few pounds - otherwise this beautiful lady is going to leave you. Roman I know... I'm a fat prick, what can I do? Vlad Pay your debts? Roman I... I will do man. We spoke of this. Vlad No, we didn't speak. You spoke then you say your phone out of batteries. You treat me like a bitch. Roman Never! I'd treat you like an idiot, not a bitch, eh? Vlad I guess it's true... the beautiful women do like the guys with the funny sense of humor. Ho ho. I'm laughing. Roman I'll get you the money. Vlad I know. And Roman... tell this fucking yokel here if he doesn't stop staring at me, I'll have his head chopped off and put a film of it on the internet! [exits] Mal Ouch... Roman Ah... all good... great... Mal Hah! Yeah, fantastic! Look, say what you like, but at least that guy knows how to speak to a lady. Roman Yes, he's all charm. Come on Niko, let's go. Darling... I'll see you later. I've got to take my cousin around some more, get him settled...
<getting in Roman's car>
Roman Niko, you're driving us to a hardware store on Dillon Street.
<driving - going to the hardware store - A>
Niko Doing some home improvements, Roman? You going to build this mansion you tell me about? Roman No, funny guy - we going to get money. In America you need money to do anything. You're taking me to a backroom game where I'll win all the dollars we need to really see this town. Nightclubs... women... titties... Niko You can play, right? [translated] You are good at this game? Roman I am the best. I kick all the asses that play me. They call me the Janitor. Niko Because you can't pay your debts and they make you mop the floor? [translated] Incredible. Roman Funny. No! I'm the Janitor because I always clean up. I always win, get it? Niko The Janitor. Sure. I seriously hope your cards are better than your nicknames. Roman Only problem is I'm playing with some money I'm meant to give to these Albanian scumbags. Here's hoping they don't show up, eh? Niko We got loan sharks after us? [translated] Roman? What's going on? Roman After me, and it doesn't matter anyway. When I've played this game I'll have enough money to pay them back ten times. [translated] They're wimps anyway.
<driving - going to the hardware store - B>
Niko Why are we going to this hardware store? You need to buy something? Roman No, the business shut down a long time ago. We go there because some guys are playing cards. I'm going to take them for everything they have. Niko I have the feeling only thing you will come out of there with is more debt. [translated] Has always been that way with you, Roman. Roman No, no, this is my game that they play. I have read all the books. You know Car Jabowitz? Niko No. Roman He on TV whole time. The Buffet Car? Come on. Anyway, I read this book, 'May Contain Nuts.' Niko What does this mea... contain nuts? Roman It's about making other players think, you have best cards, make them think you have the nuts in your hand. Niko If you have their nuts in your hand, I believe they will know about it anyway. Roman Stupid question, stupid question. You just need know that I read book and I am very good at game. And I'm going to win lot of money for us.
<at the hardware store>
Roman Niko, wait for me here while I go inside to clean up. Shit, I almost forgot. I'm giving you my old phone, my new number's in there. [Roman hands the phone over to Niko.] Roman Call me if some Albanians show up in some shitty beige Willard. Those are the guys I owe money to. Do not hurt them, I know what you're like, Niko Bellic. Niko You and your debts, Roman. [translated] Always the same. Never change.
<phonecall from Roman - after a minute>
Niko It's all quiet out here Roman, you winning? [translated] Please say yes. Roman Don't worry I'm getting so many bullets it's like I'm an AK. [translated] We're cool.
<The Albanians park nearby.>
Niko [to self] And this must be the loan sharks. Dardan That is his cab, the fat Roman must be in here.
<phonecall to Roman>
Niko Cousin - two guys are going in the store. I think they are the loan sharks you speak of. Roman Shit, I'm down. Niko You better get out of there. Roman Alright, alright I'm coming.
<Roman runs out the back of the store and gets in.>
<driving - fleeing the Albanians - A>
Roman Shit, Niko, it's them, they must have been told I was here. Dardan You are in much trouble, Bellic. Roman Please don't hurt the men after us, cousin. They hate me enough as it is. Get us back to the depot, quick! Niko Alright cousin, I'll lose them. [translated] Not so tough now. Roman Just like the old days, eh? Niko In the old days we were dodging bombs, not loan sharks. Roman Just drive. Leave the funny comments to me.
<driving - fleeing the Albanians - B>
Roman Quick, you take us back to the cab depot. That is Dardan. Dardan You are in much trouble, Bellic. Roman Remember, do not hurt the loan sharks. The debt will just increase. Niko Dardan is your loan shark, yes? Roman My Albanian loan shark. Niko Sorry, I forget, there are many of these men you owe money to. Maybe a few more after this game you just lose.
<driving - returning to the cab depot - A>
Roman Do you think they saw me? Niko Of course they saw you. I mean - you're a distinctive man Roman. Roman That is why the ladies love me. Fuck those shylocks, they'll get their money. They just have to wait. Niko We should stand up to them. [translated] Where is your pride? Roman Niko, you're new. You don't understand the way things work. Niko Oh yeah? Roman We're at the bottom of the ladder man. These thugs push us around. But they are not to be feared. It is the Russians mobsters, Vlad's bosses, that run everything. Be careful of them. Niko You tell me to behave, Mr. Janitor? If you understand it all, where is the money? Roman I lost it this time, but when I go back the last thing they will expect is for me to take everything. Then I really will clean up. Niko [translated] I will believe when I see, Roman.
<driving - returning to the cab depot - B>
Roman I do not understand it. I do everything I learn on TV. Everything that I read in the books. I do what Car Jabowitz tell me in "May Contain Nuts." I raise on flop, I ride river, it don't make no sense. Niko [translated] It don't make no sense to me neither. Roman Shit, you ain't going to make sense to no people if you keep speaking in that language. Here in Liberty City, we speak English. Get used to this. Niko The money, the people, all of this noise around us - there is a lot of stuff I must get used to here in Liberty City. I think that speaking this language should be the least of my problems. Roman Sure, I will remind you of that in a few weeks.
<at the cab depot>
We're here. You like your phone? Maybe one day you get a premium quality one, like mine. Then you will have really made it.
Niko I can only wish. Roman See you later, cousin.
Three's A CrowdEdit
<text message from Roman>
Shit. Need help. Come to the depot quick, man! Rom
<phonecall to Roman - optional>
Niko Hey Roman, I got your text. Roman Great, Niko. I've got my hands full at the moment with these charming money lenders I know. Maybe you should come to the cab office and help me out? Niko I'll see you soon.
<cutscene - at the cab depot office>
Roman Come on, Dardan, what's your problem? Dardan I don't have problem. You do. [Dardan points a knife at Roman while Bledar smashes his computer monitor.] Roman Don't be a dick, man... come o... Dardan [choking Roman] Where's your Russian friend now, eh? Roman He's not my friend... he's my loan shark... Niko [enters] Stop this. Dardan Who are you? Niko Get out of here. Roman Niko... Niko Yes. [Dardan threatens Niko with a knife and Niko breaks his arm.] Dardan Oh my arm. Oh! Niko And what about you? Dardan Help me! Help me! [Bledar hops over the desk to help Dardan.] Niko Come on, asshole! Dardan Bledar! Help me! [The Albanians run out of the depot.] Niko Get out of here now! And if you come back, I'll kill you! You understand? Roman You forgot this, you Albanian pricks! [brandishing Dardan's knife] Shit, Niko - what did you do? Niko He was going to stab me! Roman Now he's going to kill you! Niko Fuck him. Roman Look at this mess. Screwed! Again. You want to know why I'm not living in a nice condo, banging four women? It's because of shit like this. Assholes threatening me. Niko Shut up! [Roman's phone rings.] Roman Oh great... Mallorie. [to phone] Hey, beautiful! Huh? Yeah... great. Uh... listen, I'm having a bit of a problem at the office... Umm, I can't do it - Niko can do it... Huh? Do what? Well why would you want me then? Well screw you, then. [to Niko] Great girl... Can you do me a favor? Mallorie needs a lift. Can you go pick her up at the Hove Beach subway station? Niko Yeah... Roman Take the cab. She's got a friend with her. Maybe someone you can date! Niko Fuck you. [exits] Roman Oh man, look at this crap. My computer and everything.
<at the subway station>
Niko Get in, ladies. Mal Hey Niko, thanks for coming. I should have known Roman would find some excuse not to turn up. This is Michelle. Mic Hi. How are you?
<driving - taking the ladies to Michelle's place - A>
Mic I live on Rotterdam Hill, up on Mohawk Avenue. You know where that is? Mal How're you finding America, Niko? Niko Not exactly what I expected. Mal Niko, you know what? You need someone to show you a good time. Michelle, how about you? Mic Mallorie. Stop it! Mal Come on you guys. You're both single, you're adults. Take her number, Niko. Mic Hey, I'd like to see you again, Niko. You look like that kind of guy I want to get to know. Mal You look like you just jumped off the boat, Niko. Handsome man like you should get some new threads. Mic I think he looks fine the way he is. Mal I don't think he even changed out of those things on the journey. How are you going to impress a classy girl like Michelle? Mic I'm easily impressed. Mal I know you are, sweetie, and I just don't get it.
<driving - taking the ladies to Michelle's place - B>
Mic My place is over on Mohawk Avenue. Niko I can find it. Mal You're settling in pretty good, aren't you, Niko? You're staying with Roman, he got you a good job and all he needs to do now is find you a woman... What you think of Michelle here? Mic Come on, Mallorie. This is embarassing. Are you trying to set us up? Mal I'm trying to get you two together so Niko will stop taking up all of Roman's time. Niko I do not mean to keep Roman away from you. Mal I know you don't. He just loves you is all. And I think Michelle might too. Mic Come on. Mal Alright, but you like him, right? You both like each other so why don't you just go on a date? It never hurt anyone. Here's her number, Niko. Mic It sounds like we aren't being given much of a choice on this one. Niko No, I guess not. Mic Well, you look like the kind of guy I'd like to get to know, Niko. Mal He looks like he can't afford to eat. Get yourself some nice clothes. You gotta look good if you're going to date a girl like Michelle. Mic I don't know, I think he looks... interesting... foreign.
<at Michelle's place>
Mal Thanks for the lift, Niko. Mic Yeah, thanks. Gimme a call sometime. Niko See you soon, Michelle.
<phonecall to Roman - A>
Niko Cousin, I dropped the girls off. The friend gave me her number, but I don't think Mallorie likes my clothes so much. Roman I know just the place for you, it's on Mohawk in Hove. Go and get something a bit more twenty-first century.
<phonecall to Roman - B>
Niko Roman, I have taken your Mallorie and her friend where they wanted to go. Michelle gave me her number. Roman This is a good first step. The next step is to get some clothes that will impress. I know a good place for you on Mohawk in Hove Beach. Get something a bit more American.
<phonecall to Roman - after purchasing some clothes>
Niko Hey Roman, I got some clothes. It looks like they brought the stuff in from the Old Country though. Roman We must take what we can get, When the big money rolls in, then we will look real classy. Anyway, you have Michelle. A classy girl for your arm. You should definitely keep dating her.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST DATE (#mk1)
<phonecall to Michelle>
Niko Hey, Michelle, it's Niko. Roman's cousin. Mic Oh, Hi. How's it going? Niko Good, I was wondering if you wanted to go out with me sometime? You know, on a date? Mic Yeah, sure. That could be fun. Yeah, I'd like to get to know you, Niko. Why don't you come over to my place whenever? See you soon!
<phonecall from Michelle - if you wait instead of calling>
Mic Hey Niko, it's Michelle. We met with Mallorie, Roman's girlfriend. Niko I remember, what's up Michelle? Mic I don't normally do this, but I thought you'd be pretty lonely having just moved to Liberty City and all. Niko You do not normally do what? Mic You're not making this easy for me, are you? I'm asking you out on a date. Niko I am sorry, I am still not used to how things work here in America. A date would be good. I am getting sick of hanging out with Roman all the time. How about I pick you up from your apartment? Mic That sounds good. See you soon.
<phonecall from Roman - en route to Michelle>
Roman Niko, Bledar has me cornered in the courts under the El Train on Firefly. Niko What does he want? Roman I can't think what he could possibly want or why he's be pissed off, can you? Come on guys, let's be reasonable.
<cutscene - at Michelle's apartment>
[Niko knocks on her door.] Mic Coming... Who is it? Niko Hey, it's Niko. Mic Hey... I'm just finishing my hair. Come in. [She opens the door and lets him in.] Niko Thank you. Mic I'll be with you in a minute. Niko Did you just move in? Mic No... why? Niko All your stuff is new. Some even still have tags on. Mic Yeah well... I like things clean. Niko I can see that... but, er... everything is new. Mic Yeah. I'm kind of obsessed with cleanliness... things get on my nerves and I just throw them out. OCD or something? Niko Oh. Mic So... where you taking me? Niko Ah... you look good. Mic Aw, thanks... Niko I don't know - I'm new here. I thought maybe we could go to the, uh... funfair. Mic Yeah, great! Let's go - love the funfair! Actually we call it, um, "carnival" here. Just a little difference. Ah... whoop-de-doo!
<driving - going to the carnival - A>
Niko So, Michelle, what do you like to do? Mic What do you like to do? Niko Come on, I asked you first. Mic I like to keep active I guess. Sports, working out, things like that. I'd like to know about you though. See the places you hang out. Niko Yeah, maybe another time.
<driving - going to the carnival - B>
Niko I feel like I should have been more organized. Had a better plan for our date. What do you like doing? Mic I just want to get to know you, Niko. See the places you hang out. The people you associate with. Niko You already know Roman. I don't hang out with anybody else really. Mic You will, give it some time.
<driving - going to the carnival - chose to rescue Roman first>
Mic So, Niko, why couldn't you come on the date earlier? What happened? Niko Roman got himself into some trouble. I had to help him out. Mic Really? Does Roman get himself into a lot of trouble? Is he involved in criminal stuff? Niko Roman? He's made some mistakes, got involved with people he shouldn't have but really he is a legitimate businessman. Mic What about you? Niko I'm just trying to make the right decisions.
<reach the carnival>
Mic The carnival's closed, Niko. I think some big developers have bought it or something. There's a bowling alley over on the boardwalk. Why don't we play a few frames? Niko Cool. Let's go bowling then.
<driving - heading up to the bowling alley - A>
Mic Thanks for taking me out. I haven't been on a date for a while. I'm kind of lonely here. Niko I though you were doing me a favor by going out with me. Mic I'm not a local in Liberty City. I came here from somewhere... Niko Where? Mic Oh, the midwest. You probably know more people here than me. Niko More assholes, maybe.
<driving - heading up to the bowling alley - B>
Mic It's nice to get out of the apartment. Niko Why's that? You do a lot of work or something? Mic I'm working the whole time. Sometimes I think all I am is my job. Niko A lot of people feel that way. It's hard to keep what you do from taking over your life. Mic You're right there.
<returning to Michelle's car>
Niko So, you don't know many people here in Liberty City. No boyfriends or husbands or anything? Mic No, I guess I'm married to my job. Niko Well, what do you do? Mic What do you do? Niko Come on, I asked first... Mic I work with Mallorie. What do you do, exactly? Niko You're a hard girl to talk to, Michelle. Mic I guess you're not used to talking to American women. Niko I guess.
<driving - returning to Michelle's apartment>
Mic So what are you doing here in Liberty City, Niko? Niko What's anybody doing here? I don't know. Mic I think you do. There must be something that made you leave your home and come here. Niko Roman's bullshit stories maybe. I just felt like I needed a new start. Mic There's nothing else about Liberty City? Just Roman? Niko Maybe there is more to this place, I'm not sure yet
<reach Michelle's apartment>
Mic That was nice. I'm really interested in seeing you again. Niko Yeah. That would be good. I'll give you a call. Mic Please do, Niko. See you soon.
<phonecall from Roman - if you chose to go on the date first>
Roman Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to protect me from those crazy loan sharks you attacked, Niko. Niko You shouldn't have borrowed money from them in the first place, Roman. Anyway, I was seeing Michelle. I thought you wanted me to date her? Roman Not when it means me getting beat up and sent to the hospital. Come and pick me up, cousin. And at least tell me you got her titties out? Maybe then your betrayal would be worthwhile. They were nice titties, yes? Niko You're an animal, Roman. Nothing can stop you being horny. I'll see you soon.
<pick up Roman from the hospital - if you chose to go on the date first>
Roman There is the man who chose cooch before his cousin. I hope she was worth it. Will you drive me back to the office, cousin? Argh.
<driving - taking Roman to the depot - if you chose to go on the date first>
Roman How was she cousin? Tell me how she was. I wondered about Michelle when I first met her. If she was not a friend of Mallorie's it would be me with the smell of tittie on my breath and you who ended up in hospital. Niko Firstly Roman, my breath does not smell of titty. Secondly, I don't think that your loan shark friends could hospitalize me. I can look after myself. Roman All the more reason why I should have hooked up with Michelle. Everyone would be a winner. Niko Yes, well, I will not let these men treat you like that again. I'm sorry for letting you down, Roman.
<reach the depot - if you chose to go on the date first>
Niko Roman, I apologize again for not being there for you. You have done a lot for me since I got here. Roman The choice between some titties and your safety would have been difficult for me as well. Don't worry, Niko. Call me soon.
<phonecall from Roman - if you chose to go on the date first>
Roman Shit, Niko. Bledar has me trapped again. This is all your fault. Niko Okay, Roman. I'm not going to let something else get in the way this time. Where are you? Roman Over on the courts under the El Train on Firefly. Bledar, buddy, you proved your point the first time...
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BLEED OUT (#rb04)
<cutscene - in the courts on Firefly>
Roman Listen, Dardan is a good friend of mine. It was a misunderstanding... oh! [Kalem kicks Roman.] Niko Hey! Bledar [to Kalem] Shit, there he is. Keep on fatboy here, and I'll talk to him. [to Niko] Our problem's with your cousin. Niko I told you to stop. Now it's too late.
<Niko beats up both the Albanians, then goes back to Roman.>
Niko You alright, cousin? Roman Yeah, fine. Fucking loan sharks, man. If one more of these gangsters tries to... [They spot Dardan outside the courts.] Roman Speaking of shitheads, here's Dardan. Come on, my car is over there, let's get him. You drive. I don't feel so good.
<driving - chasing Dardan - A>
Roman These guys think that they're better than me. They think they can fuck me around and beat me up because there are more of them. Not any longer. Me and you, Niko, me and you are going to show them. Fucking Dardan smashing my fucking stuff. Who does he think he is? Just some fucking petty Albanian hood. If I wanted to buy a stolen TV I'd go to Dardan. Who does he think he's fucking with? Bellic Enterprises, that's who. We're going to the top, Niko, the top. Niko For now, let's just try to survive, cousin.
<driving - chasing Dardan - B>
Roman Ever since I got to Hove Beach, Niko, ever since I arrive here I have been pushed around. Vlad, Dardan, Bledar, even Mallorie push me around. Me and you, Niko, me and you going to be in control from now on. Ain't going to let no one push us around. Going to stand up to all these pimps and loan sharks from now on. Liberty City won't know what hit it, man. We going to own this town, Niko. Mark the words that are coming out of my mouth.
<Dardan stops his car at the Twitchin's building and runs up a set of stairs.>
Roman Dardan is stopping, he trying to get away on foot.
<Niko confronts Dardan when he comes to a dead end. He pulls out a knife, but Niko easily disarms and kills him.>
Niko Shit! I told myself I wouldn't kill anyone in this country!
<return to the car>
Niko Dardan ain't a problem for you no more, cousin. Roman Nice one, cousin. Drive back to the depot, these bruises are starting to pain.
<driving - going to the cab depot - A>
Niko These men, these shylocks lick Dardan, they always try to squeeze you for everything. A man in Europe, another Russian... Bulgarin. He live on the Adriatic. Believed I owed him money when I did not. He made my life impossible. There was no avoiding him. Roman Did you deal with him like you did Dardan and Bledar? Niko He had too many connections for that. I had to leave. He is one of the reasons I came here. Roman And to see your cousin, of course. Niko Of course. Roman We will have no more problems from now on, cousin. It is all plain sailing straight to the top for you and me. Niko We will see if things are that simple.
<driving - going to the cab depot - B>
Niko What is it? Roman I think he broke my rib. Man that hurts. Shit. I need a massage. We should go out and find some ladies, get some massage oil. Niko What about Mallorie, Roman? You shouldn't stay with her if you want to have these threesomes. Roman It doesn't matter. Argh, I think I'm in too much pain anyway. Fuck. Niko You really are American. You don't even swear in our language. Roman You say this now, but soon even you will forget about the Old Country. Niko We shall see. I have reasons to remember it. I saw bad things happen there. You do not know what it is that... Roman Urghgh... I think it must be two ribs. Those fucking punks. What were you saying? Niko It doesn't matter.
<reach the depot>
Roman Thank you, cousin, I'll see you later.
<text message from Michelle - if you chose to rescue Roman first>
Niko, where did you go? I couldn't find you. Did something important come up? Are you involved with some bad people?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EASY FARE (#rb05)
<cutscene - at the cab depot office>
Vlad Come on, hottie, forget about the fat serf. Mal Vlad! Shut up! [Niko enters] Vlad But he's a serf, and you're a countess. Talking about serfs... Mal Oh, hey Niko. Niko Where's Roman? Mal Huh. Good question. Vlad Hey, yokel. Your dumb cousin isn't here. Go get me a coffee. Niko What? Vlad Get me a fucking coffee! [Niko stares at him.] Vlad Come on... I'll get you one... What? You keep staring at me, I'll burst one of your eyeballs. Gorgeous, this guy's a fucking creep! Mal Give him a break. He's new in the country. Vlad I can see that. Did you walk here from nineteen eighty five? Niko Yeah. Vlad Excellent! Now stop fucking staring at me. I mean, I know I'm good looking and everything, but come on. Roman [enters] Aah, hey, Mallorie. Hey man! Niko Hey. Vlad Huh. About time. Roman Vlad... Vladdy boy... what's going on? Vlad Roman! Roman boy... you tell me what's going on. Roman Nice aftershave! What is that? "Sex Pest"? Vlad No, it's "Where Is My Fucking Money?" Roman I had it, I had some of it... then those Albanians you said you would deal with came and smashed my computer. Vlad So it's my fault? Roman I didn't say that... Vlad Good. Roman Anyway, Niko dealt with them... broke Dardan's arm, then beat up a couple more. Then we teach them a real lesson. Vlad Is that so? I'll tell you what... while you don't pay, maybe you and Niko can do me a few favors. Roman Sure. Vlad Good. Roman Why not? Mal Later, Vlad. [Vlad leaves.] Roman What? Mal The phone's ringing. Roman [to phone] Hey? Yeah.. okay... no, I can't do it; my cousin will do it... Yes he can drive... No, he's not a cop. His name is Niko. He'll be right over. [to Niko] Niko, sorry to ask, cousin... can you go pick up Jermaine, one of my regulars? He's over on Rotterdam Hill on Mohawk Avenue. Niko Whatever. [exits] Roman What was this all about? Mal Niko came in looking for you and Vlad told him to get him a fucking coffee and Niko didn't want to. Roman Coffee? What was he thinking? Mal I know.
<pick up Jermaine>
Jerm Thanks for coming. Can you take me over to Masterson Street? Niko Masterson Street it is, Jermaine.
<driving - taking Jermaine to Masterson Street - A>
Jerm Shit. I thought Roman was gonna pick me up. I need someone I can trust for this run. Niko I'm Roman's cousin. If you can trust him, you can trust me. Jerm Ahh, he told me about you. You're Niko, right? The hotshot lady's man, cruising around the Mediterranean, breaking hearts and making millions? Niko Yeah, I traded in the yacht for this cab. That's exactly the kind of bullshit I can imagine Roman making up. You've got to give him credit for his imagination. Jerm Yeah, you gotta. I had a feeling you sounded too good to be true. The question is, are you willing to get your hands dirty? Niko My hands haven't been clean for a long time. Being here in Liberty City is just making them dirtier. Jerm Ok, ok. I've got to pick up some hot parts from my lockup, you down? Niko I ain't got no problem with that. Just don't tell me if you stole this shit from a hospital or a school for sick kids. My conscience is troubled enough already.
<driving - taking Jermaine to Masterson Street - B>
Jerm Where's Roman? Are you a cop? You've got to tell me if you're a cop. That's the law. Niko Actually, I don't think I would have to tell you if I was a cop. That's just some bullshit that cops circulate to trick people into doing deals with them. Jerm So, you're not a cop? Niko No, I tried to join the LCPD. Jerm Yeah... Niko I'm Niko, Roman's cousin. Jerm Shit, you shoulda told me that. Jesus. You nearly gave me a heart attack. I wouldn't want no cop driving me to pick up a load of hot parts. Niko You shouldn't have said that, Jermaine. I've grounds to arrest you now. Jerm Ha ha. That's a joke, right? A funny fucking joke. You should let your cousin stick to the jokes. Making funny don't suit you.
<cutscene - at Jermaine's lockup>
Jerm That door isn't meant to be open. Wait here while I take a look. [Jermaine gets out to check the garage, and several police cars drive in, sirens wailing.] Jerm The cops are onto me. Get us out of here! [He gets back in.]
<lose the police>
Jerm That's a weight off my mind.
<driving - taking Jermaine to Gibson Street - A>
Jerm So, what brings you to Liberty City, Niko? Niko Roman, I guess, and some other things. I'm looking for something. Jerm Good luck finding them. How's the hunt been going so far? Niko It has not really started yet. I'm getting settled in, you know? Roman has had some issues with loan sharks that needed to be resolved. There's this asshole called Vlad who he owes money to as well... Jerm Good luck with that...
<driving - taking Jermaine to Gibson Street - B>
Jerm Did you come to Liberty City to drive cabs then? Niko No, I didn't. Just like every other chump who gets off a boat here, I thought things might be more exciting. This is just the beginning. It seems I need to sort out my cousin's life before I can work on my own. Jerm Oh yeah, what's wrong with Roman's life? Niko He appears to owe money to half of Hove Beach. I got rid of one group of loan sharks but this asshole, Vlad, he has his hooks into him as well. Jerm Roman is lucky to have you here, Niko.
<on Masterson Street>
Jerm Okay, we're here. Thanks man. Keep looking after Roman, a'ight.
<phonecall to Roman>
Niko Roman, I got your friend, Jermaine, where he wanted to go. Roman Good Niko, thanks, thanks... can't talk, see you soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JAMAICAN HEAT (#rb06)
<cutscene - at the cab depot office>
Roman [to radio] Head into town. I don't give a fuck if the bridge is busy, you're a cab driver! [Niko enters.] Roman Hey. [to phone] Hello, Roman Bellic Enterprises... No, Mr. Bellic has stepped away from his office, can I take a message? Okay... great... No, I'm not gay... Yes, I'll... I'll tell him. [to radio] Car seven, head to South Slopes. Come on, where are you, Mohammad? [to phone] Hello, Roman Bellic's offi... [to Niko] Shit. Fucking battery. This is chaos! Niko Capitalism is a dirty business. Roman Yeah... like war? Niko Not exactly. Roman No. Maybe not. When you going to tell me properly about what happened? I'm not going to judge you. Niko Ahh... when you got time. [Another phone rings, Roman hangs it up immediately.] Roman There, I have time. Niko Another time. Can I help? Roman Okay. Yes... go pick up my friend, Little Jacob... he's a good man. Likes to smoke a bit. Look after him. He's on Oneida Avenue in South Slopes. Niko, man, we should talk some time - I'm a good listener. Niko Whatever, man. [exits] Roman [to phone] Mohammad, where the fuck are... Oh! Miss Weinstock, no no, not you... what can I do for you today?
<pick up Jacob>
Jacob Alright breda, forward a Dillon Street, in Schottler.
<driving - taking Jacob to Dillon Street - A>
Jacob Ya Niko? The one me man Roman's been talking about all this time? Cousin Niko, gonna help Roman take over de world and ting? Niko I guess so. Jacob Respect. Alright, alright. We going to this spot where I need ya to wait for I, seen? I gotta ask ya another favor too. Niko Go for it. Jacob Can you take dis piece? Ya hear any ting bad going down, you come and help, sight? Niko Are you worried about this? I know how to use a gun if you want me to keep watch on things. Jacob Realness brother, you are me man Roman's cousin. Thanks, respect. This ras clot had a rukus with me bredren Real Badman de other day. I want to make peace, but jah know what type of shit they might pull off.
<driving - taking Jacob to Dillon Street - B>
Jacob Alright, alright. Ya me man Roman's cousin, ain't ya? Two of ya going to rule this city and ting, ain't it? Niko I don't know about that. It seems Roman has enough problems running his own life, let alone the whole city. Jacob That is fe me breda. Seen, Niko, seen. Can ya do me a favor? You see, Real Badman, me boss man, he get in a fight with these boys and I gots to go down te make peace. They got too fierce and I ain't sure this is gonna be an easy ting. Can you keep an eye on the meet with I's piece? Niko This is something I am more equipped to do than drive people around for Roman. Jacob Righteous. I gonna feel safer with some backup inna de ground.
<at the alley on Dillon Street>
Jacob Alright. There be a spot up there. Watch out for any badness. Niko Sure.
[Three men walk in holding guns.] Jacob What dis? I thought there was only going to be one of yous coming? Badness Jacob, Jacob, Jacob... we have te teach Badman his lesson and ting. Jacob Shit, Niko. Get these bloodclots. Badness Rhaatid, someone be inna de ground.
<They fight, Niko shoots all three dead. Another man walks out a door on a low rooftop nearby.>
Jacob Watch yourself, coo pon de other one inna the ground.
<Niko kills him too. They return to the vehicle.>
Jacob Sorry for maga dog, maga dog turn round bite you. Come here back a' homebrew cafe.
<driving - taking Jacob to the cafe - A>
Jacob You a real creation stepper, Niko, righteous wit dat piece. Niko I have had much experience. Jacob I tink we could do some work together and tings. Inna the future, ya know? Niko I am always looking for work, if it pays. Jacob Here's me number. Mek we link up soon.
<driving - taking Jacob to the cafe - B>
Jacob Badman get I an' I in all type of shit you know, Niko. Niko I have the feeling it will be same story with Roman. He has been the same way since we were very young. Jacob Ya the type of man who can get out of a rukus, seen? Niko You look like you can look after yourself as well, man. Jacob I might have some work for you now Niko. Here's my number.
<at the cafe>
Jacob Thanks for everything, ya can keep the piece. I tink ya know fe use it better than I an' I do. One love.
<phonecall to Roman>
Niko Roman, I took Jacob where he wanted to go. Driving for you ain't as boring as I thought it would be. Roman Jacob is a good man, watching glue dry with Jacob would not be boring. Thank you, cousin.
<phonecall from Roman - later on>
Roman Niko, now that you've settled into life in Liberty City, I was wondering if you could start to help your cousin with the family business? Niko I thought all I'd been doing since I got here was helping you out. Roman You have, you have, but I mean officially. I need more drivers for the cab company. I'll pay you properly. Niko Okay then. Roman Just call me whenever you want to take a fare. You can do as many as you like, Niko. There are always more customers.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONCRETE JUNGLE (#lj1)
<phonecall from Jacob>
Jacob Yo Niko, wha'gwan? Niko Alright, you know, getting by. Jacob Yo, me need your help with something, y'know. Will you come to my place on Dillon Street? Niko Sure, I was looking to branch out a bit anyway. I'll see you soon.
<cutscene - at the entrance to Jacob's apartment>
[Niko buzzes to be let in. They speak through the intercom.] Jacob Yo... who dat ah ring me bell, star? Who dat? Niko It's Niko. Jacob Niko... yeah, me bleach hard last night, ya know? Me soon come yo, just hold on. Niko What? [Jacob opens the door.] Jacob Wha' happen, Niko? Niko Hey. Jacob Glad fe see de man, ya know. Wha'happen to my man Roman? Niko Roman? Yeah. He's okay. Jacob Yeah? Niko He's still waiting for his big break. Jacob Big break? Cho, a promise is comfort fe a fool ya know, Niko. The boy have fe creep before him can walk ya know. Niko Yeah... Jacob Anyway, let's go for a lickle drive. Come.
<get in car>
Jacob Yo, me have a deal fe make ya know. We have fe go ah Saratoga Avenue in Willis. Ya mind taking dis wheel? This herb don't do too well for my hand an' my eye co-ordination.
<driving - going to Saratoga Avenue - A>
Jacob Ya sure ya don't want some? Niko I'm sure. Jacob You mind I keep the windows closed, keep the ganja inna the car, hot box, seen? Niko So, what's the deal? Jacob I'm a buying some Kali off of a new source, ya know? Don't know if it's all this herb, but, I major paranoid. I don't trust dem. Niko Who arranged this deal? Jacob Some harbor shark and his crew. Badman know dem a long time, but I tink dey feisty. And if this goes wrong, I don't know what kinda shit Badman gonna lay upon their door, ya know? Niko You think this is a set up? Jacob I don't know, I been smoking hard, you know? It fucks wit me brain a little, makes me think all type a' shit. A dread who don't trust himself can't trust no one else, seen? Ya can't shake no hands when your fist be clenched. Ya hear me, breda? Niko Sure. I hear you.
<driving - going to Saratoga Avenue - B>
Jacob Ya a good man, Niko. Good man like Roman. Ain't all good men inna dis world ya know, seen? Niko This, I am very aware of. Jacob I have fe go deal wit Badman's set up. But I ain't tinking these boys is genuine, seen? I tink dey are some harbor sharks, greedy and ting. You hear me? Niko Sure. What you buying? Jacob Some Kali. Me and Badman ah sell it all pon da corner all over Liberty City - Broker, Dukes, Bohan. We got it sewn up, but me no like deal with new source, ya know? Don't like it at all. Niko Why you doing it? Jacob Badman say fe do it, I an' I do it. But trouble no set like rain, he don't see that there could be a problem.
<on Saratoga Avenue>
Jacob Go round da back in case one a dem try get jumpy and run off wi the ganja. Keep hold of dis vehicle, we might need fe get out of here quick.
<phonecall from Jacob - while in the alley>
Jacob Cha! Dey didn't have no stuff and tried to make coil. I still got it though. Finish dem if dem try come out de back. I got the front covered.
<Niko runs down the three men as they try to leave the alley, then picks up Jacob.>
Niko I got them. Jacob Ya a real badman ya know Niko. Respect. Forward a Savannah Avenue inna Meadows Park.
<driving - going to Savannah Avenue - A>
Jacob Ya a bad boy, Niko. I don't know what I would be doing without ya, ya know. Badman say I gots to get de blood clot who set I up. Niko Alright. Jacob Drive while I black up some more ya know, breda. The ras clot tinks he can cold up Badman. He a fool... he's a dead fool... De boy is no match for I and I. He's nuttin!
<driving - going to Savannah Avenue - B>
Jacob Me knew da boy was a harbor shark ya know, Badman no tink it a problem. It be real boderation if I me nah have no bad man like you ah ride wit me. Nuh true. Niko Shit Jacob, you're paying me and is more fun than killing cockroaches for Roman. Jacob Ya a righteous man ya know. Righteous, for real.
<on Savannah Avenue>
Jacob Here we be. Are ya wit me, breda? Niko Yes. Jacob We ah put some rude boys inna ground.
<at the front entrance to a house>
Jacob Alright ya ready? We gonna set dis place pon fire to blood clot!
<They shoot up several Jamaican gangsters in the house.>
Jacob Wicked, ya see it? I an' I get dem all. Yo, mek we break outta here. I tink some more soon turn up.
<back in the car>
Jacob Cha, dey too late to stop I and I. Bring us back to the cafe and ting.
<driving - going to the cafe - A>
Jacob Real Badman gonna be happy wit dis and ting, jah know. Tank you me breda. Niko Don't mention it. It was a pleasure. Jacob I look out for Badman like how you look out for Roman. Niko He's my cousin. Jacob Blood be the ticket bond dere is ya know? Loyalty is not always an easy ting ya know star. Badman tell me, say yo Jacob kill him, Jacob shoot dat, etcetera, etcetera. Ain't always logical, but I an' I follow. Seen? De other day, him cold stab a man for giving us screw-face. Niko Orders are sometimes hard. You must be sure you agree before you follow - I have made that mistake myself, a long time ago. Jacob For real. I know ya right ya know breda, but Badman is my braa. I follow him wherever.
<driving - going to the cafe - B>
Jacob Seen, seen. We teach dem bumba clots a lesson and ting. People fuck with Badman, they got I and I fe talk to. Niko Maybe Badman should be more careful about who he sets up his deals with? Jacob Want it want it, can't get it, get it get it, don't want it. Sight? Niko You're going to have to explain that to me. My English is not so good. Jacob It means everyone want what de big man's got, but de big man don't see it because him got everyting. Everyone trying to be the big man, seen? Niko Everybody trying to take everybody down. That is the law of the jungle, no? Jacob That's the law of the concrete jungle, rasta. Liberty City! You hear me?
<at the cafe>
Jacob We dere. Thanks for everyting. Keep dis little something to say yo, we appreciate your assistance. Seen? Me talk to ya soon. Niko See you later.
<phonecall to Roman - optional>
Niko Roman, how's it going? Roman You know, cousin, things have been looking up since you got here. Niko If things are looking up now, I hate to think what they were like before I arrived. Roman I hear you are working with Little Jacob. He's a good man, Niko, a good man. Niko I can't tell what he is saying most of the time, but I like him. Roman That is your bad English, Niko. Once you have been in America for longer you will understand him perfectly. Niko Sure I will, Roman. later on.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHADOW (#lj2)
<cutscene - at the entrance to Jacob's apartment>
[Niko walks in the door, Badman knocks him on the ground and holds his gun on him.] Niko Hey! Ah! Badman Hey boy, don't move, don't move. Niko What the fuck, are you kidding me? Badman Me say don't move boy. Who are you? Where ya come from? Who are you? Niko Hey, man, I'm here to see Jacob. It's Niko. Badman Niko? Jacob [yelling] Badman, what gwa'an down there so? Badman [yelling] Some boy down here, sir, beat up the door. Some boy dere, sir, call himself Niko, say he wan' see ya, rude boy. Jacob [yelling] Niko? Ah me boy that, Badman. Yo, free up the boy, man. Yo. Badman [yelling] Your boy dat? Jacob [yelling] Yeah. Badman Cho! Come, my youth. Come upstairs to talk wit' Mr. Jacob and ting, man. Jacob [yelling] Ah him de one work wit' Roman, de one dat control the taxi... Badman Ya know, when ya have people dat knock upon people door an' ting, ya have fe careful an' ting. Niko No, it's ok. Badman Yah man. See what me tell? [They walk up to the apartment.] Niko Don't worry about it. Badman Ya have to watch out dere, ya know. See, ya boy over dere, sir. Niko, go deal wit' dem, see him dere. Jacob Wha' happen, Niko? Ya alright? Niko Hey, no problem. As good an introduction as any other. Jacob Yeah, me hear that, ya know? Anyway... some boy around ya boy Badman, ya know. Him want ask ya a favor. Gwa'an, nuh? Badman Hey, my youth. Some boy dem, dey pon de corner an' ting, an... de boy dem sell some tings and ting, an'... I gwa'an, an' I say... oh, dem nah wan' gimme my money an ting. An'... every corner my corner an'.... I want my money an' ting, ya know? Ah no see dat! Go, go, ya know, me wan' deal with de case proper. Ya nah see it? Jacob Alright, let me explain. Is a business ting a gwa'an down dere. Niko Right. Jacob Dey ah sellin' weed where dey not suppose to sell weed, an' dey nah cutting him in. Niko Okay. Jacob So wan' ya go down dere and deal wit dem. Seen? Niko Right. It's not gonna be cheap. Where do I find him? Badman Cheap? Cheap, my youth? Ya worry bout cheap? We nah worry bout cheap, ya know! De boy dem dere pon de corner! Me say de boi dem a got tings, and uh, on my corner dey a done ting and... Is a heavy corner on my corner, tell ya me now right after de boy! Dem a gwa'an an say "Oh! Dem nah wan' gimme my money." Oh! Say fe gwa'an wit' dat! Jacob Alright, hear me now. What Badman is saying is... de boy dem a some novice, seen? Ya find dem when ya go pon de corner of Alpha and South Bohan. Seen? When ya go down dere so, yuh see an... tsk! An' just deal wit' dem, seen? Ah go find and turn in work, alright? Niko Alright. Jacob Alright. Ya want some of dat sliff here? Niko No thanks. Jacob Ya sure? Niko I'm sure. Jacob Alright. Respect. [Niko leaves.] Badman My youth. Pass me some of dat ting ya have over dereso. Jacob Alright, here hold that, king.
<cutscene - on the corner of Wallkill Avenue and Switch Street>
Dealer That's some good shit. You done cleaned me out. [Junkie walks off into an alley.] Dealer [to phone] Yo! I'm all out of product. Dropping in to pick some up. Be ready.
<phonecall from Roman - following the dealer>
Roman Niko, it's your cousin. You want to shoot some pool? Niko Shit Roman, I can't talk now. Damn.
<Niko follows the dealer to an apartment and kills him and his suppliers.>
<phonecall to Jacob>
Niko Tell Badman that I got rid of the competition. Jacob Righteous. De corner belong to I again. Ain't nobody goin' to fuck with I's corner no more, no tings. One love, Niko.
<phonecall from Jacob - later on>
Jacob Alright me man, Niko. How's it going? Niko Okay, you and Badman got any more work you need help with? Jacob It's a funny thing that you should mention that to me, brother. Badman is right impressed with what you doing for I an' I. He want know if you want deliver some package around town to some various people and ting inna the city. Plenty o' corn in that for you, you know. Niko That sounds good. Jacob Wicked, man. Give I a call when you ready for this first run. There be a lot of work so call whenever, you know. One love, bredren.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BULL IN A CHINA SHOP (#vg1)
<phonecall from an unknown caller>
Vlad Yokel, fatty Roman's cousin, it's Vlad. Niko Vlad? Name doesn't ring any bells. I'm sorry. Vlad You better start remember important people you dumb peasant. Your cousin owes me a lot of money. If you don't want to make things real difficult for him you're going to come to Comrades Bar on Mohawk. I have a work for you.
<cutscene - at Comrades Bar>
Mel Ah, fuck you! You're a bunch of pussies and fags. Mickey Nice. Mel I'm going back to the meetings. Mickey Good. Mel I'm going to be somebody! Mickey Yeah, yeah. See you later, Mel. Mel You always were an asshole, Mickey... Mickey Hey! Watch where you're going. [Niko enters and shoves Mel to the ground as he stumbles around.] Niko Hey! Mel Hey... Mickey I tried to tell ya. Mel Fuck you... Niko Excuse me. [Mel leaves, Niko heads to the back where Vlad is, passing Ivan as he leaves.] Vlad So, Ivan - I see you later, okay? Yokel, fatty Roman's cousin... what's your name again? Niko Big mouth prick. Vlad Very catch, sit down. Cousin... Niko... that's it, Niko... not big mouth prick. You funny guy. Niko I try. Vlad Yes... and this one, I let you take the shit out of me. Niko Take the shit? Vlad Yes, mickey about. Niko I don't understand. Vlad People who fuck with me get fucked with! Niko Okay, fine. Calm down. Vlad Whatever, some old man not paid me in months, and I'm not kind of person who is treated this way. Old bastard owns a china shop on Camden Avenue in Dukes. Here you go... [Vlad sets a bat down onto the table.] Vlad Don't hurt him. Just teach him a lesson. Niko I don't need a bat to teach a lesson.
<cutscene - at the china shop>
Niko [knocking] Hey, let me in. You owe Vlad protection money, old man. Man Big Vlad and his protection money, I so scared. What I need protection from? Niko You think this door is going to save your shop? There's shit I can break out here. Man Vlad should pay me to tell punks like you to go away. He get no money.
<cutscene - bust one of the windows>
Man Stop it shit brain. I pay up now, I pay up. Here's your money. I hope you and Vlad choke on it. Niko Sure, whatever.
<cutscene - back at Comrades Bar>
Vlad Hey yokel, you manage to do the job? Get Vlad his money? Niko He paid up. I had to smash the shop up pretty good, but he paid. Vlad Don't worry your little peasant head about it. Stupid jerk made a mistake of telling me how much he gets that shit for back east. He's the biggest crook in the neighborhood. Lucky I don't tell his customers what they're paying for. Niko That it? Can I go now? Vlad Sure, get out of my face.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HUNT OUT TO DRY (#vg2)
<text message from Vlad>
Yokel, come see me for more work. - Vlad
<cutscene - at Comrades Bar>
Guy You're going to have your license revoked... Mickey What? Guy My friend, smoking in a bar is a crime. Plain and simple. Mickey You're joking right? This is a joke... [They keep arguing while Niko shows up and talks with Vlad.] Vlad [to phone] Hey, Mallorie. Tell fatty his cousin is okay... he just walked in. [to Niko] Great girl. Niko Yeah? Stay away from her. Vlad Of course. Now listen - you did good with that business the other day, but now one more peasant is trying to avoid paying. Niko Who? Vlad Muscovski jerk who owns a laundry on Masterson Street. Thinks in this country, business is done differently. Says he will call cops on us. Niko Okay. So? Vlad Jerk needs to be taught a lesson. Give him a beating. Let him know... might is right! Guy Hey, stop that smoking back there. Vlad [translated] Screw you. Guy Easy, buddy. Vlad Go on. Do what you gotta do. But remember, you see a cop... you don't know me. Niko I see anyone, I don't know you. Vlad Ho, ho.
<cutscene - at the laundromat>
Niko I have a message from Vlad. Musco Shit, stay away from me! [Muscovski throws a container full of laundry at Niko, then runs out the back.]
<Niko chases Muscovski's laundromat van and rams it until he stops.>
<cutscene - on the side of the road>
Musco You got me. You got me, okay? Niko Why have you no paid Vlad the money you owe him? Musco I'm going to, I have just been having the trouble getting it together. Vlad is impatient man. Niko You will be getting the money to him soon, or your wife shall be using your washing machines to get blood out of your clothes. Do you understand? I do not ask twice for a favor. Musco I understand. I will get it to him. I thought this country was different.
<phonecall to Vlad>
Niko I spoke to the Laundromat owner. He gets the message. He will pay you now. Vlad I like your style. You can be an intimidating guy. It's a shame everybody knows what a stupid yokel you are when you open your mouth, eh? Come back to the bar soon.
<phonecall from Roman - later on>
Roman Niko, how you doing? This is so much fun. Niko You know Roman, I haven't been having that much fun since I got here. Has been a lot like hard work. Roman Well, you should hang out with your cousin more often. Niko Maybe that is the problem. Roman Ha ha. I'm sitting here with Brucie. Well, we're sitting here and calling the cops and watching them show up and look around. The fucking stupid bastards. Niko You shouldn't cry wolf, Roman. Who knows when you will really need help. Roman Fuck, I think they see us. Have to go, Niko.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CLEAN GETAWAY (#vg3)
<cutscene - at Comrades Bar>
Vlad Ahh, yokel there you are, okay. Niko Vlad. Vlad Come on, let's go for a walk, okay? Niko Right. Vlad Okay, come on. [They walk outside, down the road.] Niko Where are we going? Vlad To my car. Niko Why? Vlad Because of your cousin owing me a lot of money and until he pays me, your fresh off the boat yokel ass is mine. What the fuck you mean why? [Vlad shoves people out of his way as he heads down the sidewalk.] Niko Hey, you're a pretty relaxed guy, huh Vlad? Vlad Come on. [translated] Move, you old hag. [to Niko] Come on, yokel. Niko What's wrong with you? You gonna jump me? Vlad No... I had a late night last night. Spent it with . Niko Great. Vlad Yeah... wild. Niko So who the hell is Mikhail? Vlad Mikhail's the man... shit my nose is bleeding. Is my nose bleeding? Niko No. Not yet. Vlad Fuck face. Come on. [He walks in front of a moving car.] Vlad Wait! I'm walking here. Let's go. Damn city always trying to run you down, huh? [Some vagabond steps out of an alley and tries to say something.] Vlad Get a job, you deadbeat crack head. [Vlad kicks him away.] Vlad Man, where do these people get off? Like I'm gonna pay for their drug habits? Well say something... you're so fucking laid back. Moron! Come on. [They get in Vlad's car, and he starts snorting coke.] Vlad Want some? [Niko refuses.] Vlad Good. Niko We walked all the way down here so you could snort coke? Vlad No... listen, aaah, that's better... agh that's better. Man, Mikhail gets the good stuff... it's got some laxative in it, though... gives you stomach problems. Niko Nice detail. Vlad Yeah, listen, ah... where were we? Niko I don't know. Vlad Oh yeah... So, I need you to head up to Dukes and get a car for me. It's a silver Blista, and it's parked in the projects by E.I.C. subway station, okay? Niko Sure. You got keys? Vlad Err, no, yokel, I need you to take the car. Asshole owes Mikhail some money. Take his car instead, eh? Niko We gonna drive over there. Vlad What? Niko Are we going to drive over there? Vlad No, you're gonna take the train, buddy. You think I wanna be in a car with a peasant? Come on, I'm gonna go meet somebody... have a little party... Niko Okay. Fine. [Niko gets out and Vlad drives off.] Niko Have fun... dick head.
<Niko takes the train up to the East Island City station. He finds the Blista nearby with two men.>
Niko This car belong to Vlad? Jimmy No, it's mine, who asking? Niko It belongs to Vlad now. You should pay your debts. Jimmy You that fat Russian's bitch? Just try and take.
<Niko incapacitates them both, then takes the car.>
<phonecall to Vlad>
Niko I have your new car, Vlad. It's not pretty though, real dirty. Vlad Dirty? I can't sell a dirty car. I know your cousin likes them dirty. Maybe your whole yokel family drive around in their dirty cars but it's not the way over here. Fucking peasants don't do nothing right. Niko Hey, I could fuck this car up worse than a little dirt. Vlad Relax man. You should lose your edge. There's a carwash over on Saratoga Avenue. Just take it there and then to my lockup just off Mohawk. Did they give the car up easy?
<continued phonecall - Jimmy not hurt>
Niko It was easy. I didn't even have to hurt the guy. Vlad Good, dead guys can't pay interest, you're learning.
<continued phonecall - Jimmy damaged, but still alive>
Niko He's a little bruised, but he gave it up easy enough. Vlad Good, dead guys can't pay interest, you're learning.
<continued phonecall - Jimmy is dead>
Niko He was reluctant, he is dead now. Vlad Stupid bastard, at least I got my money.
<Niko takes the car to the Express Wash, then to Vlad's lockup.>
<phonecall to Vlad>
Niko I put the car in your lockup. Vlad You not as stupid as you look, yokel. Come back to see me at the bar soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IVAN THE NOT SO TERRIBLE (#vg4)
<cutscene - at Comrades Bar>
Mickey Hey, how ya doing? [Seeing Vlad isn't around, Niko sits down at the bar.] Niko Hey, Mickey. Mickey What'll you have? Niko Glass of water. Mickey Glass of water. [Vlad walks in the back and pokes his finger into the back of Niko's head.] Vlad Bang, bang, you are dead. Wake up, you moron. Niko You got me. Vlad Come over here. Sit down. You remember Ivan? Niko No. Vlad Guy you saw me talking to. This guy. Er... this guy? [He shows him a picture from his phone.] Niko Oh, yes. You guys had a little kiss. Vlad Very funny... what would you say if I told you he was going to rob your cousin? Niko I'd say... what problem has he got with my cousin? Vlad Hold on. [to phone] Hey, hey, hey gorgeous... no, I can't talk right now... What are you wearing?... No, I mean underneath it... great... Listen, I'll call you back, eh? [to Niko] Sorry. Niko Who was that? Vlad Never you mind. Niko Was it Ivan? Vlad Ooh, that's funny. You know, for a dumb yokel, you're a very funny guy. Niko Yes, and for an annoying dick, you're really an annoying dick. Vlad Well, it's a real shame, then, that I'm the guy with the powerful friends, and you're the little punk whose only friend is some fat weasel who drives a fucking cab... Niko So... why is Ivan going to rob my cousin? Vlad Because I want you to kill him. Niko What? Vlad He's angered Mikhail... Mr. Faustin. Offended him. He thinks he's stealing some paperwork from Roman. You catch him, and kill him... then we say it was just a robbery that failed. Niko And what if I say I don't want to be your hitman? Vlad Then Mr. Faustin will be very angry with you... and your cousin. Niko Hmm, okay. Vlad I knew we would understand each other, once I put it in this simple way. Now, go wait for him by the cab depot! [Niko leaves.] Vlad [to phone] Hey gorgeous, yeah where were we?... Okay now listen, let's talk about tonight...
<Niko chases Ivan as he speeds out of the cab depot. He eventually comes to a stop where a large truck blocks the road. There, he flees into a construction site and climbs a crane, then jumps across several buildings. At the end of the block, he slips off the edge and clings to it. He pleads for his life with Niko standing over him.>
Niko There ain't nowhere left for you to run. Ivan Please. Vlad told you to kill me, right? I wasn't stealing nothing from your cousin's place! Vlad told me to go there. Let me go and I'll lay low. No one's going to know that I'm alive. Not even my mother. I'll stay out of Hove Beach. I'll be a ghost. I promise. Please!
<cutscene - choose to kill Ivan>
Niko I promised to deal with you. I don't break promises. [Niko kicks him off the roof; he falls dead upon the sidewalk.]
<phonecall to Vlad - choose to kill Ivan>
Niko Ivan is dead. He came to a sticky end. Vlad Hey, you and your cousin's girlfriend should get together. She likes sticky finishes as well. Niko Fuck you. Say that to my face and I will break you.
<cutscene - choose to spare Ivan>
Niko Get up. [He helps Ivan back up to the roof.] Niko If Vlad wants you dead, you can't be all bad. Stay out of Hove Beach. Ivan Thank you. You won't regret this, man. I am outta here! Wanted to leave anyway, get away from all these people from back home. Get into the real America. You never gonna see me around here again. I owe you my life, man. You're a good man, you're a good man, thank you.
<phonecall to Vlad - choose to spare Ivan>
Niko You won't be seeing your boyfriend Ivan no more. You going to miss him? Vlad No I'm not. I'm getting enough pussy at the moment. I tell you, is so much better if woman already have a man. Because you don't have to deal with all their shit all day. Take Mallorie, for example... Niko Fuck you. Say this to my face and I will break you.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNCLE VLAD (#rb07)
<cutscene - at the cab depot office>
Niko Hey, what's wrong? Roman Hey, cousin. Bullshit. Niko What's bullshit? Roman Mallorie. Niko Oh. What about her? Roman I like her... I really like her... Niko But you keep messing around with other women. Roman Yeah... no. I think she's messing around with Vlad. I saw his car parked outside her place the other day. Niko Yeah... Roman You knew? Niko I had suspicions. Roman You fucking knew? Niko What was I going to say? Roman You knew my woman was banging this warthog and you didn't do anything? Niko I didn't... Roman You didn't say anything? Niko I didn't know! Roman You're an asshole, Niko Bellic, a disloyal user. After what I did for you, you dick! You fucking dick! Niko I'm sorry! Roman Screw you. Niko Alright, so you want me to deal with it, right now? Roman No. Sit down. Niko No! I'm not going to stand here and have you call me disloyal. You might let some Russian asswipe bang your woman, but I won't. Roman But you fucking did! Niko That before I knew you cared! You always were a hypocrite. [Niko walks out.] Roman Niko... wait. Don't do anything stupid. Wait for me!
<get into a vehicle>
Roman Tell me you're just blowing off some steam... You're going for a little drive... you're going to leave Vlad alone, right?
<driving - going to Comrades Bar - A>
Roman Don't do anything stupid, cousin. Niko Nothing as stupid as letting that fat swine give it to Mallorie. Roman Hey, it happens, we have an open relationship. I do my thing, she does hers. Maybe next time I might watch them at it... Urgh... to watch his fat, hairy, sweaty back going up and down. I can't take it. How could she do this? Niko I knew you cared. I have to do this.
<driving - going to Comrades Bar - B>
Roman Cousin, this is crazy. We got each other. We don't need women in our lives. I getting tired of Mallorie. She's too old for me anyway. Niko You have been pushed around too much, Roman. You let these people use you, use me. They will not use Mallorie as well. She is too good for that. Roman She's too good for me. Vlad should have her. Niko I will show Vladdy what he can have.
Roman Wait Niko, you have to think this through. Niko Stay out here, let the big boys have their conversation inside.
<cutscene - inside Comrades Bar>
Vlad Gimme a drink. Mickey You got it. Vlad Anyway... [translated] Cabbages? Why eat cabbages when you can have potatoes? [Him and his goons laugh. Niko walks in.] Niko Hey. Vlad [translated] Potatoes... Niko Vladdy boy! I'd like a word with you. Vlad What are you doing here? Did I summon you... boy? Niko I told you to stay away from Mallorie. Vlad Go away! Niko And now Roman is upset. Vlad Oh, Roman is upset. Excuse me. Do you think I give a fuck, peasant? [Roman walks in.] Vlad Oh, there he is. Hey fatty, I'm sorry you're so upset. Boo fucking hoo. Roman Hey, Vlad, can't we just talk about this? Niko Hold on. You stay away from Mallorie. Vlad I must be hearing things... I could have sworn for a minute this ratty little yokel told me what to do. Did you hear that boys? Goon Yeah. Vlad Now... get them out of here!
<Niko quickly deals with the goons while Vlad runs out the back to his car. Niko and Roman get back in their vehicle.>
<driving - chasing Vlad - A>
Roman Alright, he's running away. We win, let's go home. Niko I'm not walking away until this thing is finished. Roman It is finished, he's running. We won't see him again. Niko He'll come back. The only thing that will hold him down is six feet of dirt. Roman Forget about Mallorie. Plans change and... you know, when Vlad is done with her... Niko Grow a fucking spine. You think Vlad won't come after us when I am chasing him like this? I have to end it, here and now. Roman Shit, I don't like this. Fuck... fuck.
<driving - chasing Vlad - B>
Roman You scared him good, Niko. He's going to stay away from Mallorie for sure. Niko I am not done with Vladdy yet. Not even nearly am I done with him. Roman Come on, Niko. This is stupid. All for a woman. We should not throw everything away for one girl. Niko This is principle, we do this because we will not be stepped upon. By doing nothing, we let Vlad take everything from us.
Niko Keep your head down, I'm going to finish this. Roman Stop, Niko... shit!
<cutscene - at a pier in BOABO, Niko confronts Vlad>
Vlad Fucking yokel, you think you can get away with killing me? Niko I guess I'll find out. Vlad You think this is worth it? You're throwing you and your fatty cousin's lives away for that bit of Puerto Rican chocha. Niko I'm throwing your life away, prick. We'll do alright. Vlad My friends will track you down, you won't last a moment. Niko I'll last longer than you will, shithead. Vlad Fuck you, I wish I could be there to watch Mikhail cut your peasant balls off.
Vlad Hove Beach is a small place, my friends will find you. [Niko shoots him in the head.] Niko You were the stupid one, Vladdy boy. Nobody fucks with my family.
[Niko drags Vlad's body toward the water. Roman runs over.] Niko Eeeh, you're a big boy Vladdy. Roman Niko! Niko Well, I guess this is over. Roman What have you done? Niko What does it look like? Roman We're dead! Niko No, he's dead... we're fine. Roman He has powerful friends... serious people... I told you to be calm you hot headed chump! Niko I am calm. He tried to kill us. He screwed your girlfriend. What do you expect? I give him a massage? Roman Shit! Shit! Shit! Niko When I was in the army... we were going on a mission... to ambush a squad who had killed a lot of innocent people. They were our enemies... but we never did it. There were fifteen of us. All boys from the village. But one of us betrayed the group. It was a setup... for money! Twelve people died, three escaped. I know the traitor was not me... So for ten years I've been searching for the other two. One of them lives here. Roman Why are you telling me this now? Do you always get sentimental after you kill people? Niko You kept asking... Roman Wonderful! You're here on some revenge mission for something that happened ten years ago. And you don't care whose life you ruin on the way? Niko No. Roman Well what? Niko I don't know... I just want to know why they did it. Who Let's hide the body, at least for a while... Who Put him in the river... [Together, they roll his body toward the water. A siren wails in the distance.] Roman Shit. We should get out of here. Niko You go. I'll catch up with you later. [Roman runs off, and Niko finishes the job.]
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (#rb08)
<phonecall from Roman>
Roman [quietly] Niko, Niko. Are you there cousin? Niko Roman, I'm here. What are you doing? Why do you whisper? Roman I am on Tulsa Street, near Perestroika. Come Niko, quick.
<cutscene - around the corner from Perestroika>
Niko Where are you, Roman? [Roman pops out of the dumpster on the corner.] Roman Psst, Niko! Niko [laughing] Roman! What are you doing in the dumpster, man? Roman Are they there? Niko What are you talking about... get out of there, man. Roman I'm freaking out, man. I'm being followed... I saw them... Niko Don't be ridiculous. You're being paranoid. Roman I'm being? Fuck you. Fuck you... everything was fine, and then you show up... and now we're dead... because Faustin is a psychopath... he's going to kill us... because we killed Vlad. Vlad was his man... that's how it works... you kill their guy, they kill you! Niko Roman, get out of there, man. Listen to me, Vlad was a piece of trash. They don't care about him. All they care about is making money. So, we say we work for them. Now get out of there, you smell like cabbage. Roman I don't want to, man. I'm shitting myself. [Andrei shows up behind Niko and knocks him out with the butt of a rifle. Roman tries to duck back into the dumpster.] Andrei Get out of the dumpster, Mr. fat man. [He knocks on the dumpster with the rifle. Roman slowly rises.] Andrei Come on, fatty, the boss wants a little chat.
<cutscene - in Mikhail Faustin's basement>
[Dimitri slaps Niko in the face.] Dimitri Wake up. [pointing to Roman, tied up] We had to gag him, to stop the screaming. You shouldn't have brought them here, Andrei. Andrei Why not? [Dimitri heads upstairs.] Andrei You've been a bad boy, Mr. Balkan... and the boss is not happy. Niko Oh no! I shit my pants! Andrei Not yet, but you will. Who are you working for? Niko Errr, my cousin, Roman. Andrei Don't be an idiot. That's not good enough. I'm going to saw off your fucking arm. Speak! Niko Okay, okay, your dad likes it up the ass... [laughing] what do you want me to say, huh? [Andrei smacks Niko twice with a hacksaw.] Andrei Very funny... do you think you're so smart? Niko No. I'm tied up in a basement a long way from home, while some ape threatens me with a hacksaw, so no, I'm not that smart. [Dimitri returns down the stairs with Faustin. Andrei stands over Niko with the hacksaw.] Faustin Shut the fuck up. My fucking wife is watching television. Good Lord... what are you doing? Andrei Nothing... I mean... I was finding out who he is... Faustin And? Who is he? Niko He is... his cousin. Faustin You were about to cut up some guy in my house, making all that noise, to find out he is his cousin? [to Dimitri] Where did you find this idiot? Dimitri He was a friend of your sergeant, when we were in Vladivostok. Faustin He's an imbecile. So, Niko Bellic. You think it's okay to kill my employees? Niko If he is an asshole, yes. [Faustin turns to Andrei and shoots him in the head. Roman tries to scream through the gag.] Faustin I agree. Dimitri Mikhail! Faustin Asshole look at me like I am piece of shit. Dimitri [translated] Oh my God. Faustin Now listen... Niko Bellic. You are very lucky Vlad was an idiot. The only reason I keep him around is because I fuck his sister. Look at me. You owe me. I got some dickheads in my neighborhood trying to run a shipment, yeah? Dimitri And we've found a buyer for the TVs. Faustin Yes, a buyer, but you've got to get them for us so we can make the sale. Niko Can you untie Roman? Faustin [translated] Yes. [Dimitri removes Roman's gag.] Roman [shouting] Help! Help me! Niko Shut up Roman. Faustin Shut up! Roman [shouting] Help me! Help! Niko Roman shut up. Faustin Shut him up! Dimitri What do you want me to do? Roman Aaah! Aaah! Niko Shut up Roman! Faustin Shut the fuck up! Dimitri He's just screaming that's it! I can't make him shut up! Niko Roman, shut up! [Faustin shoots Roman in the gut.] Faustin Shut up! Niko Fuck! Dimitri Mikhail! Stop shooting people, you maniac! Faustin My wife doesn't like when people shout! Dimitri Whatever! Faustin You better get those screens soon. Or I will personally pull your cousin's stitches out, one by one, and watch his guts spill onto the floor. [to Dimitri] Clean this shit up. [Faustin heads back upstairs. Dimitri unties Niko.] Dimitri Listen, we'll take care of your cousin, but you better get a police car, and then you call me. [Niko goes over to check on Roman.] Niko Roman. Roman! Dimitri Go, go, go. I... I'll take care of him. Niko Fuck! [Niko leaves while Dimitri unties Roman.]
<phonecall to Dimitri - after stealing a police car>
Niko I have the police car, what now? Dimitri The van is driving around South Broker. Pull it over, take it to our lockup on Dukes Drive. Niko Be more specific. How many vans you think there are in South Broker? Dimitri That is a problem for you and your cousin, not me. Keep pulling vans over until you find the TVs. Goodbye.
<cutscene - pull over the van>
Niko Get out of there or you're fucking dead. Driver You making a mistake, we paying protection money to Kenny Petrovic. Niko Show me you don't got any flatscreens in the back. Passngr Big fucking mistake.
<The passenger pulls out his gun to fight while the driver runs off. Niko kills the passenger, takes the van, and puts it in the lockup.>
<phonecall to Dimitri>
Niko I left the van where you say. How's Roman? Dimitri He's ok. A little scarred, but ok. You did good. Mikhail needs someone like you. Stop by and see him sometime.
<phonecall from Roman - later on>
Roman Niko, hello. Niko Roman, are you alright? Roman I was just shot in the stomach and then stitched up in a doctor's office that was dirtier than the basement we were nearly tortured in. I'm great. Niko You sound calm, actually. Roman That Dimitri guy gave me some painkillers, I'm kind of out of it. If you're near a shop can you pick up some adult diapers for me? See you later, Niko.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DO YOU HAVE PROTECTION? (#mf1)
<cutscene - at Faustin's house>
[Niko knocks, Dimitri opens the door.] Dimitri Hey, Niko. Niko Hey. Dimitri Come in. Niko Thank you. [Faustin sits at the end of the room, snorting coke.] Dimitri Lay off that stuff. Faustin Why? Dimitri Because it clouds your judgement. Not now, it's not the time. Faustin My judgement. That's a good one. I'm a fool. A drunken fool. Dimitri Niko's here. We're going to go take care of that guy. I take it you won't be joining us? Faustin Make him suffer. People forget pain so quickly. Dimitri You need to calm down with that stuff. Faustin Calm? Why? So I can be like you, Mr. Barbiturate? Always so fucked up on painkillers you don't give shit? Dimitri You need to calm down. Faustin Where we would be now if I was calm like you? Dimitri Let me guess, in a prison camp in Siberia. Or selling hash to tourists in Red Square, or still in the navy? Which is it today? Faustin Be careful, Dimitri. Be fucking careful. Dimitri You be careful... you're getting crazy. Faustin That's the way it works. I am angry, you are calm. I scare, you reason. It works... Dimitri Yes, but you've angered the wrong people. Faustin Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah... Dimitri Too many bodies, too much attention. We'll be dealt with... if we don't start playing by the rules. Faustin I've angered people? Me? Not "we". Strange. When I give out money, it's "us". When I have to push people, it's "me". All alone. Don't think I cannot see through you. After all we've done together... Dimitri You're getting delusional. Look, we have to go. Faustin [hugging Dimitri] I fucking love you. Dimitri Yes, yes. Faustin I fucking love you... Dimitri I know this. Faustin Yeah. But you treat me like a child. I run things my way, Dimitri Rascalov. My fucking way! Get out of my sight! Or I fucking kill you! Dimitri I'm not saying don't run things your way. I'm saying be calm. Here, take a couple of these... [Dimitri sets a small drug bottle on the table.] Faustin What are you still doing here? I said get out of my sight! [Faustin throws the bottle at them as they leave.]
<get into a vehicle>
Dimitri We're going to that sex shop on Hove Beach.
<driving - going to the sex shop - A>
Dimitri This guy has been making porno in his basement and he didn't cut Mikhail in. Niko Least he could have done is sent over some tapes. Dimitri You know how much money there is selling this stuff online? A whole fucking heap. We're going to ignore what Mikhail said and try not to kill them. Taking a bite of this pie would be very profitable for our operation. Niko I got no problem with sparing some lives. Dimitri No, it's Mikhail that has that issue. Can't keep his finger off of the triggers. Wasn't always like this though. Things got to him. Niko I hope it don't get to me.
<driving - going to the sex shop - B>
Niko Am I helping pick out a porno for you? I think you know best what you like. Mikhail said something about men suffering. That sounds like some sick shit. Dimitri Funny. That ain't it. These guys are making the shit loads of cash, and we ain't seein' any of it. Word is, they've started their own porno site as well. Niko You guys are getting protection money off of websites now? What, you stop them from getting viruses? Dimitri Mikhail gets a taste of any money that gets made in Hove Beach. It doesn't matter that it's online. Niko I'll keep that in mind. Dimitri Yeah, you will. Especially since you got rid of Vlad, our fucking debt collector. Niko Shit, well now it looks like you got me to settle your business.
<cutscene - in the sex shop>
Dimitri Where's your boss? Guy What do ya mean? He's uh... Dimitri In the back? Guy No, no, no, he's... Dimitri They better not be filming. Guy No, they just havin' a meeting. I swear... Dimitri Get out of the way. [Dimitri shoves him to the ground and walks in back.] Guy Fuck... [In back, Joseph, Brett, and their other friend are watching TV.] Joseph You see, they don't make 'em like that no more. That's a vintage bush. If it wasn't for that, I'd say this weren't worth transferring to DVD. [Dimitri walks in waving a pistol around.] Dimitri Hey, Joseph! You think you can expand your business interests, make these pornos and sell them... Joseph Woah, woah... Dimitri And we won't know about it, huh? Joseph We was just waiting 'til the books was closed at the end of the financial year. Then we was gonna cut you in. Dimitri Your books are closed until you pay us our cut. Niko, take this and cover Joseph. [He hands Niko the gun.]
<aim at Joseph>
Joseph We ain't making that much cash. Dimitri Is that a fact? Maybe we can't pop you, Joseph. But we can fuck up one of your boys.
<aim at Brett>
Brett Listen, big guy. You got a great look going on, real strong. We could put you in one of our films. Dimitri Shoot this scumbag in the leg. Brett Hey man, please? Go easy on me. Come on, big guy? Dimitri Come on, Niko. Put a cap in his fucking leg.
Joseph Alright, alright already. Brett was just trying to be friendly. Shit, he'll be outta action for a couple a weeks. Dimitri You got some money for Mr. Faustin? Joseph Fine, here you go. We ain't gonna have the... [Joseph hands over a wad of money. Dimitri knocks him out with another pistol.] Dimitri You should have thought of that earlier. Friend [on his knees] I can't die today. I got something special in these pants, I need to show it to the world. Dimitri Fuck, why couldn't you make this easy? We're out of here, Niko.
Dimitri We're going to an alleyway off of Dillon Street in Schottler.
<driving - going to the alleyway - A>
Dimitri I want to buy you a present. Niko Will you wrap it up and put a pretty bow on it? Dimitri Screw you, we're seeing a friend of mine who's got a good line on weapons. It's underground. A backroom place. There are a few around the city. The Mayor has a real hard-on for gun control. Niko Guns don't seem that controlled. I seen plenty and I just got here. Dimitri And now you'll know where to get them for yourself, what's the problem? [to phone] Mikhail... I know you didn't mean it. That's alright... I didn't kill Joseph, we will make more money with him alive... [translated] Shit! Mikhail... Mikhail? [to Niko] Fuck! You're lucky Roman don't try to make you kill someone every two seconds.
<driving - going to the alleyway - B>
Dimitri We're going to a gun shop. Niko Hey, I heard about these. Big American Supermarket where you can buy any gun you want. Ammu-Nation, right? Shopping carts full of AK47s... I might buy flame-thrower. Dimitri That is another part of America. Here, in Liberty City, there is no such thing as the Ammu-Nation. Buying guns is illegal. In fact, the Mayor of this city tries to shut down Ammu-Nation shops in other states. This is because guns from them have ended up on the streets here. Niko So, what's this gun shop? Dimitri It's underground. A backroom place. There are a few around the city. Useful if you know about them. Niko Yeah, could be. Depends how things go for me while I'm here. I might run into someone I want to shoot. Dimitri As long as that someone is not me or Mikhail, then all is good.
<reach the alleyway>
Dimitri The shop is just down that alleyway. Pick out what you like. Tell them to put it on Mr. Faustin's account.
<in the shop>
Shop Alright, you don't look like a cop. Buy what you want. Niko [picks up a Micro-SMG] I'll take this one. Charge Mr. Faustin. Shop You fuckin' Ruskies are milking me dry. I ain't a cow. Niko I ain't Russian.
<return to the vehicle>
Dimitri Drive us to Mr. Faustin's.
<driving - going back to Faustin's house - A>
Niko So, you and Mr. Faustin, have you always argued and made up like this? Dimitri It wasn't always like this. Mikhail was a great man. He had a temper, but he was fair. Now, he blows his top at the slightest thing. I never know who he will shoot, who he will stab. Andrei, who you met in Mikhail's basement. He was always loyal, he was a good worker, now he is dead. I guess that, that is why we need your help. Niko Remind Faustin of that, maybe then he will not try to kill me.
<driving - going back to Faustin's house - B>
Dimitri How is your cousin, Roman, after the incident the other day? Niko Once he learns to control his bowels again he will be good. Mikhail fucked up his guts pretty bad. Dimitri At least he's alive, eh? Mikhail don't always go for the gut shots. Niko I guess Roman's real lucky then. I wonder what big favor Faustin's gonna do for him next? Dimitri You got to remember, you killed Vlad. That angered Mikhail no matter what he said. It was very difficult for me to persuade him that a man like you could be more useful to us alive than dead. Niko You trying to tell me that I owe you my life? Dimitri No, I'm not. I was trying to tell you, that I am a man who appreciates a good business venture when one comes along. Mikhail is making enemies very rapidly, a friend like you is useful. You are a man worth having on our side. Niko Pleased to be of use.
<at Faustin's house>
Dimitri Thank you for your help, Niko. Come to see us at the club soon. Mikhail will be cool by then.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FINAL DESTINATION (#mf2)
<cutscene - in Perestroika>
[Dimitri and Niko walk through the small crowd, down toward Faustin's corner.] Girl 1 Hi, Dimitri. Guy 1 Hey, Dimitri, I took care of that thing for you. Dimitri Thank you. I'm proud of you. Good. Guy 2 Dimitri, thank you for take care of that thing for me. Dimitri No problem. Guy 3 Dimitri, Dimitri, hey, hey, uh... met my girl, Natasha. Girl 2 So nice to meet you. Dimitri Oh, my pleasure. [Faustin is sitting in the booth with a girl at each arm.] Faustin Little delicious, my little knish... Dimitri Mikhail. Faustin Hey! My brother, and Niko. Good. Have a drink. Move up ladies. Move up. Dimitri Um... Mikhail, we've got something we need to talk about. Faustin Okay, you can have Vera, I take Katerina, come on, no big deal. Dimitri Not that, in private? Girls, can you give us a minute, huh? Please? Faustin Okay. Get out of here. Keep it warm. I won't be too long. [The girls leave.] Faustin So. What is it? Dimitri We've got police trouble. The feds, or someone are all over us. Sergei told me that a friend of his in the courts told him they've been authorized to tap our phones and they know about the pot we stole. Faustin Shit. Who is the rat? Dimitri It's no one. It's just the way we have been behaving. Making too much noise. This was inevitable. We're going to have to calm things down for a while. Faustin It's that fucking guy, yeah, I know it is. I saw it in his eyes... you know? That guy. That guy, who bought the coke... but he didn't buy the pot. Dimitri That's Lenny. He's my cousin's boyfriend. It's not him. Yes, he's a moron, yes, but he's okay. Faustin I don't trust him. Dimitri What? I just told you... Faustin He knows too much. You, kill him. Niko Are you sure? Faustin Sure? No, I am not. Right now, I am wondering if it's him or you. It could be you. Dimitri Think for a second. This has been going on for months. Faustin Think? Look where your thinking has got us. You were in charge of security. Good job. Well done, Dimitri. You pathetic idiot. You, prove you're loyal. Go, and kill the guy. Niko Don't question my loyalty. Faustin Then don't question my orders. He lives on Guantanamo Avenue in Bohan. Head up there, and call me, me personally, when you get there. Dimitri Mikhail, please, don't do this. Faustin Shut up. Dimitri I... Faustin Shut the fuck up. Dimitri I... I'm begging you... please, don't do this. Faustin I said shut the fuck up. Go. [Niko exits.] Dimitri You want to play games? Faustin Why don't you listen? Dimitri This is not a game. Faustin Hey, give me a break. Dimitri You have to play by the rules. Faustin Stop. I said stop.
<phonecall from Faustin - reach Bohan>
Niko Mr. Faustin, do you want to call this off? Faustin No, I never change my mind. I've heard he's at Guantanamo Avenue station. Go to the platform and get rid of that rat. [shouting] Shut up Dimitri, for the last time...
<phonecall to Dimitri - optional>
Niko Dimitri, should I do this? Should I kill this boy for Mr. Faustin? Dimitri Just one second, Mikhail. It's nobody. [to Niko] I cannot talk just now. Do what you have to do.
<cutscene - at the train station>
Niko Hey, Lenny. Mr. Faustin thinks you're a rat. He ain't taking no risks. Leonid I'm into more shit than Mikhail could even imagine. Why would I rat? Niko The decision has been made. Leonid [to guard] My dad pays you to ice crazy bitches like this guy. Guard Hold on a second.
<Niko chases down and kills Lenny.>
<phonecall to Dimitri>
Dimitri Niko, do you know what you have done? Niko I have followed Mr. Faustin's orders, not much more. Dimitri The boy you killed was the son of Kenny Petrovic. This is a very dangerous man. He will not take kindly to this. Niko How was I to know? Dimitri You weren't. This is Mikhail's craziness. I will speak to people and see what I can do.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LOGGING ON (#rb09)
<text message from Roman>
Niko - come see me at the depot. There is someone I want you to meet. Rom
<cutscene - at the cab depot office>
Roman [to radio] Well just get there! [to self] Damn these people... [In the corner, Brucie does ridiculous exercises.] Niko [enters] Hey, Roman. Who's the steroid junkie? Roman Brucie - have you met my cousin? Niko, this is Brucie. We met online. Niko Oh... Lovemeet.net? Brucie No! In a dark corner, doing dark deeds, we're both players, my friend. Players. VIP. For real. Classy, but... also sexy... that's how I like my women. I work at it, so they should too, right? Roman Ha! yeah. Niko What is he talking about? Roman Brucie's a dreamer... he understands my vision. Niko Oh, so he's an idiot? Brucie Hey! Roman Aha ha! Screw you. Listen, man... you should try going online. Niko I know how to go on the line. I just haven't done it here. Roman Of course. Technophobe. Luddite. We gotta get you online - it's a world of opportunities! Niko Such as? Roman All kinds of things! Yesterday I was online and I discovered a blog about women who don't like to shave. That's pretty important. Listen, I promised Brucie I'd go out with him - can you go out and get it sorted? Go to Tw@ and register on one of the PCs there. A pretty girl is expecting you. I'm bored of not being able to email you, cousin, and the family keep sending me news for you. Brucie. Brucie Yeah! Roman Stop exercising. [Brucie ends a handstand.] Brucie Let's put some bitches to the sword, VIP style! Come on! [He walks out.] Niko He's a cool guy. Roman Yeah... [Roman leaves.] Niko [translated] I know how to use the Internet. I'm not a fool.
<at the cafe>
Niko Hey there... my name's Niko. My cousin, he told me to come here. Alejan Roman? He call me about you. He so funny. I set you up on that computer already. It's easy. Just follow the instructions on there. Ok?
<phonecall from Roman - later on>
Roman Niko, my friend Brucie has a business proposition for us. Niko He going to pay me to pump him full of steroids and tell him how great his abs are? Roman No, he can take care of that all by himself. Brucie is a major motor head. He's going to send you emails about all the cars he wants and you're going to get them for him. Niko What're you going to do? Roman Come on, I made the introduction. I'm the manager, man. Go check your emails, Niko. Let's hang out soon, okay?
email@example.com Welcome To Eyefind Mail
Hello Eyefind Mail User, Congratulations, you are the newest Eyefind Email sure! You are just one step away from activating your account. Simply reply to this email and your account will be fully activated. From there you can reap the benefits of our free service that allows you to swap useless information with anyone anywhere. Please be aware that Eyefind owns the rights to anything disclosed in an Eyefind email. Your new address will be NikoBellic@eyefind.info Best, Eyefind Mail Team
<email - reply>
Activate my e-mail account.
<leave the cafe>
Alejan I see you again, Roman's cousin. Come back any time. Niko The name is Niko, I'll see you around.
<phonecall to Roman>
Niko I have set up the email account. I am now online in Liberty City, Roman. Roman Nice one, cousin. Did you meet the girl who works there? Nice pair of titties on her, no? Later on.
<email - later on>
firstname.lastname@example.org Good to see you online!
Niko, Good to see you online cousin! And good to know you in this country, by my side - the Bellic boys showing the world what is up. Man, if our two idiotic, useless, bullying fathers could see us now! They'd turn in their miserable graves! Fuck them. We made it, man. This country is ripe for the plucking. I'm really glad you're here. Listen - we are going to take this shit over, baby! See ya later Roman
<email - positive reply>
Have you been stealing Brucie's juice, cousin? We should try to get out of debt first.
<email - negative reply>
Get realistic, cousin. I fucked things up in the Old Country. I fucked things up in Europe. Chances are I'm going to fuck things up here.
MilicaBellic@eyefind.info I miss you
Moj dragi sine, Nadam se da si dobro i da si srecan u Americi. I hope this reaches you and you respond. I miss you. I write in English because now you are like Roman. He tells me he only speaks English now. I know things better for you to be out in world, and away from here, but I miss you. It is mother's duty to miss son. Are you no longer in sea? Have you stopped that world for good, or will you go back? Will you ever come back to me? It gladdens heart of mine to think of you and your cousin together, living a good life in America, and at the same time, breaks heart of mine to think of you never here. I know life has not always easy for you, Niko. I know you had many trouble, and I know you have done many bad thing, but please know that I am mother, your mother, and I do not judge you. I judge the world for making you so, you who has so much to give people, who is man of principle, who always tried to live the correct way. Life here is the same as it always was. People argue, the farms suffer, we pay taxes for new parliament buildings and government reports, and live in poverty. For country people, life is the same the world. Please write me. Your loving mother. Mother
<email - positive reply>
Dear mother, thank you for your e mail. I am always happy to hear from you. Your English is good. Better than mine. I am sorry I have not been much of a good son to you, and that I am not there to take care of you, but you know I cannot come back home. It would bring trouble, and unhappy memories for us both. Roman is well. He is living the American dream, mostly in his head, like all dreams.
<email - negative reply>
Dear mother, thank you for your e mail. I am always happy to hear from you. I am sorry I have not been much of a son to you, and that I am not there to take care of you, but you know I cannot come back home. It would bring trouble, and unhappy memories for both of us. Roman is well. He is living the American dream, mostly in his head, like all dreams.
email@example.com Genetically different baby!
Man, I just wanted to say, I broke my own sit up record today. 2000. Genetically different, baby. You know what I'm saying? I love you all. I'm so fucking pumped I want to rip someone's throat out. If anyone wants to go out on the prowl tonight for proper weapon's grade talent and put in some serious damage with the bitches, let me know. Love you all. The big cheese. PS - mom - sorry, I won't be able to make Aunt Judith's tomorrow. Did you do my washing? PPS all of you bitches check out my website! It's pure bling. Later, Brucie Kibbutz
<email - positive reply>
You need serious help.
<email - negative reply>
What are you talking about?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NO LOVE LOST (#mf3)
<cutscene - at Faustin's house>
Ilyena I told you where she is. Faustin Where is she? Ilyena I don't see why it's such a problem. Faustin I tell you. I want you to keep an eye on her. [Niko enters, Sergei holds him back while Faustin argues in the kitchen.] Sergei Hey. Stand over here. Faustin I'm out making money all day. Ilyena Why are you being like this again? Faustin How many times do I have to tell you? Keep an eye on the fucking girl! Ilyena How many times do I have to listen? [translated] God! God! Faustin Fucking girl! She's your daughter! [translated] Have your prayers been answered? Ilyena Oh my God. Faustin [translated] Your God doesn't give a damn about you! Just like everyone else. Ilyena You're a terrible man! Faustin You superstitious old crone. I'll see you in hell. Someday I'll crucify you... [He leaves the kitchen.] Faustin Niko Bellic. Yes. Good name. Good name... Where is Dimitri? Sergei He's busy, er... he said he had something to do. Faustin Something? Something? Let me tell you something. Me and this guy, we were in the army together, we were in prison together, we are like brothers. Now it's always something... Niko Always something... Faustin Always something, yes... you want a drink? Niko No, thank you. Faustin Well, I do. [Faustin drinks, pulls a gun out of a cabinet, stares off at the wall.] Niko You alright? Faustin What? Niko Mr. Faustin? Faustin No! I'm fucking angry. Niko I'm sorry to hear that. Faustin Let me ask you something. You know her? [holding up her picture] Niko No. Faustin Good. Because if you did, I'd fucking kill you. Niko Why? Faustin She's my daughter. Ungrateful bitch. I bring her here. I spoil her rotten. Raise her well. Look at this. Look. [gesturing at his house] Look what I've given her! Niko Yeah, yeah... she's, uh, very lucky to have such a loving father... Faustin She is. She's an out of control bitch. [to Ilyena] Because of you, you pathetic mess. But I don't accept my daughter turning into a whore. Niko, she's at Firefly Island. Go there. If she's meeting up with that biker pimp boyfriend... kill him. [Niko leaves.] Faustin Find Dimitri for me. Sergei Okay. Faustin Have him call me. Sergei Sure. Faustin Go. Sergei Alright.
<cutscene - in a small alleyway on Firefly Island>
Anna Am I property of the Lost now? Jason Ha... if you were property then all the brothers would get to share you. I want you all to myself. Niko Get away from Mr. Faustin's daughter. Jason Fuck you, this ain't Russia and we ain't communists. Anna Tell my father I can see whoever I like. Jason I'm gonna get the brothers, and we're gonna kick your fucking ass.
<Niko steals a bike and pursues him to Willis.>
<cutscene - along Tudor Street in Willis>
[Several Lost bikers drive up alongside, Niko following from far back.] Jason Hey, let's mess this commie asshole up. He fucked with me, he fucked with all the Lost.
<They get off their bikes in Meadows Park. Niko guns them all down.>
<phonecall to Faustin>
Niko I've killed the biker. I don't know how happy your daughter will be. Faustin I don't care about her happiness. I care about discipline and loyalty. Thank you, Niko.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RIGGED TO BLOW (#mf4)
<cutscene - at Faustin's house>
[Niko knocks, presses the doorbell.] Niko Hello. Ilyena Hello. Niko Is Mikhail home? Ilyena No. He's out. Niko Okay. Should I wait ouside? Ilyena No, no, come in. Niko Oh, thank you. Ilyena You're welcome. [He enters.] Ilyena Sit down. Niko Thank you. Ilyena You want some tea? Niko Sure. Ilyena Mikhail doesn't let me use this anymore, says it makes us look like barbarians. Uncivilized. Like immigrants Niko Oh yeah? Ilyena I know what you're thinking, it is a bit funny coming from him! He did not used to be like this. When we were young, at home, he was beautiful. He was happy... he made me happy. But um... then something changed... years ago. I never quite knew what it was. So many years I wondered what it was. Or what was wrong with me, that I did not see it in him, or... I changed him. Niko Life is complicated. I... I never thought I'd live like this. Ilyena No? Niko When the war came, I did bad things. And after the war, I thought nothing of doing bad things. I killed people, smuggled people, sold people. Ilyena And you don't worry about your soul? Niko After you walk into a village, and you see fifty children, all sitting neatly in a row against the church wall, each with their throats cut and their hands chopped off, you realize that the creature that could do this doesn't have a soul. Ilyena God is very complicated. You mustn't give up hope... Niko Well, I don't know about that. [Dimitri and Faustin walk in.] Dimitri [translated] Hello, Ilyena. Ilyena [translated] Hello. Faustin What is that? I tell you one thing and then you ignore me! You stupid bitch! [Faustin throws the tea pot from the table. Ilyena runs from the room.] Faustin Niko Bellic, baby... good to see you. Niko Yeah, you too. What did you want? Faustin I want you to teach people to listen to me. Dimitri You want him to get us the money. Faustin Fuck the money. Dimitri Mikhail, please calm down. We're already in a lot of trouble. I don't know if I can smooth things over with Petrovic. Faustin Fuck him, and fuck you. Who are you? My daddy? Get the fuck out of my house. Dimitri Mikhail! Faustin Get out. [Dimitri leaves.] Niko So, what do you want? Faustin This prick who owes me money owns a garage in Chase Point. I want you to pick up a truck and take it to him. Call me when you get to the truck. It's in Schottler on Montauk Avenue. Go. Get out of here.
<phonecall to Faustin - from the truck>
Niko Mr. Faustin, I have the truck. Faustin Drive it over to the garage on the corner of Guantanamo and Windmill. Park up inside. Niko Sure. What am I delivering? Faustin When it's inside, trigger the explosive. Should blow up good. Maybe you be careful on the drive over. Is pretty volatile stuff. Niko Explosive? What the fuck?
<phonecall from Roman - mid-drive>
Roman Niko, it's Roman. We should go and get drunk together. Niko Roman, I'm nervous enough about driving a truck full of explosives around the city for Mikhail Faustin. He's out of control. Anyway, I'm sorry but if I get drunk with you and then drive this thing I'll definitely blow myself up. Catch you later, cousin.
<Niko parks the truck inside the garage, triggers the bomb, then sprints back to the sidewalk shortly before it explodes. The Russian owner of the garage immediately shows up and makes a phonecall.>
Owner [to phone] Kenny, Kenny, look. The garage... [translated] It's burning. Everything is gone... No, Mr. Petrovic, this was definitely not an accident. My whole fucking business...
<phonecall to Faustin>
Niko I've blown that place up, but don't pull that shit on me again. Maybe I don't want to drive around while sitting on an atom bomb? Faustin I thought you were the ice cold killer? I thought nothing scares you, man? Pussy. Hasn't anyone got any balls? You and Dimitri, you'd be nothing without me... nothing. This is how you treat me...
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE MASTER AND THE MOLOTOV (#dr1)
<text message from Dimitri>
We need to talk. I'll be on the Firefly Island Boardwalk. Your friend, Dimitri.
<cutscene - at a bench on the boardwalk>
Niko Dimitri. Dimitri Hey. Sit down. Niko What's the problem? Dimitri What do you think? Niko Mikhail. Mr. Faustin. Dimitri Uh huh. You're given a choice, kill your best friend, or die... what do you do? Niko And there is no way out? Dimitri Not now. Not after you killed Petrovic's son. Niko You don't have any family. You could run. Dimitri Wherever you go, people will find you, if they want to badly enough. And for this they want blood. Niko But you and Mikhail, you have so much history. Dimitri Sure. Niko Well I killed the boy, so they want me too. Dimitri No. I told them you were a hired gun. And they said as long as you were the one to kill him, you'd be spared. Niko So that's the way it is? Dimitri Yes, that's the way it is. He'll be leaving his house in a little while and heading for the club. Do what you have to do... You know, if there is one thing I have learned, it's that we must obey the rules of the game. We can pick the game, Niko Bellic, but we cannot change the rules. See you later.
<text message from Dimitri>
Niko - there can be no mistakes with this. Mikhail is a dangerous man. I have left some protection for you around the side of the club. Your friend, Dimitri.
<cutscene - within Perestroika>
[As Niko walks in, two of Faustin's men come forward to stop him.] Faustin Niko. Niko Bellic. You and Dimitri are taking over, no? Niko This is not about taking over. You brought this on yourself. You pushed things too far. Faustin You would be dead if it wasn't for me. That is what Dimitri wanted when you killed Vlad. Dimitri, my brother. You see this? [He holds up his palm.] Faustin This tattoo says we are brothers for life, and now he betrays me... Niko You didn't give him a choice. You should have been calm. Faustin No one, not Dimitri, not anyone tells me to calm. You think Dimitri would have survived prison without me? He'd just be some prison queen, had I not been there. Meat for some gym monkey! I am not dead yet. Some are still loyal to me... Guards!
<Niko guns through the Russian mobsters and chases Faustin out the back, then up to the roof of the club. There, Faustin drops his weapon.>
Faustin Betrayed, betrayed by Dimitri and by you. Too kind, that's what I was, too kind. I let the snakes into the nest and they destroyed everything. I gave them everything and they took everything from me. Now they've sent you to take the only thing I have left. You have me cornered. There is nowhere for me to go. Niko You betrayed yourself, Mr. Faustin.
[Niko shoots him in the knee, then in the chest. He falls back over the edge of the roof.]
<phonecall to Dimitri>
Niko Faustin is dead. Dimitri You did a good thing. A hard thing, but a good thing. Hopefully this will mean peace with Petrovic.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RUSSIAN REVOLUTION (#dr2)
<phonecall from Dimitri>
Niko Dimitri, you got my money? Dimitri I have it. Meet me at the warehouse on Mohanet in Downtown Broker. Come alone.
<phonecall from Jacob>
Jacob Alright me breda, me hear dem Russian is seriously vexed wit ya. Niko I only pissed off one, he's dead. I'm going to meet Dimitri to collect on the hit. Jacob Yo Niko, you better watch ya back ya know. Me know ya wicked but dem boy dem are some dog heart ya know. Niko I'm not afraid of him. Jacob Yo, what eyes can't see, me heart can't leap at ya know. Me ah come wit you. Where's da place? Niko A warehouse on Mohanet. Jacob I know de one. Me see ya around da back.
<cutscene - at the warehouse>
Niko Sharp eyes, huh? Jacob You dunno? Me have it, seen, star? [Niko enters the warehouse; Jacob waits behind the entrance.] Dimitri Hey, Niko. Glad you could make it. Niko Yes. You got the money? Dimitri Sure. But I just wanted to say how grateful me and my bosses are for what you did. Niko Good. Dimitri Yes. And I just wanted to check something with you. Niko Okay. Dimitri You are Niko Bellic, correct? Niko What is this? Dimitri And you used to work the coast in the Mediterranean, smuggling people into Italy? Niko I don't know what you're talking about. Dimitri But you messed up... and left a lot of bad debt. You left a good friend of mine out of pocket, big time. [Bulgarin steps out from the shadows, and several Russian mobsters begin to surround Niko.] Bulgar Hello, Niko. Niko Hello... Mr. Bulgarin. Jacob [to self] Ras. Dimitri Where's our money? Niko I don't know. I didn't rob you. Bulgar Really? Niko We were busted a mile off the coast. I had to swim for my life. I don't know what happened. I nearly drowned. Bulgar My heart is bleeding. Niko I did my best! I didn't fuck up! Bulgar [translated] Remove him.
<Niko and Jacob fight through Russians scattered around the warehouse.>
Niko Shit, Dimitri and Bulgarin are leaving. Can you hold these men while I go after? Jacob Just easy man! The place rammed full man, you'll get us killed my youth. We can catch dem later. Their time will come, trust me. Niko Alright.
<Dimitri and Bulgarin escape during the firefight, and police soon show up outside.>
Jacob Bumba clot, Babylon! Mek we step outta de place. Yo, mek we go back a the cafe, seen? But not till we lose Babylon car, sight? Niko Sight.
<driving - escaping the police - A>
Jacob Everyting crash back dere. Babylon all over de place, lose them. Niko I'm trying to fucking lose them. Jacob Now, who fucked up de game back der? What went wrong? Niko I don't fucking know and I can't think about it now. I need to shake these fucking pigs. Jacob Babylon just ah hold a man down. Ya a righteous dread ya know Niko.
<driving - escaping the police - B>
Jacob Yo, that was some righteous fuckery, nuh true rasta? Niko It ain't fucking over. We need to lose these cops. Jacob Seen, bredren, seen. Niko When I next see Dimitri, he is dead man. I will find him. Jacob Is some pure almshouse a gwaan, Niko.
<lose the police>
Jacob Yo, ya lose Babylon man, forward back ah cafe now. I need fe black up some more.
<driving - going to the cafe - A>
Jacob I told you Dimitri was a snake in de grass. Niko I didn't know that Mr. Bulgarin was here in Liberty City. If I could have killed them all then and there... Jacob Just chill Niko man, one at a time. Wan wan coco full baskit, seen? We find out where Dimitri is and then bam! We take the rest of dem out. Just keep ya head down til then. Niko Fucking Dimitri, made me kill Faustin then he sell me down the river. Jacob Just cool Niko, di boy's a ginnal, yuh nah see? He gonna make his own downfall. De higher da monkey climb da more him expose him batty hole, ya see it? Niko I will bring Dimitri down myself. I promise you this.
<driving - going to the cafe - B>
Jacob Fuckery, just pure fuckery and ting. Niko It is fucked. Dimitri can do this to me because he has connections here. I only have Roman. Dimitri and Bulgarin. This is not something I expected. Jacob And who is Bulgarin? Niko An old employer. He lost much money and blamed me for it rather than taking responsibility. He was reaosn I had to leave Europe. Jacob And now he's here, in Liberty City? Niko It appears so.
<at the cafe>
Jacob I going speak to Badman, you keep on the low, call Roman and get outta dis place. Niko Thanks for your help, Jacob. Jacob One love me breda.
<text message from Jacob - later on>
Cha! I still vexed about that dogheart Dimitri. You got them rude driving skills to get I and I away from there! Keep ya head down and keep in touch. Easy - LJ
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ROMAN'S SORROW (#rb10)
<phonecall from Roman>
Roman [quietly] Niko please come and meet me in the alleyway off of Hopper Street in EIC. Quickly cousin. Niko Roman, what are you doing? Why are you whispering? I will be there soon.
<cutscene - in the alley off Hopper Street>
Niko Roman? Roman? Where are you? Roman [muffled] In here. I'm stuck. Let me out... Niko Shit, man... [Niko opens up the trunk of his cab, and he gets out.] Niko What are you doing in there? Roman I got scared... people started calling the house and hanging up. You weren't answering your phone! What happened? Niko We've got a big problem. Dimitri was not a man of his word. Roman So we're dead? Niko More or less. Roman Everything was fine before you... Fine and now this. Thank you. Thanks a lot! Niko [translated] I'm sorry. Roman [translated] Whatever. What's done is done. Niko Yes, but there's a bigger problem... Roman What? Niko That guy I owed money to, Bulgarin. Roman Yes, the guy in Europe... who lives by the Adriatic. Niko Yeah, yeah, he's here now. Roman Great. Niko I'm sorry... I've ruined your life. Roman No. Don't be like that... we can find a way out of this... bunch of idiot Russians... Niko I will kill every one of them. Roman No... that's exactly what you won't do. We don't have time for revenge. We can't afford it. Niko What can we afford? Roman We can lay low... and start over. Please... come on, let's go back to the apartment.
<driving - going to the apartment - A>
Roman We can pick up our stuff, and then get out of here. I'll call Mallorie, she might have somewhere we can hide out. [to phone] Hey beautiful... Listen, me and Niko are in a bit of trouble - need to get out of Broker a few days. Any of your cousins have a place we could use out in Bohan?... You're an angel - beautfiul and kind. I love you. We'll see you there. [to Niko] Maybe things are not so bad. Niko This, I did not expect. Roman I was thinking about getting out of the cab business. Last night I had a dream... Niko Really? Roman Yes, you and I had a place of our own. A place where people come to eat and relax. A classy place. None of this fast-food, diner bullshit. We own a real restaurant, a tavern. It is a place of distinction, you know? Niko I can't see myself settling down. Roman Not now, but in the dream you've met the right woman. She is beautiful. Pure like my Mallorie. In the dream Mallorie and me are married. Everything is perfect. This could be the start of that. A fresh beginning. Niko All I know is we have to get as far from Dimitri and Bulgarin as we can. Roman We will, but I have left something important at the apartment. Something I must show you, cousin.
<driving - going to the apartment - B>
Roman Is simple, we go and collect our stuff from the apartment and the depot. Then we shut everything up and get to Bohan. Niko What are we going to do in Bohan? Pick up the whores on Chase Point? Maybe they will let us live with them in their crack dens. Roman Even I would not go with those hookers on the point, cousin. You know what you can catch from those girls? Niko I always put a saddle on a horse before I ride her, Roman. I won't catch nothing. Roman You are a sick fuck, cousin. No wonder half of Broker wants you dead. Niko I am glad you have a sense of humor about this now. It was just a joke... about the whores, you know? Roman Sure it was, Niko. Sure it was. I will add that to the long list of your secrets that are safe with me. Anyway, you will not have to become some crack whore's pimp. I get Mallorie to arrange place for us to stay in South Bohan. She has her local connections. Niko Great.
<reach the apartment>
Roman Holy fuck, it's fucking burning. The whole place... I've got to go in, I've got to get something. Niko Leave it, cousin. This place is gone. Roman They burnt it... they fucking burnt it, Niko!
<driving - going to the cab depot>
Roman Do you know how long it took me to get a place of my own? You got off the boat and I was here for you. Niko I know you were. Roman I get here and I had nothing, nobody. I worked my way up from the fucking dirt.
<reach the depot>
Roman I've got nothing left. Not my home, not my business, nothing. They took it all. Niko I'm sorry, Roman, I'm really sorry but we have to go. We'll meet Mallorie in Bohan. You still have her. Roman And you, for all the good you've done me.
<driving - going up to the apartment in Bohan - A>
Roman Do you know how long it took me to get set up here? You don't because it was easy for you. You had it all from day one. It took me months to get some cash together. Finally I bought a cab and then another, then I got the depot... I slept under my desk at that place for over a year... then I got the apartment, the apartment you thought was so shitty. Well, it doesn't matter. Now it's gone along with everything else. Niko I said I was sorry. Roman You have a lot to apologize for. Since you got here I've had my computer smashed, I've been beaten up, I was kidnapped and then shot in the stomach, my apartment got burned down and so did my business. Things have been going so great, just great, since you showed up. Niko You remember that time we went to the bar back home and found it razed to the ground? Just a pile of rubble... everything smashed, except for that one bottle of vodka. Roman Yeah... we sat down and finished it off there and then. Wait... wait... I don't want to talk about back home. We're here in America now and I should be thinking about my life here, my life which is ruined. Just drive, shut up and drive. [to phone] Hey beautiful, what's up?... No, what do you mean?... I haven't been crying, it's my allergies. Niko's wearing this new cologne... Yeah, trying to impress Michelle or something. We're coming to your cousin's, are you there?... Great, see you in a bit, beautiful. [to Niko] My dream, it was just that... a dream. I can't have the tavern now. I have nothing to buy it with. I have, I have nothing. Niko I told you, you still have Mallorie. Roman But I wanted to really have her. I wanted to marry her. Niko You can still do that. Roman I had bought her a ring. That is what I wanted to show you. It was a beautiful ring. It was worthy of her. Now I have nothing! Come on, Roman, pull yourself together. You've been here before. Positive mental attitude. Come on. Niko At least they want me dead and not you. Roman I do not think it would be much difference to them, Niko. One dead Bellic will give them a little bit of happiness while they wait for next. I do not care though. We are in this situation. We must deal with it. Bring on Bohan. Niko Okay.
<driving - going up to the apartment in Bohan - B>
Roman Do diamonds burn, cousin? How about gold, will that melt in a fire? Niko Roman, you sound like you did in those emails you sent me before I arrived here. Diamonds and gold? I am sorry that your worldly possessions have been destroyed, but you were not that rich a man. There were not diamonds and gold in that apartment. You probably would have gambled them away if there had been anyway. Roman You add these insults to the injuries I have already suffered. Cruel, Niko, cruel. I do not speak of diamonds, but of one diamond and a band of gold. This was the engagement ring I bought for Mallorie. Niko You and Mallorie are engaged? Roman No, we are not. I was going to propose to her but it is no longer possible. I do not have a ring. It burnt in my apartment along with everything else. Niko You do not need a ring to propose. Mallorie loves you for who you are, not for some ring. Roman You are still new here, cousin. You do not understand. America is about showing what you have, you express yourself with money you spend. Niko What are you expressing when you spend your money at backroom card games? Roman I do not spend money at these games, I risk it for reward. I risk my bets to win more so I can spend on the hot cars and the sharp clothes and my beautfiul Mallorie. Now, I have nothing to spend... nothing. Oh yeah, I have you. Great. Niko You have your life, Roman. You have a life which is worth a lot more than mine at the moment. Bulgarin and Dimitri shall not be happy that I survived our meeting. Roman You know what? I think maybe they might get me when going after you. That seems like the pattern of events since you got here. I am the one end up feeling the pain after you piss people off. Niko I'm sorry, Roman. I tell you, I am sorry. I guess you cannot escape your past. Roman Shit, man. You're right. You cannot escape the past. Only thing is future, right? Must think about the future. A new apartment in South Bohan, another business, a bigger diamond for Mallorie. The future, yes? Niko Only thing I see in my future is more people trying to kill me. And, perhaps, a date with the man I came to this city to find. The man who betrayed our village.
<at the apartment in South Bohan>
Roman Here we are, the beginning of our new lives... again.
<cutscene - in the apartment>
Roman Not so bad... I mean, I don't think we'll be impressing women with our wonderful hot tub, but, err, this looks okay... Niko Yes, great! Roman Come on, what's... what's wrong? Niko What's wrong? What's wrong? Where should I start? Alright, I'll start with you - what's wrong with you? Fifteen minutes ago you were cowering in fear because you didn't know what was going to happen. Now, you know everything is shit and we are going to be killed, and you're all cheerful. I don't get it! Roman I guess I'm an optimist. Niko An idiot, not an optimist. Roman I was bored of Broker anyway! I'm glad you turned up and made some Russian killers burn down my home and business! Oh yeah, thanks Niko! Thanks a bunch! Is that better? Niko Much! [Mallorie runs in.] Mal Thank God you're okay... both of you. Niko We're fucked - we're broke and on the run. Mal No, I'm from up here, Niko. I know a bunch of people who might be able to help out. Why don't you come and meet me at the community center later on? I've got to go to work. Bye, Pappy. And have a shower - you smell a little, erm, mature? [She leaves.] Roman So... I guess we start again. Niko Sure. I'm going out.
<phonecall from Dimitri - later on>
Dimitri Niko Bellic, we did not find your body with the others in the warehouse. Mr. Bulgarin and I were very disappointed. Niko I was loyal to you, Dimitri. Why did you turn on me? Dimitri You think I could survive in a cesspit of a city like this by aligning myself with a bottom feeder like you? You, who has so many enemies? You robbed Bulgarin, you killed Mikhail. You know no more of loyalty than I do. Niko You know why I killed Faustin. It was not my choice. Dimitri I will find you, Niko. I have burnt you and your cousin out of Hove Beach. I will smoke you out of any other hiding place you have in this city. See you soon, Niko.
<phonecall from Brucie - later on>
Brucie Nicky, we got to talk serious. Niko Alright man. If you want my advice, the only way you're going to get your balls back to normal is if you stop juicing or you get implants. Brucie How many times I have to tell you homie, my balls are golden. Okay? I wanna talk about Roman. He's got a problem. He's gambling like an animal. Online, in clubs, everywhere. You need to control your cousin bro. Niko Roman's a grown up. He can look after himself, Brucie. Brucie He's getting involved with some serious cats, homie. Even people I might think twice about dealing with. And I am one dangerous motherfucker, okay? Put him in Gamblers Anonymous or something. I'm starting to think he's more interested in cards than chasing pussy. And that ain't cool. You dig? Niko Sure, Brucie. Thanks for the heads up.
Niko, Listen, cousin, give that Michelle a call. I know she likes you, and you need to get some action. She's a nice girl. You've got her number - call her up. See ya later Roman
<email - positive reply>
Thanks for dating advice.
<email - negative reply>
I can think for myself, Roman. Thanks.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEARCH AND DELETE (#bk1)
<phonecall from Roman>
Roman Niko, it's Roman. I was talking to Brucie... Niko That 'roid monkey? Roman He is a good friend of mine, he'll be a good friend of yours too if you let him. Anyway, he's got some work and we are in need of money. Meet him at Brucie's Executive Autos on Mohanet in East Hook. If Mallorie calls you, we are bowling together. See you later.
<cutscene - at Brucie's garage>
Niko Hey. [Lenny, a mechanic, is working underneath a car.] Niko Hello? Lenny I'm busy. Niko I said hello! [He kicks Lenny. Lenny gets out.] Lenny Ow! Motherfucker. Niko Is your boss around? Lenny What did you do that for? Niko Is your boss around? Lenny Yeah, he's around. [shouting] Brucie! Some fucking Polack asshole for you. Niko Pleasure to meet you, too. Brucie He's not a Polack. He's a gentleman. Lenny He's still a fucking asshole... [exits] Brucie Sorry, Nicky, man. How's things? Niko Yeah... Brucie Sweet. [Brucie flails his arms in front of Niko in imitation of a martial art.] Brucie I got you, man! I'm big, but I'm also fast. Wake up, boy! Niko Ooh, I'm sorry. Can you show me that again? [Niko grabs his arm as Brucie tries again, then twists it awkwardly.] Brucie Hey yah! Oh! Ah! Oh! Enough, man, enough! Oh! Whoo! Fuck me, man. Woo! Niko You'll be alright, eh? Brucie That's some red army shit, serious. You gotta show me that one. I'm all about power. C'mon, touch my pecs, man. Niko No, thank you. Brucie Rock hard. I bench four-fifty. I'm an animal. Niko Yeah, yeah, yeah... Brucie Shit no shit. What you doing here, man? Niko Well, Roman said maybe you needed some help, and we need some money real bad. Brucie Shit, my bad. Yeah, of course. Love that guy. Love him. I mean I am no chubby chaser, but if I was, and a queer, that guy would be in trouble, you know what I mean? Niko I'll let him know. Brucie Hey, I'm shitting with you. Brucie likes pussy. Remember that, alright? Niko Okay... Brucie Alright now, Nicky, listen up. I know you guys need money, bad. Niko Yeah... Brucie This ain't a nice job. Not exactly mom and pop shit. Niko No problem, as long as the pay is good. Brucie Sometimes people fuck other people over, okay? And the people that fuck other people need to get fucked with. Especially people that go into hiding, before they can get on the stand and put a lot of guys inside for a lot of time. Niko What? Brucie I need you to whack some people, only they're in hiding. Niko How do I find them? Brucie Man, you're cold. You didn't even blink! Love that, I fucking love that! You gotta steal a police car, get on the computer, gimme a call. They're easy to hack. Niko Not really. Alright, Brucie, I'll give you a call. Brucie Ice cold man! Ice cold!
<phonecall to Brucie - from a police car>
Niko I'm here. I have a computer. Brucie You're a badass, man. I love it. Now this cat's name's Lyle Rivas. Type it into the computer and you should get some "known whereabouts" and shit. I'd take him out myself but when people see me coming they fucking run, man. Know what I'm saying? Cats don't want to mess with someone packing twenty-four inch guns like mine baby. Yeah! Niko I'll track down this Rivas. Brucie Cold, man... I'm feeling chills down the phone. Call me when it's done, bro.
<Niko uses the police computer to locate Lyle.>
<cutscene - at the apartment in Rotterdam Hill>
Niko Lyle Rivas? I got a message from Brucie for you. Lyle Brucie? I thought he was fucking joking... shit. [Lyle hops out the window and runs for his car.]
<Niko drives after Lyle, all the way around Dukes and up to Bohan, where he eventually kills him.>
<phonecall to Brucie>
Niko You should not worry about Rivas any more. Brucie Lethal, man. A lot of people are going to be very grateful that certain people who fucked with them can't say things to other people or fuck with anyone anymore. If you get me? Niko I get the money you're paying. Brucie You're all about the cabbage, I mean, the lettuce, the lettuce! Ice cold, man. I love it. There'll be some more work when you need it.
<text message from Brucie - later on>
Ice cold motherfucker like you should look into doing some vigilante work for $, bro. Cops are outsourcing that shit to private contractors. Check it out next time you hack a Police Computer. - B
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EASY AS CAN BE (#bk2)
<text message from Brucie>
Bro, come see me at my crib in BOABO. Stay Alpha. - B
<cutscene - at Brucie's apartment>
[Brucie's doing workouts.] Brucie Thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-five... Girl There's someone here to see you... Brucie I'm working out! Thirty-six, thirty-seven... Niko Hey, Brucie. Brucie Niko! One second... Forty. Why didn't you tell me it was Niko? Why? Man, women. Man. Women. [Brucie starts attacking a punching bag.] Brucie Yeah! Man, I'm ready for you, Nicky, I'm ready. I'm ready for fucking anything. [He hurts his hand.] Brucie Ah, motherfuckers... Niko Are you alright? You seem a little tense. Brucie Yeah! Sorry. I'm just juicing, makes me a little pent up. Niko Juicing? Brucie Yeah. Bull shark testosterone, amigo. Ordered online from Chile. Makes you feel really... male. Niko Be careful, man. I heard that stuff does funny things to your balls. Brucie Hey. Do I look like I got funny balls to you? Niko [laughing] I haven't considered it. You sent me a message. What do you want? Brucie I want help! I'm losing the plot here! Pause. No, I'm shitting you, man. Now look, you did really good with that thing. A lot of people are very grateful. Now listen. That guy, Lyle, had a car worth stealing. Can you get it? He left it in an alleyway off of Yorktown Avenue in Steinway. Niko If you pay like last time, no problem. Brucie Yeah, of course. Niko Any risks? Brucie Nah. Easy as can be. Niko Okay... I'll just go take care of it, then. Brucie Yeah! [Brucie hops back into doing workouts as Niko leaves.] Girl Bye.
<cutscene - in the alley off Yorktown Avenue>
[Niko gets in the car. Two other cars pull up at opposite ends of the alley.] Niko No risks Brucie? Maybe this juicing is fucking with your head. Guy 1 He trying to take Lyle's ride. Guy 2 I'm not gonna let you take this car.
<cutscene - at Brucie's garage, after losing the pursuers>
Niko Brucie asked me to bring this by, you're lucky it looks as good as it does. Lenny Only thing Brucie thinks is good looking is himself. In the mirror. Thanks.
<phonecall to Brucie>
Niko The car is in your lockup. It was not so easy. People were waiting for me. Brucie Shit man. If I'd known it'd be like that then I'd have gone to get it. People don't fuck with Brucie. I mean, you're cool though. You made it man. You got them mad Red Army driving skills. I'll sort you out with some big rims... spinning ones. Crazy original styles. You know, we'll cruise, we'll hang, alright, alright? Thanks, homie, thanks.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OUT OF THE CLOSET... (#bk3)
<text message from Brucie>
NB, I've been in touch with Roman. Get here soon, bro. We need the three most dangerous, blinging, hardcore mother fuckers in the whole of Liberty City to be rolling in the same room together. For real. - B
<cutscene - at Brucie's apartment>
Roman Hey, man. Niko Hey, guys. Brucie [doing situps] Fifty-nine... sixty... [Brucie runs up to Niko.] Brucie Hey! Hit me. Niko What? Brucie Hit me, come on! [Niko punches him in the gut.] Brucie [limping off] Ohh, motherfuckers... Roman Niko, you wanna go on a date? Niko Ehh... Roman Come on. What's wrong with you? Niko Okay. Who is she? Roman That's the thing, it's a guy. Niko Fuck you. Brucie No. Dude, listen! The cousin of that guy you killed, Lyle Rivas, owes me a lot of money. And the dick won't pay. Instead he's said he's going to have me killed, that bitch. Hi-ah! [Brucie headbutts the wall, leaving a large blood stain.] Roman Brucie, you got to chill. For real. Brucie Yeah, yeah, yeah... Roman Now listen, NB, this guy is in hiding. But - he's a serious co... Brucie He's a serious cockhound. Niko Oh. So you think of me. Brucie No! But the guy knows me, and I don't think anyone would date that fat Slav. Roman So, I'm just doing your profile. [on a laptop] Niko Alright, let me see... I am a "vulnerable guy who needs to be held by big strong arms"? Roman Yeah. Niko You got to be kidding me! Roman I knew we should have made him a giver not a taker, Brucie! Brucie Oh, shut up! Now listen, Nicky... I need you. And I will pay heavily for this. Niko Okay. And Roman, cousin? You're a dick. [On his way out, Niko jumps at Brucie just to make him flinch.] Brucie Ahh! Nicky!
<phonecall to Brucie - at the cafe>
Niko Alright, man. I'm at the internet cafe. What now? Brucie The website is Love-meet. Go to it, bro. The guy you want a date with is using French Tom as his screen name. You're an animal, man. Eat him alive, okay?
<Niko finds French Tom and sends a date request.>
<email - later on>
Niko, Listen, thanks for doing that. I didn't think you'd mind dating a guy after all that time in the merchant navy. Brucie is really grateful. He'll be a good contact for us. Anyway, listen, I know you'll be mad, but I've been having a run of bad luck. The thing about luck is it changed, so maybe you can bail me out? Nothing crazy. Think of it as an investment. I hereby make you a minority shareholder in R.B.E. - I'm the C.E.O. - we're in business, cousin! See ya later Roman
<email - positive reply>
Roman, how are you ever going to rule the world if you gamble every cent you get away?
<email - negative reply>
You're a moron. Stop gambling. You don't have bad luck, you have bad judgement.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...OUT OF THE CLOSET (#bk4)
<text message from Roman>
Niko, have you heard from your boyfriend yet? Check your email at the TW@ internet cafe. Rom
<text message from Roman>
NB - you been on your gay date yet? I know you want to do it! Don't be nervous and check your emails. - Rom
firstname.lastname@example.org RE: Date Request with French Tom
Hello there! Just saw you were interested in yours truly. Get in line. To be honest, my inbox has been filling up every ten seconds since I put up the ad. I was just sending out a load of rejections when I saw you, and you don't look like the other guys. Well, you don't seem poor or fat so that's a start! This boy is too good for those losers. I mean, come on! How about you stop by the 69th Street Diner in Hove? Bring your wallet, because you are picking up the check. I'll wear a red rose. I'm usually there around [time]. Ciao, Tom Rivas
<email - positive reply>
I'll be there. - N
<email - negative reply>
Maybe some other time. - N
<email - if you reply negatively or fail to show up>
email@example.com RE: Date Request with French Tom
Hello! I had no idea how many poor and ugly people there were in LC before I started this internet dating thing. It's yuk! Should have stuck to picking up closeted politicians at Hercules. At least then you can squeeze a few g outta em while getting satisfied. Anyway, you're the best of a bad bunch on this site so I can forgive what you did before. Come by the 69th Street Diner with your wallet and maybe I'll forget about how you just wasted my time. I'm usually there around [time]. See ya later, Tom Rivas
<Niko sits down in the diner across from French Tom and listens to him rant.>
French Hey, are you my date? Thank God! You never know who's going to turn up when you've met someone online. Niko Yeah. All sorts of sickos can use the internet. You have to be careful. I'm Niko. French So Niko, what do you do? Niko I do a lot of things. What's your job? French Job? Job? Everyone's talking about this Job guy. I haven't met him and I don't want to. Mr. Job sounds like an asshole. Niko Really. What type of man do you want to meet? French One with a lot of money. Do you know Gay Tony? Runs Hercules and Maisonette 9. I'll tell you a secret; he pretends to have the dollars but he's broke as hell - the loser. If there's one thing that I hate more than fat people and cripples, it is poor guys. Niko Is that why you borrow money that you can't pay back? French What're you talking about? How the fuck do you know who I pay and don't pay back? Fuck you, bitch. You ain't miss thing. You can't tell me shit about who I am. Niko I'm just here to do a job. People in this world need to work. And my work is getting rid of you. French I wouldn't fuck a scummy immigrant like you anyway.
<Niko kills French Tom.>
<phonecall to Brucie>
Brucie How was your date, bro? Niko Not so good. I don't think we'll be seeing each other again. I don't think he'll be seeing anyone. Brucie Nicky, you're an animal. Anyway, your profile is still up there, bro. There's all sorts of crazy bitches on that site you can get into. Real freaks, you know? I'd be getting involved in that internet dating shit but I only date models, you know? Or VIPs who could be models. Not many of them online, yeah? Catch you later, big guy. Laters.
<text message from Brucie - later on>
Read about your "hot date" on the Liberty Tree website, bro. That shit says you looked older, you gotta get some work done. Bro, I got shots the whole time. Don't get ashamed about looking good. - B
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NO. 1 (#bk5)
<cutscene - at Brucie's garage>
Niko Hey, Brucie, what's up? Brucie Hey, Niko B, come here. Show me the love. Man hug time. Niko Hey, enough, alright? Brucie Whoa, whoa, what are we about here, you and me? Niko I don't know... Brucie What are we about, boy? Niko I'm an immigrant, and a hired gun, and you're a steroid junkie, but we get along. Brucie No! Not that stuff, that's superficial. I'm talking about the real shit. Niko What? Brucie We're winners, man. fucking winners. That's how we roll, brother. Bling, check. Bodies, check. Paper, check. That's how we roll, bitches. The boss... [posing with arms crossed] Niko Are you alright? Too much bullshark testosterone up the ass? Brucie Fuck you. Fuck you, man. Hey, check this out. Lenny! Lenny! Is the bitch ready? Lenny Well, she's very shiny. Brucie Look at her and weep tears of pure gold. Motherfuckers. Come on now! Let's go show some people... just how we roll. Yeah, alright... Come on, get in! [trying to start car] Come on, start, you... Shit! Niko Pure gold, eh, big man? Brucie Lenny, you're a fucking asshole. What is this? What is this? Lenny You tuned her yourself! Brucie Well what should I do? I mean, I need a flashy car. People are going to think I'm a no nut bullshitter if I fail to deliver here. Lenny How about Steve's car? Brucie Yes. I'll call him on the way! Niko, can you drive us to Freetown Avenue in Willis? Niko Yes. Brucie Come on. Let's roll, bitches! Woo!
<driving - heading to the car in Willis>
Brucie Hey Nicky, I'm just gonna hit this guy up. [to phone] Stevie, you serious hunk of lady-killing muscle, me and a friend need to borrow your car... the sweet one. It'll be cool, baby - ice cool. You know Brucie. What? Outside? Great. Stay strapped bro. [hangs up] Niko Your friend is fine with us taking it? He doesn't think we're going to trash it or nothing? Brucie Stevie knows that he can trust Brucie with anything. He'll look after shit. Trust Brucie with anything but your girlfriend, man. And you can't be so sure he'll look after her. At least not the way you want her to be looked after, you get what I mean? You know? Niko That's real cool, Brucie. Brucie I'm just joking, man. Brucie wouldn't fuck another man's bitch. He's got too many women after him already to waste time with taken pussy. Niko That's good to know. I'll definitely ask you to chaperone any girlfriend of mine. Brucie Who are you kidding, Nicky? You and me aren't girlfriend types. We... we see bitches but we can't get tied down. We gotta get out there bro. Spread our seed in as many fields as we can. Niko I don't know. If I met the right girl sometime... Brucie That's what I say when people ask me if the juice has given me funny balls, you know? How would I be able to get with so many chicks if my balls were funny? Come on, man. Think about it. Niko Brucie, I don't need to think about your balls, I'm cool.
<reach the car>
Brucie Here we are, see what I mean? Sweet.
<driving - heading to the starting line>
Brucie We're going to dominate this shit. Dominate man. I've got good feelings about this. We're gonna win this for sure brother! Niko Yeah, you got some faith in me Brucie. Brucie There's no other place than first, Nicky. The rest of that shit don't count, ok. I got the best body, I get the hottest pussy, I ride the flyest cars. I'm number one, man. I'll burn your village and eat your children. I'm fucking intense man! Niko Yeah, intense is the word.
<at the starting line>
Brucie Here we be. You ready to feel the Gs? Your skin looks really rough man, you had some help? A little botulism special there? I like that homie. You want a shot when we get back? Niko I'm fine.
<win the race>
Brucie Intense, intense, I fucking love you man. Number one. Good driving. How do I look? Pretty good, right? Niko Yeah, pretty good. Brucie Take me back to my apartment, man. I'm feeling jacked. I wanna hit the weights. Now.
<driving - returning Brucie to his place - A>
Brucie You know what Niko, you can keep this car. You earned it and I can't have my boy rolling in anything but serious genetically different winner style, you know? Niko I thought it belonged to Steve? Brucie Fuck Steve, you are the man, man. You are number one. You won this shit anyway. I'll give Steve the bitch. Niko The bitch don't work too good. Brucie Don't worry about that. Brucie has the magic fingers. They only touch prime engines and hot models. No cellulite. Okay VIP only, read my lips, I'm a winner. And when they touch. Shit, they work some serious magic bro. Niko What is it that you do, Brucie? Are you a mechanic? I don't get it. Brucie I'm a businessman, an entrepreneur. I make shit happen. Niko Sure, but you seem kind of legit. Why do you need guys killed? Brucie Of course I'm legit. Have you seen my delts? That shit is as legitimate as it gets! Niko What about those guys you need killed? Brucie Fuck Nicky, you know Brucie. He's number one. It's lonely at the top. Sometimes, the juice, it just takes control, okay. The red mist descends and I need shit to happen to people. Niko Are you talking about fucking 'roid rage? Is that why I killed those men? Brucie They were bad cats, Nicky. Maybe the juice meant I wasn't as patient as I should have been. But you know, as a businessman, I can't let people get away with that shit. I need to be firm. Niko Look Brucie, I like you and I think we should hang out but I don't want to work with you no more. I can't go around fucking people up because you've over done it on the juice. Brucie Alright, Nicky, man. I'm feeling you, ok? You don't wanna let our business thing get in the way of our personal relationship. That's all good man. Niko Cool.
<driving - returning Brucie to his place - B>
Brucie You're an animal, Nicky. I love you. I love you so much that you can have this car. Take it, as a gift. Niko Hate to break it to you Brucie, but this car ain't yours to give. Brucie What's Stevie's is mine man, it's all cool. This car is a weapon. Take it out on the town and use it on the bitches. Alright? They'll fall at your feet bro. It'll be a massacre. A fucking feeding frenzy. Niko Yeah, I can't wait. Brucie You know what I call this thing? A weapon of mass seduction. It's good to keep this kind of thing around, you know? A bitch sees your cut body - she's interested. Then she clocks you dropping the readies at the bar - she's real interested. Now, you take her home in this thing - it's over. bitch don't know what hit her, man. Niko What hit her? That could be your date rape drugs kicking in. Brucie Funny, man. The only drugs I roll with are the 'roids man. And they ain't even drugs. They're not even bad for you. It's like a hundred percent natural. People say I've got 'roid rage but that's fucking bullshit. Bullshit! Bullshit! Niko No. No rage at all. Brucie Maybe those guys I got you to kill. Maybe another person wouldn't have done that, alright? But, fuck it. They made me angry, so you iced them. That ain't 'roid rage. That's just the way shit works. Niko It sounds like you got me to kill a load of guys because you were juicing too hard. Shit, man. You're cool, Brucie. I like you. But I don't want to work for you no more. We can hang out, but I'm not killing anyone else because you've got the rage. Brucie Alright, Nicky. Alright. You wanted some money and I helped you out. That's all good. I like the fact that we're just gonna be friends now. You know? None of this money shit to get in the way. Niko Sounds good to me.
<at Brucie's place>
Brucie Nicky, I feel like we really bonded back there. I'm close to you, man. You let me inside. You let your armor down, you know? We had a moment, man. Call me and we'll hang. Niko Sure we did.
<phonecall from Brucie - later on>
Brucie Nicky, you animal. The guys we raced the other day want a rematch. They liked your shit, man. Niko Cool, I guess. Brucie Any time you want to race, give me a call and I'll hit you up with a location. Peace, man.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ESCUELA OF THE STREETS (#me1)
<cutscene - at the South Bohan community center>
[Jay's trying to film Manny and the dancers behind him.] Jay This is the one, man - we're gonna get a really nice shot of them, it's going to be beautiful. I mean, you taught them these moves, right? Manny No. Jay We wanna make sure that we see them, okay, but we want to see you, too. Manny Okay. Just film it, man. Jay Okay, well just keep looking at me, but stand over there, okay? Manny You mean here? Jay Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Very good. Cool. Manny Okay, go. Jay Yeah, beautiful, beautiufl, alright. Manny You ready for this? Jay Yes I am. Turn this way please? Turn this way. Yeah. Looking at me. Manny [to dancers] Five, six, seven and eight. Let me see you work! Jay Good, good, good. Right over here. Manny This way? Jay Yes, good, good, perfect, cool, cool, cool. Manny So how do I look, man? Jay You look good. Manny Do I look gay? Jay No, no, not at all. It's a very manly kind of dancing. Manny Okay, so here we go then... yeah... See, it's the streets man, but people gotta understand the struggles... for real, you know what I'm saying? They gotta understand the struggles, yeah... [Niko enters.] Mal Oh, hey, Niko! [to Manny] This is my boyfriend's cousin, the guy I was telling you about, Niko. [to Niko] How's my Roman doing, anyway? Niko For a guy who just lost his home and his business and who now has a price on his head? Pretty good. Mal I love his optimism. So, Niko, this is Manny - we grew up together. Manny Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah. Whassup, man? Streets, man. Hi. Niko Hi. Mal This is the guy I told you about... who beat up all those thugs in Broker? Manny Yeah? Great! Listen, Mallorie, would you, uh, give us a little space please? Thanks. Mal Alright, alright... Manny Ok, yeah, great, so, eh, so you know streets take no prisoners, right? But, you know, kids need hope. You know what I'm saying? Niko Not really. Manny Yeah, well, you know, sometimes you gotta break some omelets to make some eggs, you know what I'm saying? Niko Okay. And? [turning away from the camera] Manny Yeah, well, you know, we gotta clean up some eggs, brother. We gotta clean 'em up. Yeah here, right here, right here, turn around, man, right here. Jay [to camera] Here Manny Escuela is rapping with a street accomplice about cleaning up the streets of Bohan. Manny Yeah! Niko Turn that off. Jay [to camera] These criminals are... Manny Wait, wait, wait a second. Jay [to camera] trying to reform their neighbourhood. Manny Wait! hey, hold on a second, man! Wha... Jay Hey, hey! Please, please, what are you doing? Hey! My... cam... [Niko wrestles the camera from Jay and throws it to the ground.] Jay Manny! Niko Sorry. Manny [to dancers] Ok everyone, that'll be all for today, that was great. Thank you very much, that'll be all for today, thanks a lot. [to Niko] What are you doing? Niko What were you saying? Manny We gotta get some of these dealers off the streets, man, you know? And I want them to know it was me, man. Niko Fine, just don't point the camera at me when you're doing it. Manny Well, that's my testimony, man. Look, brother, will you help? Please? Look, I got money. I got... I got money. Niko In which case you've got help. Manny Good! [to Jay] Alright, hey, how's the camera? Jay It's not good. Manny Wh... what do you mean it's not good? Can you tape us...? Jay Just don't even. Manny Okay. Alright, okay, well listen, look... here's what we're gonna do. We're gonna get all these dealers off the streets and we're gonna kick their ass and they're gonna know it was me...
<get in a car>
Manny Last I hear these dealers was up on Grand Boulevard. Let's go take a look, man.
<driving - going to Grand Boulevard - A>
Manny So you and Mallorie is tight, huh? She and your cousin is together now. I love that girl, man. I love her, man. Your cousin better not be messing with her head. He going to propose, right? He's going to make an honest woman of her, right? Niko I think that's as much of a decision of Mallorie's as it is Roman's. I don't know if he's grown up enough to make a good husband. What's it to you anyway? I didn't know you and Mallorie was that close. Manny Shit, man. Manny's close to everyone who grew up on the streets of South Bohan, man. They my people, alright? Niko Sure.
<driving - going to Grand Boulevard - B>
Manny I like your vibe, man. I like it. You're out to make money but you want to make a difference too, man. Best of both worlds, man. I see myself that way, man. An entrepreneur who's gonna clean this shit up. Money and respect. Philanthropicalism, man, like one of them rich guys who makes computers and cures AIDS and shit. That's us, man, only at a street level. Niko Me, I'm just after the money. No amount of scrubbing is going to get this town clean. What I seen of it at least. Manny Yeah, I'm an entrepreneur, man. You got to have money if people is gonna respect you out there, man. The kids have to look up to me, man. To know that the clean path is the good path. You hear me? Niko Sure, but I don't think you hear me. Manny It's for the kids, man. Believe that.
<at the dealer's place>
Manny The dealer and his drug wagon are up there. Pull up behind and we wait.
<dealer gets in his car and drives>
Manny There he be. We gots to follow him to them other leeches, man. They be sucking the damn life out of these streets.
<driving - following the dealer - A>
Niko You know, when I was stalking this girl in Europe, I found that two car lengths was the best distance. Manny You know, these streets is mine, man! I can feel them flowing through my veins. Niko You sound like you got something else in your veins. Manny I ain't touched that shit in years. Who you been talking to, man? I'm clean, man. Serene. Fucking serene. Niko Oh, I'm sorry. Manny You ever thought about doing some TV? You might be able to get a series off the back of mine, you know? Niko Bellic: Street Justice, bro! Niko Not really my scene. Manny Just wait 'til you see your face on the screen, man. Maybe you change your mind then! Niko I always wanted to be a well-known idiot. Manny People say to me, "Manny why you do this? Why you want to clean up the streets so bad? What's your passion?" Niko Do you tell them "To get famous."? Manny It's for the love, man. They know me coz I help people, man. I'm all love for these streets.
<driving - following the dealer - B>
Niko Apparently the mob teaches people to stay two car lengths behind a target. Manny I don't know why the people out there want to hurt people man? Want to hurt these streets, man. They live and breathe. You cut them and they bleed. Man, that was good. I should write that down. You got a pen? Niko I am afraid not. Manny How come whenever I say something that really sings. You know, when I really start talking the truth, how come Jay's not around man? He should be filming me every second. Niko He's not around because I'd break his camera if he shoved it in my face again. Manny Chill, Niko. You got to get used to being filmed man. You think Jesus started breaking shit up when those disciples followed him around with a bit of parchment. This film is my gospel, man. The gospel of the streets. Shit, how about that for a title? "Manny's Street Gospel" man. I wish I had a damn pen. Fuck, man.
Manny Looks like he about to stop yo. You best pull up behind him, man. Follow him into that warehouse and get rid of the dealers. Niko I thought you were going to clean up the streets? Manny Hey, the message is what's important, man. It don't matter who gives it. I for one ain't in this shit for the ego trip. You taking my money, aren't you? Be my voice. I'm gonna go back and get Jay.
<text message from Manny>
When the streets closes a door, they open a window. Get up in that shit!!!
<Niko finds a way into the warehouse and shoots up the dealers.>
<cutscene - outside the warehouse>
[Niko walks out behind Manny.] Jay [to camera] The fearsome street warrior stands outside the site of another gangland massacre. Oh... Manny Yeah... 'sright... Jay Cut. Manny What? Jay Okay. Manny What? Jay [to Niko] Oh, oh, oh, oh. Could you walk out of there just one more time? We need to get the shot just right. Manny Oh yeah, yeah, that's a good idea. Niko I can put my foot through your face if you like. I don't mind doing that again and again until I get it right. Manny Oh, oh, easy, easy Niko. [to Jay] Hey did it look good? Huh? Was it a good mixture of sadness and resolve? Jay You looked great. Manny Great, yeah, let's do it. Jay Okay from the top? [Niko walks off.] Manny Yeah, right here. Wait... where are you going? Jay [to camera] More senseless death and the police aren't even here yet. "Help" has only one name on the streets of South Bohan - Manny Escuela. Manny That's right, follow me, but be prepared. Street life ain't pretty. [They enter the warehouse.]
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STREET SWEEPER (#me2)
<cutscene - at the South Bohan community center>
Jay Okay guys, I just want to get one more shot please. This is gonna look great. Right over here. Officer please I need you this way. Thank you. Tighten up Manny. I need you guys tight. This is gonna be great. Okay good. Thank you. A little closer. A little closer. Thank you so much. Wonderful, wonderful. Beautiful. Now we are gonna be da da da da. [Jay films Manny and Francis.] Francis All I can say is I hope you'll continue to make the community a better place. Manny Hey, man, you know, for a cop, you ain't so bad man, you know. Give it up, the streets, man. Word, give it up. [Niko walks in.] Manny Hey, Officer McReary, this is Niko right here. This is my man Niko. Francis Oh, good to meet you, I hear you're helping this guy with his vital work for our city. Niko Well, no. I'm uh, just a tourist. Francis Look Manny - I gotta go... Manny A'ight. Francis Keep doing what you're doing. Manny Thank you Officer. Thanks. [Francis leaves.] Manny Yeah, you know, it was a real big thing for me, you know what I'm sayin', a real street cat, to start working with the gatekeepers of the community to make things better. I mean, where I'm from, out here, man, police is a dirty word man. Niko Manny - I got things to do... [to Jay] You, off. Manny Yo man, I was getting my flow on, man, I ain't rapped for years. I was one of them cats who invented that shit man, it went commercial. Niko Yeah, like charity work? Manny Shit man, I'm the voice of the streets, man. Yo, if I'm gonna make some money, that's the way shit's gonna be. Niko Alright, I'm just saying. Manny Whatever man, fucking punk... Niko Huh. Manny Yo, listen, homeboy, I need you to do me a favor man. Listen man, I need you to help me out man. I need you to get some bitches taken out, moved on, whatever. Cause yo, I promised Mr. McReary I was gonna get this place cleaned up and I will. Niko Okay... how many? Manny A bunch man, a bunch. They're hanging out and making bad shit happen all over South Bohan man. They're over on Windmill Street right now. Niko Alright. What did they do? Manny Man, they disrespected the codes of the streets, man. The streets man. They owe you man. They owe you big time. Niko As long as they pay. [Niko leaves.] Manny [to Jay] Over here man. Jay I'm on you. Manny Yo, that's what I'm saying man. The streets, we got codes man you know what I'm saying. We live by these codes. You know what I mean?
<Niko kills the gangsters at the garage on Windmill Street.>
<phonecall to Manny>
Niko Manny, I got rid of your street problem, now help me out with my financial one. Manny It's all business with you kid, but that's okay. Money's what makes these streets sing, man. I'll call you when I got more work. Stay safe. Stay real.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LUCK OF THE IRISH (#et1)
<phonecall from Mallorie>
Mal Hey Niko, you tired of Manny yet? Niko I was tired of him as soon as I saw him. Mal I've got someone else who might have some work for you. Elizabeta Torres, she's got an apartment on San Quentin in Fortside. Meet me there.
<cutscene - in Elizabeta's apartment>
Lizzy So I said if that' sthe way you want it amigo, then that's what you're gonna get. And that shut him up. Packie Fucking punk. [Mallorie walks in the door with Niko.] Jorge Oh. Hey. Como esta? Mal Hey, how's it going? [Jorge holds back Niko for a moment.] Jorge Oh wait, espera. Mal Jorge, he's with me. Liz, this is Niko, Roman's cousin, and Niko, this is Elizabeta. She's an old friend. She'll give you some work. Lizzy Okay... thank you, Mal. So, tough guy, you know about this business? Niko I know about protection. What do you need? Lizzy I need someone no one knows to oversee a deal I'm not sure about. Niko Easy. Lizzy I think it'll be a bit more taxing than hanging with Manny on "the streets". Niko Not so. For one, I won't have to listen to him talk. Lizzy [laughing] True! Hey Niko, this is Patrick - Packie McReary. Niko Alright. Packie Hey. Lizzy So... Packie is shopping. But I've never trusted the people he's buying off, and I can't, in good consciousness, help him... unless he's got some extra insurance - you. Packie And that's why you're the best, darling. Lizzy Ah. Maybe... Packie Alright, tough guy, let's do this. Niko Sure. Mal See you later, Niko. Niko Goodbye. Mal And will you call Michelle again? She really likes you. Niko Yeah, yeah. Jorge Buena suerte. [Niko and Packie leave.] Lizzy So, he seems okay. Mal Oh, he's totally cool. Yeah, he's like family.
<outside the apartment>
Niko Where we going? Packie I got this meeting over on Joliet Street. There's a rifle up on the roof of the place next door. You need to go up there and make sure nothing goes wrong. You'll see me and my boys show up in a bit. You're my guardian angel. Niko You don't trust these guys you're doing the deal with, how come you trust me? Packie You got a good luck about you and I'm lucky with my gut feelings.
<Niko gets up on the roof and finds the rifle. When the meet goes bad, he helps gun down all the dealers.>
<phonecall to Elizabeta>
Niko Those dealers double crossed your boy, but I managed to keep him alive. Lizzy Mallorie was right about you. You are good. I have some more work for you. I'm sure Packie is pleased as well, ah?
<phonecall from Roman - later on>
Roman Niko, how're you finding things? Have you got enough to do here in Liberty City? Niko Yeah, I think I've got enough on my plate at the moment, Roman. Roman Well, if you need some down time go hang out at the apartment and watch some American TV. It is much better than the shit we got back in the Old Country. Niko Most of the shit on TV in the Old Country was from America, don't you remember, Roman? Roman Then watch the TV here and get nostalgic, I don't know. Later on.
<phonecall from Jacob - later on>
Jacob Wha'gwan me bredren? You been chilling wit Elizabeta Torres? Niko She pays good, man. You know her? Jacob Yeah man, me know her, Niko. Even Badman's scared of that girl there. Niko Should I not be doing business with her? Jacob Nah, man. She's a real good business woman, ya know star. Just don't get pon her wrong side. Seen? Later on. Me call ya.
<phonecall from Michelle - even later on>
Mic Hey, Niko. Mallorie tells me that you are working with Elizabeta Torres now. Niko Do you two know each other? Elizabeta seems to have a lot of friends. Mic That's because she's a dealer, Niko. Junkies like the people who supply them with drugs. You aren't getting involved in that world, are you? Niko I'm trying to avoid it, Michelle. Maybe I do a few errands for Elizabeta. Nothing serious though. I am no dealer. Mic If you need help with anything, Niko. Just speak to me. If you want to get something off your chest... I'm a good listener, you know? Niko I know Michelle, I appreciate your concern but I can look after myself. I'm a big boy and I must make my own decisions. See you soon. Mic Yeah, Niko. See you soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BLOW YOUR COVER (#et2)
<cutscene - at Elizabeta's apartment>
[A dozen people are dancing around.] Lizzy Aww yeah ha ha. Woo ooo! Yeah! Oh, looking good from here! [Niko enters.] Lizzy Hey, Niko! Niko Hey! Lizzy [to dancer] Uh, I'll catch up with you. [to Niko] How you doing? Niko Good. And you? Lizzy Surround yourself with cocaine and the assholes soon follow... Hey, Johnny! Johnny Yo! Lizzy Come over here. Come here. Johnny Yeah! Lizzy Niko, this is Johnny. Now, Johnny is sitting on a big pile of heroin. I don't go near the stuff... professionally... but I found him a buyer. We're nervous. Will you oversee the deal and check everything is cool? Niko Sure. Lizzy Thank you. Johnny Well, I got to go pick up the stuff so, uh, I'll see you there. Lizzy A'ight. [Johnny leaves.] Lizzy So, who else do you need to meet, huh? Do you know Playboy? Niko No. Lizzy Hey! Playboy! X! Ha ha! This is Niko. Hey Niko, this Playboy. PB X Whassup, money? Lizzy Playboy is going along with you. I want as many people around this deal as possible. PB X Bet. Are you ready to bounce? [Niko nods.] PB X Well come on then? Lizzy Later. [They leave.] Dancer I am the best, I am number one!
<get in a car>
PB X We going down to Cassidy Street in Schottler.
<driving - going to Cassidy Street - A>
Niko Does Elizabeta get you to do stuff like this often? PB X Elizabeta don't get me to do shit. I just like to keep an eye on things. There ain't a deal in this town I don't know about. I own this city, for real. Niko Yeah, well how come we haven't met before? PB X You obviously ain't been big time. I started small like you, player. Slinging rocks on the corner, sticking cats up, all type of shit. Them was the old days. Now it's all about diversification. Niko A heroin deal is your way of diversifying? PB X Money talks. Money say jump, cat say how high. This is a cash deal. I got other shit going down as well. Niko What type of shit you got going on? I'm always looking for work, if it pays that is. PB X I pay like a Shlongberg Sachs bonus, bitch. It's Christmas every day when you're rolling with this nigga. Niko So, you got work? PB X Not yet. I got to set shit up. But I'll need a cat like you real soon. Gimme your number. Niko Tell me about that biker, the one with the smack, Johnny. PB X I ain't working with that cat but I heard about him. He doing all type of crazy shit. Blowing sutff up. Them boys, the Lost, they in some heavy type of gang war is what I heard. Crazy whiteboy shit. Think only one group can grow beards and ride bikes in this town. Niko It's a big town. PB X Not big enough for some people. What that other gang called? Death Angels or some shit. Anyways, be careful of this cat. Don't even want to look at him the wrong way, crazy motherfucker. Niko You scared of him? PB X I ain't scared of nobody. All them bikers is racist as shit is all.
<driving - going to Cassidy Street - B>
PB X So, is you Russian or something? Is you like one of them oligarchs or some shit? Niko I'm not from Russia, no. PB X Nah? You sound like you coming outta Russia with that accent. That all good, money. Russia's big right now. Rabbit fur hats, Cherenkov vodka, I love that shit. The amount of... what you call dollars in Russia? Niko I never been to Russia, but I think their money is called rubles. PB X Hell yeah, the amount of rubles being dropped up in Liberty City is a joke. I want to get my hands on some of that shit. I don't care about the exchange rate or nothing. I want to be spending rubles like you gangsters. Niko Yeah? You short of money at the moment? PB X You think I'm short of paper? I just helping out on this deal because Liz is my business partner. She my SoBo connection, hooks me up when I need her to. That why I look after her when she need me to. Niko Is that how things go? PB X For real. That's how shit works up in here. America is the business capital of the world 'cause that's how we roll. Me and Liz are entrepreneurs. Shit, if the deal makes paper, I do it. Niko I like to make money, but there should be other considerations when you into business with a person. I have learnt that at a price. PB X True that, that right. I ain't no slut, jumping into any nigga give me the eye. Playboy's in bed with Liz because she got the hookups. That's probably why you rolling with her too. Maybe I could use a boy like you on team Playboy. Niko You got work? PB X For sure. Let me hook up with your number. You got a cell, right? Niko Yeah. PB X Gimme them digits, we see if we can make shit happen.
<on Cassidy Street>
PB X The crib's on the 3rd floor. Buyer is some Asian dude called Charlie. Niko Like in Vietnam? PB X Just like the movies, money.
<cutscene - on the third floor>
Niko Hey, you ready? Johnny Sure, let's do this. Nothing like selling some dope to let you know you're alive. Niko Let's go. PB X Yeah, let's do this. Johnny Alright, c'mon. [They walk into the room.] Charlie Hey... what's going on guys, what's going on? Johnny Not much. Let's do this. Charlie You've got the heroin? Right? Right? Johnny Come on, let's do this, quickly. Charlie But you've got the heroin, correct? You're carrying it, correct? I mean it's a simple question. Johnny What's wrong with you? You're being fucking weird. Charlie Not weird, man. I just wanna know if you're carrying the stuff right? Johnny You ain't right, friend, come on... let's get out of here. [Niko, Playboy, and Johnny run out as Charlie pulls out a gun.] Charlie LCPD. Freeze motherfucker. I said freeze.
<fighting the police>
PB X Yo. They gonna expect us to go out the front with that biker dude. We gonna hit up the roof. You clear out the floor above first, money.
<They gun down the police and make their way from the roof to the roof of an adjacent building. From there, they head back down to ground level.>
PB X Yo, money. We going down through this sucker. You want to start rolling with me, drive me back to my crib in Northwood on X.
<driving - taking Playboy to his penthouse - A>
PB X Shit man. I'd a fucking died instead of being caught by them feds. You take a bid on a heroin beef you ain't seeing light for a long time. You rotting up in that shit. Niko Yeah? PB X A future in a max security pen ain't no future at all. You forget about them cats that do that sort of time. Niko Any of your friends on the inside? PB X My man Dwayne Forge is inside on a crack beef. He showed me some shit back in the day but shit... When he gets out, if he ever does, it won't be the same world. Niko What's different since this guy's been doing his bid? PB X Shit changed. There be more to it than the crack tip nowaday. There be the smack tip, the rap game, X, chronic, meth... shit, I'm looking into expanding my horizons. Niko Yeah? PB X For sure, reach for the stars and all that shit! I don't see why a young kid from the hodd can't make something out of himself... Street cats like me just get labeled as pimps, and pushers, and stickup artists. Niko But you are a drug pusher? PB X That just what I'm doing to get out of the ghetto. I don't see it as dealing drugs. Drugs is just one arm of my business. I'm buying and selling that shit like any commodity on the trading floor. Niko Only this commodity is illegal. PB X Yeah, but Playboy is going legitimate. I wanna be one of them developer cats. Build me some skyscrapers. See my name in big bold letters. Niko Yeah, I thought you would want to build schools or something. Help young black men get out of the ghetto. PB X Shit, that'll come. Got to get me successful first.
<driving - taking Playboy to his penthouse - B>
PB X Playboy X don't like coming that close to being taken down. Niko Playboy X? What's the X stand for? PB X Shit, I don't know, all type of shit. Niko Like what? PB X I ain't gonna use no fool's name, hell no. X is a fuck you to them fools who thought they owned me. Fucking federal government. Niko Like Malcolm X? PB X It's like X marks the spot. That's coz I was always on the same corner pushing weight. Always on the same spot so X. Niko Sure. PB X X is like extreme. Extreme bitches, extreme money, I always take things to the next level. Get involved in some extreme shit. Change the game. Niko Really? PB X It's like extra large as well. All type of bitches be calling me that, yeah. Niko I bet they do. PB X Should be like double X or triple X or something on that one though.
<at Playboy's penthouse>
Niko Here we be, money. I'll hit you up when I need your ass.
<phonecall from Roman - later on>
Roman This is great news, Niko. I got the insurance money for the cab depot burning down. The stupid bastards thought it was an electrical fire, not arson. Niko Maybe it was an accident. Roman Ha, ha. Yeah right. I've put the money into another cab depot. Bellic Enterprises is up and running again. Next stop - floating on the BAWSAQ. I'll give you shares, NB. Later on.
<text message from Brucie - later on>
NB. Hit up Perseus in Algonquin. All the VIPs go there, bro. Get yourself some fucking bling clothes. You're genetically different, bro. You gotta get the packaging to match. That's how you roll! - B
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE PUERTO RICAN CONNECTION (#me3)
<cutscene - at the South Bohan community center>
[Manny and Jay are watching the show on TV.] TVJay Manny Escuela combines a powerful urban masculinity with a lighter side. Here, shortly after cleaning up five blocks, he teaches a group of women in the art of competitive street dancing. Manny Yo man! You made me look gay, man. I warned you, bro. Jay What? No? You don't look gay. You look a little metrosexual or something. Manny Metrosex... Jay It's good, it's good. Manny Man, who the hell ever heard of a metrosexual ex-gangster, man? [turns off the TV] Jay Hey! Manny I'm a lord, man, not a lady. This show was gonna make me famous! [Niko enters.] Jay You are gonna be famous... Manny Shit. Yo, Niko, man - what am I supposed to do here man? I got the film genius here making me look like a transsexual, or something, on TV. And now some punks been talkin' all kinds of shit too. Niko What punks? Manny Man, bitches I used to roll with. Guys cuaght up in the game. Punks in too deep, man. Yo I tried, man, I tried to be a good guy. I said, I'm reformed, man. But I'm pure ghetto, man. And this show's garbage. Jay Oh come on. Manny We don't have the killer shot, man. Jay What? Jeez. Manny We need to go bust somebody, man. Niko Do what you want, as long as it doesn't involve me. Manny Hey, yo, man, we're brethren right? Give up, man. A'ight, man. Yo listen, can you shut these punks up for me please? Niko Where are they? Manny They're gonna be comin' in on El Train, man. From Algonquin to Dukes, man. Hey I owe you, man. I owe you big time. Niko Okay. [leaves] Manny You see that, man? You see that, man? Yo, that is streets right there, man. Not none of this shit. Got me dancing in skirts with people in the neighborhood, man. What the fuck is that, man?
[Niko waits for the train to cross the Algonquin Bridge, then follows it from the streets to the Schottler station. There, he attacks and kills the punks.]
<phonecall to Manny>
Niko You don't need to worry about people talking garbage no more. Manny You're pure ghetto, man. Just like me, kid. I'm gonna thank you in all my acceptance speeches, man, for real.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE SNOW STORM (#et3)
<phonecall from Elizabeta>
Lizzy Shut the fuck up, Jacob. Niko, I hear you can understand this rasta shit. Get over here before I run out of patience and start shooting. Niko I don't think I've ever played peacemaker, but I'll be there in a bit.
<cutscene - at Elizabeta's apartment>
Jacob Ah bang ya in ya bloodclot. Ya have fe come satta, me nah pusshole. Lizzy Yeah? Fuck you, fucking reggae idiot bitch. Jacob Wha' ya wan' do? Ya wan' bloodclot?! Coz ya nah even bambaclot ready, ya know?! Lizzy Stop speaking that gibberish. Jacob Fat bumbaclot pussyhole gal, you know this? Shot ya in ya bumbaclot... Lizzy Fuck you! Niko [enters] Hey, hey, hey. What's wrong? What's wrong? Jacob 'ey yo! Don't touch this! Lizzy Jacob here... you know Jacob? Niko Yes. Lizzy Jacob tells me it wasn't him. But some people he introduced me to have ripped me off big time. And put the heat on me. I know they did. Or someone did. Jacob Alright, alright, alright. Ah not my fault, ya know, rasta? Ah not my bloodclot fault. Lizzy Well, not your fault... Jacob ya nah come in'na me face! Niko Alright! Lizzy You better hope Niko can make this right for you then. Jacob Or what? Lizzy Or we've got a big fucking problem, rasta. Niko, go do this fools job for him. Jacob Watch me and her... Niko Yeah, I got it. See you later. Jacob watch me and...
<Niko attacks the abandoned hospital and finds the coke.>
<phonecall to Jacob>
Niko I've got the stuff. You know where the heat is coming from? Jacob I tink I getting closer, ya know? But dere one more cat me haffi speak to. Niko Shit! Speaking of fucking cops, I think I have company. I gotta go.
<phonecall to Jacob - after losing the cops>
Niko I lost the heat, where are you? Jacob Chase Point, I'm with some bakra, say he know I. Get here now Niko. Dis be some strange shit.
<cutscene - in an alley in Chase Point>
Niko Jacob, what are you talking about? You know, I think you're smoking too much. Jacob Yo! Me tink me know where de heat a come from, ya know, king? Mic [enters] Hey, Niko! Hey, Jacob. Niko What you doing here? This is no place for you, Michelle. Mic As it happens, it is. You see, Niko, I have been working for the government. I'm afraid it's my job to watch you. And now I have to ask you for the coke. Niko This is a joke, right? Mic Please, please, don't make this harder for me than it already is. Look, they are about to take down Elizabeta. Niko I don't fucking believe this. Mic Listen... I'm sorry it had to be this way Niko. I'm really sorry. Hey, you know, you could have gone down too if you weren't so useful. Niko You fucking bitch. Mic Niko... Jacob Hold on. You mean fe say ya gwa'an let us off just like dat? Nuttin' a gwa'an? Mic Well, my employers need the help of a guy like Niko. The office is in Algonquin. I'll call you. You know, as and when we need you. The coke please. [Niko hands over the coke and Michelle leaves.] Jacob Tsk! Cho, king, me have fe tell Elizabeth, say she nah get dat cocaine, ya know?
<phonecall from Mallorie - the next day>
Mal Niko, I heard that Michelle was a cop or a fed or something, is it true? Niko I don't know what she is, but she was lying to us all along and now I'm paying for it. Mal Putanesca. There was always something funky about her. I'm real sorry.
Niko, Shit! Michelle was working for someone? Fuck... I don't know what to say. See ya later Roman
<email - positive reply>
You set me up with a man, and you set me up with a cop. Maybe you should give up the match making, you moron.
<email - negative reply>
Maybe you could say that you're a moron and you won't see me up with anymore undercover agents or cops.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HAVE A HEART (#et4)
<cutscene - at Elizabeta's place>
Lizzy Hey, Man, this is getting out of control. The police are all over me. I can feel them. Niko So? Lizzy So? So? So... so I'm going to go to prison, for a long time! So, my life is over! All this work... for nothing, man. [snorting coke] Being tough in a man's world... I guess I wasn't so tough, huh? Jorge turned state's... everyone's a rat! Niko Not me. Lizzy Whatever. Manny Open up, man. [enter with Jay the cameraman] Lizzy Who is it? Manny It's the streets, man. Lizzy Okay. Hold on. Manny Alright, man. This is what Manny's all about, man. Jay Manny... Manny, Manny, Manny. Manny Now, word up, bitch, you betta stop slinging that shit on my streets, yo. We don't want it anymore. Hey, yo, Jay, you catching this? Jay Rolling, rolling. Lizzy What is this Manny? For fuck's sake. Manny The streets have spoken. Now leave my people alone! Yo, Niko, what you doing here? Lizzy [shoots Manny and Jay] I am not in the mood for this right now. Niko Well he said he was going to bust a dealer... Lizzy Can you help me clean this mess up? There's a doctor in Broker who can help. Come on, let's put 'em in my car.
<phonecall from Jacob - while driving to the doctor>
Jacob Wha'gwan me brother, it's me, Jacob. Wanna get some food? Niko Shit, Jacob, I'm sorry. I'm already hanging out with two friends. I've kind of got my hands full looking after them. We should do something soon though.
<phonecall to Elizabeta - car is destroyed before reaching the doctor>
Niko I couldn't get those things to the doctor. Lizzy I got enough on my plate to be worrying about this as well. You just missed out on a payday.
<cutscene - reach the doctor>
Niko I've heard you'll take care of them? Doctor Natural causes? Niko Of course, seems like a bullet in the head is as natural as it gets in this town. Doctor They weren't sick, were they? Niko No. Doctor Had a few problems with sick bodies. No one wants a liver if it's riddled with tumors, huh? Know what I mean? Niko No. Doctor Shit... looks like the bullet went right through this one's eye. And the price of eyes is through the roof at the moment. Niko Fine. Can I leave you with these or what? Doctor Sure. I'll have these organs out on the street in no time. They're gonna help a lot a folks. Niko He'd been trying to help the streets his whole life... maybe he'll actually be doing it now.
<phonecall to Elizabeta - get car to the doctor>
Niko The doctor has that stuff. Lizzy Good, one less thing to bother me. The heat is closing in, Niko. This particular party is ending.
<phonecall from Mallorie - the next day>
Mal Niko. The shit went down with those guys in Bohan. Elizabeta's doing a bid. I think she might have killed Manny. Niko Really? Mal Good thing you haven't been hanging around with them too much. That shit is fucked up. I'm sorry for getting you involved. Niko Don't worry about it. You've got enough on your plate looking after Roman. See you soon.
<phonecall to Roman - optional>
Roman That's my cousin, Niko. Niko Yes it is, Roman. You're right. Roman So what's happening in your world at the moment? Met anybody interesting recently? Niko Other than the community leader and drug dealer that Mallorie introduced me to... neither of whom are doing too good no more, yeah, I guess I have met some interesting people. Roman Please tell me you are talking about twins and bleached blond hair and D-cup titties. You're a wild man, NB. Niko I'm afraid I haven't met these women of your dreams, Roman. No, I was referring to a Deputy Police Commissioner called Francis McReary, an Irish hood called Packie, an African American drug dealer who calls himself Playboy X, some outlaw biker guy named Johnny, and a doctor who buys dead bodies so he can sell the organs. If you're losing money at the tables you might be able to sell some body parts to him for a quick buck. Roman How much does a kidney go for nowadays? I'm kidding, NB, kidding. Sounds like you are having a crazy time. Talk to you soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DECONSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS (#px1)
<text message from Playboy>
Yo money, sumthing's come up. Hit me at my crib coz I got work for y'all. $$$ - the X
<cutscene - at Playboy's penthouse>
PB X Hey, wassup, money? Niko Hey. PB X Come on. Ladies, give me a few minutes. Business calls. [They walk out onto the patio.] PB X This is my town. Look at it. All them tiny ants down there. Man, shit is crazy. Niko So I guess you do okay. PB X Yeah, okay. But, er, what about you? What motivates you? Niko Well, I need money. This pays. I can do it... I don't care if I live or die... and I'm looking for someone. PB X Someone special? Niko Yeah. You could say that. So, why do you need me? PB X Well I'm always looking for good guys. Build an army. But in my work... people change. Money changes people. Not me. I'm still a hustler from these streets... and I heard good things about you. Niko Okay. But... I'm warning you... I'm not low budget. PB X Do I look like I live low budget, dog? [One of Playboy's girls walks out.] Girl Yo playa! PB X The fuck you want? Girl There's someone here for you. Dwayne or some shit. I don't know. PB X Motherfucker got out. Damn! My dude! [Girl leaves, Dwayne walks out.] Dwayne Wassup son? What's going down? PB X You didn't tell me you was getting out! Man, I would have laid on a party, got some freaks out... shit... Dwayne I called. A couple of times. PB X Man... hey... Dwayne... This is Niko. Niko - Dwayne Forge. He taught me everything I know. Dwayne [quietly] Not everything. PB X So hey, man. Where you staying? D'you need some money? What's the plan? Dwayne What you mean, what's the plan? Pick up where we left off. I'm out. I'm back. We keep on rollin'. PB X You say 'we'? Dwayne Yeah 'we'. Unless you too fine? What? Your silk sheet, fancy dress wearing life too big for me now? PB X Oh, hey, now I ain't saying that. You know what's mine is yours. You need help, just holla. Hell, this Slavic motherfucker any good, he could help you. Now you know I'll do anything I can. But right now, we gotta roll. Gimme one second. [Playboy goes back inside.] Dwayne Ain't folk quick to forget? Niko Hmm. Some folk. Dwayne Yeah... that's the truth. Niko Where did you get out from? Dwayne Preschool. [Playboy returns.] PB X Okay... Dwayne, we gotta roll. Please make yourself at home. Hell. This is your home. [to Niko] Let's jet, money. Dwayne [to self] Motherfucker must think I'm a idiot.
<outside the penthouse>
PB X We going to Castle Gardens. There's an alley we want to hit up just off the South Parkway.
<driving - going to the alley in Castle Gardens - A>
PB X Alright, you heard a Yusuf Amir? Big real estate developer. Niko I don't know. I've heard a lot of names since I got here. This guy's a big developer? Are you and him having meetings about how to run the city? PB X Not yet, but I got an idea about how me and him can get friendly. Some italian dudes has shut down his building site on some union bullshit. They all up in the place, strapped to their fronts with hardhats on and shit. Won't let anybody get near it. Niko What are you suggesting we do about it? PB X You gonna go in there and get them Mafia types off the site. Meantime, I'm gonna tell Yusuf how good we been to him. That cat and me is going to be tight as two cellmates on lockdown after this. Niko What's in it for me? PB X I'll give you what you after. Cold hard cash. That what you chasing, right? Niko Amongst other things. I don't know how good your plan is though, Playboy. I'll get rid of the guys on the site, then won't there be more? If it's a union problem, doesn't that make it bigger than a few guys with guns? PB X Shit, 'union' is just another word for Mafia. These cats is looking to squeeze our boy Amir for dollars just because he ain't from here. When we fuck their people up, they'll realize that he ain't a cat to be messed with and they'll back off. Niko Okay? PB X Shit, Yusuf is from Dubai. He's an African, an he's comin' to Liberty City to make it big. It's my duty to watch this cat's back. My ancestors came from Africa, now he's coming out a bit later. Me and him could be cousins, shit. Niko I think you might want to look at a map, Playboy. Dubai isn't in Africa. PB X Shit, it all the same. Africa, America, Dubai. It don't matter, we're brothers, spiritually I mean, and that's the important bit.
<driving - going to the alley in Castle Gardens - B>
PB X This is my ticket to the big time, baby. I'm about to make it, for real. Niko Yeah, how's that? PB X You know Yusuf Amir, the big real estate developer? Well, I heard on the grapevine that he's run into a heap of trouble with some union cats. This shit is Mafia run and they all over his construction site with guns and shit. They stopping Amir from sending in the scabs. Niko How's that mean you've made it? PB X Because I'm a clever motherfucker. I'm using my God-given intellect. Yusuf is in some problems. Playboy is going to come in there and help him out. Make the Mafia cats go away so the workers can come in and everything will be cool. Niko You're going to have to be a pretty persusaive guy. That's if you're hoping to talk a bunch of Mafia owned union officials off of a building site they've shut down. PB X I don't gotta be the persuasive one, money. You do. I saw you handle yourself for Elizabeta the other day. You goin' to go in there and clear out those motherfuckers. Niko You're not getting involved? PB X No man. I'd just confuse shit if I went in with you. There's all types a' scaffolding and shit in the construction yard. I'm gonna get into a position where I can see everything goin' down. I'll tell you where the cats are at and who you need to look out for. I'm your eyes in the sky, money. Niko This sounds like a pretty bad deal for me, don't it, Playboy? PB X Shit, you doing this for a paycheck. I'm givin' you them dollar bills, and when Playboy pays, he pays big! You getting that mad money on this one. Niko Okay.
<cutscene - in the alley>
PB X I left some heat for you in that car, money. You going to be strapped - sniper rifles, grenades, all that shit. There's also a radio headset in there, so me and you can keep in communcation. Yo, there's three lookout cats making sure no one makes a move on the site. You best take them out with the rifle before you hit up the rest of them. I'm gonna get into position where I can see all the shit going down. If you can take out the main cats then the rest of them shouldn't be a problem. When you in there, I'll give you the lowdown on where these main cats is at.
<Playboy on the lift>
PB X You might be better seeing the lookouts from up here too, money.
<riding the lift up>
PB X Shit, I needed to find a cat like you. A badass ma'fucker who ain't afraid to take fools down. Niko Yeah, well I need money so you're in luck. PB X You gonna kick some ass down there, boy. I'm backing you up. Niko This is getting awkward. Talk about a slow lift.
<kill the lookouts>
PB X That all them lookouts gone, money. Get in there and free up the site. Niko See you soon, Playboy. I'll try to save a grenade so you can have fun with one, too.
<enter the construction site>
PB X [by headset] Alright, you in, money? The first guy is on the scaffolding in the building to the east of the yard.
<kill the first leader>
PB X Shit, you a cold motherfucker. Next guy is south of your position, up a few stories in the next building.
<kill the second leader>
PB X I knew you was the right Slavic killer for this job. There's a cat in the south west corner of the yard by the water. Get him.
<kill the third leader>
PB X The last guy is to your east. Shit, money. You best watch yourself. There be more of these Mafia cats turning up. Niko Thanks for the warning. PB X Yo money. There's a chopper turning up. I think our boy is making a run for it. Get him good. Niko I'll do my best.
<phonecall to Playboy - after the fourth leader is dead>
Niko I got rid of all the union problems on this site. As you can see, this place is going to need a cleanup before any workers come in. PB X You the money, son. Yusuf's PA won't put me through to the cat. But when they hear about this shit they gonna start listening to Playboy.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PHOTO SHOOT (#px2)
<cutscene - at Playboy's penthouse>
PB X Wassup, money? Niko Not much, how are you? PB X Chilling... s'all good. Well, mostly good. Niko Mostly? PB X Yeah, Dwayne's been getting on my nerves... pushing me, man. But whatever... we spoke about that shit already. Niko Give him time. He's just out of prison. PB X For real... listen, G. Dwayne ain't the only thing I got on my mind... Niko No? PB X No... Some motherfucker's been calling me a phoney, calling me a snitch, calling me all kinds of bullshit. Niko Big deal... PB X Yeah big deal. Damn right! Until I discover, that same motherfucker? Well... he's got some real loose lips. [Playboy knocks a ball in on the pool table.] Niko Not bad. So, you need this guy silenced? PB X Yeah. He hangs out with his team near the courts on Exeter between X and W. Niko Okay. What does he look like? PB X Well, son ain't too diesel or nothing, he a regular lookin' dude, nahmean? Now he don't flash his guap too much, but you can see it in his eye, that he a hustler. Niko Eh? PB X Homie ain't too brolic, but he ain't scrawny neither. And he be stylin' on 'em a little, ya dig? I mean, he ain't too bummy, but he grimy too. Niko So he's the average one? PB X Look. He's brown skinned, B. Motherfucker be rockin' baggy clothes and all that - jewels, and he stay fresh with the clean sneakers, nahmean? And sometimes a bandana. Niko Look. I need more than that to go on. PB X Jesus. [hands over phone] Here, take this, head down there, take a photo, send it to me, and I'll point out which one of them motherfuckers it is. Niko Fine. PB X And that's a little gift for you.
<at the courts on Exeter>
Guy 1 ... and that's why the Penetrators ain't doin' nothing this season. They got no one who can work the lanes, man. Marlon Shit, Lieutenant, that's something I was forced into from the necessity of my financial situation. My body is forced to rob and deal in order to sustain my own well bein' and that of my immediate family.
<phonecall from Playboy - after sending the picture>
PB X Marlon's the one dressed like a damn canary. Wearing that yellow jacket and shit. Get rid of him. Niko I'll do it.
<phonecall to Playboy - Marlon is dead>
Niko Marlon is dead. PB X You the man, son. You money. You my ice-cold Slavic killer! See you soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RUFF RIDER (#df1)
<phonecall from Playboy>
PB X Yo money, I appreciate what you doing for me. There be so many fake cats out there. You remember my man, Dwayne? Niko Sure, just got out of the pen, old friends aren't paying him no mind. PB X Yeah, that's what he think. He got friends all over the shop but he living in the past. I need you to go over to the Governor Greg Johnson projects over in Northwood, he holding up there and needs help with some shit. You assist his broke ass, I'll send some paper your way. I owe that fool - ain't payback a bitch? Peace out, money.
<cutscene - at Dwayne's apartment>
Dwayne Oh, it's you. You alone? Niko Yeah. How you doing? Dwayne Fucking great. What you think? Niko Yeah... it's hard living with the past. Eh? Dwayne Yeah. Especially when the present has turned into an asshole. Fucking bitch... nobody wants to roll with me no more. It's like I'm tainted. Niko What do you mean? Dwayne Playboy don't wanna hang no more. He pays for you to come instead. My girlfriend, the love of my fucking life... man, I was pulling moves in the joint so this bitch could pay the rent. Now, she won't answer the phone. Man, I gave her everything when I was inside. Cars, houses, apartments, bank accounts. Everything. I heard she hanging with Jayvon now. Niko Who? Dwayne Some punk who fucking talked. He swears he wasn't involved in me going down, but I knew. I knew his ass was lying. Now motherfucker's fucking my girl? For real? Shit is fucked up, man. Sometimes I just wanna end this shit. Just... bam. [aims gun at head] But I ain't there yet. Not quite. Niko Listen, why don't you go talk to her? Dwayne Ain't shit to say. Niko Then I'll go speak to both of them. I'll ask for your money back... and if they don't agree, I'll make them. Where do they hang out? Dwayne At some arcade in Chinatown. Uh, look, man, don't bother. Niko No, I'll bother. I'm getting paid. And besides... you remind me of me. Dwayne Uh huh.
<cutscene - at the arcade>
Niko Hey, are you the two snakes who played Dwayne Forge when he was in the joint? He wants his money. Cherise What? Dwayne must a finished his bid. Shit, he going to be mad angry. [Jayvon begins firing at Niko, then takes off on a bike.]
<Cherise begs for her life>
Cherise Don't kill me. I know I fucked Dwayne over real bad but he wouldn't want me dead. He too much of a gentleman for that. He ain't like that Playboy X punk, he's only chasing paper. You do right by Dwayne he gonna stick to you for life. I didn't mean it. Girl get lonely when her man's inside for a long time. I thought Playboy was gonna look out for me but he didn't answer my calls. Punk didn't wanna know me. I did what I did to survive. Please. I don't wanna die. Come on! Dwayne wouldn't ever hurt no one he loved, even if they screwed him like I did. Please. I'm only human. Come on.
Niko She was going to say anything to get out of that. No getting out of it now.
Niko Dwayne don't need to worry about having that girl's blood on his hands on top of everything else.
<phonecall to Dwayne - after killing Jayvon and retrieving the money>
Niko Hey Dwayne, I've got your money. Why don't you meet me at Cluckin' Bell so I can give it to you? Dwayne Great. Thanks, son. See you soon.
<cutscene - Cherise killed>
I collected on that debt for you. Dwayne They paid up? I guess my name still means something out there. People still know me. Niko I had to explain things to them. They didn't listen so good. Dwayne You slept Cherise? She were a bitch, weren't she? This fool falls real hard for them. That's why he gets burnt. Thanks for getting this paper, Niko. It helps.
<cutscene - Cherise spared>
Niko I collected on that debt for you. Dwayne They paid up? I guess my name still means something out there. People are still scared of me. Niko They are, I got rid of Jayvon for you but I let your ex go. Dwayne That fool Cherise? She just couldn't help herself. She always told me she'd burn me good. I guess I shoulda listened. I'm happy she ain't dead, though - she's just an idiot. Peace, man.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNDRESS TO KILL (#df2)
<cutscene - at Dwayne's apartment>
Niko Dwayne? Dwayne Sup, man? Niko Not much. How are you doing? Dwayne I'm done... I can't cope no more, man. I mean, prison was easy compared to this shit. Niko I'm sure it was. Dwayne Fuck it, man. Fuck it all! I mean, I used to have everything. I used to run uptown. Bohan, all that shit. Now, I ain't shit. Niko Hey, let's get it back. Dwayne No. I can't man. I ain't got the energy no more. I been stabbed in the back too many fucking times. I mean, there's bitches everywhere. Niko Well, I'll do it, for you, I mean. Dwayne Nah, fuck that. Niko Come on man, stop being so miserable. What did you lose? Dwayne Shit, man. This club... I'm talkin' a real gentleman's place. It's called the Triangle Club, on Drill Street in Bohan. I'm talkin' real class, you know what I'm sayin'? But when I went down, some fucking gangsters came and took it. Niko Well, I'll clean out the squatters for you. No problem. Dwayne Man, you the real deal. I owe you. Niko Big time, but we'll talk about that later. Dwayne Man, you the truth.
<phonecall from Brucie - on the way to the Triangle Club>
Brucie Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Niko, it's Brucie baby. How about we go check out some naked bitches. Niko Sorry Brucie man, I'm about to go see some naked women but this time it's business not pleasure. We have to hang out another time. See you.
<phonecall to Dwayne - after eliminating the three managers>
Niko Nobody's going to be partying up in your club anymore. Dwayne Playboy ain't gonna be happy. Niko What you mean? Dwayne He still did business with the gangsters that took over. Screw that. They fuck me, the fucked - right? Playboy gonna feel that shit. Niko Sure thing, man.
<phonecall from Playboy - later on>
PB X Niko, tell me it weren't you that shot up the strip club in Bohan. Niko You asked me to help out Dwayne, that's what I was doing. PB X Don't help him out when it fucks up my business interests. Damn, son. That ain't cool.
The Holland Play
<phonecall from Playboy>
Niko, shit is getting fucked up. I need to see you at my crib.
How did the big real estate deal go?
That cat ain't got no vision, wants to shut down the site and shit. Make it a memorial to Union workers who've died in accidents. Man, fuck Yusuf Amir. I got bigger problems. Come see me now.
<cutscene - at Playboy's penthouse>
Man... business is tough. I ain't a cold person. I mean, I am cold, but... motherfucker.
What are you talking about?
You want a drink?
Man, have a seat man.
Now, I got into this dope game because it was the only thing open to me, man. The only thing, man.
Hey, I am not judging.
No. Listen. Now I paid my dues. Now I learned in a hard school, man... and I changed stuff, and you know me, I do this stuff so I got a chance to do some good in this town.
So you say.
So I say? So I do. When I get the money, man... I will build parks, I will sponsor kids, I will save lives But I gotta have the money man. 'Cause all this? All this? It means nothing if you ain't got the heart, Niko.
I mean, fuck, man... Fuck! The thing is you know Jesus? He did some crazy shit, too. I mean, everyone does. He killed people. He killed that John the Baptist cat. He did what he had to.
I don't think you're correct about that.
Man. The point is, man... history is a long time. And you only got one chance... and Dwayne? Man, Dwayne it's like he thinks it's 1992 and [Dwayne impression] the best you can hope for is a gold chain and a pager. You know, he looks at me like he wants me dead. I took care of business. I gave him money, but because I won't bow down to him and treat him like he The Almighty, motherfucker wants to pop me.
Dwayne is a little troubled. He was in prison a long time - maybe you guys should talk
No, I tried talking. I... I... I tried giving him half of the business. I tried everything a man could reasonably try and still call his self a man.
So what you gonna do? Kill him?
Hey I didn't say that. Man, you cold.
I was joking!
But what else is there? I mean, cat's been talking... Nah, I hear things. Said you and me was too tight now... said you disrespected him, called him mad... he's gone crazy. I mean he's gone. Prison does that.
Well, you can't kill him
No But you can.
But I don't want to.
Well neither do I, man. But if he goes insane, we all dead anyway. I mean, Dwayne is a killer.
I don't like this conversation.
Do you think that I do? But it's kill or be killed out there. And you got a lunatic after you? Man, you dumb. Now, I will give you a lot of money. Because see me, now I ain't scared of no one, but a motherfucker says he's gonna kill me? A motherfucker's gonna die.
Man, I'm not sure. I've got to think about it.
Well, I hope you see some sense. I will be in touch.
<phonecall from Dwayne>
Dwayne Niko, man, I'm going crazy. Since I got out things just don't make no sense.
Have things ever made sense?
They did on the inside. Three meals a day, time in the yard, lockdown at eight. Things out here is mad crazy.
Tell me about it.
On the down low, I think Playboy wants me dead. Might just let him do it, put a cap in my dome. End it all.
That what you want? Seriously?
Nah, fuck that shit. I ain't ready to go out yet. I need you to get him for me. I can't do it myself. He was my boy back in the day. That's something I won't be able to forget. You seem like you got my back, Niko. Help me out on this one, dog. I'll stick by you 'til the end. Take him out for me.
Niko That's a pretty heavy request,
Dwayne - Playboy was your best friend, and he's always been straight with me, more or less. I'll have to think about it.
<phonecall from Playboy - later on>
Yo Money, don't be trifling with me. You made a decision? You going to fix this Dwayne problem of ours, yeah?
Hey, it ain't our problem, Playboy - it's yours. That said, I know what I'm going to do.
PB X That right - you cold, Niko. Peace and love.
<cutscene - choose to kill Dwayne - at his apartment>
Hey, Dwayne, open up. It's Niko.
I thought you was my homeboy. That you was gonna put Playboy down for me. What you doing here?
Niko It ain't that simple, Dwayne. This is nothing personal.
Dwayne Fuck you, man. We was tight. You fake like the rest of them.
Dwayne Fuck you, man. You a fucking snake like the rest of them. [Niko aims, looks away, and fires.]
<phonecall to Playboy - once Dwayne is dead>
I put Dwayne out of his misery.
You did what you had to do Niko You got yourself that money Good for you.
You want me to come around?
You took down Dwayne Niko. I see your face I see the cat that killed my mentor Dwayne was like a father to me. I can't be round you no more. It's over between us. I don't want no beef, but now you and me got some. So it's best if we just stay the hell away from each other, man. Fuck - you nothing but a cold hearted killer, man. I mean, where's the love? Where's your heart, homie? Man, you ain't cool. You try to find something to live for, man. Peace.
<cutscene - choose to kill Playboy - at his penthouse>
Yo, Playboy X! Yo, whitey's back!
Yo, what you doin'? You got rid of Dwayne already? I thought the old dog woulda put up more of a fight!
I didn't kill Dwayne.
Well what you doin' back here then? Step to it, motherfucker.
Well, I was thinking that maybe Dwayne is not the problem. Maybe it's you.
Motherfucker, you think you can touch this shit? You think I got here by letting little bitches like you fuck with me? I own you, nobody owns me.
PB X People respected me, I made a difference. Niko You didn't change the game, the game changed you.
<phonecall to Dwayne - once Playboy is dead>
Dwayne, I dealt with Playboy. You should know that he asked me to end you first. He was going to pay me a lot of money to do it.
Shit, man. He was a good kid back in the day. Always hungry though, always wanted more. Maybe I shoulda seen it then. Kept a closer eye on him.
You can't predict what people will become.
You right. I can't give you no money for helping me, son. But I got the deed to Playboy's fancy silk sheet loft. You can have it.
Hey man, I seen where you're living, you should take it.
Dwayne Nah. It'll make me remember the kid too much. Maybe you'll stop by my place sometime though? Hang out with me? I don't have many friends left, you know.
I'll give you a call sometime soon, Dwayne. Later on.
<phonecall to Roman - optional - Dwayne is dead>
Cousin, how are you?
All the better for hearing your voice, NB. You sound down. Are you okay?
Not really, I got caught up in an argument between a drug dealer and his drug dealing mentor. I had to choose who'd win the argument and I chose the young guy - Playboy X is his name. Now he's paid me off and is treating me like an asshole.
So he's treating you like a rich asshole. Who cares? Enjoy yourself. Spend the money on a clean hotel room and a dirty college girl. Call me if you want to hang out afterwards, cousin.
<phonecall to Roman - optional - Playboy is dead>
Hello, Niko. How's it going, killed anyone recently?
Now that you mention it
Shit NB, I was joking. Who was it this time?
This drug dealer, Playboy X. He tried to get me to get rid of a friend of his for him, but, uh, I liked the friend better.
Niko, shit, I hope this guy is paying you good for saving his ass
He just got out of prison and he hasn't got much but... I made the right decision.
Good, NB. I'll talk to you later on.
<email - after Playboy is dead>
Sup, Its Dwayne man. Just thought Id holla at ya on this email shit. I dont rite 2 good but shit you aint from here even so what does it matter to you. Man I don't got 2 many friends no more. These dayz is real lonely like. Y don't you and me hang out some? Kick it u no. That could be good. Out, Dwayne
<email - positive reply>
Sure, Dwayne. That could be good. -N
<email - negative reply>
Sorry, Dwayne. I'm a busy guy. -N
<phonecall from Dwayne - later on>
Hey man, did you just call me?
Niko No, man. Must have been someone else.
Dwayne Yeah, yeah, must have been. I was in the shower and I heard the phone ringing so I thought you mighta called or something. My bad. Later.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOSTILE NEGOTIATION (#rb11)
<phonecall from Mallorie>
Mal Niko. I'm getting worried. Roman didn't get back at all last night. Niko He likes to party. He stays out late the whole time. You know what he's like. Mal Not on my watch he don't. Something ain't right.
<phonecall from Mallorie - the next day>
Mal Niko, I think Roman has been kidnapped. I heard he owes some Russians money. A friend of mine saw him at that card club on Hunt Point. Niko He owed them money? Mal He never tells me anything. I heard they took him to a warehouse off Lompoc in Bohan Industrial. Niko I'll check it out.
<text message from Dimitri>
Niko - I thought I would send you this picture. looks like your cousin is in a bit of a fix. Your friend, Dimitri [picture]
Niko [to self] You've crossed the line, Dimitri.
<cutscene - at the warehouse off Lompac>
Russian If you want to walk out of here, Slav, you are going to have to think about how you will pay your debt. A friend of mine, Dimitri Rascalov, he would pay a lot of money for your cousin. Roman I'll get you the money, just not that way.
<Niko fights through the warehouse to the third floor, where a Russian holds a gun to Roman's head and threatens to kill him if Niko doesn't leave. Niko kills the Russian anyway.>
Roman Thank you, cousin. You saved my life. Niko We should get out of here. Roman There's a car. Take me home, cousin.
<driving - taking Roman to the apartment in South Bohan - A>
Niko What happened, Roman? You have been gambling. I give you money. How are you in debt? Roman There are cycles, cousin. You must lose a little to win a lot. Come on. My cards were not good. Niko Roman... Roman That man knew Dimitri. He was trying to make me give you up to him. I would never... Niko Of course you would not. Dimitri has taken this too far. Roman He wants you dead. Bohan is not safe. I'm going to get us a place in Algonquin. Niko Are you okay? Roman I'm used to taking these beatings, Niko. I almost expect it now. Wherever I go there are people who want to kill me. Men, who will kidnap me. I'll never marry Mallorie. I won't be able to sleep with another college girl. There is a knife hanging over me. A clock is ticking.
<driving - taking Roman to the apartment in South Bohan - B>
Niko Who were those men, what happened? That seemed like a lot of protection to be giving a man who ran up some gambling debts. Roman You're right, at first it was just the debt then they found out my name. They connected me to you and what happened at Hove Beach. Dimitri Rascalov was on his way to that warehouse, they wanted me to give you up. I would never... Niko I know you wouldn't, Roman. I thought we were done with Dimitri when we got out of Hove Beach. Both he and Bulgarin know how to hold a grudge. Roman You know how to hold a grudge as well, Niko. Don't forget about that. Niko I could never forget that, Roman. Roman We have to get out of Bohan, maybe it is time to go to Algonquin. We can disappear in Algonquin. Niko Only for so long. We will be found eventually no matter where we go. Confrontation and or peace will be our choices at some point. I know the option I am leaning toward. Roman I'd go for anything as long as I could be guaranteed safety, that's all I want. Shit.
<cutscene - outside the apartment>
Man, this is out of control.
Niko I know. Roman What are we going to do? Niko I don't know. Roman We are going to die. I don't want to die, man. Not like this. Niko How would you like to die? Roman Having a threesome on my hundredth birthday. I don't fucking know! I'm scared you cold bastard. What are we going to do? Niko I'm not cold. Roman You're cold... all you care about is revenge and getting your own way. Niko And all you care about is money, and gambling it away on the internet. Oh! Isn't America great? I get to sit in front of a computer and play Mr. Rich Man and get into debt with crooks. Roman Okay, I messed up... I know I did. I thought things would be different. I don't understand this place so good. Oh, man. What are we going to do? Niko Stop sitting in front of the computer gambling our money? Stop getting into illegal card games? Stop spending all our money? Roman Yes... Niko Thank you. Roman And stop thinking about the Russians. Man, we just need to disappear as far as they are concerned. Disappear! Niko Okay, okay. But I want Florian and Darko. I need to know what happened. Give me that. Roman Fine. But leave the Russians alone. Niko I was not the one gambling in their private club. Roman I didn't know... give a guy a break. Niko Okay! Okay. Roman Okay. I'm going to clean up. I have a nasty feeling I had a bit of an accident back there. And, Niko... Niko What? Roman Thanks.
<text message from Roman>
Hey Cuz. thanks for saving my ass back there. I thought I'd played my last hand when that biker guy kidnapped me for the Russians. You're a fucking hero, man. Rom
<phonecall from Dimitri - later on>
Niko, it's Dimitri.
I have nothing to say to you.
Dimitri I nearly ran into your cousin the other day. My friends were hanging out with him. The party got busted up though before I got there.
I wish you had been there. We could have had some fun.
Not as much fun as I would have had with Roman, believe me.
<phonecall from Roman - days later>
Roman Cousin, I have bought us a present. Niko You bought it, or I did. Roman Niko, I'm offended. I've got us an apartment in Algonquin. What did I say when you got here? Penthouse, model on each arm. Niko And you have paid for this place? It wasn't so long ago that your debts got you kidnapped by the Russian mob. Roman That was a cold streak. Now I'm hot, cousin. Hotter than the models we'll be bedding. I can't lose. Niko Roman, we have spoken about your gambling. Roman Wait until you see the new place, NB. You will change your song. So what, I took on a little debt?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WRONG IS RIGHT (#ulp1)
<phonecall - from Michelle>
Mic Hey, Niko, it's me. Niko Yeah, who are you? Can you remind me? Mic That doesn't matter. You need to meet me outside the United Liberty Paper building in Algonquin. It's very important that you be there. Goodbye.
<cutscene - outside the ULP building>
Reaper [to phone] Look, I'm not in the business of caring about people's feelings, bud. Yeah? Boo fucking hoo... [Reaper enters the building, Niko arrives.] Mic Hey. Niko Hi. Mic Listen, I know what you must be thinking, but don't bother. Niko I'm sorry, but I don't see how you know what I must be thinking. Mic You've killed people. You should be dead yourself, or inside. You're just lucky it was me, and not someone else who got their hooks into you. I'm sorry that I lied to you. And... and weirdly in some ways you're a nice guy... better than the creeps I normally date. But you're damaged goods. Niko No doubt. Mic Let's go. In here. [Reaper walks back out as they enter the building.] Reaper So I said hoist? Flagpole? Salute? Eat my ass, buddy, I'm up for the promotion and, and you're not!
<cutscene - inside the ULP building>
Niko What the hell are we doing here? Mic We're going to meet someone. Niko Sounds fun. Mic You know, you and your cousin should get out. What you're looking for you won't find. Feds are all over it. Crime is done. Niko You've watched too many movies. Whatever you say, Michelle. Or whatever your name is. Mic It's Karen. My name is Karen. Niko Interesting. And you whore for the government... I kind of like the honesty in that. Mic I have a clear conscience. Niko How very lucky for you. Mic In here. Office three-nine-six. ULP Hi there. Mic Here he is. ULP I can see that. Thanks, Karen. Hey, cheer up, you did good. You'll get a Sammie... if you care about that sort of thing. Mic Thank you. [Michelle leaves and closes the door behind her.] ULP So, Mr. Bellic... quite a file, quite a story. Niko Who are you? FIB? ULP The FIB? Do I look homosexual? Do you think I care about the size of your Johnson? Now... you can't always tell who the good guys are. I'm not a good guy. But I'm fighting with them, and guess what? So are you. Niko Hooray. ULP That's the spirit. Nothing like a bit of sarcasm when someone's got you by the balls. Now, I need you to find something out for me. Find out everything you can about a man called Oleg Minkov. He lives on Iroquois back in Hove Beach. Niko And if I say no? ULP I hand your file over to those cretins in the FIB and organized crime is dealt another serious blow. Go to his house. Any problems, call this number. [hands over a paper] Niko What's your name? ULP Not relevant. Call me. Very soon. Go. And hey... welcome to America. [translated] Just like the Old Country. Niko [translated] Just like it.
<Niko reaches the house, knocks on the door, kicks it in.>
Niko Mr. Minkov? Anybody here?
<phonecall to ULP - inside the house>
ULP What have you got for me? Niko Not much. He keeps a clean house, he's got a computer. ULP Check his emails. Call back with any information that would indicate his current whereabouts.
<email - to Oleg>
firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: publishing warning
Dear Mr. Minkov, It has come to our attention that you are attempting to publish a manuscript rife with inaccuracies and salicious allegations. A client who wishes to remain nameless will pursue a case of defamation of character should this manuscript ever be published. Cease and desist your endeavor. Yours respectfully, Larry Ligner, attorney at law
<email - to Oleg>
Dear Oleg, I can't give you any more of the information you want. I am emailing my contacts in the Caspian and keep getting reports that the addresses no longer exist. Also, the companies you want info on seem to be owned by umbrella corporations which are owned by even more umbrella corporations. Tracing the money I reach dead ends in either the Caymans or Switzerland. Sorry I cannot help you further. Konstantin.
<email - to Oleg>
email@example.com Meet me
Oleg. Come on. You're acting crazy. You aren't being watched by government spies. Your phone isn't tapped. You don't need to drink that bottled water or eat from those tins because no one wants to poison you. Please get that into your head. Anyway, of course I'll meet you. I'll be outside the jewellery shop off Tulsa Street later on. 12:00 See you, Vasily
<phonecall to ULP - after reading the third email>
Niko There's an email that says he's meeting someone at Tulsa St, in Hove Beach. ULP Perfect, I'll send someone to pick up the hard drive. You go to Tulsa St., eliminate Minkov. Niko Whoa, killing is very different from gathering information. ULP You are acting in the interests of your new countrymen, and keeping yourself out of prison. For once this is a muder you don't have to feel confused about. Dispose of Minkov then call me.
<cutscene - outside the jewelery shop>
Oleg [translated] Vasily, thank you for coming. Vasily [translated] Oleg, you're scaring me. I was even thinking that the man behind you might be watching me. Oleg [sees Niko] [translated] This is it. He must have been waiting for me. Goodbye, friend.
<Niko chases Oleg and runs him off the road.>
Oleg Please don't kill me. I did not mean what I was saying. They were just ideas. It was not meant to be taken literally. I meant no harm to this great country, [translated] nor to Russia if that is who sent you. Please.
<phonecall to ULP - once Oleg is dead>
Niko Minkov is dead, the country is safe. ULP Not by a long shot, smart ass. Nothing is safe, no one is safe. Maybe something has been averted, maybe delayed. I'll be in touch. Goodbye.
<phonecall from ULP - after getting into a big police shootout>
ULP Is your johnson so big you can't keep it in your pants, Bellic? I told you to be calm. Niko I'm sorry, I'm excitable.
<phonecall from ULP - after getting into a second big police shootout>
ULP I been taking a lot of heat for you, Niko. Start doing me some favors. Niko I'll start doing that when you start doing me some.
<phonecall from ULP - after getting into a third big police shootout>
ULP I thought I told you to lay low? To keep your head down? Niko Hey, sometimes I just can't help myself.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PORTRAIT OF A KILLER (#ulp2)
<cutscene - at the ULP office>
[Niko knocks and enters.] ULP Come in, Niko. Niko Hi. ULP So... you fought in the war... Niko You know a lot. ULP Yes. You're looking for some people. Niko We're all looking for that special somoene. ULP But most of us don't want to kill them when we find them. Most murders are committed by people you know. Niko Most wives are killed by their husbands. ULP Yes. And my wife better stop sleeping with that tennis coach, or... I'm joking. Niko I am sure your wife doesn't need to sleep around. Oh, I'm joking... I'm sure she does. ULP Funny. I'm divorced. My wife can sleep with whoever she wants. Niko Interesting... ULP I'm not divorced. I was never married. No details. I need you to go find someone for me. I'll be getting a picture through shortly. This is important. Niko So why use me? ULP We always use people like you. Karen - Michelle... she was the same. Someone with something to lose, but not much to live for. Niko What's in it for me? ULP Two things. One, you don't get a hundred murders pinned on you. Two... maybe I will help you. And maybe I won't. Now get access to a police computer and wait for my message. Go!
<text message from ULP>
This is your target. Find him and take him out. [picture]
<phonecall to ULP - upon reaching the building>
Niko I've found his place, there are a bunch of guys hanging around. ULP He must be in there, Niko. Dispose of them all. We're doing a favor for our comrades in the East. Niko You better start doing me some favors soon.
<Dimayev rambles on once he's cornered>
Dimayev I should never have thought I could beat you people. At least I am not being sent back to the homeland. I do not wish to think what they would do to me. Be staying away from me! This democracy you people speak of is all illusion! This country is not free, your constitution is all lies! The government is all powerful, there is no beating you!
<phonecall to ULP - after killing Dimayev and his men>
ULP Did you serve your purpose? Niko Yes. ULP Then you are that much closer to finding the man you are after. That strange feeling deep inside - that's the feeling of satisfaction after you did something good. Congratulations. Goodbye.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DUST OFF (#ulp3)
<cutscene - at the ULP office>
[Niko knocks and enters.] ULP Come in. You're late... and please calm down out there. Niko Excuse me? ULP I didn't give you a free pass to act like an asshole. You're bringing a lot of heat. Hanging out with bad people, doing bad things, making idiot moves. Niko I'm an idiot. I move... ULP True... but the last thing I need is you getting caught. Niko Why? Because I lead them to you in some plea bargain thing? ULP To me? Who am I? There's a hundred guys in this building alone who fit my description. Middle aged men, paunchy, glasses... you bring them here? What's this? Empty office, leased to a man who died in the last days of Vietnam... Call me up. My number never existed. No. I'm not too worried about that. I mean, I think you'll end up on the flight deck, but that's your business. Niko Then what? ULP Because you're good! Because I need you to keep being good. And you're getting distracted. Niko Funny, yeah. Good. ULP I need someone neutralized. Guy is moving a lot of money for terrorists... Whatever. It doesn't really matter. The guy's gotta go. But I need to know his movements first. How? I've got something that's going to help you. Head over to Albany Avenue in Lancet and give me a call. Go. Niko Can I get paid for this? Can I get a medal? ULP Did you get a medal in your last war? Niko What did you give Michelle? For me. ULP Michelle? Karen. We gave her her life back. We didn't play too rough. We gave her some money. She still works for us. Niko What about me? ULP We'll discuss that later.
<phonecall from ULP - on the way to Albany Avenue>
ULP Nearly there? You are about to see a chopper taking off from Civilization Plaza. We need to get hold of it. Follow it. Wait until it touches down then, when the passengers are out, get in and fly it to the airport in Dukes. Niko Okay then.
<Niko chases the helicopter to the helipad in Westminster. After shooting the few men at the meet, he gets in the pilot seat.>
Niko I haven't flown one of these things since the war.
<phonecall from Roman - while flying>
Roman Cousin. How you doing? I'm in the gentlemen's club. I think you'd really get into this. You should come down. Niko I don't know if you can hear it, Roman, but I'm in a helicopter. Yes, that is the crazy shit I am having to get up to after you introduced me to Michelle or Karen, or whatever her name really is. Roman I don't get it, is she a government agent or an undercover cop? What is she? Niko Shit, I don't know. All I know is that her friends have got me by the balls. Roman Someone's got me by the balls, too, cousin. I'll send you a pic.
<text message from Roman - shortly after>
Niko. I'm at the gentlemen's club! Check this ass out. Rom. [picture]
<Niko lands the helicopter at the airport, where two FIB agents take it.>
FIB Thank you. We'll take it from here.
<phonecall to ULP>
ULP My men have the chopper. They're going to strip it down and put it back together. It should be ready for you when you need it. Niko Why would I need it? ULP The guy I told you about. The guy you need to eliminate. The only way you'll get to him is in the air. I'll call you when we have a window. Goodbye.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PAPER TRAIL (#ulp4)
<phonecall from ULP>
ULP Bellic. We need you. Now. The chopper is prepped and waiting off Grummer Road in Northwood. Your sometime accomplice, Jacob, is there. He's riding shotgun on this one. Niko Jacob? The rasta? ULP Don't ask unnecessary questions. I want you to take out this guy's chopper. He was last spotted in Varsity Heights. No civilian casualties.
<approach and get in the helicopter>
Jacob Yes, here's my man Niko. Niko Hey, Jacob. Jacob Yo Niko, got some serious fire power up in here. Rocket launcher. Bo! Niko Let's find him and get this over with. I don't like being in this man's pocket. Jacob Ain't nuthin' but badda badda.
<flying - chasing target over Middle Park>
Jacob There be the other chopper. Stick to him, Niko. We need to take him down where there be no people. Niko For a man who has asked me to kill a lot of men, this guy is really safety conscious. Jacob Seen. He got that government ting about him. All for the greater good and ting. Niko I have the feeling he don't want to be responsible for a helicopter crash in Middle Park. Jacob True dat.
<flying - chasing target over Star Junction - A>
Jacob Yo, dis be some crazy shit ya know Niko. Yo, we inna the Star Junction in a helicopter. Dis be some real spy shit I and I doing ya know. Niko Shows you the people who need spy shit done get other people to do their dirty work. Jacob Seen, bredren. Everyting crash!
<flying - chasing target over Star Junction - B>
Jacob Yo, I ain't used to seeing de Star Junction from a helicopter, ya know Niko. It's like we in a movie or something. Niko Yeah! Only we could get arrested or killed. Those are the only differences. Jacob Gwann chill out Niko, we jammin' here.
<flying - chasing target over lower Algonquin - A>
Niko Shit, Jacob. You really gotta smoke that thing now? The secondary smoke doesn't exactly help my hand-eye coordination. And I'm paranoid enough with US government on my ass. Whatever actually, just smoke it.
<flying - chasing target over lower Algonquin - B>
Niko Jacob, man! I don't see so good when you're blowing the smoke in my face! Fine, smoke it. Whatever.
<flying - chasing target under Broker Bridge>
Jacob Rhaaatid! What a' gwan? Niko Don't worry about the bridge, Jacob. I'm finally getting the hang of flying this thing. Jacob Yo Respect! Ya a righteous rudeboy, Niko.
<flying - chasing target over ocean>
Jacob He's over the water. Now are the time. Get close so I can take a shot!
<flying - Jacob destroys the target helicopter>
Jacob Feel de fiyaah. Niko Good shot, Jacob. Jacob Ya got some crucial flying skills, ya know Niko. Can I drop I off on de heli pad though? Me no feel so good ya know. Trust me, dis ting a mess wit me structure.
<flying - heading to the Helitours - A>
Jacob Yo, job well done ya know Niko, but we haffi get out dis bumba clot debt right now, ya know. Niko I do not think he can ask us to do more than this. Now it is our turn to get him to help us. If someone can find the man I search for, it should be him. Jacob Let's do it!
<flying - heading to the Helitours - B>
Jacob Me done wit dat blood clot suit, ya know Niko I don't care what type of prison sentence de boy want check me with, ya know star. No more ah dis. Niko It isn't easy to follow orders when you don't know what the fuck is going on. I have a feeling that it was best to do what we did though. Jacob Yeah, but me done wit dis ting ya know, Niko. Me no go back inna no more blood clot helicopter wit di boy ya know, no more!
<phonecall to ULP>
Niko We shot down that chopper for you. ULP You think I don't know that? You think I've been sitting around scratching my balls with my head up my ass? Niko I'd be impressed if you had been. ULP I appreciate your assistance, Bellic. You did a good thing today. Now it's my turn. I will try to find the man you're after. I will call when I have something.
<text message from Jacob>
Irie star! You got crazy flying skills. I and I should fly over to Jamrock one day, sight? Easy. -LJ
<phonecall from Brucie - later on>
Brucie Yo Nicky, what's up homie? Our boy, Stevie, hit me up. The one who hooked us up with the sweet ride. Niko He doesn't want you to give it back to him, does he? Brucie Shit, no, that's cool. I was just telling him how you know, you can make things happen. He's going to be in touch with you about some cars he needs found. If you catch my meaning? Niko Sure, I have an ability to find stuff if the price is right. Give him my number. Brucie Fuck man, you are the boy. I'll call Stevie.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALL AND COLLECT (#fm1)
<text message from unknown>
Niko - meet me at the end of the pier at Castle Gardens.
<cutscene - at the end of the pier>
Francis Were you followed? Niko Hey... strange seeing you here, officer McReary. Francis I told you to come here, fucking maggot. Niko You did? Why? Francis I know about you. Niko Know what? Francis I know enough, boy. Niko What do you know, boy? Francis I know you killed Mikhail Faustin. I know a group of Russians want you dead. I know you ain't no saint, boy. Niko I don't know what you're talking about, chief. Francis Do you think this is a town that can keep a secret? Niko I really don't know what you're talking about. Francis Yeah ya do. You know that a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. That people ain't perfect... that life is a mess... Niko Sure. Everybody knows that. Francis So you look out for me... and I don't look out for you. Know what I mean? Niko I think so. Francis So there's a guy trying to blackmail me. Niko Who? Francis I don't know. Thinks he's getting paid though. The guy's smart. He arranged to do the exchange by the Humboldt River off Silicon Street. Said to call him from the viewpoint there. Niko Okay. Francis Listen... I did what I did... I made a mistake. That don't make me the devil. Now obviously I can't go, cause then he gets a picture of me giving him money, and I'm admitting guilt. I ain't guilty of nothing, other than being a man. Niko To be honest, I don't really care one way or another. Francis Well... I'm a good man. Niko No doubt. Francis Call me when you get to the spot.
<phonecall to Francis - from the viewpoint off Silicon Street>
Niko I'm in the park, now what? Francis Alright. This guy told me to bring the money there and call him. That means he's somewhere close and he's got a phone. I'm gonna text you his number. You've got to call him and keep a lookout for someone answering a phone. He won't be far.
<text message from Francis>
The blackmailer's number is 843-555-0124. - Francis
<phonecall to the blackmailer>
Black Hello? Who's this? Niko A friend. I'm calling about your exchange with McReary. Black Yeah, he better have my paper. I ain't fucking around. Niko I'm sure he's got your money. Have you got the stuff he wants? Black Yeah. I got it. We're gonna make this shit happen. I don't mess around, you know? Push me and this shit is all over Weazel News. I got them on speed dial. Niko Really? Black Yeah, and there's a lawyer called Tom Goldberg who's real interested. He's hungry for McReary's blood and shit. Yeah. Niko Good thing Francis is paying then. Black Call me when this exchange is going down. I don't like all the talking. Yeah.
<phonecall to the blackmailer>
Black Shit, it's you again. Money best be the topic of this conversation. Niko Yeah, yeah. We're talking about how you ain't getting no money, but you're still giving up the photos. Black I told McReary I wasn't giving up them photos unless he paid me. He was gonna have ot take 'em from my cold, dead hand. Niko You know what? He thought that that wasn't such a bad idea. Looks like you've been fucking with the wrong cop. Black You know what? Fuck this. I'm getting out of here. The meet's off, buddy.
<Niko finds and kills the blackmailer, then takes the storage device.>
<cutscene - in an alley in East Holland>
Niko Here. He's dead. Francis Great, I can get rid of these now. I feel like a new man. Not many people get a second chance like this. It's my redemption. Niko Your sins are absolved, I guess.
<text message from Francis>
Meet me at the station, Niko. Thought it might be nice for you to see the place from the good guy's side of the bars. - Francis
<cutscene - at the police station in Westminster>
Guy Get off me. LCPD Get in there. Stop with this okay? Guy Get the fuck off me. Francis Oh, okay. have a nice day. Hey uh, Jimmy, how you doing? Niko Uh. Francis Come on Jimmy, let's go to my office. Niko Jimmy? Francis You're undercover. As in deep. Mitch Heya, Chief. Francis Hey Mitch... looking good. Gastric bypass worked out well for you I see... Mitch Yeah thanks. I'll tell my therapist about you... tell her my boss keeps sexually harassing me. Francis Oh yeah, you wish. [Niko and Francis go up to his office.] Francis I could use a drink. You? Niko No. Francis That motherfucker thinks he can drag me down. Niko What's wrong now? Francis Oh man... Sure? [Francis holds up a bottle and Niko refuses again.] Francis Listen. Where to begin? I don't know. Let me put it like this... if a guy makes a mistake, should that ruin his life? People don't understand how life is. Life is like a bowl of fruit... slowly rotting in a hot kitchen.... Niko Hey, I don't give a fuck about the life lessons, friend. What do you want? Francis I'm a good guy! I... he's got it all wrong... but one stain on my character and I'm finished. I want to make a difference. Niko What? Francis Some lawyer. This big, white shoe firm. Thinks he's a crusader. Some morality cunt who takes photos of guys in the shower at the gym and then jacks off on his wife's face. Some... Niko Hey, enough. Enough. Francis Sorry. Look... the guy's name is Tom Goldberg. Thinks he's got something on me. Gonna go to the DA with it, use it to get into Congress. Niko Okay. Francis Yeah. So, it's him or me. And it might as well be him, right. But... he's hard to get to. Guy has a bodyguard, limo, everything. You're gonna need to get one on one with him. Niko Not in the showers. Francis Not in the showers, a job interview. THen you can steal some files I need. Niko An interview? Francis Sure, it'll be easy. You're an immigrant. They're almost legally bound to interview you. But, uh... get yourself a suit. Niko Okay. Francis I'll email you the details. You're a good man, Niko Bellic. A good man. Niko Coming from you, that means a lot. Francis It does.
FrancisMcReary@libertycitypolice.com Head Hunting
Niko, You might want to look at www.goldberglignerandshyster.com. There's a job in the recruitment section that I think you'd be perfect for. Have a killer interview. Best Wishes, Deputy Commisioner McReary
<Niko goes to the law firm's website and submits a resume.>
<phonecall to Francis>
Niko I've sent off the application. I've always wanted to be a lawyer. Francis You can be whatever you like. It's the land of opportunity. Any fool can become President. Call me when you hear about the interview.
<phonecall from the lawyers - later on>
Karen Mr. Bellic. This is Karen from Goldberg, Ligner and Shyster. We'd like to arrange an interview for you at the earliest convenience. Come into our offices at [time]. Is that alright? Niko I can free that period up in my schedule. Karen Super! Your interview will be with Mr. Goldberg. Press the buzzer and we'll let you in. Have a nice day.
<phonecall to Francis>
Niko I have an interview with Goldberg [time]. Francis Perfect, the smug bastard ain't gonna know what's coming at him. Teach him for sticking his nose in other peoples' business and get the files.
<text message from Francis>
Remember Niko - Wear a suit and a smart pair of shoes. Try Perseus in Algonquin. You'll need to pack some heat too, but don't go flashing it about until you meet Goldberg. - Francis
<phonecall from Francis - miss the interview>
Francis How'd the interview go? Is it done? Niko Shit, something came up. I didn't make it. Maybe they'll schedule another one. Francis They fucking better.
<text message from the lawyers - miss the interview>
Mr. Goldberg has re-scheduled your interview for [time]. G.L. and S.
<cutscene - at the offices>
[Niko presses the buzzer.]
Ahh it's Niko Bellic, I'm here for an interview.
Come in, I'll buzz you through. [Niko enters and approaches the front desk.]
Welcome to Goldberg,Ligner & Shyster, sir.
Karen Mr. Bellic, welcome. I'll just see if Mr. Goldberg is available. [to comm system] Mr. Goldberg, Mr. Bellic has arrived for his interview. Gold [through comm system] ... Ok, great, uh, tell him to come through to my office. Karen Would you please follow me, Mr. Bellic? Niko Sure. [They walk to Goldberg's office.] Karen Mr. Goldberg is such a saint. He teaches kids to swim, you know? He's just so warm and giving. All he cares about is making the world a better place. And boy, are you in trouble if you get in his way. Niko Do you think he'll like me? Karen He's just in here. Don't be nervous. He doesn't bite.
<Niko listens to Goldberg rant on.>
Hello, Niko. What's that short for... Nikolai? I'm looking for a man who can get jobs done right. Nikolai, I like your resume. You seem to be the sort of man who would go the extra distance, I just need to take another look, get myself reacquainted with your experience... So, you're the sort of man who doesn't wait to get told what to do? A guy who looks at the world, sees problems and tries to fix them?
My problem is that people don't notice the decay in society. They leave the decay alone and soon it's too late so you have to pull the whole tooth.
I'm the guy who goes around shaking people. For people, read society, read City Hall. I shake them, and I say "floss!" Get rid of the rotting flesh stuck in your teeth. Prevent decay! Mouthwash, you hear me? There's this cop. Good cop, but he thinks he's above the law. He's not. You wanna know why? Because the law is clear. I'm gonna crush him into dust. No one is above my judgement! You understand me?
Here at G.L. and S. we're pushing things to the limit. We're on the front-line young man. A man I was recently with in this office, in this very room, was murdered. You gotta fight for what is just in this world.
Anyway, gimme an example of some time where you've worked as part of a team.
I work alone
So, are you going to expand on that or are you just going to hang around like a chump? Damn these quotas. You end up with every dumb immigrant in the city coming in for interviews.
Sure, stand up if you want to. Whatever makes you comfortable.
<pull out a knife>
A knife? You into camping or something? Did you order that from the Serrated Edge?
<pull out a bat>
Baseball, the great American pastime. We got a softball team in the office. Get sweaty together, build team spirit, you know.
<wait too long>
Gold [yelling] Security, get in here. We've got a problem. Modupe! Modupe, get in here! Would you remove this gentleman from the building? He's wasting my time. And while you're at it, take a look in the can, will ya? I think I blocked it up pretty good.
<aim at Goldberg>
Where are the files for your case against McReary?
Shit, they're on my desk. I never hurt anyone.
I wouldn't be here if you'd never hurt anyone.
<make too much noise>
[Karen runs in and screams.]
I was never here. You understand?
<Niko kills Goldberg, takes the files, and escapes the building.>
<cutscene - behind the police station in Westminster>
Niko Here are the files. Francis Great, peace at last. I feel cleansed. You silenced Goldberg too, right? I don't need to worry about him? Niko He's done. Francis Music to my ears, a weight has been lifted. Here's your payment.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOLLAND NIGHTS (#fm4)
<cutscene - at Francis's office in the police station>
Francis [to phone] Sure, Ma. Sure... I've always been a good boy, you know me, Ma. Yes, I'll make Commissioner. [Niko enters.] Francis No. I don't care about Packie... listen, Ma, I've got to go. Love you too. [to Niko] Good to see you. Niko I'm sure. Francis You know it's funny, but I see a lot of me in you. You know why? Niko No. Francis You know there's no good, and no evil... just shades of fucking gray. Niko Whatever... Francis You make things one per cent better. That's enough. That's our duty. Niko If you say so. Francis Oh I do say so. I want to make things a bit better. By any means necessary. And you? What do you want? Niko I want to get paid. Francis Sure. Sure you do. So listen, I got something I need you to do. Niko This is the last time. Francis Of course. Some drug dealer is holed up in a tower block in East Holland. This scumbag's been pushing drugs, pimping women, you name it, he's done it. I need him dealt with. Niko Isn't that police work? Francis Sure... and the moon is made of cheese and the streets is paved with gold. Wake up. Niko Excuse me? Francis The guy's guilty as sin. He is sin. But it'll take me a year to get the evidence. More maybe. And maybe good men will get taken down by that evidence. Maybe people make mistakes. But this guy, is scum. Niko How much? Francis Oh how much? Good money. Two G's. Niko Two? You mean five. Francis You know, If someone was to tell me you was some fresh off the boat killer with more balls than brains, I'd say he was about right. Okay you got a deal. Head on up to Vauxite and call me. Five G's...
<phonecall to Francis - upon reaching the project>
Niko I'm outside the project, where is he? Francis Should be on the second floor, keeps an eye on all his boys from up there. The guys you see are gonna be working for that scumbag in one way or another. Anyway, these projects all got the same layout, a staircase leading up on either side. Try to get off the ground floor before getting violent. Niko Violent... me? Francis Yeah you. Remember, you're doing a real service for the community by getting rid of this scumbag. Niko Francis McReary is the community now? You're starting to sound like your friend Manny.
<Niko fights to the second level, then chases Clarence up to the roof. After all of the guards are dead, Clarence walks out unarmed.>
CL Yo, yo, yo. Man, you got me, chill. I surrender. You wouldn't kill an unarmed man, would you? Niko This isn't my choice, the police want you dead. CL Yo, it's that rat cop McReary. Ain't it? He don't like a younger brother with ambition. Tell you what, I'll reform. I'll get out of the game. Get a GED or some shit. Make something of my life. McReary is going to think I'm dead. Word. Come on, boss. Don't kill me, boss. I'm too young to die. Please. Please.
CL That's right. We the same, me and you. Look out for each other. You the boss though, man. You the boss of me. Niko Get out of here. I see you again, you'll wish I had killed you now.
<phonecall to Francis - kill Clarence>
Niko He tried to convince me to let him go. Said he's get out of town. I finished him anyway. Francis Good move. You shouldn't trust a word that comes out of that scum's mouth. The streets are a little bit cleaner now he's gone. One percent - it's all we can hope for. Niko Whatever you say. They don't look much cleaner from where I'm standing.
<phonecall to Francis - spare Clarence>
Niko You don't have to worry about Clarence anymore. Francis You did a good thing, Niko. That boy was mean. He had a tongue on him, too. Always talking his way out of court, willing to compromise anyone to get out of trouble. Thank God for real justice.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LURE (#fm5)
<cutscene - at the fountain in Castle Gardens>
Francis Are you trying to get us both killed, you fuckin' asshole? Niko What? Francis I send you to destroy an organization and you only make the boss disappear. Now his chief lieutenant is holed up in an apartment, and he wants to speak to the feds. Niko Whoa, hold on. An organization? Francis You fucking idiot! I paid you to do a man's job, you amateur. You fucking boy. Niko No, no, no, no. You sent me to kill one guy. One guy who would put you in prison. Francis Bullshit! Alright, I'll tell you what, genius, I'll tell you fucking what. Tell it to the judge. Tell him I only sent you to kill one guy... so it ain't your fault. I wonder what he'll say? Maybe he'll let you walk - on account you being braindead and totally fucking mentally retarded. Niko Maybe he will. Either way, you're screwed. Francis Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait. Look. You gotta do this for me. For us. Come on, you idiot. One more. The guy's a fucking lowlife. He means nothing. If there is a God, and he loves us, if there is, he'd want this fuck dead. The guy sells heroin to kids. Niko The world is full of bad people. Francis But we've got a lot to lose. Niko I don't have anything to lose, Mr. McReary. Francis How much? Niko You know my price. Five. Your call. I don't care. Francis You bastard. Okay... Now the guy lives in an apartment on Denver between V and W. He's holed up there pretty tight. I left a rifle for you in the trunk of a car at the corner of Albany and M. So go there, gimme a call.
<phonecall to Francis - on Denver Avenue>
Niko I've found the place. Francis Okay, the mope's holed up in his apartment. It's on the fourth floor on the east side of the street. Go up onto the roof of the building opposite to get a shot at him. Niko What if he isn't standing by the window? Francis Then use your damn imagination to get him to the window. Jesus! Call me when it's done.
<phonecall to the filth in his apartment>
Filth Shaniqua, baby. Look girl, 5-0 is trying to kill me. And I was real stressed and she was there for me. I didn't know she was yo' sister. Shaniqua, that you? It ain't your style to be doin' this silent shit.
<phonecall to the filth - on the third call>
Filth This ain't right. How'd you get these digits? Is this Francis? You killed Clarence, man.
<phonecall to Francis - after the filth is killed>
Niko I dealt with him. Francis You did the right thing. I hope that the kids out there get this message and realize that there are better paths to take. Niko I'm not interested in your sermon, Mr. McReary. Let's not pretend that this was anything other than business. Francis There is nothing wrong with admitting that you have done some good. The community thanks you. One percent better. If one hundred people managed that... it'd be a hundred percent.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HARBORING A GRUDGE (#pm1)
<phonecall from an unknown caller>
Packie Niko, it's Patrick McReary. You and me did some work for Elizabeta Torres together. Niko You mean I saved your ass? Packie Well, if I'd a known it was such a big deal to you, I woulda asked you to let them kill me. Anyway, if you're in need of extra funds I'm in need of a good man. Come over to my Ma's on Savannah Avenue in Meadows Park. Niko I'm always in need of money. See you there.
<cutscene - at McReary house>
Ma All I'm saying is that we'll all be judged in the end, all of your brothers... and you, Patrick. And you, Kate! Packie Who's going to judge Kate? What would she win if they did? Virgin of the year? Kate I'm thinking maybe you can catch VD for both of us, Patrick. Packie Fuck you, Katie. Ma Language. Packie Sorry, Ma. [Niko enters.] Packie Oh, there he is, Mr. fucking crazy man... you wanna beer? Niko No. Packie Good. 'Cause I ain't fucking got none. Niko Very funny. Maybe if being a drunkard doesn't work out you can be a comedian. Packie Fuck off... and you, Kate, fuck off outta here. That's my ma. Ma Nice to meet you. Niko Hi. Packie And this is my sister. Lovely lass. Scared to bits of life. And fucking off outta here right now, before I throw a fuckin' bottle at her. Ma Patrick! Kate Nice to meet you. Niko Likewise, see you around. Kate Bye. [Ma and Kate leave.] Packie What a girl! I think she likes you. Word to the wise, though - she don't put out. Which is convenient, 'cause if she did, I'd have to kill you. Niko Understood. Packie Good lad. You got any drugs on you, boy? Niko No. Packie Shit... well, probably a good thing... we got some business to take care of. Come on.
<outside the house>
Packie We've got business out at the docks in Algonquin. Where's your car, man? We need a car.
<driving - heading to Fishmarket South - A>
Packie Okay, there's a ship coming in and we're the welcoming party. Niko Who are we welcoming and what have they got that makes this drive worth the effort? Packie We're welcoming some of our cousins from the East, but we don't know what it is that they're bringing in exactly. All we know is that it's worth a dollar or two. My brother Gerald had word about it through this Italian, Ray Boccino. He gave us the heads up in exchange for a cut of the haul. Niko What makes you think that the information is legit? Packie First off, I don't trust this guinea for a second. We wouldn't be working for him if our family still had the same status it did back in the day. But that's another story. Niko Am I going to hear this story? Packie Anyone who hands around my family hears about the old days. Just wait. Oh yeah, Ray Boccino's a slimy motherfucker. The one thing you can rely on him for is greed. I'm too small time to be worth setting up so the one angle he can be playing is the cash one. Niko Makes sense. Packie Yeah, he'll probably try to give us a fraction of whatever this stuff's worth but it'll be a fun night. Niko Depends on what you think is fun. Packie Stealing, gunfire, car chases, all the usual stuff. Niko Usual for you and me maybe. The general population, I am not so sure. Packie General population. That's a prison term. You ever been inside? Niko Not in this country. In Europe. They do things different there. Not so much of the "fun in the shower" that you guys have here in America. Packie Must have been a real disappointment. Bet a guy like you thought he was going to be real popular with the lifers. Did no one pay you any attention. Niko As I said, the whole prison bitch thing is an American phenomenon. It don't happen on the other side of the ocean. Packie Well, you've got to do some time over here. See what you've been missing out on in your chaste European jails. Niko I'm going to pass on that. Send me a postcard if you do some time. Packie Will do. Might even put you on the visitors list. Niko I'd be fucking touched. Packie You'd be touched if you did some time, that's for sure. Niko We would see if they'd be able to touch me, I got some moves. Packie You're a good man, Niko. I like you. Not in a "fun in the showers" kind of way. In a male bonding, about to go rob some people, kind of way. Niko I think I know what you are saying.
<driving - heading to Fishmarket South - B>
Packie My brother Gerry's had word from Ray Boccino, his Italian contact, about a big shipment coming in near the fish market. The Triads are expecting something and it smells fishy. Niko The fish market smells fishy? Packie Shit, man. I keep forgetting you're not from here. Something smellin' fishy means that it ain't quite right. So, this shipment smellin' fishy means that it ain't gonna be what they say it is. Niko But, if it's going to the fish market they must be saying that it's fish. Packie So? Niko So if this shipment is what they say it is, then it's going to smell fishy anyway. Packie Shut the fuck up. You think you're a right fuckin' comedian, don't ya? Anyways, I was in Algonquin last night, partying with some sweet college chicks. Niko Yes? Packie You should come along next time. Niko Really? Packie Sure, sure, guy like you. You'd have a good time. Unless you're hoping to see me sis again? If that's what's going through your brain then we've got ourselves a problem. Niko Oh yeah? Packie The problem's that you'll be letting yourself in for a lifetime without getting action. And I know what happens to a man when he ain't getting any. It ain't pretty. Niko So, you got yourself a girlfriend, Packie? Packie I do and I don't if you know what I mean? Niko It usually means you don't, right? Packie Ha. You're a perceptive guy. I got the lowdown on you from Elizabeta. Some guys I know have checked you out as well. I think you and me could get along. I need a guy like you on our team. Niko Don't you got other guys to help you out? You're from here, you should know everyone. Packie That's the fucking problem, everyone in the neighborhood... hell, in the whole fucking city knows us. You can't trust people. I only trust me family, some of them at least, and people I don't know. That's why you're on this job with me. Niko Because you don't know me? Packie That, and you saved my life. Saving someone's life has got to count for something in this fucked up age we live in. Niko That depends on the life, I guess. Packie Tell you what, I'll snort a load of rails, fuck a lot of drunk girls, get into fights on a nightly basis and die young leaving a scarred, bloated corpse. That sound like the sort of life worth saving? Niko Most definitely.
<cutscene - at the docks>
Packie Alright, here we are. Niko What's the plan? Packie We get up on the roof of that warehouse. There should be a good view of the dock so we can scope that shit out.
<cutscene - atop the roof of the warehouse>
Packie This is where the deal's meant to be going down. And here's the boat, right on time. See those boxes on the back of the boat? They must be bringing cloned meds. Niko Meds? Packie Yeah. Sutff that'll stop housewives cutting their wrists and make their husbands get wood. Meds, Mollis, sedatives, antidespressants - meds. Niko Okay, how do we do it? Packie We'll wait until the truck is loaded and then take it. Simple as that. I'll cover you from up here while you're down on the ground cleaning up. Niko These better be some good fucking pills. The housewives better be grateful.
<They gun down the Triads and take the truck.>
Packie Alright, Niko. You drive. I'll take out anyone who tries to follow us. We're going to Ray's lockup in Westminster off of Union Drive West.
<driving - heading to the lockup in Purgatory - A>
Packie They're taking this real serious, aren't they? Niko They do not like to be robbed, I guess. Not many people do. Packie That's a lesson I've learnt. Fucking Boccino said it'd be easy. Good thing I enjoy a good ruck.
<driving - heading to the lockup in Purgatory - B>
Packie Shit, Niko. These cocksuckers are all over us. Niko I thought you had the luck of the Irish? Packie I fuckin' do. It's just that we've got your fuckin' Slavic driving skills as well. That's if we're ever going to get out of this fuckin' jam. Put your foot down, man.
<continuing on drive, being attacked by Triads>
Niko What the hell...? Is it Chinese New Year already? There's a box of grenades in here. Pass some up, packie - I'll give them a taste of their own fireworks.
<cutscene - at the lockup>
Ray The stuff all in there? Packie Sure is. All safe and sound. Whole truck load of it. Ray A lotta wives and mistresses are gonna be happy when their men get a hold of those, huh? Whole city's gonna be hard in a few days time. Who's this? Packie That's my boy, Niko. He's an absolute savior. Couldn't have done it without him. Ray Niko, come over here. You work for these mick bastards? Packie [quietly] Fucking guinea. Niko I work for whoever's paying. Ray I might give you a call sometime. Get in, Packie. Packie Eh, I'll catch you round, man.
<text message from Packie>
Saw this Liberty Tree story about us and them Triads at the Fishmarket when I was looking for some hot amateur shit online. Totally killed my hard-on. Gotta change my homepage.
<phonecall from Francis - later on>
Francis Niko, what's this I hear about you running with Patrick McReary now these days? Niko He's got work and he's a good guy. You're not planning on taking him down, are you? Lay off him for me. Francis I'm not planning on taking him down. He's my damn brother, you idiot. Niko Packie McReary, Francis McReary. It's all starting to make sense. I knew Irish families were big but I didn't expect to run into brothers in a place the size of Liberty City. Francis Just thank the Lord you ran into Packie and not my other brothers. Packie's just a hood but Gerald is into some serious shit. And Derrick. He's the worst. If that asshole ever comes back from Ireland, I can't be held responsibile for what I'd do. My brothers ain't no good, Niko. Trust me on that. Niko You know what, me and Packie get along. Maybe if doing what you do is good, then I wanna be no good instead. I should meet the other McRearys. Francis Be careful what you wish for.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WASTE NOT WANT KNOTS (#pm2)
<cutscene - at the McReary house>
Packie ...so the plan was they were gonna hide the diamonds in the Queen's ass! [Niko enters.] Kate Oh, hey, Niko. Niko Hey, Kate. Packie Get your fucking hands off my fucking sister, boy. Kate We're talking, not having casual sex, Patrick... I pray after the amount of practice you've had you'd know the difference. Packie Sure, I know the difference. One leaves you feeling sad and empty and alone... and the other's casual sex! Kate Then I am quite sure you and mister Niko here will have fun on your 'play date'. Ma [from another room] Kate! Kate Coming, Ma... you boys place nice, now... Packie For sure. Ma Kate! Kate Okay! [Kate leaves.] Packie Oh, we're gonna play real nice... [pulls out rifles] They're clean as a fuckin' whistle. One previous owner... safely driven... ready for action. [to Niko] We got an opportunity, my boy. Michael Yep. Fortune favors the brave. Gordon Gotta make hay while the sun shines. Packie So is you down, boy, or is you out? Niko Down for what? Michael Down for robbing a thief... Gordon Robin Hood! Packie Exactly, Robin fuckin' Hood... Niko Who are you going to rob? Packie The fucking Mafia, boy. Niko Is the money good? What's the risk? Packie Well, the risk is... we all die a very slow and painful death. And the money is good, very good indeed. Gordon So you in, big guy? Or are we gonna have to kill you? Niko Well... since you put that way, I'm in. Michael Good, let's go. Gordon Alright, alright, let's go. Let's do this.
<outside the house>
Packie Can you get us a car, man? I'm afraid these two idiots can't drive for shit. Michael Fuck you, Packie. Gordon Yeah, fuck yuz. Packie Take us out to the waste management plant under the Algonquin Bridge on Colony Island, big man.
<driving - heading to the waste management plant - A>
Niko A Mafia controlled waste management plant? Packie You fuckin' guessed it. It's an Ancelotti operation. Ray tipped us off about a big payoff they just got. A fat cash payoff. Michael Ancelottis, eh? I can't tell none of those wop families apart. Ancelottis, Gambinos, Pecorinos. Packie It's the fucking Pegorinos, man. We're workin' for them. Pecorino's a type a cheese. Pegorino is a bunch of guido gangsters outta Alderney. Niko They're all Mafia though? Packie Course they are. Cosa Nostra and all that shit. Our family used to be bigger than all them Mafia families put together. Back in the day, that is. Gordon Not this shit again. I heard this speech a million times. The McRearys ran the city. People was scared to say their name let alone come near their place in Purgatory. Life was great. We were in charge. Packie It's fucking true. I'd like to hear you tell Gerald that it's a boring story. Me brother wouldn't take too kindly to that now would he? You know that Purgatory is called what it is because people were so scared of the McRearys. Did you know that, Niko? Gordon It's called that because people found the McRearys' stories so fuckin' boring. Listening to them was like being in Purgatory. Packie Fuck you, Gordon. I'll fucking come back there and kick your fucking ass in a minute. Niko I hear that Francis McReary is your brother. Packie Fucking Frankie, my brother. He may have a badge, but I tell you for a fact he's as crooked as the rest of us McRearys. More so. At least we ain't fucking hypocrites. Kate's the only decent one. Niko I can believe that. Packie You know Frankie do ya? I got a story for you if you do. Gordon Another fucking story. Packie Shut up, Gordon. So, Niko, when Francis and Gerald was growing up, Frankie becomes an altar boy. He swears to this day that he wanted to serve the Lord. Gerry knows the truth though. He only put on that cassock so he could pocket the change in the collection plate. Fact. That's Francis down to a fucking T. I don't even know if he realizes what a crook he is. Niko That sounds like the Francis McReary I met. Packie I bet. Model community leader, my ass. Gordon You're just worried he'll start clamping down on you, ain't ya Packie? Packie I'd like to see him try it. Not gonna happen with the things Gerry knows.
<driving - heading to the waste management plant - B>
Niko Packie, you hang out in some strange places. First you take me to a fish market and now a waste plant. Gordon It looks like he ain't too pleased with the dates you been taking him on, Patrick. You got to learn how to treat a man right. Packie Shut it, Gordo. Ray's given us a tip off about a big payment the Ancelottis just got. We're all gonna do real well outta this. Niko These places are messed up. I think this Ray guy is fucking with you. Packie No one's fucking with me, Niko. This is how things work here. The whole city is turning into a fucking theme park. Only places an honest criminal can make any money are these shit holes. Gordon I think they're fucking with ya, Packie. They're laughing at ya. Packie You think they're having a laugh with Gerald, Gordo? You think even these Alderney guidos would have the balls to do that? Gordon Them guidos use you for what they like, if the Peg asked Gerald to wipe his ass he probably would. Michael What's that say about you then, Gordo? If you're taking orders from Packie. Gordon That don't mean shit. Packie Fucking with us or not, these jobs pay the bills, don't they? Michael The only thing they're doing for Gordon is keeping the bookies off his back for another week. How much you lose on that Swingers game last week? Gordon That shit was rigged. I got screwed in the ninth damn inning. A guy who bats on-fifty hits a three run homer. Bullshit! Packie Don't go dropping too much green after this. If the Ancelottis hear we've been spending it up they might finger us for this job. If that happens, the bookies will be the least of your worries. Michael Don't trouble yourself about me, Packie. I'm sitting on my money. Not gonna throw it at the bookies like Gordon over here. I'm saving it up so... Packie I don't give a shit what you're doing with your cut. All I care about is you holding up your end of the job. Gordon You shouldn't save too much, Michael. You never know, you might get hit by a bus tomorrow. Packie Nah, not St. Michael here. Niko My cousin, Roman, he has this gambling problem as well. Can't have a dollar in his pocket without spending it at a card game. Packie Are these his dollars he's spending, or yours? Niko What's mine is his. We are cousins.
<reach the plant>
Packie Here we are boys. Moment of fucking truth. Alright boys, if Ray is correct then the money's going to be kept in the office in the main building. And there should be a boat docked out back for the getaway. Alright, it's up and over the fence.
<They assault the plant, get inside, Niko heads upstairs to the office.>
Packie Alright boys, let's go inside and find this money. Niko Hey Packie, I'll go get the money. Cover me, will you?
<Niko grabs the bag and heads back down while more mobsters pour inside.>
Niko Okay kids, I got the cash. Shit! Looks like we're not the only ones after it. Packie There's got to be a pizza parlor on this island coz I ain't never seen so many Italians. Out the back, boys. Gordon, Michael. You hold these boys back while me and Niko make a swim for it with the money. Michael We'll see you back at the house, Packie. Gordon Try to keep the money dry, won't ya? I don't know how my bookie's gonna be about wet notes...
<on the docks>
Niko Swimming for it, eh? Packie Sure, me boy. There's the boat just out there. I'll race ya.
<on the boat>
Packie Can you drive a boat? You got to this fine country in a boat, didn't ya, Niko? Niko That don't mean I can drive one. Fuck it though, I'll give it a try.
<driving - boating to some docks in Steinway>
Packie That was fucking beautiful. We did ourselves proud. My brother Gerry is going to be fucking ecstatic. Niko Providing the Ancelottis don't figure out it was us that ripped them off. Packie Don't fucking worry about it. They'll just figure it was another one of the five families. Us McRearys are under the fucking radar nowadays. It ain't a problem. Niko I hope you're right for my sake. Packie Shut up and think about the money. If that don't work, think about my sister. I tell you though, you're only getting your hands on one of those things, you maniac, and it ain't going to be my Katie. Niko I'll think about the money then. Packie What a trooper.
<cutscene - at the docks>
Packie We did it. Top of the fucking world. Here's your share. Don't go spending it in any Italian restaurants. Niko I'll see you soon, Packie.
<phonecall from Packie - later on>
Packie Niko man. Look, I ain't a pimp or nothing. Niko What're you talking about, man? Packie I'm saying, would you take my sister, Katie, out for a drink or something? She don't get out much and she sure as hell don't go on dates. We're starting to worry. She likes you, just as friends, I'm gonna send you her number. Niko I'll give her a call man, but I don't think she'll wanna see me. Packie Trust me, she will. Call her, man.
<text message from Packie>
Hey man, give my sister a ring. I know she'd appreciate it. Could be fun if you don't mind dating a fucking nun.
THREE LEAF CLOVER (#pm3)
<text message from Packie>
I told my brothers about ya. Got a big job planned. Put on a suit, a tie, and some good shoes and get over here. Costs a fucking shit load but the only place to go for that shit is Perseus in Algonquin.
<cutscene - at the McReary house>
Packie There he is - Niko Bellic. Niko, these are my two brothers, well two of my brothers, the two that count. Derrick and Gerald. Niko Hi. Packie Derrick has just returned to the family fold after a good few years in the Old Country. Involved in the struggle. Sort of like you, I'd imagine. And Gerry... Gerry's the man. And you remember Michael? St. Michael... Michael Yeah, hey. Niko Yes, yes, it's, uh, nice to meet you. Packie Niko is a trip, man, I met him through that Puerto Rican coke dealer... Gerry So you want to involve him in the family business. What do you know about him? Packie What I know is he likes a fight, and he ain't the fucking law. Gerry Oh, no offense mister... that ain't good enough. Packie Well it's good enough for me. Michael He's a good lad, Gerry. Gerry Was I talking to you, you inbred halfwit? I make a point of not talking to the unfortunate victims of brother sister marriages. Michael Don't you speak about my parents like that. Gerry Aww, you're like fucking Cleopatra... Fifteen generations of brother sisters fucking... and you're so thick you take orders off my idiot brother Packie... who's so stupid he had to tattoo his name on his arm. Niko If there is a problem, I'll go. No trouble, I have other ways of making money. Packie There's no problem. Gerry just likes to think he knows best about everything... which is why he's been married three times already and still won't admit he likes men. Gerry Nah, no problem. I'll leave you boys to it. Don't screw up. Packie, take care of Derrick, he's been away. [to Niko] And you... nothing personal, but don't fuck with my family, or I will fuck with yours.
<outside the house>
Packie Alright, we're heading to the Southern Algonquin branch of the Bank of Liberty. Niko, you're the designated driver. Niko Let's do this.
<driving - heading to the bank - A>
Packie Alright, here's how the shit is going down. We're gonna go inside and each take down a security guard. Me and St. Michael here are gonna handle the civilians while Niko and Derrick manage the employees. Anyone tries anything, you put them down hard. Once the situation has been controlled, Derrick's going to rig the vault door with explosive. Derrick I got enough PE4 here to get through anything they throw at us. Michael PE4, I ain't never heard of that. Packie It's some limey name for C4 that Derrick picked up over there. Derrick I ain't having this argument with you, Patrick. Safe to say, what we're using is controllable enough to go through any vault door without incinceration whatever's inside. Not going to leave much residue on the notes either so they should be washable. Packie They're going to be washable alright. Can't wait to see what sort of kick C4 residue is going to give me when I snort up a line of chop through one of them notes. Derrick First, you're a fucking charmer, Patrick. Second, it's PE4 not C4. Packie Whatever, at least I'm honest about my habits, Derrick. Derrick You know nothing about nothing, Patrick. I'm honest about me demons. Packie Hit the needle on the old head there did I, Derrick? Michael The expression is hit the nail on the head, Packie. Packie Really Michael? You don't think I know that? Gerry was right about you, Mikey. Your parents must have been twins to produce a kid as dumb as you. I'm surprised you ain't got three eyes, no balls, and a club foot. Michael Don't bring my parents into this, Packie. Packie Alright, alright. Do we all know what we're doing? Once the vault door blows, I want Niko and Michael to go down into the vault to get the money while me and my brother handle the crowd control. Niko All makes sense to me. if you guys can stop arguing for a few minutes then I think we might be okay.
<driving - heading to the bank - B>
Packie Gerald was very clear about the way things is going down, boys. Me and Michael are on the civilians, Derrick and Niko are on employees. Derrick, did you sort out the charge for the vault door? Derrick What's that mean? Of course I sorted out the charge. What you think I been doing all day? Packie I dunno. Nodding off with a needle sticking outta your arm? Derrick Patrick, you was such a sweet little boy when I left this city. Packie You was gone a long time, Derrick. From what I remember, you've changed too. Niko This is an emotional moment, I can feel the brotherly love in the air. Maybe we should just talk about the job though? Packie Sure. So, Derrick, you got the charge rigged up to your phone? Derrick Had a bit of trouble with that. Couldn't find a pager to rig the blasting cap to. Had to put the thing on a timer. Packie Alright, alright, we can roll with a timer. That's cool. Niko, when the door blows, I want you and Michael to go down into the vault to get the cash. Grab as much as you can carry. Niko Okay. Michael Don't need to tell me twice, Packie. I'm ready to go. Pumped, is what I am. Packie Thanks, Michael. Knew I could count on the dumbest member of the group to throw himself into proceedings the most willingly. Michael I was just saying how I'd do what you said, Packie. No need to get abusive. Packie There was no need for a brother and sister to get married, but your parents did that and now you're here. Derrick I can think of one reason they needed to get married. They was so ugly that no one else would have 'em. Packie Nothing like a sibling's love, eh Derrick? Derrick Nothing like it. Nothing could make me love Francis, though. Packie Fucking Frankie, he'd be pissed if he could see us now.
<cutscene - at the bank>
Derrick This is it, boys. Moment of truth. Packie None of you fucking fucks move. Get on the floor. Michael None of yous is gonna get a medal for playing hero. All you's gonna get is a bullet to the heart. Derrick Don't none of you worry about nothing. We're here for the bank's money, it's going to a greater cause. Packie Shut up and handle the safe. Derrick Open the door. Niko Open the door. Derrick Open the door! Open the fucking door. Guy Okay... okay... wait a minute. I got it. [Derrick heads down to the safe.] Niko Get on the floor... now! Guy But sir... Niko You too. Guy Okay, okay. [Reaper whispers privately with Luis on the floor.] Reaper Hey? Yo? I'm a gun club member. I'm gonna take these rookies downtown. Are you with me? Hey, what's your name, son? Luis Luis... but this ain't such a good idea bro. Reaper Yeah? They said catching that pass at my high school championship football game was a "bad idea" cause I broke my leg in thirteen places. But... I scored a touchdown and won the game. The world is built out of bad ideas, my friend. [Derrick returns.] Derrick [to Niko] Come on. The PE4 has been moulded and is set to explode in sixty seconds. Now listen people, we're your friends. Me and my brother here, we... Packie Why're you tellin' them we're brothers, you idiot? That's going to make it hard for them to find us, isn't it? Derrick I'm trying to be honest with these people. We've put them through a lot today. Packie Fuck these people, fuck your cause. That shit's over. Ireland's not the only thing that's green, dollars are too. Derrick Now you've said bloody Ireland, that's gonna narrow the search ain't it? Packie Fuck you, take the needle out your arm then tell me what to do. Derrick I'll let you tell me what to do, when you stop shoving half of Bolivia up your nose every Saturday night! Reaper Motherfucker! [gets up and shoots Michael] Derrick Fuck! Packie We told you not to fuck with us! [shoots Reaper] Shit, Michael! Saint fucking Michael! [The PE4 explodes at the vault.] Packie Fucking shit. [to Niko] Get the money. Me and my brother will watch the kids.
<after grabbing the money bags>
Derrick There's been too many casualties already. Don't make this any more difficult. Eyes on the floor, people! Niko I got all the money I could. There's still some in there though. Packie We ain't got time to go back in. Let's move out, boys.
<police forces surrounding the entrance>
LCPD Come on, let's do this people. NOOSE Go! Go! Go! Go! LCPD You're trapped. Lay your weapons down and surrender. Let's handle this peacefully. We have you surrounded. Packie It's a bacon factory out there. Shit. Alright boys, follow my lead and we might all make it home.
<They battle over several streets and alleys. A helicopter flies in.>
Derrick Shit, they sent a chopper after us. There ain't no getting away. We're done. Packie Control yourself, Derrick. I got a plan. Niko Let's bring this fucker down. Empty everything we got into him. Packie We ain't doing that neither. Follow me. We'll lose them in the subway.
<After fighting off more cops, they head through a subway tunnel.>
Packie Alright, boys. The only way we got to go is along the tracks. Come on. [avoids oncoming train] Shit, that was closer than I'm comfortable with. You almost lost me and a big bag of money there, boys. You coulda mixed the explosive better couldn't ya, Derrick? Derrick And you coulda been more careful of your boy Michael. He should be with us right now. Niko Michael was unlucky. It wasn't anybody's fault what happened to him and the explosive did its job. Both of you shut the fuck up. Packie That's gotta be a service exit. Let's hit it. We got some climbing to do boys. Hold onto your money.
<driving - returning to the McReary house - A>
Packie Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit. Michael. Dammit. I coulda been nice to him for once in my fucking life. Kid only wanted to help. Derrick He loved you, Packie. He was happy you spoke to him. Didn't matter what you was saying. Packie Yeah, well, now I gotta explain to his folks that their son is lying dead on the floor of a bank in Algonquin. Derrick We'll give them his cut. When your kid is living the life, you gotta expect someone to come through the door and break this sorta news. Niko That does not make it any easier to hear. And we aren't safe yet. Packie Eye on the road, Niko. We don't want you to have to break no bad news to our ma. Niko Neither do I.
<driving - returning to the McReary house - B>
Packie That didn't go to fucking plan. Derrick Never does, Patrick. The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. You just gotta hope no one gets killed when they do. Packie Michael didn't get lucky, did he? Fucking have-a-go-hero. What was he thinking? He shoulda sat tight. Derrick He's sitting tight now. Paid for his stupidity. Man, I'm jumpy. Packie You can get dosed all you like when Niko gets us back. Derrick You're a good man to have around, Niko. A damn good man. Niko Tell me that when I've got you home.
<at the house>
Derrick Thanks, Niko. You're a damn good man. Niko I wasn't just driving you two, the money was in the car as well. Remember that. Packie We won't forget it, Niko. Here's your cut. I'll tell Gerry you did good. He might give you a call or something.
<phonecall to Roman - optional>
Niko Roman, how's it going? Roman Have you seen this bank heist on the news, NB? That's some crazy shit. I bet you wish you'd pulled off a job like that... Niko Who says I didn't. Roman You're shitting me, NB. No fucking way! Who'd you do it with? Niko This fucked up Irish family, well some of them. There are four brothers: two are gangsters, one's a cop and the other is a heroin addict ex-freedom fighter. Then there's a sister... Roman A sister? That sounds more my speed than these crazy brothers. I can tell from your voice that you like her, Cousin. Are you two doing it? Niko I've got to go, Roman. I'll talk to you soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS (#gm1)
<phonecall from an unknown caller>
Gerald Niko, my boy, this is Packie's brother Gerald McReary. Niko Gerry, how's it going? Gerald Good. Got a little business opportunity I need your help with. Come and see me at my ma's house. Use the back entrance.
<cutscene - at the McReary house>
Gerry No one's here. Just you and me. Come in, come in. Beer? Niko No, thank you. Gerry Oh, I agree... let's have whiskey instead. Packie swears by you, absolutely swears by you. Niko Yeah? Gerry You handled yourself well on that bank job. Niko It was fun. Gerry Fun? Too much fun - that's always been this family's problem. Fun, good causes, a good laugh, some stupid dream or some stupid distraction. But never any fuckin' focus. Never! Who Mmm, focus... Gerry All we've ever been is bitches. Working for guineas, working for niggers, any asshole with a buck. The whole lot spent in the proper manner, oh yeah, wine and women, as quick as possible, and remain a slave forever. Niko Very poetical. Gerry Yeah, I know, national tragedy. But I got a plan. You down, friend? Niko Maybe. What is it? Gerry Well first up, we gotta create a little problem between the Ancellotis and their Albanian muscle, for Jimmy P. You're gonna plant a bomb in Tony Black's car. It'll be rigged to a phone. Thing will go off when you dial a number. I want it to blow when they get back from their meeting. Niko So the Ancelottis think the Albanians did it? Gerry Exactly. Bomb's in an alley off of Inchon Avenue. Get it, give me a call. You know Packie was right for once. I'm glad you're on board.
<phonecall to Gerry - after finding the bomb>
Niko So, Gerry, I got this bomb. Gerry Alright listen, the Ancelottis and the Albanians are meeting in Little Italy. Tony's car is parked in an alleyway off of Feldspar Street. Now you put the bomb in the trunk, then follow the wiseguys from their meeting back to the rest of their crew, then you blow up the bomb. Make sure no one walks away. It's easy, right? Niko So easy I don't see why you ain't doing this yourself. Gerry Niko, I wouldn't trust myself with this task. You ain't got a gallon of whiskey in your system, and besides, you're bein' paid, ain't ya? Call me when it's done.
<at the alleyway off Feldspar, after Niko attaches the bomb to their car>
Sal Hey, Big Tone, did you kick some ass or what? Tony The Albanians know they got us over a barrel, Sal. At least it's better than dealing with those fucking drunken Irish bastards though. Forget about it.
<Niko follows them to the place on Northwood, blows the bomb up, and kills the survivors.>
<phonecall to Gerry>
Niko Gerry, I hit the Ancelottis crew real hard. Everyone got taken down. The rest of them should think the Albanian muscle is making a play. Gerry I knew my brother wouldn't put his faith in a bum. They'll be at those Albos in no time. That's step one of the plan complete. Come see me. We'll talk about step two.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I NEED YOUR CLOTHES, YOUR BOOTS, AND YOUR MOTORCYCLE (#gm2)
<cutscene - at the McReary house>
Kate Oh, there he is... the sophisticated European. Niko I don't know about that. Kate So, how are you? Niko Alright, yeah. Ma Kate! Don't stand there talking to him on the door step, ask him in... Kate Come in. Ma, you remember the boys' friend, Niko? Ma How are you? Niko Good, and you? Ma Put it like this, my boys are out of control, my daughter can't find a man, and my husband is in hell. I'm thinking... God moves in mysterious ways. [exits] Kate That's Mother for you. Always a joy. Gerry Niko! You made it, huh? Kate Well, I'll leave you to your men's talk. I hope you impress each other. [exits] Gerry Hey, look at me. Yeah. Yeah... I thought so. You'll do fine. Niko Fine at what? Gerry Some gimp work for the Pegorinos. I owe them. Oh, please... I'd do it myself, but I think I'm being watched by the cops, someone. I think I'm about to get pinched again. Niko Shit, really? Gerry Yeah. It's happened before. I keep seeing the same car watching. All it means is someone's been speaking, we just have to find out who and make 'em stop. In the meantime, I'm gonna chill things out for a bit. So... I need your help. Niko Okay. Gerry Attaboy... come on, got something to show you. Now Pegorino's a funny guy. Seems like his main motivation is putting his Guernsey crew on par with the five old families. Ancelottis being the weakest, he's decided to stir shit up for 'em. Now, the Ancelottis have an uneasy alliance with some Albanians. They use them as hitmen, thugs, bullies. Niko I know the type. Gerry Much like Jimmy the Guido uses us. So. What you're gonna do is disguise yourself as an Albanian, and then go whack Frankie Garone, an Ancelotti long time capo. Niko Sure. Which Albanian? Gerry This one. [He opens the door to a freezer with a body inside.]
<in an alley on Star Junction, Frankie beating on some other biker>
FG Fucking sneaky scumbag. Tony Black didn't do nothing to nobody who didn't deserve it. [sees Niko] What the fuck? We're going to the mattresses for sure.
<phonecall to Gerry - after chasing down and killing Frankie>
Niko Frankie Garone's sleeping with the fishes. Anyone who saw us is going to describe the Albanian you got on ice. Gerry Nice work. Real nice. I'll let Jimmy P know about that. I'll cut you in on anything he throws my way. Don't know how long I'm gonna be outside though. I feel like the cops might knock down Ma's door at any moment. Take me to the pen. Niko Good luck with that, Gerry. Gerry Yeah thanks. Please, look after my family if I go inside.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SMACKDOWN (#dm1)
<phonecall from Packie>
Packie Niko, I got a favor to ask ya. Niko What is it? Packie Well, you've been spending time with the rest of my family, I figured you may as well complete the set. You remember my brother Derrick, came along on the bank job? Niko Sure... Packie He's in a bad way. Last I heard he was spending his hours in some park in Acter. Go down and check on him? Me and Gerald will cover any expenses incurred. Niko Alright man, I'll go find him.
<cutscene - at the park in Acter>
Derrick [to self] I told ya, I'm not gonna go. I'm your brother. I'm supposed to take care of my family. Niko Hey... Derrick I'm beyond being taken care of now. Niko Hey! Derrick Hey... hey... [starts to sit up] Niko Your brother said you needed a hand. Looks like you'll need more than that. Derrick Yeah... yeah... cool. [lies back down] Niko Hey! Wake up, you fucking junkie. Derrick I'm awake. I was just wishing you'd leave. Hey! Hey. Sit down. That's pretty good gear. I'm pretty high. Niko Good for you. Derrick Okay, don't get sanctimonious on me. Niko Okay. Why do you do this to yourself? Derrick Because it feels nice... because it feels better to be high than not... Niko Does it stop you thinking? Derrick It stops you caring, which is even better... Niko So... what do you care about? Derrick I care about people back who claimed I was grass... people who used that to steal shit off me... Niko Maybe that is what your brother was talking about, when he said you needed help taking care of old buidiness. Derrick Sure. I mean... I ain't a saint. I ain't a man of principle... I... I messed up, but I tried... I made a mistake... but I admitted it. Niko We all make mistakes. Derrick Exactly! And this guy is still threatening to kill me, and my family! Niko What's his name? Derrick Bucky Sligo. Niko Bucky Sligo. Derrick I heard he was living in Alderney. Can you get access to the police computer. Niko Sure. Derrick Find the fuck... and shut him... and his pals up. Niko Okay. Derrick His pals...
<phonecall to Derrick - find Bucky's hangout on the police computer>
Niko Hey Derrick. Apparently your guy hangs out at a Burger Shot in Alderney. Derrick Go check it out, but make sure his boys are there, I want them all to pay. Niko What if he's alone? Derrick Keep the police car, he'll see you and think you're taking him down. First thing Bucky'll do is run back to his crew. Fucking coward would rather everyone go down than him take a fall alone. Sold me out, didn't he? Niko I guess he did, man. I'll tell you when it's done.
<phonecall to Derrick - after chasing down and killing Bucky and his crew>
Derrick Niko, Niko my boy. Good to hear your voice, to speak to you I mean... Niko Derrick, you okay? Bucky and his boys are dead. Derrick What?! Sorry, nodded off for a second. Bucky, dead? Good, yeah... alive or dead, it's all the same though, isn't it? Living, dead, good, bad, right, wrong, chalk, cheese... Niko I'll speak to you when you are back among the living.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BABYSITTING (#dm2)
<phonecall from Derrick>
Derrick Niko, me boy. Packie tells me you got some sea legs on ya. Meet me at the jetty off a Rand Avenue. I need some help with something. Niko Shit, Derrick. You sound almost like a human being. I might just see you there.
<cutscene - at a dock in Alderney City, Derrick drives a boat up>
Derrick Get in the boat, me boy. You're the skipper of this little vessel. We're rendezvousing out at sea. This is the place.
<driving - heading towards Kim's boat - A>
Derrick Escorting a Korean contact of mine into the country with a boat load of fake hundred dollar bills. Niko As long as the ones he's paying us with are real, it doesn't matter. Derrick I owe you an apology, Niko. I was dosed when you told me you'd killed Bucky and his boys. Niko Yeah, you were out it. Derrick I haven't felt safe since Aiden O'Malley went inside. Niko Who's Aiden? Derrick Me, Bucky and Aiden, we all cared about the same stuff. We came together for a cause we believed in. At least I thought I believed in it. I was young. Niko This was a while ago then? Derrick Yeah. So Aiden got caught with something when he was somewhere he wasn't meant to be. Needless to say, he'll be inside for a time. Him and Bucky think I talked. Couldn't see no other way how he got caught. From what I hear, Aiden still rants about me to anyone who'll listen. Niko I know how it feels to be betrayed. Derrick You got that look about you.
<driving - heading towards Kim's boat - B>
Niko What's happening out there? I didn't think you had many friends left. Derrick This is a Korean guy I did business with back in Ireland. He's bringing Super Notes into the country tonight. Niko Super Notes? Derrick Counterfeits. They look so good you wouldn't spot 'em in a month of Sundays. Over there, we used to buy 'em off of him then exchange 'em for genuine currency. Nice scam if you don't hit the same place too often. His boys are pulling the same gig over here. Niko They're cutting you in on this deal? Derrick Wanted a local to escort their boat into the harbor. They make these things in North Korea and have to ship 'em out here. I've heard it's a government funded operation. I don't give a shit as long as it keeps me in the brown, you know. Anyway, I figured you'd know a thing or two about smuggling stuff into the country. Niko What's that mean? Derrick You're illegal, right? You think us McRearys was legal when we came here? This is a country founded by immigrants. People who'll beg, steal and borrow to get ahead. It's the life blood of the place, people forget that.
<reach Kim's boat>
Derrick You Park's boy? Kim Yes, I Kim. You Derrick? Derrick Yeah, welcome to America. We're meeting your friends in Bohan. I'll text ya the route you got to take. Best way to avoid checks. We'll cover your rear.
<driving - following Kim - A>
Derrick Another immigrant, arriving in this city, trying to make something of himself. Niko Brings a tear to my eye. Derrick When this is done I won't have to leech off my brothers no more. This deal should mean I can take care of me self. Niko Providing it goes to plan. Derrick It's in the hands of the Lord now.
<driving - following Kim - B>
Derrick Seems like a good kid, reminds me of you actually. Niko Is that because he's coming into the country to rob the good people of America of their hard earned money? Derrick When you put it like that, he reminds me of a McReary. Good luck to him.
<driving - Kim under attack - A>
Niko What the fuck is this? Derrick Think I gotta clue? Use our boat to shield Kim from these fuckers. I don't give a shit if this thing sinks, we got to protect him. I'd rather swim home tonight than come back tomorrow to dive for those notes.
<driving - Kim under attack - B>
Niko Doesn't look like the arrival of these notes was such a secret. Can you think of why that is? Derrick Fucked if I know. Maybe me phone's tapped. Maybe Frankie has been tapping Ma's fucking phone and he called this in to mess with me. We got to make sure those notes make it, just to piss off Frankie if nothing else.
<helicopter flys in>
Derrick Shit, they're sending the fucking airborne cavalry after us as well. Good thing we got a rocket launcher with us. Niko We've got a what? Derrick A rocket launcher. It's in the back. Get rid of the chopper with it. I'll drive the boat.
<destroy the helicopter>
Derrick Good thing your aim is steadier than mine. You can drive the boat again now.
<driving - continuing to follow Kim's boat - A>
Niko How'd they know we were here? Derrick I don't know. I told my dealer I was good for the money I owed him. Maybe a few people at the pub I borred money from, as well. You'll say anything for a fix. Niko I wouldn't know. Derrick Could be a coincidence anyway. Niko Or fate? Derrick You sound like my mother.
<driving - continuing to follow Kim's boat - B>
Derrick I didn't think he even knew I was back. Can't the man just let his brother be? It's like fucking Cain and Abel the two of us. No wonder I turned into the wreck you see before ya. A brother like that. Jesus. Niko So, is Francis the only explanation for this shit. Derrick If the shoe fits, Niko. If the bloody shoe fits. Sure, I been telling a few people about this, but, hell, I smell a rat. And Frankie's the biggest damn rat I know.
<cutscene - at the docks in South Bohan>
Derrick Here we are. Got him here in one piece. That was the deal. Thanks, Niko. Kim Thank you Mr. McReary. Not such smooth journey. Derrick Yeah, got a bit hairy out there. Good thing you have your sea legs. I hope the rest of your time here is more peaceful. That's all you can hope for in this God forsaken world. See you round, Niko. Niko Don't put all your pay off up your arm, Derrick. Derrick Only place for it, me boy. Only place for it. See you soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TUNNEL OF DEATH (#dm3)
<cutscene - at the park in Acter>
Derrick Alright, boy? Niko Yes... good. Derrick How do you do it? I went into a situation full of optimisim, full of naivete... I got burnt. Look at me... like smack on a fucking spoon. Niko Well... Derrick How do you manage? Niko I don't know that I got off so lightly. Derrick We all got our demons... Aiden O'Malley. Niko What about Aiden O'Malley? Derrick I heard he's being moved. Maybe this is our time... put all this crap to bed... get off the drugs... live with the memories! [spazzing out] Aiden's being moved by van from the bacon factory, where he's been talking shit about me, back to the Alderney State Correctional Facility. Please, Niko, boy... just this last one... please? Niko Sure, Derrick. Derrick You and me, we're the same. The same. The, the same... we're the same.
<phonecall from Packie>
Packie Niko, I hear my brother Derrick is asking you to ice his old drinking buddy, Aiden O'Malley? Niko Yeah, he has, what's the big deal? Packie O'Malley is in government custody. He's got more police protection than the mayor. I left a truck with a rocket launcher in it for ya in an alley, off of Applewhite in Alderney City. Niko A truck with a rocket launcher in it? What am I meant to do with them? Packie Who knows? Anyway, the convoy with O'Malley in it has to go through the Booth Tunnel. You're gonna get there first and block the road with your truck. I'm gonna come in from the rear and block 'em that way. Pick up the truck and gimme a call.
<phonecall to Packie - from the truck>
Niko Alright, I've got the truck. Packie When we have them blocked in, we take down the escort and make off with the prisoner. Niko Why don't we just kill the fucker there and then? Packie That's probably what Derrick would have told you to do in his smacked out state. Problem is, he's the first one they'd talk to if that happened. We got to make this look like a prison break. Great. They're leaving the old cop shop now, should be at the Booth Tunnel soon.
<phonecall to Packie - parked in the Booth Tunnel>
Niko I'm in position, Packie. Packie Alright, man. We're coming to ya. Take out the escort but keep Derrick's pal alive.
<The convoy stops at the block, and Packie parks up behind. After a quick shootout, they take the truck carrying Aiden.>
Packie You drive while I watch our cargo, Niko. Shake these cops, Niko. We need them to think Aiden is free as a fucking bird. Niko Alright, alright. I'll try to lose these fucking cops.
<escape the police>
Niko Okay, man. First thing we gotta do is dump this prison van. Cops'll be looking.
<leave the van in a quiet location>
Niko Great, we've got some transport. You're not free yet, asshole. Get in that car! Packie Alright, Niko. Now that we lost 'em we gotta go out to the cliffs in Leftwood.
<driving - moving Aiden to Leftwood>
Aiden The cliffs of Leftwood then. Is there a boat coming or something? Where am I going? Packie You're going to a faraway place, my friend. Aiden Damn right, somewhere the cops'll never find me. Packie Nobody's going to find you where you're going, friend. Aiden Shit, I don't even know who sent you guys. Who do I got to thank for springing me from the joint? Packie We're doing this on behalf of an old acquaintance of yours. Aiden I knew I wasn't forgotten about. I knew that no matter how long I rotted in there, people on the outside world still remember me. Packie People remember you alright. You're at the front of certain people's minds. Aiden Well, who is it? Not Julia? She stopped writing and coming on visiting days but I could tell she was still thinking of me. I knew it. Packie You'll find out who it was when we get there. In the mean time, shut the hell up buddy! Aiden Alright friend, thank you.
<cutscene - at the cliffs of Leftwood>
Packie Out you come, old boy. Aiden The cliffs... the sea air... I really am free. I could cry. You've made me a happy man, boys. Now it's time to tell me who asked you to do this. Packie Derrick McReary. He's my brother. Aiden Derrick? But he ratted me out. He's the reason I ended up in that place to start with, the spineless... Packie So you thought you'd talk about him? He's my brother, and guys like you are killin' him! Niko, get rid of dear old Aiden...
[Aiden begs for his life after Packie drives off]
Aiden Why? Why? Why, in God's name, why? Shit, I thought I was out. I thought I was liberated. He's a rat, Derrick McReary. Always has been always will be. Derrick fucking set me up in the first place. Fucking Derrick Mc-fucking-Reary. I don't want to die, I've been rotting in prison for years. I don't want to die. Please, I just want to be free.
[phonecall to Derrick - once Aiden is dead]
Niko Aiden is dead. Derrick That's the end of a chapter. I can close the book on a whole lot of my past now Niko. Thanks. Maybe a clean break is in order. A fresh beginning. Niko Good luck to you.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BLOOD BROTHERS (#fm5)
<text message from Francis>
Niko I need you to meet me on Castle Drive -Francis
<cutscene - on the Castle Drive sidewalk>
Francis Why didn't you tell me Derrick was back? Niko What? Francis Why didn't you tell me you was hanging around with my brother? Niko I assumed if you cared, you'd have found out. Francis Well, I have found out! Jesus. You know Derrick's not well? Niko No? Francis No. He's sick. Always was. He's always off getting involved in someone else's fight. Making a fool of himself. Betraying people. Going into hiding. He's an idiot... and a coward. Niko It's not my business. Francis Whatever he stood for, he betrayed. He only left here in the first place because he was caught stealing... from the Mafia! He's a pathetic wretch. Niko Okay, I got it, so? Francis Now he's going to ruin my life! If it wasn't bad enough having a bunch of crooks for brothers, now I've got him threatening to talk to a journalist! About his family, about me! Niko Well, tell him to be quiet. Francis I am trying to become the Commissioner of Police. I'll be a laughing stock. A cop with a famous, snitching traitor for a brother. You know, the crooks I can handle, see that I can spin, but not this. Not this. Niko You've got a big problem then. Francis Me? Uh-uh. We, my friend. We. You stop him. Niko Stop? Francis Shh. Stop. Niko Kill your brother? Francis He's already dead. Just put him out of his misery. Niko Fuck you. Francis No, fuck you, pal. I'm going to meet him in the courtyard park off Bismark in Lancet. Deal with him. Make him a tragedy, not a disaster. Do it, or I will put you away. Oh - don't push me.
<phonecall from Derrick - shortly after>
Derrick Niko, thank fuck you answered. Frankie arranged to meet me at this park on Bismark, I think he's gonna try to kill me. Cops can kill who they like. Do you know the place? Are you close? Can you get there in time? Niko I think I can make the meeting. Derrick You gotta take him out before he makes a move. This is Cain and Abel stuff, I'm telling you. Question is, which one of us is gonna be wandering the earth with a mark on his head and who's gonna be six feet under, you know? This phone's running out of batteries, shit. Look after me, Niko.
<phonecall from Francis - at the park in Lancet>
Francis, I'm ready. What is the plan?
I hope you're over yourself and are ready for some fratricide. Don't forget that I still got dirt on you. I know this ain't nice, but neither of us has a choice.
It's sounding like I've got no choice. One McReary brother is going to get me to kill another.
Francis That's what I like to hear. I want you to take the window cleaning elevator on one of the buildings round back of the courtyard. Get in position and put Derrick out of his misery. Shit, I better get ready to act surprised. Don't miss, Niko. You might hit me.
I'll hit who I'm aiming at, don't worry.
<cutscene - in the park>
Francis Derrick, my brother. Derrick Frankie, what's this about? I've gotta say. I'm nervous about this little meeting. Francis Shit, when I heard you was back I nearly shat myself. Sit down. Why didn't you call me? You coulda slept on my couch. I'm doing real well for myself, real well. I'm sorry about how life turned out for you.
<phonecall to Francis - from the rooftop - optional>
Francis Just a second here, Derrick. I gotta speak to one of the sergeants. Hey, what's the problem? I thought you were going to make something happen for me? Niko I'm not so sure about it. Francis What's going to make you sure? You want me to give you a raise?
<continued phonecall - say no to the raise>
Niko It's not the money. I just don't feel right. Francis Then start feeling right, I got you by the balls here. Don't you forget about that.
<continued phonecall - say yes to the raise>
Niko That might help. Francis Alright then, call it a bonus. Make this happen.
<cutscene - in the park - Derrick is dead>
Francis I'm a police officer. Come on, clear the area, clear the area. Derrick... shit. He's my brother...
<phonecall to Francis - Derrick is dead]
Niko I did what you wanted me to do, I killed your brother. Francis You don't think I know that. Christ, it happened right in front of me. I could feel you looking at me through that scope. Niko Well, it's done. You and me are over. At least Gerry and Packie are honest about what they do. You're a crook hiding behind his badge and a reputation. You know what, Frankie boy - I'm going to use that. I ever feel the heat on me, I'll call you. And you're going to make shit go away. That cool? Francis Sounds like I don't have a choice.
<text message - Derrick is dead>
Francis Ok Niko - I've set something up. Call me if you're getting a little heat from my cop buddies and I'll see what I can do. - Francis
<email - Derrick is dead>
Niko, I don't know if you've heard, but I recently lost my brother, Derrick. It was a horrible family tragedy. I can't help but think that I might have ended up with a similar fate to his if I had chosen a different path. This world is made up of people, like me, who stand tall and walk a straight line, and people, like my brother, who choose the path of wrongdoing. If you need any info on the mopes and degenerates out there, you might want to look at www.libertycitypolice.com/database.html Best Wishes, Deputy Commisioner McReary
<email - positive reply - Derrick is dead>
This might be a list of bad guys, but I bet your name ain't on it. - N
<email - negative reply - Derrick is dead>
From what I've seen, most people in this city are criminals. I don't need a police database to confirm that. - N
<phonecall to Derrick - Francis is dead>
Derrick Shit, you did it. A bolt of lightning from outta the fucking blue. I really got the feeling it was him or me back there. Niko You don't know the half. Derrick This is the last bit of juice I got on this thing.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNDERTAKER (#pm4)
<phonecall from Packie - Derrick is dead>
Packie Niko, I don't know if you've heard it but my brother, Derrick's dead. Niko No shit. Packie Yeah. I just hope he was smacked out of his brain when it happened because it wouldn't have suited him to be jonesing when he died. Niko There isn't any good way to go though, is there? Packie I guess not, Gerald got arrested too. They got him in the Alderney State Correctional Facility. Niko They took Gerry down? Packie Don't worry, he's always being hauled in but the charges don't stick. Come to Derrick's funeral. It'd mean a lot to the family. It's today at the Church in Suffolk. Remember to wear a suit, Niko. We can't have you dressed like a bum in the church.
<phonecall from Kate - shortly after - Derrick is dead>
Kate Hi Niko. Niko Hey Kate, I am sorry to hear about your brother. Kate Yeah. I didn't really know Derrick that well. I remember looking up to him as a kid. He had a dream back then, he was inspired. The Derrick that came back to Liberty City was broken. He probably wanted to die. Niko Yeah, it still has to be hard for you. Kate It's hard for my ma. I'm trying to be there for her. Are you going to be at the funeral? Niko Sure, I'll see you there, Kate. Goodbye.
<cutscene - at the church - Derrick is dead>
Preach While no one is suggesting he wasn angel, none of us are... that is why God put us on earth and not in heaven. The trials of humanity were sometimes too much for him to bear, but he was a committed family man, and a man of beliefs. God asks us to show faith and that is what he did, in his way. Derrick gave so much of himself and will be sorely missed by us all. Amen. All Amen. Preach Now, if you will all please join me, in the procession to the cemetery. Niko I'm sorry for your loss. Kate I'm not. I'm sorry for Ma. I gave up on my brothers a long time ago. The most I ever expected from them was to put flowers on their coffins. Niko You have a strange family. Kate Who doesn't? Niko I don't know. [Albanian hoods driveby and fire upon the front of the church] Packie Down, everybody get down! [begins firing back] Ma Oh my God! Kate Come on, come on, get inside!
<phonecall from Packie - Francis is dead>
Packie There's one less cop on the streets of Liberty City. Niko What do you mean, Packie? Packie I mean that my cop brother Francis McReary is no longer with us. Niko You and Gerry must be very upset. Packie Hardly - couldn't stand the bastard myself. That said, the only celebrating Gerry's gonna be able to do will be in prison. He got hauled in last night. Niko Shit, is it serious? Packie Charges ain't gonna stick, don't worry. Anyway, it'd mean a lot to the family if you'd come to Francis's funeral. It's at the church in Suffolk today. Niko I'll stop by, man. I'll see you there. Packie Remember to wear a suit, Niko. We can't have you dressed like a bum in the church.
<phonecall from Kate - shortly after - Francis is dead>
Kate Hi Niko. Niko Hey Kate, I am sorry to hear about your brother. Kate You're probably the only one. He was too much of a cop for my family to accept him, and too much of a gangster to be accepted by the cops. Niko What did you think about him? Kate To be honest, I thought this would have happened earlier. Then again, I expect to get a call from the coroner about any one of my brothers every day. You going to be at the funeral? Niko Sure, I'll see you there, Kate. Goodbye.
<cutscene - at the church - Francis is dead>
Preach While no one is suggesting he wasn angel, none of us are... that is why God put us on earth and not in heaven. The trials of humanity were sometimes too much for him to bear, but he was a committed family man, and a man of beliefs. God asks us to show faith and that is what he did, in his way. Francis gave so much of himself and will be sorely missed by us all. Amen. All Amen. Preach Now, if you will all please join me, in the procession to the cemetery. Ma Francis was a good boy. Preach You must have faith. Niko I'm sorry for your loss. Kate I'm not. I'm sorry for Ma. I gave up on my brothers a long time ago. The most I ever expected from them was to put flowers on their coffins. Niko You have a strange family. Kate Who doesn't? Niko I don't know. [Albanian hoods driveby and fire upon the front of the church] Packie Oh my God get the hell out of the way! [begins firing back] Preach Come on, come on! Kate Let's go inside, it's gonna be alright.
Packie Niko, are you gonna help me stop these bastards from killing any more McRearys? Niko Of course, Packie. Packie As if my mother hasn't gone through enough without a bunch of goons shooting up her son's funeral. Stay back, me and Niko will handle this. This has got to be about the deal Gerry fucked up between the Ancelottis and those Albanians.
<More Albanians pour in by car and the alleyway across the street. Packie and Niko mow them down. The other McRearys get into their cars and head to the graveyard.>
Packie I don't reckon they can throw much more at us. Make a run for the cars! Quickly! Niko, get behind the wheel of that Romero. You, me, and my brother are getting out of here.
<get into Romero - Derrick is dead>
Packie Alright, man. We're burying Derrick in the graveyard in Steinway. Let's get there.
<get into Romero - Francis is dead>
Packie Frankie's plot is in the graveyard on Colony Island, Niko. Can we put him in the ground?
<The Albanians continue to attack by car. The casket nearly falls out the back of the Romero. They eventually escape the Albanians.>
<driving - proceeding to graveyard - Derrick is dead - A>
Packie If Derrick was alive he'd need a shit load of horse to deal with the stress of this situation. Niko If Derrick was alive we wouldn't be in this situation. Packie That's a valid point, Niko. Who knows what sort of situation we'd be in? Derrick needed a good dose of smack to cope with most of the situations that life threw at him. You gotta admit that. Niko We all have our ways of coping, Packie. That was Derrick's. He had a hard life. Packie He's having a hard death too if this is anything to go by. I never knew it was so difficult to put a body in the ground. That's why I normally tie breeze blocks to 'em and throw 'em in the Humboldt. Niko Is that what you suggest we do with your brother? Packie You're a sick man, Niko. I'd fucking slap you if I didn't love ya so much. It's only consecrated ground for a brother of mine.
<driving - proceeding to graveyard - Francis is dead - A>
Packie Shit, I never thought I'd be on the run from some Albanian gangsters with a cop in the car. Can't we call for backup or something? Niko Are you suggesting that I'm a fucking cop? I thought that you would know better than that. Packie No, you dumb European fuck, I meant my brother, Francis. It was a joke. Niko Hell of a fucking time to be making jokes about your dead brother. Packie You know, I'm still not that fond of the guy, even in his death. I guess that's what turning cop'll do to a fraternal relationship. Niko I guess you've got enough brothers to hate one of them. Packie Swiftly running out, Niko. Ain't got that many left. Now that Francis is on his way to the graveyard, and Gerald is behind bars all I gots left is that smack-head Derrick. Niko You've got Katie. Packie I coulda fucking guessed you'd bring her up. I was thinking you only kept those hitmen away from the church to protect my sister. Niko I did it for all of you. Packie Sure you did, Niko. Tell yourself you did it out of the grave of your own heart rather than for another piece of your anatomy. Which ain't gonna get used, I might add.
<driving - proceeding to graveyard - B>
Packie Only a McReary family funeral would get shot up like this, Niko. We're a family cursed. I'm telling you that now. Niko How'd you figure? Packie One brother in jail, another killed and the funeral attacked. You can't tell me this is just bad luck. Niko Yeah, well, Gerry got stung by the law because of the shit he was involved in. I don't know why your brother got killed but it looks like the funeral was shot up because of the shit Gerry was into. If you're going to fuck up an Albanian gang's arrangement with the Mafia, there might be some backlash. Packie Consider us fucking backlashed then. Maybe bad shit just happens when you got a family made up of dirty cops, and smack-heads, and gangsters, and petty hoods. Niko Only a petty hood, Packie? You're involved in more shit than that. Packie Modesty's one of the few virtues I'm blessed with, Niko. Anyway, maybe our curse is just us McRearys being screw ups. That means the men is in for a bad time but Katie's gonna make it out the other side. She'll stay clean and come out good. Niko She will, Packie.
<reach the graveyard>
Packie Alright, we're fucking here. Let's bury this bastard.
<cutscene - at the graveyard - Derrick is dead>
Kate Thanks, Niko. Niko What for? Kate Derrick never had many friends, he sort of lived in his own head. It means a lot - you coming here and helping this messed up family of mine. Niko I did not come for Derrick, I came for you and Packie. Kate Like I said, thanks. Give me a call sometime, Niko.
<cutscene - at the graveyard - Francis is dead>
Kate Thanks, Niko. Niko What for? Kate Guys like you don't like cops. Being here, helping us out... I appreciate it. Niko Is not that I don't like cops, you do what you do to get by. Cops are just regular guys trying to survive. Anyway, I'm not here for Francis. I am here for you and Packie. Kate Like I said, thanks. Give me a call sometime, Niko.
<text message from Packie>
Niko thanks for that back at the funeral, you're a good man. That was some crazy shit, last thing Ma needed. Saw you talking to Kate you sly bastard. These eyes don't miss nothing.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'LL TAKE HER... (#gm3)
<phonecall from Gerry>
Gerry Niko, Gerald McReary here. Calling from the Alderney State Correctional Facility. Niko Hey Gerry. I heard you'd been locked up, I'm sorry to hear that. Gerry We gotta discuss something. I've put you on the visitors list here. Come down...
<cutscene - at the Alderney State Correctional Facility>
Gerry You ok, kid? Niko Yeah, I'm ok. I'm sorry about your brother. [if Derrick is dead] Gerry Ah... me and Derrick had quite a few problems, but he was my brother... and it hurts. Poor fucking bastard. He believed in something once, which is better than me... I guess. Ah fuck, I'll miss him. [if Francis is dead] Gerry Ah... me and Francis were never exactly close, but he was my brother... and it hurts. Poor bastard. He believed in something once. That's a hell of a lot better than me, I guess. Fuck, I'll miss him. Niko How are you, in here? Gerry Fine. Time of my life... Goddamn time of my life. Niko What you up for? Gerry Oh, a lot of things. Racketeering, armed robbery, bunch of shit I never did cause I was always a well behaved family man who occasionally liked a drink, but nothing more. Niko Of course. Like us all. Gerry Like us all. But the thing is, I think I should make some changed in my life, stop with the drink, put it down, stop hanging out with the wrong sort. Can you help me do that? It is a final chance at redemption. Niko Look, whatever you want, I will do my best to help. Gerry Good. Give Packie a call. He'll explain what I need guidance with the most... the areas where I have strayed furthest from the path. See ya.
<phonecall to Packie>
Niko Your brother told me to call you. Packie Gerry wants us to kidnap old man Ancelotti's daughter. Some fake tanned, dyed haired, guido loving slut by the name of Grace. She's selling her tasteful pink Feltzer on Autoeroticar at the moment. Get online, organize a viewing and snatch that bitch. When you got her, bring her to a place we got on an alleyway off Sacramento. Niko I can do that. Packie You can do anything Niko - don't let her on that you're kidnapping her near her place though. Play along with a test drive for a while to get her out of there. It's a real mobbed up area and they'll come down on you damn heavy. Niko Aren't you going to help? Packie One of my fucking brothers just got shot and another one's in the pen. Someone's got to be with my ma.
<Niko finds Gracie's phone number on www.autoeroticar.com.>
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A LONG WAY TO FALL (#rbo1)
<phonecall from an unknown caller>
Ray Nicky, this is Ray Boccino. The man keeping your Irish friends in liquor. Niko I thought I was doing that. Ray I hear you need work. I wanna throw you a bone, Nicky. Come over to Drusilla's in Little Italy. We'll have a little sit down.
<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>
Guy Oh! Table for one? We got a beautiful baccala salad. Niko I'm here for someone. I'm here for Ray. Guy Oh, Ray? Why didn't you say so? Ray's a beautiful man, you know what I mean? He's in the back. Niko Thanks. Ray Hey, Nicky... how you doing, kid? Niko Fine. Ray That mick bastard friend of yours says you're okay. Niko Good. Ray That you're reliable. Niko Yup. Ray But can I trust you? Hmm? Why go through all this? Why stick your neck out? Why do all this work? Niko Because I need the money, and because I can't do anything else. And because I'm good at it. Ray Sure... Niko And because I am trying to find someone. Ray Okay, maybe we can help. Let's see how we do. So anyways, I got this friend, only the friend ain't my friend no more, because he ain't getting me the vig he owes. Niko Okay... Ray Seems this guy does not respect the waste management business. Lives over on Galveston near U. Name is Teddy Benavidez. Do what you gotta do. Somebody gets burnt, so be it. Niko Fine. And you'll pay. Ray Are you kiddin', I'll pay double. Niko Good. Ray But, you mess up? Bad things are gonna happen.
<text message from Ray>
Nicky - this might be of use. Look out for this guy, Alonzo. He's one of Benavidez's goons. He'll tell you what you need to know if you're persuasive. Ciao [picture]
Niko You know what apartment Teddy Benavidez is in? Alonzo No se. I don't know no Teddys. Niko You sure about that? You want the last thing to come out of your mouth to be a lie?
<aim weapon at Alonzo>
Alonzo Shit, man. He's up on the top floor. Apartment 151 K. You have to walk the last few floors. Elevator don't go up there, they're fixing it up.
<cutscene - as Niko rides up the elevator>
Alonzo [to phone] Yo, T Dog, someone's coming up. Don't know how, but he knows where your apartment is.
<Niko battles through Alonzo's men up to Teddy's apartment and begins searching through the rooms.>
<cutscene - in the apartment>
[Teddy opens a door into Niko as he's about to open it.] Niko Aaaaargh! Fuck! Teddy Too slow, mama'o.
<Niko chases Teddy up to the roof.>
Teddy What's this about, pendejo? Niko You owe Ray Boccino a lot of money. You should have paid. Teddy Those putos too old. They finished, fool. This city don't belong to them no more. I wouldn't pay them shit. Fuck off, maricon.
<phonecall to Ray - after killing Teddy>
Niko Ted is dead. Ray What are you talking about? Ted, who's he? I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I'll be in touch, Nicky.
<text message from Ray>
Nicky, we wanna keep an eye on you. Have you close. There's an apartment you're gonna use from now on in Alderney. Don't worry about your cousin sleepin' alone. He'll be safe. Ciao.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TAKING IN THE TRASH (#rbo2)
<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>
Ray Hey, Niko. Niko Ray. Ray Take a seat. Niko Thank you. Ray So, you took care of that thing. Niko Yes. Ray I appreciate that... Niko Hey, no... Ray Nah. I look after my friends... I got a lot of friends. Important friends. Jimmy Pegorino is a personal friend of mine, more or less... [Ashley walks in.] Ray Hey, sweetheart. Ashley Hey. Ray My God, you look like shit. What's wrong? Ashley Nothing... I haven't been to bed yet. I've been smoking crystal. Ray You've been what? What are you a fucking idiot? White trash motherfucker. What is wrong with you? Ashley Gimme a break, okay? I feel like death. Ray Hey, hey, hey. Ashley What? Ray It's because I care... you know that. Ashley Yeah I know that. Ray Now, speaking of the ice... Ashley Yeah, they got it. They... they left it where you said. That's why I came over here. Can I get a Goddamn coffee here? Ray Yeah, you look like you could really use some Goddamn caffeine. Ashley I'm fucking coming down, asshole. I feel like death. Ray Fine, whatever. Ah... Niko, I need you to go collect some garbage for me. Niko Garbage? Ray Yeah... you wanted a career in waste disposal, now you got one. Ashley Can I get a Goddamned coffee over here? Niko What kind of garbage? Ray Garbage with a lot of ice in it. Ashley Today? Ray Go over to F between Columbus and Denver, there'll be a truck waiting there. Three guys, good guys, friends of mine. Main guy's name is Luca. Go. Niko Okay. [exits] Ray Hey, sugar. Come here. All this'll be over soon. Ashley You gotta stop me smoking this stuff, Ray. I'm fuckin' killin' myself.
<cutscene - at the garbage truck>
Niko Luca? Luca Yeah, you Niko? This is Tunafish and Johnny Spaz. Tuna, Johnny, Niko. Spaz Hey. Luca So, we're all friends now. Alright, Tuna, John Boy, you got the threads. Get on the back and get the trash. Come on! Let's go! Niko, here's your gear. [hands bag] You're driving. That cool? Let's roll!
<get in the garbage truck>
Luca First pickup's in Chinatown. Let's hit it.
<driving - picking up the diamonds - A>
Niko So, someone's been throwing out a load of diamonds? Luca You could say that. Ray got that tweaker chick of his, the biker broad, you met her? Niko Yeah, she's pretty strung out. Luca Ray got her to get her friends to steal the ice off of some club owner guy. Her friends are the Lost biker gang. Niko I think I worked with a member of that gang up on Bohan. He was called Johnny or eh, something. Did these bikers get so fucked on meth that they threw the ice away? Luca Nah. It seems the club owner's got more connections than a subway line. He's in with the Ancelottis, the Dominicans up in Northwood, everybody. Ray come up with this plan to keep a bit of distance between us and the robbery. The bikers is taking the heat for this shit. Niko This ain't the easiest way to pick this shit up, even if we don't want to attract any attention. Luca Yeah, me and Tuna was saying that before yous got here. We was saying that there's a lot of opportunities for this to go wrong. The bag could split. The diamonds could go missing real easy. Niko That's why we're going to be extra careful, right? We wouldn't want that to happen, would we? Luca Course not. You know how pissed Ray would get if he found out some diamonds were missin'. Niko He has a temper? Luca Are you fuckin' kidding me? The manager of one of his waste depots was holding out on profits a couple a years back. Ray fed him to a dump truck. There was this point where the sounds of his screams stopped and all you could hear was his bones crushin', then the pop of his skull goin'. I nearly lost my lunch. Niko Nice.
<driving - picking up the diamonds - B>
Niko So, Luca, you are a professional trash collector when you ain't working for Ray? You seem real at home in this truck. Luca Are you busting my balls, Nicky? What the fuck? You think I'd take the trash out every day, like some fuckin' mook? I guess that anyone involved in this thing of ours is in the waste management business but it ain't usually this hands on, you know? Niko Yeah, you still get your hands dirty though. Who'd these diamonds belong to before us? Luca This guy who owns some big clubs in the city. You heard of a place called Maisonette 9? Niko No, I haven't. Luca Well, don't try your luck at the door any time soon and if you do, don't tip the bouncer with a diamond. We've taken this ice off a the guy that owns the place. Niko When I arrived in Liberty City, I didn't imagine that I'd become a trash collector. Didn't think I'd be muscle for the mob neither. Luca Every immigrant's dream ain't it? Being a wiseguy I mean, not trash collecting. Niko Really? I wanted to be an astronaut when I was growing up, not a gangster. Luca That a fact? Being a space monkey would probably pay better than this work. No wonder everyone's turning state's when the wages is like this. Niko Your buddies are turning state's because they're too pussy to do their time. They'd rather have plastic surgery and a life sentence in suburban hell than take their punishment like real men. Luca Yeah, but you got to admit the money we're getting ain't shit. We bust our balls and for what? Niko Money ain't the only thing I'm looking for in Liberty City, Luca. I'll take what Ray gives me.
<after collecting the diamonds, two cars attack the truck>
Spaz Shit, man. Looks like we got company. Luca Crap, someone's got wise to us. Let's get the hell outta here. Drive to Fishmarket South.
<driving - escaping the attackers - A>
Niko This truck is not really going to outrun anybody, is it? Luca You just gonna have to do your best. Ain't ya? We're not losing this ice. I'm not having Ray cut my balls off because you don't think this truck's fast enough. Niko I didn't say it was impossible. It's just going to be difficult.
<driving - escaping the attackers - B>
Niko Shit, I thought this was going to be easy. Why does everything have to get complicated? Luca That's life, my friend. Nothing works out the way you want it to. That's why you gotta take the opporunities you can when they're right in front of you. Niko I can't see that we got much opportunity here. Either we lose these fuckheads or we're screwed. That's about it.
<kill or escape the attackers>
Luca They ain't on us no more. Good driving. Now all's you got to do is bring the ice home safe.
<reach the garbage plant>
Luca This is it. You got us here, Nicky.
<cutscene - at the garbage plant>
Tuna Good drivin', Nicky. I thought I was gonna be checking out for sure. Niko How'd they find us? I thought that we went to all this trouble so no one would know? Luca I dunno. These diamonds is serious. Anyone who heard of 'em would want them. I ain't surprised we got a bit of attention. Niko You want me take the ice to Ray then? Luca Nah, me and Tuna will look after them. Sort them out from the trash. I sure hope we ain't lost any on the route. Things got shaken up pretty good back there. Tuna They sure did, Luca. Here's hoping we can find 'em all. Luca See you around, Nicky.
<phonecall to Ray>
Niko Luca and his crew have got the stuff, Ray. It's all in the back of the truck. Ray You keep an eye on them? They didn't pull nothing? Niko I don't know, Ray. You don't trust them, then weigh the ice. Catch you round.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MELTDOWN (#rbo3)
<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>
Ray [to phone] Yeah, yeah, yeah. Sure, Phil, sure. Hey, Phil, listen. You know me, and I know you. Ah, I didn't mean nothin' by it. Hey, take it easy. Oh, Phil, take it easy. Hey listen tell Jimmy I said hello. Okay. I'm sorry. Goodbye. [to Niko] We got a problem. Niko Who? You and me? Ray Yeah. I got two options. Option one, you ripped me off. Option two, Luca and his buddies ripped us both off. Niko Hey, hey! I left them with the stuff to bring to you, as instructed. Ray Maybe you're in on it. Niko Maybe I am, but if you thought that, I wouldn't be standing here right now. Ray You ain't as dumb as you look. Luca hangs out in Castle Gardens. Go see him, go get my stuff back so everyone can get paid. Now. Niko Right.
<cutscene - on Castle Drive>
Luca Las Venturas, baby. We'll be our own bosses. Niko Luca, I need that ice back. Luca I dunno what you talkin' bout, Nicky. I gave every one of those diamonds to Ray. Niko Now we all know that that's not true. Luca Fuck you, you cabbage-eating prick. Who says it weren't you that made off with 'em? That's what I'm telling Ray. The game's up, boys. We're outta here.
<Niko chases them to Middle Park, where Luca hides in the bathroom stalls.>
Niko Luca, come out and we'll talk about this. Luca Ray ain't gonna give you shit for helping him out, Nicky. You gotta make a play ofr yourself. Jesus. You can have Tuna and Johnny's cut. Come on. We'll split the ice. You'll be a rich man, Nicky. You and me can go to Venturas, no one's ever gonna find us.
<phonecall to Ray - once Luca's crew is dead>
Niko I took out Luca's crew and I got your diamonds. Ray What do you mean, you took 'em out? I just wanted you to get the ice back. I didn't say nothing to you about killing those boys. Niko Whatever, they're dead and I've got the stuff. You want to get your hands on it, come meet me at the bridge in Middle Park.
<they meet on Quartz Street>
Ray Thanks, Nicky. I guess you never know who's gonna stab you in the back, eh? Niko Thanks for the advice.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MUSEUM PIECE (#rbo4)
<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>
Ray [to phone] Yeah, baby, I'll be there in a little bit. Alright listen, why don't you wear that pink thing, huh? Yeah, yeah, the pink thing with the little feathers on the [whistles]... yeah. [Niko enters.] Ray I gotta go, I gotta go. [hangs up] Niko, come on in. Niko Okay... Ray Where the fuck have you been? Niko Sorry... you know how it is. Ray I know how it is? Yeah, I know how it is sitting around with two million dollars worth of stolen ice, waiting to get jumped. If that's what you mean, brains. Were you followed? Niko No. I mean, I don't think so. This town's full of rats so who knows? What's going on? What's so urgent? Ray I need you to offload this ice for me... Niko So what you going to do for me? Ray What do you mean what am I gonna do for you, I look after you. Niko I don't need looking after, I need help finding someone. Ray I said I got connections, I'll see what I can do. Niko "I'll see what I can do." is not good enough. I want your word that you will find him. Ray Hey, I said, I'll look after you. Niko You know what? It's cool. Get someone else, I'll see you later. Ray Whoa, whoa, whoa. Are you fucking kidding me? Niko No! I keep doing these favors for you and you pay shit. I need this from you. A guarantee that you will find this man. I know he's in the city. So either you give me your word or go fuck yourself, I'm sick of this shit! Ray Fine. Fine you got it, you want my word, you got my word. Niko Good. Ray Who is he? Niko Florian Cravic. Ray Florian fuckin' Cravic? [laughing] Niko That's right. Ray Okay. Okay, you have my word. In the meantime head over to the Libertonian. There you're going to meet that guy named Johnny, and the two of you are gonna exchange the diamonds with a guy named Isaac. Then you give Johnny half the money, the rest you bring back to me. Niko What is he doing there? Ray He's waiting to get paid. It'll be good... keep things on a level. People always behave better with company. Niko Sure. Much better getting shot by two guys than one. Is this the merchandise? [picks up package] Ray No, it's my lunch. Niko Funny.
<cutscene - at the entrance to the Libertonian Museum>
Johnny Hey, alright man. How's it goin'? Niko Hey, good to see you again. Johnny Yeah likewise... uh, let's hope this goes a little better than before, yeah? Come on let's get inside.
<cutscene - on the second floor of the Museum>
Isaac Gentlemen, gentlemen, pardon the precautions. You know how things are. Niko No problem. Johnny Let's do this. Isaac Okay, let's see the stuff, gentlemen. Mori, come over here. Johnny Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Since we're having a little show and tell, let's see some money. Isaac Of course, no problem. [Isaac sets down and opens a suitcase.] Isaac There it is. Beautiful, huh? Unmarked bills! No history, no need to launder. Johnny Good. Niko - show him the stuff. [Niko holds out the diamonds.] Isaac Get in there Mori. [Mori steps forward to inspect them.] Mori Isaac - look at them. Isaac Gorgeous, huh? Like condensed money. Mori Isaac - these are great. [Luis appears at the window, guns down Mori.] Luis Rest of you motherfuckers wanna die - do something stupid okay! Mofo Fuck you! [aims shotgun up] [Luis shoots the mofo and everyone scatters.] Johnny Just get the shit man. C'mon!
<Niko has to fight through Isaac's men while Johnny quickly leaves and bikes off. Niko escapes the museum and pursuers.>
<phonecall to Ray>
Niko The deal didn't go so good, Ray. Johnny's got the cash. I don't know who has the diamonds. Ray Shit, that biker piece of crap beter not be pulling nothing. Come back and see me.
<phonecall to Roman - optional>
Roman Niko, there you are. Tell me what's happening in the exciting world of the gun for a hire? Who's paying the bills at the moment? Niko At the moment, it's the Mafia. Roman Shit, Niko, you're involved with one of the five families? Niko Not quite. I'm working for a family out of Alderney called the Pegorinos. This guy called Ray Boccino has had me working with this guy from the Lost biker gang called Johnny, running around after these diamonds he stole. It's been a fucking hassle and all for nothing. Roman The Lost? Those guys are meant to be really dangerous, cousin. I heard there was a war or something between the Lost and the Angels of Death. You don't want to get caught up in that shit. Take your cut of the diamonds and get out of there. Niko There is no cut of the diamonds, the ice got jacked when we tried to sell them. This Dominican looking guy shot the place up. Roman My heart goes out to you, cousin. I'll talk to you soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NO WAY ON THE SUBWAY (#rbo5)
<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>
Phil You sure this guy's alright? You checked him out? Ray I'm tellin' ya the guy's good. Hey, here he is right here. Phil, Niko. Niko, Phil. Phil So you're the guy who got jumped for a couple million? Niko Yeah. You gonna pop me for it? Phil Ha ha... no. I've heard good things. Some aren't friends... but y'know... what are you gonna do? Niko You're right... I've been keeping bad company. Phil Oh, you mean this guy? He's okay... well he pays up and he ain't gone state's yet. Ray Very funny. Ha, ha. Phil Listen we got a lot of missing money, and we got a porblem with these fucking bikers... Niko And I got a problem finding someone. Ray Yeah, I nearly got something on that. Phil So, we sent some of our boys after the money. Maybe you can deal with the bikers. Calm them down. They're causing trouble on the corner of Vauxite and Exeter. Niko Sure. Phil Otherwise, you and Raymond here got a serious problem. The boss has gotta get paid. Even when people forget to tell him about things they're working on... [Niko exits.] Ray Don't bust my balls. What's the point of talking about things unless they become real? Phil I'm sure. Ray I'm sure you're sure Phil, you of all people. Phil Now what the hell does that mean? Ray Nothing... I mean come on, you're a guy who knows what's what... Phil Yeah, yeah, yeah, okay.
<cutscene - in an alley off Exeter>
Niko You took something that belonged to my employers. Jim Shit, that's the cocksucker that Johnny ripped off for the diamond loot. Hey, why don't we see if he can keep up with some real American bikers? Ha! Let's do this!
<Niko steals a bike and chases Jim and the other biker along the subway tracks. One crashes into a subway train and Niko kills the other in Dukes.>
<phonecall to Ray>
Niko I got rid of those bikers for you. Johnny wasn't there though. Ray The other guys is meant to be taking care of him. Don't worry about it, Nicky.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LATE CHECKOUT (#rbo6)
<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>
Ray [to phone] You, listen to me Isaac - listen, dick. It is not my fault you got robbed. Not my fault! I had nothing to do with it. Nothing! You understan- I'm on a cell phone, you jerk. Ohh, you wanna have me killed? Oh yeah? Screw you! I'm done with you. You understand? I'm finished. No, no, you know what? I ain't even started yet, you thieving fuck! I'm in shit because of you, you piece of... Hello? Hello? Ahh! [throws phone at waiter] Go ahead. Open your mouth, asshole. Push your fucking luck. Niko [enters] Ray. Ray What the fuck do you want? Niko You told me to come. Ray Well sorry. Having a bad fucking day. Niko Oh, I'm sorry. Ray Me too. Fuck it. Fuck it. That curly haired leech is going to talk. Go shut that stooge up. Niko Shut who up? Ray Isaac! The diamond dealer. He's blaming me for everything - everything! Even the shit we didn't do. Now I've got no money... no diamonds and this dick's threatening to have me killed. Blaming me 'cause he got robbed. Niko Okay, so... Ray He's holed up at the Majestic, with a couple of his cronies. Go shut those fuckers up! Niko No problem. [exits] Ray [to waiter] Hey. Can I get a coffee, please?
<Niko enters the Majestic Hotel and fights through dozens of Jewish mobsters to reach Isaac's penthouse. He reaches Who, who pleads for his life in the kitchen.>
Who This was Isaac's deal - he should pay for the screw up. Not I. Show mercy. Is that not what your life has taught you? Let me leave here alive. Don't you kill me you bastard. Don't you dare. You shmuck, you harbringer of death, don't you kill me. I told Isaac not to trouble you crazy scumbags. He wouldn't listen. Always the same. Kill the others - spare me. Let an old man live out his last years. Isaac's life is enough. Take that and the debt should be paid. You don't need me too. I have seen your face. I know what it is to look evil in the eye. Let me live!
<in the penthouse bedroom>
Isaac You pieces of shit, first you kill Mori and now me. This was all Mori's doing, he wanted those diamonds so bad. Veh is mir! Those diamonds were fucking beautiful. I'm screwed. We should never have done business with you scum. This is a matter of principle, I will not be done over by a bunch of nebishes. How do you murdering scum sleep at night? I wasn't going to let you take the diamonds and the money and get away with it.
<Niko kills Isaac and his cronies and escapes the hotel.>
<phonecall to Ray>
Niko I shut Isaac up for you. I feel like all I been doing is shutting people up ever since this diamond thing started. Ray Well, we ain't got the diamonds and we don't know where they are. Johnny, that biker scumbag, has disappeared with the money. And every other mouth that came close to those diamonds is closed for good. Except for yours, that is. You gotta be grateful for that. Niko Screw you, Ray. I ain't your clean up guy no more. You get that? Ray Alright, Nicky, alright. Don't go forgetting about respect or nothing. You're still just another straight off the boat punk. This city can get real scary if you don't got friends. You remember that.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEEKEND AT FLORIAN'S (#nb6)
<phonecall from Ray>
Ray Hey Nicky. You've been a decent earner for me and I appreciate that. I'm throwing you a bone. Niko What you waiting for? Throw it. Ray There's some fanook called Talbot, Talbot Daniels, over in the Triangle. He's into me for about ten Gs, he says he might know something about Florian Cravic. Niko Florian? Ray Your days of searching are over, my friend. This guy should point you in the right direction.
<phonecall to Roman>
Niko Hey Roman. Can you do me a favor? Roman Anything for you, cousin. Just name it. You want some women? I met this... Niko Is not that, I'm coming to collect you from the apartment. Wait for me there.
<driving - heading to the Triangle - A>
Niko I have found Florian Cravic. There's a man called Talbot Daniels who will lead us to him. Roman Talbot, I know him from some of the card games I play. So, you're finally going to kill Florian Cravic... You know, if this fucks up, the bad shit's coming down on my head. Niko What do you mean? Roman I mean, you fuck up and I take the shit. You kill the wrong guy and his friends will fuck with me to get to you. I didn't have no scars until you arrived. Now I am practically chopping board I have so many cuts on me. Niko You are a rich chopping board. Roman I'd be rich even if you weren't here. I'm an entrepreneur. Things would have taken off for me. Niko Of course they would have. Look at your gambling career. What was I thinking? Roman I'm an innovator, NB.
<driving - heading to the Triangle - B>
Roman What is it, cousin? Niko I think I may have found the man I've been looking for. Roman Here, in Liberty City? Niko It appears so. Ray Boccino, the cockroach monster, he knows a man who might know Florian Cravic. We're looking for a guy named Talbot Daniels. Hangs out in the Triangle. Roman Talbot, I know him. I came up against him in a few tournaments. Small world. I worry for you, NB. Sometimes you just got to let the hate go. You really going to feel better once Florian is dead? Niko Soon, we will find out.
<cutscene - reach Talbot in the Triangle>
Roman There he is. Let's go talk to him. He's always at the games being held around Algonquin. Not too good either. I don't think I've seen him win a hand. Niko Hey, I hear you know Florian Cravic. Where is he? Talbot Florian Cravic? I don't know what you're talking about. Roman I been head to head with this guy a few times, NB. I know his tells. He's lying. Talbot Roman, what's this about? Roman He doesn't act well under pressure, NB. Beat him a little. Talbot Alright already. There's a guy I know, likes to be called Florian Cravic at... um... certain moments. Lives uptown somewhere. Niko Show me.
<They get into a car and Talbot directs where to go.>
Roman Get in and don't try anything stupid, Talbot. Niko You better be taking us to the right place, Talbot. Talbot Okay, ummm, if I'm right Bernie's place is somewhere Uptown. You know, you try to block walks of shame out of your memory. Let me retrace my steps then.
<reach Bernie's place>
Talbot This is it. This is Bernie's place. Are you going to kill him?
<go into Bernie's>
Niko When I am done with Florian, he will be begging to die. That is the most your friend can look forward to. Get out of here now. You've done your job.
<kill Talbot, then go into Bernie's>
Roman Niko, you didn't need to kill him. He brought us here. Niko I needed to warm up. Let's go. Come up with me Roman. I cannot do this alone. Roman Of course, Niko.
<cutscene - at Bernie's apartment>
Roman Niko! Be calm... be calm! Niko Fuck calm. Florian! [translated] Florian! I'm here for you, asshole. Open the door! Florian! [kicks open the door] I've come for you, Florian. Bernie Ah! Go away! Niko [translated] Florian? Is that you? Bernie Niko? What the hell are you doing here? Bernie Niko? What the hell are you doing here? Niko What happened to you? Bernie Oh, I started working out... you know, toned up the, er... Roman Florian? You used to work in the abattoir? Bernie Oh don't remind me... Roman? You put on a few vanity pounds. What are you guys doing here? Why did you kick my door down? Niko I've come here to ask you some questions. Bernie It wasn't you, was it. Niko What wasn't me? Bernie Who set us up. It was you or Darko. I thought it must be him. Oh my God! You think it was me... that's why you're here. You've come to kill me! Well screw you, Niko Bellic and fatty Roman! It wasn't me. It wasn't! I wouldn't do that! [Niko lowers his gun and paces.] Roman Can we stop with the fat jokes, Florian? Bernie It's Bernie now. After I came here, I wanted a complete change. So I became Bernie Crane. I am sorry about the fat thing... you're still kind of cute. Roman Ha ha. Gee, thanks. Niko What are you doing here? Bernie Well, I'm a lifestyle coach, and I teach an aerobics class... And I'm in love! He's married... it's so doomed. And he's in politics... he's the deputy mayor. Roman Bryce Dawkins? But he's so into family values! Bernie Oh, that's just politics. Niko Where is Darko? Bernie Dead, I hope! I'm not sure. I... I... I heard he was still in Europe, or Switzerland, or somewhere... but then I heard that you had joined the circus, so information can be unreliable. Niko We have to find him. We have to find him. [exits] Roman I think he's a bit freaked out. I guess he thought seeing you would answer some questions. Bernie So I see... well it's great to see you guys... we must do brunch. Roman Sure... see you later, Florian. Bernie Bernie!
<cutscene - on the sidewalk>
Roman So, Florian has changed? Niko Yes. Roman He's moved on from what happened to you, you should've moved on too. What are you going to do? Niko He may not be here in Liberty City, but he's still out there. I will find out where Darko Brevic is, and I will make him answer for his actions. We know now that it was him. I need to be alone now, Roman. Roman Sure, I'll see you later then. Call me, okay?
<phonecall to Ray - Talbot still alive]
Ray Nicky, you ice him? Niko He wasn't the one I was looking for. Ray Too bad, chief. I did what I could.
<phonecall to Ray - Talbot killed>
Niko Oh yeah, I should probably say, you ain't gonna get those ten Gs from Talbot. He had an accident. Ray Shit Nicky, I was counting on that vig. You're a fucking loose cannon my friend.
<phonecall from ULP - later on>
ULP So, I hear you've found the big bad monster you were after? Bernie Crane, the muscle Mary. Come on. Niko Fuck you. ULP You think I wouldn't have fingered him in a second if he was your guy? Niko You could have told me he was here. ULP I'm helping you find the man you're after, I'm not some reunite old boyfriends service. Look, I was in the army. I know it gets lonely. I know what it feels like to get close to a man. Niko I'm sure you do, but you said you'd help me. ULP I've already helped you but I'll help you again. Wait for me to be in touch.
MilicaBellic@eyefind.info Thinking about you
My son, I was thinking about you, and I thought I write. I receive nice e mail from your cousin. He say you had seen Florian Cravic again. Did he become a professional wrestler, as he say? He was always strange boy. Roman also tells me he has woman nice in his life and that maybe there was someone special for you too. Life here is much same - crops grow, the country flounders, British people come to buy holiday homes they never visit, the politicians argue and we all want things will change. I have long memory. Life always confusing uncertain. Only problems change. We have never known freedom, and nor democracy. Sometimes, I think this makes realist life easier for us. In America I imagine the people must be bitter. The world used to love them, now they are despised. This President Lawton seems like a foolish man. Have you met him? Roman said that you and him were up for a prestigious award and you had some powerful friends. Your loving mother. Mother
<email - reply>
Dear mother, thanks for your mail. Life in America is okay, thank you for your concern. I wish Roman would join me from his time spent living in clouds. He makes things up, I don't know why. He has a nice woman in his life, that is true, the rest is lies. Apart from Florian Cravic. We have seen him. He is very different.
MilicaBellic@eyefind.info Glad you are well.
Moj dragi sine, Thank you for your mail. I am glad you well. Look after Roman. I am excite to hear maybe wedding bells are in air soon? What about you, my son? I will write again, soon. Tvoja voljena majka. Mother
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...I'LL TAKE HER (#gm4)
<phonecall from Packie - a day later>
Packie Niko, I've got a grieving mother to look after, I don't want to worry about you not kidnapping some guido bitch like you've been asked to do. Niko Hey Packie, I had other stuff to do. I'll get on it, alright? Speak to you soon.
<phonecall to Gracie>
Niko I'm calling about the car. Gracie Come to my place on Babbage Drive. You don't sound like the sort of man who'd drive a pink convertible. Niko I can't resist a bargain.
<cutscene - at the Ancelotti house on Babbage Drive>
Gracie You're the guy who called about the car, the one with the sexy accent? Niko You mind if I take a test drive? Gracie You can test drive whatever you want. I love riding in cars with you European types. My family's from Italia, you know? Somewhere in the south. [They get in her car.] Gracie Why don't you drive towards the south coast? We can enjoy the day.
<driving - taking a test drive - A>
Gracie So, you like the car? I didn't think a manly guy like you would drive something like this. You got a wife or girlfriend or something? Niko I'm picking this up for a friend. Gracie Yeah? What a gentleman. You don't meet guys like you in this city no more. All the good men are gone is what my dad says. Niko Your dad sounds real oldschool. You and him close? Gracie Nah, not really. he's great and all, it's just I don't like his tough guy friends. I only hang out with gay guys, you know. At least they won't try and get in your pants every ten seconds. Not that I don't like guys trying to get in my pants. I appreciate fun as much as the next girl... maybe even more than the next girl. Niko You having fun at the moment? Gracie Maybe too much fun. Call me Gracie, by the way. Niko Sure thing, Gracie.
<driving - taking a test drive - B>
Gracie I'm Gracie, by the way. Niko Hey Gracie, why you selling this car? It seems pretty good. Gracie Let's just say that me and the LCPD have had a few disagreements about blood alcohol levels. How is a girl meant to get back to Alderney after a big night out in Algonquin if she's not drunk driving? Niko She could stay sober. Gracie You sound like my dad. Anyway, you clearly have not been to Maisonette 9. There is no such thing as sober in that place. No fucking way. If I stick to booze, it's a miracle. I couldn't get in at first, but now that I know Tony, it isn't a problem. You should come down one night. Niko I don't know if it would be my scene. Gracie I'll tell eveyrone that you're a big Russian oil guy or an arms dealer. We'll get fucked up and they'll love you. Before you know it you'll have your own booth, table service, the whole scene. Niko We'll see.
<driving - continuing test drive - A>
Gracie How's it going then, sweetie? Niko Alright, but what I'm here for hasn't really been started. Gracie You've been test driving for a while so I can only guess that you're interested in something other than the car. Niko I am, I'm here to kidnap you, Grace Ancelotti. I don't want to hurt you so remain fucking calm. Gracie Fuck you!
<driving - continuing test drive - B>
Gracie So, you like the car? Niko I'm not after the car. I'm after you. I mean, this is a kidnapping. Control yourself, remain calm and you might just walk away from this with your life. Gracie Oh my fucking God! You fucking pervert!
<Gracie pulls out phone and tries to call her father - A>
Gracie That's it fuckwit. I'm calling Daddy and he ain't gonna treat you as polite as I do, that's for sure. Niko You're not calling shit, bitch. You're coming with me. [throws phone into street] Gracie You motherfucker, you sick bastard, you creep!
<Gracie pulls out phone and tries to call her father - B>
Gracie I'm dialing my daddy. He's gonna do more than test drive your ass. Prick! Niko Try to call him without a phone. [throws phone into street]
<Gracie repeatedly tries to crash the car and hop out of it, but Niko holds her in and keeps driving toward the safehouse.>
Gracie You're fucking with the wrong girl, asshole. I'm Gracie Ancelotti and I... Niko Shut up. [knocks her out] Peace at last.
<phonecall from Little Jacob - during the drive>
Jacob Whappen rasta? Yo, you wanna go down to the strip club, Mr. Mention? Niko No can do, Jacob. I've got a girl with me and I don't think it would be appropriate. Let's speak soon though, huh?
<cutscene - at the safehouse, Niko dragging Gracie>
Gordon There he is! Stevie, dump the car. I'll take this piece of ass. Niko Guys, the bitch better be worth the trouble. Gordon Her pa's got some serious cash and he pissed off Gerald. That's reason enough for me. [drags Gracie inside] Niko Well he better pay quick. I hate to think of the fight she'll put up if you try to cut her fingers off.
<phonecall to Packie>
Niko Gordon has the bitch, I'm done with her. Packie Thanks, Niko. My brother will be a happy man. I'll get things in motion. Be in touch.
<phonecall from Packie - soon after the kidnapping>
Niko How's my favorite girl? Packie We need a picture of Grace, her pa thinks she's holed up with some guy. He don't believe we got her. Will you do it? Ma's still upset. Niko So I'm a portrait photographer now? Okay, I'll send you it on my phone.
<enter the safehouse>
Gordon Where you been? I been jonesing for some fries for about five hours. Niko Sorry, your shift ain't over, Gordo. I'm just here for some holiday pics.
<Niko takes a pic and sends it to Packie.>
Niko Smile for your daddy, Grace. Gracie Fuck you.
<phonecall to Packie>
Packie Nice one, Niko. Old man Ancelotti won't believe his girl's holed up with a guy no more. Niko Not unless that guy is into some sick shit. Later on, Packie.
<phonecall from Ray - later on>
Ray Nicky, I hear you and the Irish have got your hands on Ancelotti's daughter. Niko What's it to you? Ray It wouldn't be nothing, except I know that Ancelotti ain't gonna pay up. It's her pal, Gay Tony, that's coughing up with my damn ice. The diamonds that got robbed off you in the Libertonian. Well, we took it off Tony in the first place, but it shoulda ended there. He must have robbed the diamonds off of Isaac. Niko I got the money robbed off of me by a biker, remember? The diamonds were sold. Ray Don't get smart with me. Get me them diamonds off Tony. The Irish'll be square with that and you'll be square with me. Niko We're already square.
<phonecall to Roman - optional>
Roman Cousin, how's it going? Niko Roman, can I ask you a question? Roman I thought this time would come, Niko, but, to be honest, I don't know how I'm so successful with the ladies. They just love me. Niko That wasn't what I wanted to ask you, I wanted to know what it was like to be kidnapped. Were you an asshole to the people who took you or did you behave yourself? Roman I did everything they said except give you up, cousin. I was scared shitless. Niko That's what I thought. I had to kidnap this girl and she's a fucking nightmare. Roman Shame on you, Niko Bellic. You should know better than this. Who is she? Who'd you take her for? Niko I'm working with that Irish family. She's some mobster's daughter - Gracie Ancelotti. Roman Niko, shit. You're fucking with the mob. The Ancelottis are one of the five old families. I don't know nothing about this. Give her back as soon as you can. I've got to go, Niko.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHE'S A KEEPER (#gm5)
<text message from Packie>
Niko. Gerry has been trying to get hold of you - it's about your girl. Go see him in the can.
<cutscene - at the Alderney State Correctional Facility>
Gerry Hey Niko Hey. Gerry Yeah, so, anyway. A friend of mine in here tells me that a close friend of yours, a girl you've been spending a lot of time with recently, swept her clean off her feet? Niko Okay. Gerry Yeah, her old boyfriend wants her back. Niko They always do. Gerry Desperately and quickly and he's looking for her. I think you and her... should go on a glamorous date in Algonquin, show her a new pad. Then... things will be okay between you two, but move your fucking ass, pal. Women don't like a chump. You get me?
<cutscene - at the safehouse in Alderney>
Gordon You're moving her over to Boleyn Street. [dragging Gracie] Niko Not in the cab of this car I'm not. After last time, she can ride in the trunk. Gordon Fair enough. Ah! Bitch just bit me! [drops her in the trunk] I think she has something to say. Gracie Motherfuckers! When my daddy finds you, he's gonna kill you! He's gonna kill everybody you've ever met! Gordon Catch you around, Niko. Niko Thanks a lot.
<Niko flees from several Ancelotti cars while Gracie complains from the trunk.>
<cutscene - at the safehouse in Algonquin>
Packie Niko, my man. Katie's taken over on Ma duty so I'll be watching this guido bitch for you. Where is she? Niko In the trunk. She don't play too nice up front. Packie [opens the trunk] Gracie, Gracie. Act nice now. Gracie You motherfuckers, I'll rip your cocks off! Packie [shuts the trunk] She's a wild one. Gracie Help! Help! Please let me outta here! Let me out of here! Packie I'll try to calm her down. Gracie Let me out! Packie See you later, Niko. Gracie I'm gonna fucking kill you. I'll fucking kill you!
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND (#gm6)
<cutscene - at the Alderney State Correctional Facility>
Niko Hey. Gerry Yeah? Niko What's wrong? Gerry There's good news and there's bad news. The good news is everything's coming together. The bad news? It ain't gonna make a blind bit of difference to me. Niko Uh? What do you mean? Gerry Do you want me to spell it out? Niko No, I guess not. Gerry Thanks. Packie will give you a call and explain. The ex-boyfriend of your girl, he's gonna agree to the divorce terms. Unfortunately, it turns out he wasn't our only problem. Some other crap has turned up. I don't think I'll be getting out anytime soon. Been a great laugh. Look after yourself. Niko Yeah.
<phonecall to Packie>
Packie Niko, me and Gracie is waiting for you just off a Frankfort Avenue in Northwood. Looks like our joyful time with her is coming to an end. Niko That's a fucking tragedy. We should throw her a goodbye party. Packie That's the plan. Hopefully someone might bring a big present for us to this shindig as well. Maybe a big bag of diamonds will help us get over the pain of losing her. We're waiting for ya, man.
<get in the car with Packie and Gracie>
Niko Hey, man. Packie Alright, Niko. The exchange is over on Charge Island at the water treatment plant.
<driving - getting to the Charge Island Sewer Works - A>
Niko Packie, my man. How are you and Gracie getting on? Packie Like a house on fire, ain't that right, Gracie? Gracie You fucking bastards. Packie See, she was just telling me how much she loved me. What do ya think of Niko, Gracie? Gracie I fucking hate the both of you. Packie Gracie, watch your mouth. Niko is a good friend of mine. Don't say that about him. Gracie Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, fuck you. Packie Gracie, you're sweet. I know I'm too good for him, but sometimes a guy has got to hang out with lowlifes like Niko here. He's got his his uses. Gracie I'll give you some fucking uses. Packie That's right, he is definitely a bad influence on me. Gracie Motherfucker.
<driving - getting to the Charge Island Sewer Works - B>
Niko Gracie, it's been too long. We should hang out more often. Gracie I'd rather see you hanging from a fucking tree. Packie Hands off my woman, Bellic. Gracie and me is in love. Gonna get hitched. White picket fence and all that shit. Niko Packie, this is great. You've finally found a woman who will sit down and listen to your shit. Maybe you should bind and gag all the girls you meet? Packie That might be okay where you're from, Niko. But this is an enlightened society we live in. U S of fucking A. Niko Real enlightened, real civilized. That's the impression I've got so far. An example to the rest of the world. Packie You know you love it, Niko. Doesn't he Gracie? Gracie Motherfuckers. Niko Maybe Gracie ain't so different. You normally just shove so much coke up a girl's nose that she may as well be tied up. Packie You're in a mood, ain't ya Niko? Is it finally beginning to sink in that my sister's chastity belt don't come off? Niko Fuck you. Packie Fuck you. Gracie Fuck the both of you.
<cutscene - at the Charge Island Sewer Works>
Tony Gracie, you alright? The bastards didn't hurt you, did they? Packie She can't speak. We got a gag in her mouth. Tony Give her back, you animals. She's suffered enough. Packie Hand over the stuff. Tony Hand over Gracie! I'm here for you, sweetie. Packie Hand over the fucking stuff! Niko Alright, calm down. Both of you. Luis Okay. We put the ice in the middle, we walk back. Then you send over the girl. We leave and you pick up the stuff. Entiende? Niko Sure, show us the goods. [Gay Tony walks halfway forward, sets the diamonds down, and steps back.] Tony Come back to me, honey. Niko Let her go. [Gracie walks slowly over to Tony and Luis.] [Bulgarin drives in, parks up.] Bulgar Niko Bellic, how is it that whenever something is stolen from me you are not far away? Niko I have never stolen anything from you, Mr. Bulgarin. Bulgar These men, the big faggot and his Dominican bitch, they stole my diamonds. And you have been trying to rob the thieves. To rob me. [translated] Kill them all! [Bulgarin's men begin shooting up everything.] [Niko and Packie take cover behind their car.] Packie I don't care what you did to that man, but we ain't leaving here without them diamonds.
<shootout with Bulgarin's men>
Packie Alright, I think I know who's got the ice. Follow me.
<fighting along the catwalks>
Packie The guy with the ice has got to be this way. Let's split up. I'll take the high road and you take the low road.
<more cars drive in>
Packie Jesus, Niko. There's more of the bastards arriving. Fuck me, a whole load of them are showing up.
<cutscene - reach the guy with the diamonds>
Packie Give us that fucking ice, you're trapped. We'll let you go if you give 'em up. Guy I'm screwed either way. If I don't give you the diamonds, you kill me here and you take 'em. I do give you diamonds, Mr. Bulgarin kills me later. [tosses the diamonds down onto a moving garbage truck] Don't nobody having them. Screw all of you! Niko [translated] Fucked up, as usual. Packie You selfish piece of cocksucking shit!
<finish the last of Bulgarin's men>
Packie Serves you right, you selfish cocksucking piece of shit. Shit, I don't wanna spend another minute in this crap-hole, let's get outta here.
<driving - returning Packie to the McReary house>
Packie Fuck, fuck, fuck. All that trouble for nothing. Kidnapping the bitch, holding onto her, fighting through them damn Russians... all of that for jack shit. Niko Look on the bright side, at least you got to meet Gracie. Packie Screw that. I got close to knocking her teeth out. That was about it. We ain't got shit now. Maybe we was going to have to give up them diamonds to fucking Ray Boccino but we woulda got a payday. Now we ain't getting shit. Niko Yeah, but there is no guarantee we woulda made any money out of those diamonds anyway. I've got a suspicion those were the ones Ray Boccino got me to handle a while back. They're bad luck. Me and some biker had to try to sell them to a diamond dealer and it turns into a blood bath. That was when those friends of Gracie's must have gotten them. Packie Stolem 'em from you, did they? Niko No, they stole them from the guys I sold them to. Shit, these diamonds have been trouble since Ray first made me take them out of a trash can for him. Is good they are on their way to a landfill somewhere. Best place for them. The population of Liberty City would have been higher if we had. Packie You might be right, Niko. Whose fucking diamonds were they anyway? Niko They were not Ray's, I can tell you this much. Maybe they belong to this homosexual man, Gracie's friend. I don't know. Maybe to Bulgarin. Packie Bulgarin, he the motherfucker who busted up our peaceful hostage exchange? What in Christ's name went on back there anyways? Niko Some time ago, I worked for Mr. Bulgarin in Europe, smuggling people across the Adriatic. A ship sunk, the cargo sunk to the bottom of the sea, I had to swim for my life. Bulgarin lost a lot of money that night and he needed someone to blame. This was one of the reasons I leave Europe and come back here to Liberty City. Packie And now he shows up claiming the ice belongs to him? What are the chances? Niko Our paths crossed back when I was living in Hove Beach as well. My cousin and I moved up to Bohan to get away from him and another man called Dimitri Rascalov. Packie That's a real shame, I can see you fitting right down in Hove Beach, Niko. Probably a good thing you got out though. Wouldn't a met me if you'd stayed, would ya? Niko When you put it like this, I'm one lucky motherfucker, Packie.
<reach the McReary house>
Packie Well, Niko. That was a whole lot of effort for no fucking reward. Story of my life. Niko It is the story of a lot of lives, Packie. I'm getting used to hearing it. Packie See you Niko, I've got to go break the news to Gerald. At least I'm gonna be on the other side of some bulletproof glass to him. You know what, I'm still fucking scared. Niko Good luck.
<text message - later in the day>
Shit, man. I keep going over it in me head and I can't fucking understand what happened back there. No diamonds, no girl... Fuck! Still, it was intense. You're a fucking prince.
<phone call from Dimitri - later on>
Dimitri You love to disappoint me, Niko Bellic. You really do. Niko Are you disappointed that I have not found and killed you yet, Dimitri Rascalov? Do not worry, your time will soon come. Dimitri I went to the sewage works on Charge Island. I picked through the bodies and yours was not amongst them. Very disappointing. Niko I am sorry. Or maybe the thugs who failed to kill me should be blamed though. Dimitri I cannot believe that you would steal from my friend Ray Bulgarin twice. First in Europe and then these diamonds in Liberty City. You are in debt to him, Niko. Why don't you just pay him what you owe and we can all get along? Niko I have no debts to Bulgarin, Dimitri. And the only thing I owe you is a bullet in the temple. You will be paid in full, fear not. Dimitri You have a sharp tongue, Niko. It is only a matter of time before it is cut out of your mouth. Goodbye.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TRUCK HUSTLE (#pb1)
<text message from Ray>
Nicky, I need you to meet me and Phil at a depot in Normandy. Ciao
<cutscene - at Phil's depot in Normandy>
Phil [to phone] Uh huh. That thing? Our friend did what? Thirty-seven at eight? Nah. What about them Swingers? How's Marlene? The kids? Beautiful. [Ray and Niko enter, Phil waves them in.] Phil [to phone] Okay. Yeah, I gotta go. Ciao. [Phil hangs up.] Phil Hey, Ray. So, uh, who's the pal? Ray Phil you remember Niko, he's a good friend of mine. Can we talk? Phil Sure we can talk... as long as we don't talk too much. Interesting times, you know what I mean? Did you hear about our friend, the guy with the thing? Ray Yeah, you mean Harry the... guy with the hat. Phil No the guy with the, y'know, the budda beep budda boop. Ray Yeah the guy with the... and the - [whistles] Phil Yeah that guy. Ray Yeah. I heard. Phil So be cool, Ray. Listen, I need to speak to you alone. Ray Yeah, see, Phil, that's the thing. I kinda know what you're going to ask, and I can't. Phil Whaddaya mean you can't? Ray I can't do it Phil. I gotta lot of interest right now, business is really taking off, and I don't want any distractions. Phil Well as you can see I got my own issues here... Ray Look. Niko is good. He'll do what you need. Phil And you say he's a friend of yours? [Niko and Phil shake hands.] Phil Sure... good to meet you. Niko Yeah. Phil C'mere. [Phil turns on the radio.] Phil The Triads have this big chunk of brown they're desperate to get rid of. Talking about it all over town. Wanting to offload it at any price. They think it's cursed or something. Prove it is. Take it from them. It's loaded into a truck going to Franklin Street and West Dyke. Get a hold of it and give me a call. Niko Sure. But Mr. Bell, it's going to cost you. Phil You got it. Not problem. [Phil shuts off the radio.] Ray Great. Say, nice stereo you got there, Phil. Phil Thanks! Ray Yeah, so, Philly - ever hear from your ex-wife? Phil What kind of question is that? Ray Just asking! Phil Get the hell out of here. [Ray and Niko exit.] Phil Every time this motherfucker...
<Ray leaving the depot>
Ray I'll be in touch, Nicky.
<Niko hides in an alley off Franklin Street, where a truck and several cars filled with Triads pull in and park up. Shootout ensues. One Triad attempts to drive the truck out. Niko chases, climbs up the back, drops into the passenger seat. The driver attempts to shoot him; Niko kills him and throws him out.>
Niko This heroin is cursed. You don't fucking want it!
<phonecall to Phil>
Niko Phil, man, I got that thing you were after. What you want me to do with it? Phil It's a wedding present for my nephew, Frankie. Take it out to the big house off of Beaverhead Avenue. You'll know the one I mean. He'll be waiting there for you.
<cutscene - at the abandoned mansion>
Niko Hey, you Frankie? Your uncle asked me to give you this wedding present. You're a lucky guy. Frankie I don't know about that. I got to sit on this stuff until Phil gets over his paranoia and we can ship it. Meantime, I got to pack it into some cars that go faster than this thing. Niko Sounds like a fun honeymoon. Later on.
<phonecall to Phil>
Niko Your nephew's got his wedding present. Phil Nicely done. He's a good kid, he deserved something special. Hopefully he'll look after it. Niko. You looking for more work? Niko I'm always looking to earn a bit of extra cash. Phil Great. I know a guy who needs a man like you. Only operated on an outside line though. Go to the payphone on the corner of Vitullo and Hardtack. He'll call you.
<phonecall from Phil>
Niko, I told Jimmy P about you. He wants to meet ya. Niko Has he got work? Phil Yeah, he's got stuff that needs doing. Head over to his house off of Beaverhead in Westdyke.
<text message from Phil>
Niko, wear some respectable clothes - suit, tie, shoes, all that shit - for the meet with Jimmy. Phil.
<cutscene - at Pegorino's mansion>
Angie Yeah? Niko I'm here to see Mr. Pegorino... Angie Well, I didn't think you were here to sell me insurance. So you here to work for him, shoot him, or arrest him? Or maybe all three? Anthony It's okay, Mrs. P, I'll deal with this. Angie Yeah, I'm in a life threatening situation and I'm having a conversation here. He could have killed me. You're useless. Organized crime, my ass. With guys like you, it's no wonder this 'organization' is doing so wonderfully. Anthony You Nick? Come on. [Anthony walks Niko to Pegorino's office.] Anthony Peg. Peg What? Anthony Someone for you. Peg Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. So... were you followed? Niko I don't think so. Peg Oh... Niko I mean, who knows? Peg Exactly... I mean, we can pretty much guarantee you were followed. The question is "did you know about it?". And right now, I don't know the answer to that question. But to be honest, I don't really care neither. I know enough about you, your cousin, your friends... I know a lot of people around you end up in jail. Niko Some maybe. Peg But that's the same all over town. This is a dying game. Niko I don't understand. Peg I mean I'm gonna ask you to deal with a problem, and you're gonna deal with it, or you're not going to deal with it, and you're going to be a problem that somebody else has to deal with. But me? I ain't doing nothing. Niko Yes, okay. So what's the problem? Peg We'll get to that. Anthony! Did Phil call? Anthony Not yet, boss. Ray called. Peg Of course he did. I wonder... is it better to have a talented snake, or a stoical lion, who's gonna be cut down in his prime? I don't know. What do you think? Niko I don't understand what you're talking about. Peg You do, but I ain't going to push. Anthony, get in here! Anthony Boss? Peg Where's Big Pete and Marco? Anthony On their way. Peg Listen to me... here's what the plan is. Me and two of my guys gonna meet with a couple of boys from the Pavano family. I need these guys if we're ever gonna be taken serious... you know, get on the Commission. Now the thing is, these guys ain't, shall we say... shown us the appropriate respect in the past. I want you... to run security. Keep an eye on things, 'cause they won't be looking out for you. Ah, here they are, it's either them or the cops. Anthony It's them, they're outside. Looks like Ray's here too. Peg I know it's them. God, give me strength... I'll be out in a minute. Look after Ray 'til I get back. [Ray walks in the door as Anthony's about to go get him.] Ray Hey, Tone. Anthony Hey, Ray. Hey, what, what ya doing? He's busy. Ray Hey, Niko, huh. Oh, boss - salve. [kneels] Peg Get up. Anthony I'm sorry, boss. Ray This guy's everywhere, like a friggin' cockroach or something, ha? In a good way. Anthony Ray, you and me is gonna talk. The boss has got business. Ray Yeah, uh boss, I got you this, because I care. [hands over a small box] Peg [to Ray and Anthony] You boys have fun.
<getting into the car>
Niko Jimmy's on his way. Pete Niko, right? Skipper said you'd be driving. The sit down's over at the old refinery in the Acter Industrial Park. [Pegorino gets in.] Peg What are yous waiting for? Hit it, let's go.
<driving - down to the old refinery - A>
Peg You guys all friends now? Nice. You best hope you made a good first impression on Niko, boys. He's gonna be the one looking out for you during this meet. Well, he's being paid to look out for me so saving you guys' asses would be overtime. Pete That's just if the shit goes down, right boss? The Pavanos wouldn't fuck with you. Peg Wake up you fucking mook. Everybody is trying to fuck everybody. We just hoping they got the manners to smile to our faces before they do it. Marco You giving them a nice little offering though, skip. They ain't gonna turn up their noses at that. Peg God give me strength. It's like I'm dealing with children here. No wonder I ain't on the Commission when my muscle is this stupid! Niko If the Pavanos is a Liberty City family, what are they doing coming out to Alderney for this meet? Peg I let them operate out here from time to time. Pavanos work a little shy business on this side of the West River. They also control a few bookies. I don't mind 'em taking a bite, I don't even make 'em give me a taste. Hopefully they gonna respect that when it comes time to ask them for a favor. Niko You can't be too confident if you got me here? Peg You're insurance. I'm the captain of this ship because I look at every possibility. Check to make sure my ass is covered in each situation. I think about what's gonna happen if this guy screws me, if this one turns state's, and so on. Pete That's why you're the boss, boss. Peg Shut up. Jesus. You're worse than my mother. Anyways, that's why Ray ain't ever gonna make it to the level he wants to reach. He's too busy thinking about himself. That diamond fuck up is case in point. I'm like a fucking chess player. You're covering me for six moves ahead when me and the Pavanos is just putting our first pawns out there on the checkerboard. Marco I like what you did there, skip. Real clever. Peg Can you do me a favor? Can you just shoot yourself to save me the trouble of doing it? Can ya, Marco? Jesus.
<driving - down to the old refinery - B>
Peg Niko, this is Pete and Marco. Guys, Niko. He's the one who's been keeping Ray from drowning in a pile of shit. What the fuck was up with them diamonds? Niko I dunno, I was just doing what Ray told me to. Peg I didn't get where I am by believe what every schmuck told me. You ain't the type of guy to follow orders if they ain't in your interest. Pete You're a smart guy, skipper. Peg Shut up, Pete. I'm surprised you can even speak when your lips are always puckered up, kissing my ass. Niko Ray was helping me out with something, so I helped him with the diamonds. I ain't gonna do shit for him no more. I don't like the way he does business. Things got too complicated. Peg Damn right they did. That ice was a real fuck up. Ray didn't go through the correct channels. Guy who owned the diamonds, Gay Tony, is in with the Ancelottis. Niko A lot of people said those diamonds were theirs. Peg Tell me about it. But I don't give a shit about them other people. What I'm worried about is our involvement with them getting back to Gay Tony and his connections... We got a lot riding on this meet with the Pavanos. Wanna keep relations sweet with at least one of the families that got a seat on the Commission. Pete You gonna get a seat on that Commission real soon, ain't ya boss? 'Bout time Alderney got some representation in the city. Peg Don't tell me what's due to me. I been waiting for this and working hard for this fo ryears. Alderney weren't nothing without me. My old man, God rest his soul, didn't have the balls to bring the family to the level I got it to. I'm gonna get that seat because of what I done. Sit down next to Jon Gravelli, if he survives that long, and run all of Liberty City, the whole country maybe! Niko The Pavanos, are they gonna offer you a seat then? Peg They can't give me a seat but they can help me get one. Ain't nobody been given a seat since the Commission got founded. Shit, but times is changed. Since RICO, the Commission ain't the same. They need a family with a new approach to be sitting down with 'em. I got a nice little offering to the Pavanos that's gonna persuade 'em to argue my case. Something real classy. Real nice. Can't wait to see the look on their faces.
<reach the old refinery>
Peg Give him the rifle, Marco. You expect him to start throwing empty cans from up there if this thing kicks off? Marco No way, skip. Here you go. [Niko takes the sniper rifle.] Peg Niko, go up into that building. There should be a spot where you can see over the meet. Don't start shooting unless they attack us. I don't want this thing screwing up for no good reason.
<Three Pavanos meet up with the Pegorinos. After a minute, more Pavanos show up to surround Pegorino and his men. Pegorino manages to take cover behind a car while Pete and Marco are killed in the shootout. After Niko snipes the first group, Pegorino runs through the refinery and Niko follows.>
<cutscene - just outside the refinery, Pegorino clutching his chest>
Peg The fucking Pavanos. If the rest of the Commission knew they did this... Niko I'm sure the whole city will be up in arms. Peg The motherfuckers, trying to whack me at a sit down... [Niko and Pegorino get into a car while some Pavanos drive past in another.] Peg They trying to make off with my tribute! The fucking nerve. We're gonna ice those fucks Niko!
<driving - chasing the Pavano car - A>
Peg Alright, let's get these slimeball bastards. People like that give Italian s a bad name. Whatever happened to the honored society and all that shit? Niko Can't say I know. Peg They didn't even send a fucking Capo. This is a declaration of war. The Pegorinos and the Pavanos are hitting the mattresses. You heard it here first. Niko I saw it through the scope of that rifle. Peg We gonna get that gift back and make this crew pay for their disrespect. Come on.
<driving - chasing the Pavano car - B>
Peg The fucking Pavanos. If we kill every one of them slimeballs then maybe the other families will give me their seat on the Commission. Fucking Liberty City families. Get 'em, Niko. Niko I'm doing my best. Peg Yeah, well best ain't good enough. I did my best. Made a name for the Pegorinos. Earned a lot of good money for a lot of bad people. And this happens, they try to fucking kill me! Niko Well at least they had the respect to do it at a meet. They didn't come to your home while you and your wife were sleeping. Peg Let's make 'em wish they was never born.
<Pavanos car crashes off Red Wing Avenue>
Peg The dumb fucks have crashed. Go get my gift and make the pricks pay. Shit, Niko, go. I'm staying here and nursing my fucking wound.
<Niko retrieves the bag>
Niko Here you go. Peg You're a good earner, Niko. Take me back to my place.
<driving - returning to Pegorino's mansion - A>
Peg I can't believe them Pavanos would treat me like this. The Pegorino name should mean something to them. It means something in Alderney even if it don't in Algonquin. They better not think of crossing that West River and not looking over their shoulders. Niko Too bad about Marco and Pete. Peg Marco and Pete? Oh yeah, those guys didn't make it, did they? Well, too fucking bad. They knew what they was signed on for. Weren't complaining on the way out, were they? No they weren't. Happy to be on board with the skipper. Niko Yeah, well, they seemed like good kids. Peg Ah these kids come and go. It ain't worth paying attention to them until they prove they can survive. I just move on and hire some wannabe wiseguys off the street. Niko Is that simple? Peg Has to be. I only start paying attention to the screw when they start putting me in an awkward position. Either because they know too much and might rat. Or because they got too much power and they're too smart to get themselves clipped. Ray was nothing to me until he started earning big and sticking his nose in places it didn't belong. Niko Rats seem to get everywhere you don't want them to be. Peg Only way you know is by finding their shit all over the place in the morning. Phil's different. He's been my man for a while. Only, how much can I do with a guy who ain't a full Italian? He's 90% Irish. It don't do too well for the reputation of us Pegorinos having St. Patrick that high up in our organization. You see the respect we're getting out on the street. Jesus.
<driving - returning to Pegorino's mansion - B>
Peg My wife, Angie's, gonna love this. She keeps busting my balls about trying to get on the Commission. Ask me why it matters. Women just don't understand this life of ours. Shit, sometimes I wish she'd just run off with some other guy. Leave me in peace. Niko You can't be serious? Peg It ain't like she's my only woman. I got a nice little goomah set up in an apartment in Acter. That little harlot keeps me young, I'll tell you that. Sometimes I feel like I'm having a heart attack with that girl. Niko Yeah, but a wife is a wife. I guess it's like with my cousin. He puts me in so much shit. Gets us into debt and in some heavy shit with people, but... he's family. I wouldn't have him any other way. Peg That's some real sweet shit. You're bringing a tear to my eye. Of course I wouldn't let some guy ball the mother of my children. I'd cut his cock off and shove it down his throat. When I say I wish she'd run off with another guy it's a figure of speech. Niko Is that it? Peg No matter how long you're around you ain't gonna speak perfect are you? Niko I guess not. Lucky I have people like you to teach me when I'm wrong. Peg Yeah, even if you can't speak right, at least you can shoot straight.
<reach Pegorino's mansion>
Peg You did good, kid. Kept your head when everyone else was losing theirs. Sometimes literally. We're gonna need your skills again soon. Arrivederci.
<phonecall from Ray - the next day>
Ray So, Nicky, you and the Peg is getting close I see? Niko He's got work, he pays. That's about it. Ray Yeah? Well, remember who made the introduction. Remember who brought you in, don't you forget about me. If you wanted to pass something up to me... pay me some tribute. Niko Sorry, Ray. I'm freelance. I don't buy into that tribute stuff. This work has many disadvantages, but, hey, at least it is tax free.
<phonecall to Roman - optional>
Roman Niko, my cousin. Give me some tales of the Liberty City underworld. I'm curious. Niko Maybe, if you give me tales of a womanizing, gambling addict. Roman That's a low blow, NB. Seriously, what're you up to at the moment? Niko I've been working for Jimmy Pegorino, the head of that Alderney guido family. Roman Yeah, the head of the family. Is he a big time gangster like in the movies then? Niko Wants to be. Keeps talking about being powerful, about getting on the Commission with the five big families. I just hope he's got enough power to be able to find Darko Brevic for me. Roman I hope you will be able to relax when you finally do find him, Niko. Speak soon.
firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for the help
Niko, It's an old friend of yours. I just wanted to thank you for your help. My company has been very pleased with your work. Now try to stay out of trouble. A word to the wise, the people you are consorting with in Alderney are fools and they are not to be trusted. I know other people who will help you. From United Liberty Paper Co.
<email - positive reply>
Where is the person I am looking for?
<email - negative reply>
At least the people in Alderney are real. Who the fuck are you? Where is the person I'm looking for?
<text message from Pegorino>
You did well last job - come see me. The Boss.
<cutscene - at Pegorino's mansion>
Angie Hey. [waves toward street] Niko Uh... who you waving at? Angie Feds, I think... they always drive past at this time. Niko Does that worry you? Angie When you marry a dragon, you gotta expect a few knights are gonna turn up to try to slay him. Jackasses, all of them, all of you. Niko Nice talking to you. Angie Whatever. You have fun. Pick a swell guy to kill - hopefully someone with a young family who'll really miss him... [Niko walks in on Anthony sleeping next to the door.] Niko Hey. [claps] Anthony Hey! Niko Is Mr. Pegorino around? Anthony Uh, uh... sure, I'll get him. Boss! Peg Anthony - will you shut up? In fact, will you fuck off? Go on, get outta here. Don't come back 'til you get a brain implant, or something. Anthony I'm sorry... I... I'm so... Peg Nice to see you, Niko. Niko You too. Peg I got a couple of things I want to talk to you about. First up - can you kill this shithead? Niko Sure. Peg Second... come in here. Anthony Ahh, fuck. [Niko and Pegorino enter his office.] Peg So, listen... we gotta bit of a problem with the Pavanos. Niko Yes, I noticed that at your meeting with them. Peg The way they look at us, we're bottom feeders! Always have been. We ain't a real family to them - just a bunch of Guernsey goombas. When things are cool, we're getting fucked. Niko I'm sorry to hear that. Peg Ahh, sure. Listen, some of their boys are in town today, gonna collect their piece of an Alderney bookie ring. Word is they're at the Diner in Acter. Find 'em, and follow them to the meet. You disrupt it, and I'll let you keep the money, but make sure you hit the Pavanos real hard! Capiche? Niko Yeah, capiche. Peg Thank you...
<outside the diner in Acter>
Enemy I think that guy works for the Pegorinos. God, they must be desperate. Let's lose him on the way to the meet.
<Niko drives after them to AutoEroticar in Leftwood, kills everyone at the meet, and takes the cash.>
<phonecall to Pegorino>
Niko I got that stuff, Jimmy. Peg Well done, my boy. I hope you made 'em suffer. Teach 'em that Alderney is Pegorino turf. Was there a nice little haul in it for you? Niko Alright. Peg Maybe you'll give me a little taste then. Hand something up the ladder. That's how us Italians been doin' things for centuries. Niko Good thing I'm not Italian.
Catch The Wave
<cutscene - at the Honkers strip club>
Phil Hey Tommy, check this out... seven horse, seven race, Joe Shmoe. [Niko walks in.] Tommy Hey Phil. Phil What? Hey, pal... what's going on? Niko Not too much. How are you? Phil I'm good. Wanna walk and talk? Niko Sure. Phil Tommy, gimme a call if my big buddy calls. Tell him I went out to get some fresh air. Tommy No problem. [Niko and Phil walk outside the club.] Phil Ridiculous. I'm a grown man walking around like a chump. I'm sorry about this. Niko Hey, no problem. Phil So you're a friend of Ray's? Niko A friend? No. I do some work for him. Phil No, I mean a friend. Niko I don't understand. Whatever you say. He's a slimeball, but he pays... Phil Sure, pal, sure. Listen to me... the thing about Ray is he's a good earner. He talks a lot of shit, but he's a good earner, capiche? Niko He's a rat, doing an impression of a man. Phil That's pretty good. [Who rushes out of the strip club over to Phil.] Who Phil! Phil! Phil What, what, what do ya want? Who It's the boss... said you gotta head down the docks... emergency... said you'd understand. Phil Ah shit, it's three days early, Madonna mia, what am I gonna do? Niko What's the problem? Phil Niko... I'm gonna have to take a chance with you, pal. Niko Okay... Phil C'mon, let's go. [They get into a car.] Phil Ok listen. There's a truck waiting for us. It's under the overpass off Catskill Avenue, drive us there.
<driving - heading up to Catskill Avenue - A>
Phil You scan this thing for bugs? Niko No, but we can be pretty sure it's clean. Chill out. Phil Alright, alright. It's just that if we get caught on this one, you and me is going down for a long time. And that means that certain people is gonna assume we'll rat. Which means we'll get whacked. Niko You're working with the wrong people if you expect 'em to whack you if you go inside. Where's the trust, Phil? Phil It's about survival. If someone who knew what I knew got flipped then the whole organization would go down. Whacking someone who catches some heavy time is just an insurance policy. And it don't help that not everyone in the organization is pulling in the same direction. Niko You mean that someone in the family would see someone else going inside as an opportunity to get ahead? Phil You're a smart guy. Anyways, excuse me if I wanna be absolutely sure that we got out asses covered. Niko You're excused. What're we doing? Phil We're taking a load of product off of some Russians the Ancelottis have been dealing with. You was helping those Irish idiots cause some beef between the Ancelottis and their Albanian muscle a while back. Since that little love affair ended, they've been getting this Russian guy to supply them with C. We just got the heads up that a shipment has arrived in Liberty City by boat. Niko That's what the talk about the docks was? Phil Exactly. We're taking the C off the Russians so they can't deliver it to the Ancelottis. Niko Sounds straightforward. We take the coke so that the Russians and the Ancelottis have a falling out. And we make some money in the process by selling the stuff. Easy. Phil Shit, you sound like you're saying all this just so it's clear on the wire tap. For the record I don't know what this man is talking about. We're rehearsing a scene for an acting class. I work in waste management. Everything we're saying is fiction, it has no bearing in the real world. Watch it Niko.
<driving - heading up to Catskill Avenue - B>
Phil Shit, you seen any choppers? Any birds been in the sky? Niko I didn't pick you for a helicopter enthusiast. Phil Fuck you, I ain't. I just keep thinking these choppers is following me, that's all. The Feds are monitoring my every move. I flip out whenever I'm even outside. Niko Keep your head, things ain't even started yet. What're we doing? Phil Taking a shipment of coke from some Russians before they can sell it to the Ancelottis. I'm paranoid because we especially don't wanna get caught on this one. We get caught and everyone will be coming after us. The Feds'll throw away the key, the Russians and the Ancelottis'll know we was fucking them over. Hell, our own family might come after us for fear we'll turn state's. Niko Hey, this familiarity is getting to me. I'm a 'friend' of Ray's. I'm part of the 'family'. Shit man, I'm just the hired help. I'm the fucking immigrant maid cleaning up your guys' shit. I ain't part of no family. I'm an independent contractor. Phil Sure, sure, I get that. Whatever makes it all make sense in your head. Family's a way of saying we ain't gonna fuck each other... at least that's what it's meant to mean. All I care about is that you're loyal enough to get the jobs done and not turn state's. Niko I'll get the jobs done if the money is there, and I ain't gonna turn state's. Enough government have let me down in the past. I don't know why I'd trust this one. Phil That's the attitude. These guys promise you a new life if you screw every person who ever did a kind thing for you. Then, they ship you off to Ohio and get you selling microwaves. There ain't no action and the only cannolis you're gonna see are the ones on TV. It's all internet porn and dreamin' about home, that ain't no life. Niko Depends how you define life.
<reach the truck>
Phil Alright, this is the truck.
<driving - heading to the boatyard on Charge Island - A>
Niko Why we need this truck? It must be a shit load of coke we're taking? Phil It should be a lot of sugar, but that ain't the only reason why we're taking this truck. Some of my boys stole it from the Ancelottis this morning. It's the one the Russians is expecting to come pick up the C. We should be able to turn up and have 'em load it up for us. Then we drive away, no questions asked. Niko I don't know if anyone would give away a load of coke without asking any questions. Even Russian coke runners ain't that stupid. Phil Yeah, sure, this is just plan A. It's the one Jimmy P worked out. You and me know it ain't gonna work. And that the only way we're gonna be able to leave that place with the sugar is if all the Russians in there are dead. Niko So, why don't we use a more subtle approach, not just drive right into the middle of them? Phil Because these is the orders and we gotta follow them. That's the way things work. You ain't gonna be happy about everything you get told to do, are ya? Niko You're the boss, it ain't like I'm working for free. Phil No, you ain't. I ain't either. That's why we gotta at least try what we're told to do. You're gonna learn that there ain't much in this life that you got control of. Where you're putting yourself in harm's way because that's the way the Skipper wants it done, or you're staying away from your kids because of a stupid court order and a malicious bitch of an ex-wife; there ain't that much control in anything. Niko I been around long enough to know that there is some things that we don't have a choice about, but there's other times where you got to look at something and make a decision for yourself. Phil Yeah, well, maybe you're right. Maybe you ain't. I dunno.
<driving - heading to the boatyard on Charge Island - B>
Niko They're gonna let us take the coke with this truck then, are they? Phil That's the plan. Whether it works or not remains to be seen. You know something? I woulda liked Ray to be on this job instead of me. But there's some things that he ain't trusted with. Niko I don't think I'd trust him to send me on another job after the shit he had me doing. Phil After all of that, you guys didn't even get the diamonds. That wasn't a successful operation by any way you look at it. I'm hoping that this endeavor is gonna be more fruitful. Niko For the record, I did everything I was meant to do. The problem was Ray's planning and the amount of people involved. Too many people wanted that ice, no one was ever going to end up with it. Phil Well a lot of people want to get hold of this merchandise as well. By your logic that means it's going to end up dissolving into the Humboldt River. I don't want that to happen. Niko Me neither. Maybe if we want it more than anoyne else, we'll be able to hang onto it. Phil It's gonna take more than wanting it real bad. It's gonna take a clear head. Ray's a greedy rat. He wants this stuff more than anyone else, but that don't mean he's gonna get it. He's got his eyes on my position, the skipper's too, I'm sure. Wanting it and getting it are two different things though. Every move he makes is so obvious, it's disgusting to see him trying to sleaze his way up the ladder. Niko His moves might be easy for you to see, but maybe they're working. Maybe he's getting somewhere. He definitely knows a lot of people. Phil Shit, if anyone does start listening to Ray's shit then I could be in some trouble. I'm hoping that day don't come.
<reach the boatyard>
Phil This is it, keep a cool head and everything should be fine. [Russian walks up to the passenger window.] Phil Hey, buddy, we're here to pick up the shipment. Rusky I don't speak English. Fuck off. Phil Hey, amigo, let's make this easy. I just wanna give the stuff to my boss and go home. Rusky I don't let anyone in here until I get the word. There's something wrong about you. Get out of the truck real slow. Phil Niko, it looks like we're gonna have to do this the old fashioned way. Shoot these commies.
<Shootout ensues. Niko and Phil make it to the back of the yard.>
Phil Err, Niko. The stuff's still on those boats. We best get 'em outta here. I'll take the one on the right. You get the one on the left. C'mon, move it, Niko!
<get into coke boat>
Phil We're heading to the docks in North Holland. Move out.
<following Phil, more boats approach and begin shooting>
Niko Phil, there's more of these guys coming after us.
<destroy or lose the attacking boats>
Niko Hey Phil, that's got to be the last of them.
<cutscene - at the North Holland docks>
Phil You handled yourself real good back there. Kept your head. That's a valuable trait. Niko Thank you. Phil See you later.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TRESPASS (#pb3)
<cutscene - at the depot in Normandy>
Phil Did you see a fuckin' helicopter on your way here? Niko No, I don't think so. Phil Okay, let's go, c'mon, quick. We gotta head towards Port Tudor. [They get into a car.] Phil Go to the old factory off of Argus Street.
<driving - heading to the old Sprunk factory - A>
Phil The fucking Russians have got to Charlie Matteo. They told this top Ancelotti Capo that it was us that took the sugar. Who knows how the fuck they knew. Niko I didn't tell nobody. Phil It don't matter. What has to happen is that you gotta take out Chubby Charlie before he choppers it into Algonquin to tell the Commission that we're knocking off the Ancelotti's action. Niko So, I go into this factory and I ice this Fat Charlie? Phil That's right, I'm gonna go make a lot of noise so no one thinks I had anything to do with it.
<driving - heading to the old Sprunk factory - B>
Phil One lesson I've learnt, Niko. Assume everyone knows everything. Somehow, Chubby Charlie Matteo has found out it was us who ripped off the Russian coke. He is about to take a chopper into Algonquin to share that knowledge with the Commission. Niko You want me to take this fat man out before that happens? Phil If you don't then it'll be the Pegorinos going to the mattresses with everyone one of the Liberty City families. Not only is we gonna be looking over our shoulders every two seconds but we ain't gonna be able to earn. Niko I'll do my best to shut him up then. Phil Great, I gotta go get noticed so I ain't a suspect.
<at the factory>
Phil Alright, now the way I sees it there's two ways it can go down. You burst in the front and hit them in the face with everything you got. Otherwise you slip around the back, go in through the basement and fuck them up their asses. Niko Decisions... decisions. Phil I'll leave it up to you. See you later.
<Niko assaults the factory. He reaches Chubby Charlie on the third floor.>
Charlie Great, Jimmy P sent one of his low rate goons to try and clip me. Good luck, asshole!
<Niko chases Charlie through the fourth floor, then onto the rooftop.>
Charlie Fuck you. Even if you take me out, my chopper pilot's gonna take the message straight to the Commission. Jimmy P is finished. Fucking finished!
<On the highest roof, Charlie grabs onto the incoming helicopter's landing gear.>
Charlie Everyone on the Commission is gonna want Jimmy P clipped after this.
<As Charlie attempts to climb up, Niko guns down the chopper. It falls into the building and explodes.>
<phonecall to Phil>
Niko You don't need to worry about the fat man singing. He lost his voice. Phil That's a real shame. How about them Swingers, eh? Great work man, great work.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TO LIVE AND DIE IN ALDERNEY (#pb4)
<cutscene - at the depot in Normandy>
Phil Okay, I'll see ya later. Angie Yeah, okay. I'll see you later. Phil You take care now. Give me a call. Niko Hey. Phil It's not what it looks like... Niko Okay. Phil It's not like that. We talk. So do us all a favor and keep quiet. Niko Sure. But, Phil - and... I don't mean to take advantage, but... maybe I need help one time. Maybe I can give you a call? Phil What do you mean? Niko I mean... I need to find something out about someone. Maybe you can help. Phil Are you fucking blackmailing me? Niko No! I'm asking for a favor. Why do you think I put my neck on the line for you? Because I need help with something. Phil You know, since you don't look like you're full of crap, how could I say no? Enough of this chit-chat. C'mon, let's go. We're heading back up to that old house off Beaverhead Avenue in Westdyke.
<driving - heading to the abandoned mansion - A>
Phil It's about time to pick up that H that my nephew's been sitting on. Niko It's just been sitting there? Phil Yeah, call it a cooling off period. We took it, but we don't know who was watching it beforehand. Niko So, you just left it with Frankie? Phil Yeah, we put it in an isolated place, hopefully any attention it was getting would be noticed. Frankie's one guy, he can disappear real easy if the Feds show. Plus, he's a smart kid. He's related to my ex-wife and she was smart enough to ruin my life with one law suit. Niko So, it's been long enough. You think we're gonna be okay to pick it up? No trouble? Phil Look, I don't ever assume something's gonna go down easy, without any trouble. That's what keeps me alive and outta the pen. We'll see when we get there. Niko As long as we don't see any helicopters, vans, suspicious gardeners talking into earpieces. If none of that's going on then we're okay? Phil Yeah, you fucking laugh. Laugh all you want.
<driving - heading to the abandoned mansion - B>
Phil Okay, I had word from Frankie, my nephew. No one's been paying undue attention to the H we took off the Triads. We're gonna go pick it up. Niko I thought it was a wedding present for your nephew? Phil He's my nephew through my ex-wife, I might give him work sometimes but I ain't gonna give him this load of horse. He wants anything except a bit of muscle work he can ask the bitch to take it out of the divorce settlement. Fucking cunt. Niko You had any more girlfriends since the ex-wife? Phil If you're getting smart about seeing Angie at my place then you can button it. The two of us is just firends. We talk. We both gotta take a lot of shit from Jimmy and it helps to speak about it. Niko I wasn't making no accusations. Phil Yeah, well, that's something that Ray likes to run his mouth about. Niko Ray runs his mouth so much that no one pays much attention to what comes out of it. Phil I believe it. I'd be dead already if Jimmy P listened to anything he'd said about me. Niko If only the Feds knew how full of shit most wiseguys were. Then maybe you wouldn't have such problems with people turning state's. Phil The Feds know that wiseguys run their mouths, they love it. A Fed don't care if he's taking someone down on a legitimate beef or if it's total bullshit. As long as he can get his face in the newspaper and a blowjob from his wife, he's happy. Fucking Feds.
<at the abandoned mansion>
Phil There you are. Frankie, you been keeping your eyes open out here? You seen anyone snoopin' around? Frankie I ain't seen a soul, boss. It's a ghost house. [Phil and Frankie open up the garage doors.] Frankie I got the horse loaded into two cars for you. Phil I dunno, this don't feel right. [Several FIB cars drive up, sirens wailing.] Phil Shit Frankie, you dumb fuck. The Feds have been watching us all along. Niko, get in that car and follow me.
<driving - following Phil>
Niko Are you fucking blind? You don't notice the fifty feds watching these cars? I thought Phil was just paranoid. Frankie Gimme a break, man. I got a lot on my mind, you know? I didn't have much time to scope this out. My ma's kinda sick. I been looking after her. And my sister, I been putting her though college. Niko Shut up, these Feds are all over me. Frankie I'm sorry man. It's just... I only got married the other day. God, I love that kid. You wanna see a picture? Niko I don't want to see a fucking picutre. I'm trying to get us out of this situation. Maybe then you can spend time with your wife instead of some jailhouse bitch.
<phonecall from Phil - while following Phil>
Phil Niko, they're all over us. We're ditching the cars and going on foot. Park up behind me when I stop. Niko Alright.
<in an alleyway>
Phil Frankie, Niko, grab the stuff from the trunk and follow me. I got a van we can use. Frankie More fucking bacon, shit.
<NOOSE and police officers arrive on both ends of the alley. They fight their way one block over to an escape van when a helicopter flies in. After dropping the chopper, they get in the van.>
Phil Niko, that's the van. We gotta get to a safehouse. Shit, I ain't made for this sort of stress. Can we lose the heat already?
<driving - escaping the police>
Frankie Damn, this is a wild ride. I didn't think I was gonna come outta that one. Phil You're fucking lucky that you did. Lucky any of us did. Frankie Don't I know it, Phil. I shoulda seen 'em. I've been telling Niko I got a lot on my mind. Phil Next time, mind on the job. This ain't a fucking joke. You got a wife, you got a ma, don't play around with your life. Niko Don't play around with other people's lives either. I don't want to take a bullet or a stint in the pen for anyone else's fuck up. Frankie Alright guys, shit. I'm sorry.
<driving - escaping the police - Frankie is dead>
Phil Frankie, shit, the bastard's dead. This is one more reason for my ex- wife to hate my guts. He was her nephew, man. Niko He fucked up. Us unloading the H was his call. You don't need to blame yourself. Phil Ray's gonna be pleased about this. He's been trying to bang Frankie's wife ever since they got married. Poor girl. She ain't got much hope left now. Niko Don't think about it. He fucked up today and he paid the price. Admittedly, it was a high one. You and me are here today because we didn't make the fuckup that Frankie did.
<driving - proceeding to Phil's safehouse>
Phil Niko, you done good for me. There's been some fucked up shit going on but you been keeping cool. You're a good earner. I got respect for you. Niko Hey, let's see if we get back before you start talking like this, shall we? This ain't over until we got the H in a safe place. Phil You're damn right.
<reach the safehouse>
Phil Nice driving, Niko. We're gonna be able to shift this H for a lot of money. Might just keep the Pegorino family's head above water. See you around.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FLATLINE (#jp3)
<cutscene - at Pegorino's mansion>
[Peg walks out the front door pointing a shotgun at Niko.] Peg Not you as well. Tell me it ain't you as well, you Slavic fuck! Niko What you talking about? Peg Speak, you Balkan piece of shit - I'm done with you, done with everyone. I'll go, but I ain't going quietly! Niko Mr. Pegorino, I don't know what you're talking about. I came as quickly as I could. Peg Fucking Anthony! Niko What about Anthony? Peg He was wearing a fucking wire! Niko That is a problem. Peg My personal bodyguard wearing a wire! I raised that kid like he was my own. I beat him like he was my own son! When my son killed himself, Anthony became my son. Now this? The world is a cunt! Niko Where is Anthony? Peg I heard he's wearing a wire, so I freak out... I call him up... he's such a moron, he leaves his cell phone on, so we speak. After he's gone state's of course... I mean, Jesus, what a chump. He freaks out on the phone, and I put the fear of God in him. I think maybe I've talked him out of it... then he has a Goddamn heart attack on the phone. I'm thinking problem solved - he's dying right in front of my ears. But the asshole lived and now he's in the Leftwood hospital under heavy guard. Niko Okay, okay. Peg Of course, he's got you on the fuckin' tape too. Niko Of course. Peg So you'll do this for me? Niko So you want me to talk to him? Peg I want you to whack him. And after that I want you to kill all the other rats I surround myself with... Niko Okay, okay. Don't worry.
<Niko enters the hospital, steals some doctor's scrubs, and gets to Anthony's room.>
LCPD He's not looking too good, Doc. Niko I need a little doctor patient confidentiality. LCPD You can have one minute. Anthony Boss... Peg, is that you? I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Shit, Niko. You here to see the boss? He's just this way. Wait, isn't the boss in jail? What're you here for? Oh shit, I didn't have a choice. They was gonna put me away for some hard time. I never thought it'd be me that turned rat.
<unplug the life support>
Niko Go to sleep, Anthony. You look tired. Anthony Tell Peg I'm sorry.
<phonecall to Pegorino - after escaping>
Niko I don't think you will be seeing Anthony on the witness stand. Peg I better not be seeing you up there neither. Or anybody else I know for that matter. Fucking feds. Turning everybody into rats. See ya round, Niko.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PEST CONTROL... (#jp4)
<text message from Ray>
Nicky boy, the Peg wants to see us at his house. You talk me up. I'll talk you up. Stick together. Remember you owe me. Ciao.
<cutscene - at Pegorino's mansion>
Phil The problem with this guy is, I can't even think straight, he's always talkin'. Ray Slow down Phil you take everything too personal. Peg There he is. Welcome to the war council, my boy. Niko Gentlemen. What's going on? Peg Nothing... discussing pest control. Phil Well, I've given you my advice, Peg, you do what you think is best. Ray I agree. Peg Finally! Ray I mean I don't agree with what he says - I agree that you know best... Phil Excuse me... Ray Relax... I didn't mean nothing by it. Look either we make the right call or we all end up in prison anyway, where your crap ain't gonna do me no favors. Phil Be careful - I'll se you later. Boss, gentlemen. Ray You're only an associate Phil remember that. Phil Yeah, yeah. Okay tough guy. [Phil leaves.] Ray Boss - I gotta tell you this... he's not straight. Right before he came in here I saw him talking to Angie again. Peg You better leave. Eh, I need to speak to Niko. Ray Sure, boss. But uh... think about what I said. Peg I will. Ray Ya know? Peg Trust me on that. [Ray leaves.] Peg We got real problems. Police are all over us. Maybe you heard. I got served papers today. Phil yesterday. We got a couple of boys in jail... I think they might squeal! Somebody's talking - wants us out of the picture... maybe Jon Gravelli... or them Ancelottis. Somebody got to my people! Niko So, what are you going to do about it? Peg I don't know... I gotta shut someone up, and show people I mean business. I've known Phil a long time - he's straight more or less... I know him and Angie are friends, but that don't worry me too much. Maybe he's too straight. Then there's Ray... I don't know, I don't trust him... but he's a good earner. I know he's got his eye on the big prize... but he's no dummy. Him and Phil hate each other... I gotta think about it. Niko Okay. Peg I'll give you a call... whoever I say to go see, go see 'em. And shut 'em up!
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... PEST CONTROL (#jp5)
<phonecall from Pegorno>
Peg Niko, I've been thinking about it and I want you to pay our friend Ray a visit. Give him a message from me. He's at a sit down on Cod Row in East Holland. Niko If that's your decision, Mr. Pegorino, it's done.
<phonecall to Pegorino - on Vauxite Street>
Niko I see his car. Peg He should be heading over to a chop shop in BOABO. Don't get too comfortable with him, Niko. Like every rat, he's a survivor, he's got good instincts. He has a bad feeling about you in particular. He bought some protection and he ain't gonna hang around and wait for "you know what" to happen. Then again, I'll get his chump muscle to stop for gas on the way. It might create a good opportunity for you.
<phonecall to Pegorino - once Ray and his bodyguards are dead>
Niko The meeting went to plan, Mr. Pegorino. Peg Cleaning house is a tough job, Bellic. I don't got much left in mine, it's so clean. I'll talk to you soon.
<phonecall to Roman - optional>
Niko Roman, good to speak to you. I needed to talk to a friend. Roman Why, what's wrong? Niko I think it's my conscience. I don't know. Roman Your conscience? Have you killed too many people, Niko? Niko Perhaps. That man who I worked for, Ray Boccino. I was asked to kill him and I did. He was a cockroach - a pest. But I don't know how long I can keep on dealing in death. Roman It must be difficult, Niko. Maybe there is another path to take. A less violent one. I'll speak to you soon, okay?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HATING THE HATERS (#bc1)
<phonecall from an unknown caller>
Bernie This is a voice from your past Niko. Can you guess who it is? Niko Florian? Bernie That's not my name. Niko Bernie, what can I do for you? Bernie I need you to come around to my place Niko. Please, come soon.
<cutscene - at Bernie's place>
Niko Florian, open the door. [translated] Don't be a fag. Bernie [translated] Speak English. And I told you, it's Bernie. Niko Then Bernie, open the door. What's going on? [Florian lets Niko in and quickly closes the door behind him.] Bernie Come in, come in. The haters are trying to kill me... I can't stand it. I won't stand it... it's not fair. I'm just being me! Niko Bernie! What are you talking about? Bernie I came to this country to be myself... to get away from small-minded, angry macho pricks... Niko Oh, like me? Bernie Yes! Well, no. Well you know what I mean. It was hardly the most progressive place. How does my hair look? Niko Fine. Bernie I put a rinse in. Tawdry Night. Niko Nice. Bernie Bryce found some gray hairs. If he leaves me, I'll kill myself. Niko Forget about your hair, Florian. Bernie Bernie! Niko I mean Bernie. What's the problem? Bernie Someone is threatening to kill me. Every time I go out jogging, and doing aerobics or playing ultimate disc, some guy comes up and threatens me. He's loco! Niko Why is he threatening you? Bernie Because... I think just because I'm fabulous. Niko What? Bernie I keep thinking I'm being followed, and I don't know why. I'm a prisoner in my own home. Niko Okay, Bernie, let's go out and have a look. Bernie Ooo! I am so glad you've come back into my life. Niko That's cool. But listen... you and I don't know each other. Bernie How can you say that? I thought you were different! Niko Because we want this guy to attack you. Come on. Bernie Oh!
<on the sidewalk>
Bernie The haters are in Middle Park, hon.
<driving - heading over to Middle Park - A>
Bernie Niko, you're sitll in great shape. You work out? Niko Not really. I keep active, you know. Bernie Is there a name for that fitness plan? I'd take a class if I could be guaranteed buns like yours. Niko It's called getting chased by the cops and being errand boy for the mob. Bernie Ahhh.
<driving - heading over to Middle Park - B>
Bernie I wish people would just accept me for who I am, you know, the good and the bad? Niko I think I know how to make this guy accept you. Bernie I knew you were the right person to call. Mr. Macho is making me gray and flabby. He better regret it. Niko He will.
<at Middle Park>
Bernie Let's get our heart rates up, Niko. Remember to hang back, I need to charm him out.
<Niko follows Bernie through the park from a distance. The hater waits from behind a wall, then nails Bernie with a bat.>
Hater I'm about done with you, homo. Bernie Ahhhhh! Ahh! Urgh. Niko Why don't you pick on someone who'll fight back? Hater What's your problem? Fag lover. Niko Whatever you say, buddy. Unfortunately, for hitting my friend, I'm going to kick the shit out of you.
<The hater jacks a moped and Niko follows suit, chasing him around the park. They eventually circle around to where Berine is.>
Bernie Scooch up Niko. Bernie is riding shotgun.
<driving - chasing the hater - A>
Bernie Get him, Niko. I want him to suffer for every gray hair and worry line. I can't believe that Bryce hasn't ended things already. I'm disgusting. I've gotten fat and ugly, Niko. You should have seen me when I first got here. Niko I knew you before you got here. Bernie That was Florian... urgh. Bernie was beautiful when he arrived on the scene. Dancing in Hercules with my shirt off- every eye in the room was on me. I could have had anyone. Now I'm a monster - an old, wrinkly, gray monster. Niko The man we chase is a monster, not you. Bernie Niko Bellic, that is the sweetest thing you have ever said to me. I think I'm going to cry. Niko Hold back the tears, Florian. Wait until we get this guy.
<driving - chasing the hater - B>
Bernie Catch him Niko. This man has haunted my dreams for weeks. Niko I'll do my best. Bernie They don't call it beauty sleep for nothing. I'll tell you, I don't look fabulous when I'm waking up with cold sweats at all hours of the night. No siree, you think I look like this when I get up in the morning? Niko I don't know. Bernie It takes hours of plucking and buffing before I can even bear to look at myself. Sometimes I think it's a godsend that Bryce has to go back to his wife for the night instead of sleeping with me. Niko Let's just get this guy. Bernie Okay... okay. Get him.
<kill the hater>
Bernie I'm not dressed for jail! We need to get out of here.
<outside Perseus in The Exchange>
Niko He's not going to attack you again. Bernie No he ain't. You're an absolute sweetie Niko Bellic. I never would have thought it. See you soon, my wonderful man.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNION DRIVE (#bc2)
<cutscene - at Bernie's place>
Bernie [to phone] Come on, Bryce... come on. You've got to be kidding me. But I'll be thrown in jail! I'm not legal! [Niko enters and clears throat.] Bernie [to phone] My friend has just turned up. I think he can help. I love you! Screw your wife, honey... this is for real! [to Niko] Jesus H, Niko. I need a tranquilizer. Something strong... oh man, I am cooked. Niko Enjoying your new life in the land of opportunity, then? Bernie This is no time for jokes, buddy! Uh uh... no siree... I'm in real trouble, Niko. Real trouble. Bryce is getting blackmailed. Niko About what? Bernie About me! Niko Okay... that's not good. Did he find out any information about Darko Brevic yet? Bernie No. But he's working on it. You've got to help me. Niko Got to? How? Bernie We're going to warn these bastards off. Come on.
<on the sidewalk>
Bernie Go get us a car, sweetie. I want something big and awful and intimidating. Alright hon? The meet is on Walnut Way in Northwood.
<driving - heading to the meet - A>
Bernie You know, I don't think I've ever been north of Middle Park. This is exciting. They don't know what they're in for. No way. Nothing stands in the way of love. Love is strong enough to rip down mountains and throw trucks and all that stuff. Am I right? We're going ot show them. Niko Who's blackmailing you? Bernie We don't know. They won't even meet us themselves. This is just some flunky they're sending. We have to tell them to tell the boss we won't be pushed around, no way.
<driving - heading to the meet - B>
Bernie Yuk, I can't even imagine where that is, I hope you know. Niko I can find it. Bernie Have I told you about the first time I met Bryce? It was a foam party at Hercules. I was high on X and youth and beauty and I was dancing like I've never danced before. I was slave to the beat, and a god on the floor. Niko Sure. Bernie Then it happened, out of nowhere I was struck. I was his face through the bubbles and I knew. Every beautfiul boy in Algonquin was there that night but he was the only one for me. I thought to myself "That middle aged, closeted, married, self-hating hypocrite, he's the man of my dreams." That's what people are trying to take away. That's love.
<cutscene - off Walnut Way>
Rusky Where's Bryce? We wanted to speak to him, not his rent boys. Niko Listen, you're going to speak to your boss and tell him to back off. Rusky If that's the way you want to play it, fine. Bryce'll be all over Weazel News tomorrow morning. Niko You know what? Maybe the best way to get the message to your boss is for me to send him your heart. Bernie Yeah, tough guy. How'd you like that? Rusky Dimitri Rascalov only asks once. Your lover's career is over. [The Russians drive off.] Niko Fucking Dimitri.
<driving - chasing the Russians - A>
Bernie Do they know what they're doing here? What right do they have to jeapordize Bryce's career, our relationship, the whole life we have built together. Niko What about the life Bryce built with his wife? Bernie That bitch. She's just in it for the status. She doesn't love Bryce like I do. All shee sees in Brycie is mink coats and dinner party invitations. What he and I have is real. You know. You can feel it deep down inside. He may be a nasty hypocrite, but he's mine. Now, come on. Get them. Niko Can you please shut up until this is done.
<driving - chasing the Russians - B>
Bernie Who's this Dimitri pig? Niko A man I met when I first arrived in Liberty City. After Darko Brevic, Dimitri is at the top of my list. Bernie Sweetie, this is a list I would never want to be on. Again, I mean. Niko He betrayed his best friend and used me to do it. Then he stabbed me in the back. Bernie Is that what you have to do to make the list? Niko No, he came after Roman. Destroyed the home and business he had worked hard to make. We're getting these guys. Bernie There you are. Niko Bernie, please. Can you be quiet until this is over.
<They chase the Russians to Castle Garden City, where they crash into a park.>
Niko Stay here, Bernie. I'm going to handle this.
<after killing them>
Bernie Thank you. Niko Alright. The guys are dead. I'll take you back to your place.
<driving - returning to Bernie's place>
Niko So, we were just meant to scare them? Well, that didn't work out so good, did it? At least they can't tell Dimitri about the meeting or go to the papers. Dimitri is too much of a rat to go to the media himself. The information he has on Bryce is too valuable. Bernie You think? It would kill Bryce if he didn't have his career. Niko Maybe he should have thought about that when he started dating you. Not that there's anything wrong with dating you... Your choice is your choice, man. But he should have thought about who he really was before getting elected on a family values ticket. He preaches homosexuality is evil. It's insanity! He's a hypocrite and it was only a matter of time before someone like Dimitri tried to capitalize. Shit, I'll shut up now. You don't need me telling you about your life. I don't normally talk this much. I'm your friend, and I will try to help.
<at Bernie's place>
Niko Here we are. Look after yourself, yeah? I hope Dimitri and his people back off now. Bernie Thank you so much, Niko. I'll speak to you soon.
<phonecall from Dimitri - later on>
Dimitri Niko Bellic. Niko What do you want, Dimitri. Dimitri I always thought that there was something not quite right about you, Niko. Now that I hear you are friends with Bryce Dawkins and Bernie Crane, I know what it is. Niko Stop blackmailing my friends, Dimitri. You do not want to anger me more. Dimitri Persuade them to give up the contracts. We can work together. I will cut you in Niko. Let's be friends. Niko I made the mistake of working with you before. It's not one I'll repeat. Goodbye.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BUOYS AHOY (#bc3)
<text message from Bernie>
Niko, I'm having a panic attack!! :( Meet me at Pier 45. Luv Bernie. Xxx
<cutscene - on the docks of Pier 45>
Bernie Yoohoo! Niko Bernie, what's wrong? Bernie Nothing sweetie. Oh, my god. You were the lucky one. Niko What? Bernie [grabs Niko's face] You could slice cheese on those puppies. I must be the only Slav without cheekbones. I'm thinking of getting implants. Niko But you sounded hysterical. Bernie Oh, sometimes, I can't bear to be alone. I'm so glad you've come back into my life, even if you did try to kill me. I'm so excited! Niko What are we doing here? Bernie We're going to have fun! Niko Fun? Bernie Yes. It's a four letter word, I know, but we can still try. Niko Look! More people want me dead than alive. I'm working for the Mafia. The police and a government agency are both on my case. I kill and steal to scrape together a living so that my cousin can fritter it away online and pay off debts... and all the while? People are trying to kill us! What is fun? Bernie Honey... you... are stressed. Niko Goodbye, Florian. Bernie No! No! No! No! No you don't, Niko. I need you. I need you to come on this boat trip with me. I need to talk to someone who truly knows me. Niko When I knew you you were training to be a sheperd. And you wanted to be a professional wrestler. Actually, maybe it does all make sense. Bernie You understand me. Both of me! Come on. Bryce accidentally left the keys on purpose somewhere I could steal them. You drive, I'll work on my tan. My midriff is really pale. Niko Alright, let's have... fun.
<in the boat>
Bernie Go toward the headland, that's where the best rays are going to be.
<driving - taking Bernie to the coast off Firefly Island - A>
Bernie Niko, my life is in turmoil. Bryce is pulling his hair out over this blackmail thing. His wife is getting on his back about yours truly - I thinks he suspects. It's a nightmare. Niko I don't know how else I can help you. Look how long it took me to find you. Bernie I know, sweetie, let's forget about him and have some F-U-N!
<driving - taking Bernie to the coast off Firefly Island - B>
Bernie Do you want to go to a musical later? There are some great things playing on Burlesque at the moment. Niko Musicals aren't really my thing, Bernie. You should go with Bryce. Bernie Bryce would never be seen with me at a play. People would ask questions. I get all the stress of having a man but none of the perks. That's my tragedy.
<at the coast off Firefly Island>
Bernie Perfect, sweetie. Let's stop.
<cutscene - Bernie looking around through binoculars>
Bernie Ahoy, sailor. Cute guys off the starport brow! Mmmm. Scratch that, not so cute. [translated] Ugly Russians. Niko Let me see. They don't look like they're on a pleasure cruise. [The Russians drive past, firing at Niko and Bernie.] Rusky Do not be fucking with Dimitri Rascalov. Niko We're getting these scum.
<driving - chasing the Russians - A>
Bernie Bryce's wife is going to freak out about his boat. This was meant to be our fun day, Niko. Why does everything that's meant to be fun have to be so miserable? Niko I don't know. We just got to get these guys or they'll come back. I told you that there was no time for this. People are after me and I have to stay alert. You, Bernie, are in this too. You have to keep your eyes open. Bernie They're wide open, sweetie, I'm focused. One hundred percent. Let's get 'em.
<driving - chasing the Russians - B>
Bernie Haters, haters, haters. This city is full of haters, Niko. I just don't get it. I came here because it was meant to be the most progressive city in the world. But it just isn't. Why don't I just up and leave for San Fierro. They'd understand me there. Niko You don't go because Bryce is here. Bernie Bryce could come to San Fierro. He could even be himself there. Get himself elected for who he really is.
<Niko chases them up to the coast of Steinway, where the Russians disembark and hide in the graveyard.>
Bernie They're making a run for it, the land lubbers. I'll watch the boat. Make 'em suffer.
<Niko hunts them down, then returns to Bernie.>
Bernie Our noble hero returns from battle. Niko They're not a problem anymore. Bernie Niko, you are my knight in shining armor. Thank you. I'm sorry our fun day wasn't so very much fun. See you soon. Niko See you.
<phonecall from Bernie - later on>
Niko What's up, Bernie? Bernie I wanted to give you something to say thank you from me and Bryce. Well he doesn't know I'm giving you this but he gave it to me so it's technically from him. Niko What is it? Bernie His car... enjoy. I only power walk or take cabs so I figured I should pass this on to my savior. Niko Thanks, man. I appreciate that. Bernie Don't mention it. What we've got is worth more than money.
<getting in Bryce's Infernus>
Niko Thank you, Bryce Dawkins. I hope the cash for this didn't come out of city funds.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ENTOURAGE (#jg1)
<phonecall from ULP>
ULP Bellic, I want to introduce you to Jon Gravelli, head of the Gambetti family. He needs help. Niko I'm already working for a Mafia family. They are scum. ULP The Pegorinos? They're not a family. Gravelli is the only man who can get what you need done. He's in Schottler Medical center. Tell him you were sent by a mutual friend. He's expecting you.
<cutscene - in a room of Schottler Medical Center>
Niko I'm here to see Mr. Gravelli. I was sent by a mutual friend. Guy C'mon. [to Gravelli] Uh, someone here to see you. Here. Jon So you're the one who's getting involved with that nonsense for my... dear friend James Pegorino. Niko I don't know what the... Jon Spare me, please, I'm an old man. I ain't got much time left. Our mutual friend told me everything. Thank you. It made me laugh... Niko My pleasure. Jon People are so damn vain. Niko Some people. Jon All people. Even you, even me, an old man facing the end... and I still care, care how I look, care that when I shit myself, the pretty nurse has to clean it up... It's ridiculous. Niko Yeah, well uh... you know... Jon And I care about my legacy. I've worked hard for this, this line of work. Now, some Russian assholes think they can march in and take control of rackets my family has run for fifty years. Niko You mean fifty years of you bleeding the city dry might finally come to an end? Jon I know, it's a terrible tragedy. But if it wasn't me, it would just be someone else. So it might as well be me. Niko Yes. Jon Let me tell you - that faggot friend of yours, Bernie Crane? His boyfriend... he's being blackmailed. By them damn Russians. They want him to put certain contracts up for tender, windows, bus lines, cleaning. Ones we control. These Russian fucking bastards are trying to finish us. Niko What do you want me to do about it? Jon I want you to work with me. Niko In exchange for what? Jon The police have a file on you an inch thick... in exchange for that... in exchange for that guy you've been asking about being brought here from wherever it is he's hiding, Switzerland or some shit. Niko Okay. Good. What do you want me to do? Jon A good friend of mine is coming into town to give a speech on the new threat to Liberty City - Russian organized crime. I got a feeling some people ain't gonna want that speech to happen. Maybe the guy you love, this Dimitri Rascalov, has an interest in keeping this story out of the press. Make sure our boy gets to City Hall. He's coming in from upstate. He'll be at Grand Easton Terminal on Bismarck. Thank you.
<cutscene - at Grand Easton Terminal>
Niko You guys waiting for me? Suit Niko Bellic, right? Niko Yeah, that's me. Suit Stay in convoy with us all the way to City Hall, alright? Niko Sure.
<driving - keeping with the convoy on the way to City Hall - A>
Bobby [to phone] Jon. How are you?... Of course. I'm coming to see you as soon as I've delivered the speech... Don't say that, Jon. You'll be feeling like a teenager again in no time... Those are the wonders of modern medicine... I'm going to bring up everything we discussed. When I'm done at the podium, Mayor Ochoa is going to be dedicating half his annual budget to cleaning this problem up. He doesn't want to start getting reckless with the lives of Liberty City voters... No Jon, if it's your problem, it's my problem as well... Take a deep breath, Jon... I'll talk to you later. [The convoy comes across a road block.] Bobby Driver, why is this road closed? Is there a problem?
<driving - keeping with the convoy on the way to City Hall - B>
Bobby [to phone] Jon. It's great to be back in Liberty City. I feel safe here when I know I've got your people looking out for me... Well, we both watch out for one another then. We wouldn't survive in this shitty world if we didn't... Jon, you sound terrible... Don't worry about me. You should be putting all your energy into getting better... The speech is fine, Jon. Before Mayor Ochoa knows it, half the LCPD will be learning Russian and patrolling Hove Beach... Don't mention it... Alright Jon, I'll come see you after the speech... Yeah, all the best.
<cutscene - convoy turns and stops at another road block>
Suit Another road block, this definitely wasn't mentioned in the traffic report. I'm gonna go and move the barriers. [After he gets out, a construction worker shoots him. Russians begin firing and the suits get out to fight back.] Niko Come on, Mr. Jefferson. Let's get out of here.
<in an alley>
Bobby They won't stop at anything, these people. If I get out of this, punks like Dimitri Rascalov are going to wish they never got off the boat here.
<after eliminating the attackers>
Bobby You've got to get us to the Civic Citadel.
<more Russians pursue by car>
Niko You are quite a popular man, Mr. Jefferson.
<driving - getting to the Civic Citadel, after killing the pursuers - A>
Bobby That was a mistake they didn't want to make. If you're going to try to take out a politician, you better take him out for sure. Niko Thanks for the advice. Bobby American gangsters like Jon Gravelli understand the way life works, they get the limits of their power. In Europe the politicians are as crooked as the gangsters. They don't understand that things are different here. Niko Yeah, sure. You are as clean as the driven snow. I'll explain that important cultural difference to one of these Russian gangsters if our paths cross.
<driving - getting to the Civic Citadel, after killing the pursuers - B>
Bobby This country is falling apart. There's no law anymore. Jesus. Niko That's what happens when you try taking control out of the hands of people like Jon Gravelli, I guess. Bobby That's when the people from abroad smell weakness. They come to this country and think that it's for the taking. Niko Isn't that the famous American dream? Bobby The American dream's a fairy tale. It was never meant to be taken literally.
<cutscene - at the Civic Citadel>
Bobby I don't know who you are, but you got me here. Goes to show, some immigrants have the best interest of the country in their hearts. I'll tell Jon you did well.
<phonecall to Jon Gravelli>
Niko Mr. Gravelli. I took that friend of yours to City Hall. He should be giving his speech any minute. Jon You did good. Heard you had some trouble along the way. You can always rely on those Russians to try something. How are we supposed to compete with these immigrant criminals when they want it so bad? Niko You're working with me, aren't you Mr. Gravelli? See you later.
<phonecall to Roman - optional>
Niko Roman, how are you? Roman Fantastic cousin. Mallorie is going to make me the happiest groom on Earth. How are you? Niko Good, I feel like I am getting close. I have been working for Jon Gravelli. Roman Jon Gravelli? The head of the Gambetti crime family. Shit, Niko. This man is very dangerous. Niko This man is nearly dead, cousin. He knows the government anget that Michelle forced me to work for. They say that they will give me Darko. You don't know how long I have waited for this, Roman. It is nearly over. Roman Don't get ahead of yourself, Niko. Be careful around these men. Talk to you soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DINING OUT (#jg2)
<cutscene - in a room of Schottler Medical Center>
Guy Whoa, whoa, whoa. [holding Niko back for a moment] Jon Aaah, Niko... good to see you. Niko You too. How are you, Mr. Gravelli? Jon Good, good. I was just speaking to our mutual friend about you. He said how efficient you were... I like that. Then he mentioned something about a Darko Brevic. Niko What? He did? Jon Yeah... he's located the guy. It seems he wasn't in Switzerland at all, but in Bucharest. He'll be here soon. Niko Good, good... Jon And it seems your Russian friends are getting the message. Some of them... Niko Oh... okay. So? Jon I think it's our turn to do a favor for that mutual friend of ours. Seems some Korean has come into the country and... [whispering] and is selling money at a discount. You don't need me to tell you that it's all fugazi. Faker than a pair of Vinewood tits. Niko [laughing] That's good... Jon Listen, I need you to deal with this. Eliminate the guy. What he's doing is no good for the economy, and no good for patriots like you and me. Niko So who is he? Jon His name is Kim Young-Guk. He'll be very well protected. He eats at Mr. Fuk. Fuck. [coughing] Niko Mr. Gravelli, are you alright? Jon Yeah, yeah, I'm fine... wh-wait... what was I saying? Niko Kim Young-GUk, he eats at? Jon Yeah right, right right... he... he eats at a restaurant called Mr. Fuk's Rice Box. Yeah, in Alderney City. [coughing] Niko Don't worry, I'll take care of it.
<call from Brucie - on the way to the restaurant>
Brucie Niko, it's Brucie baby. How about you and me do some serious carb loading bro? Niko Shit man, I can't. I'm already on my way to a Korean place.
<cutscene - at the restaurant>
Niko Where is Kim? Guy He's upstairs speaking with the manager. They don't want to see nobody though. Niko Kim and I are old friends. Guy Kim got a lot of money. He don't need no friends. Get lost.
<Niko fights through several guards to reach the manager's office.>
Niko Where is Kim? Manager Kim's not here. He left a long time ago. You best go look somewhere else.
<aim gun at the manager>
Niko If you play stupid you're not going to live very long. Where's Kim? Manager He heard you come. He run out back through the kitchen.
<Niko cuts down a few more enemies and reaches the kitchen, where Kim takes off out the back.>
Kim Weren't you the one who help me get into this country?
<phonecall to Jon Gravelli - after killing Kim>
Jon Tell me that Kim Young-Guk isn't devaluing our precious currency anymore? Niko He's passed his last false bill, Mr. Gravelli. Jon Well done, my boy. This is going to be a fruitful partnership for us both.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LIQUIDIZE THE ASSETS (#jg3)
<cutscene - in a room of Schottler Medical Center>
ULP It's all about problems and solutions, you know that... Jon Ah, Niko! Of course, you guys already know each other... ULP Niko. Good to see you. Niko Interesting friendships you both keep. Jon Yeah... very interesting. The mayor will be here in a minute, and I have two senators dropping by later. Everyone wants to pay homage to a dying legend, everyone wants the glamor of a bygone age... Everyone. Now did you hear what I said? ULP Yeah, I heard what you said. Jon Niko, our friend here is telling me that the Ancelottis are in league with the Russians. Ancelottis! I know these guys seventy-three years. In 1972, I should have killed his uncle... but I spared him, and this is how he repays me? Unbelievable! And now he's dealing drugs with Ivan the Goddamn Terrible... ULP So what we're saying is this is a matter of security. National. Normally, I don't care about cocaine, keeps controllable people in power, but this is no good. Niko Alright, what's my role in this? ULP The distribution network is a fleet of vans parked at a grocery warehouse in Alderney City. The product is placed into the frames of the vans, ready to be moved all over the country. Destroy everything. Whatever it takes. Niko And for me? ULP For you? I've got a real gift for you. Get this done. Then we'll talk.
<Niko assaults the warehouse and destroys all the vans.>
<phonecall to Gravelli>
Niko I have put your competitors out of business. Jon You've given a dying man a few minutes of happiness, Niko. I'm pleased to be helping you out with this thing you need. We'll speak again when Darko Brevic is in the country.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE (#rb12)
<phonecall from ULP>
ULP Bellic, I have your man. He's been flown in. We're going to drop him in the airport cargo area for you. Niko No more jobs, is that it? Am I out? ULP You're out. You've done good things for us and we are grateful. That said, I've given you a lot of protection. From here in, you're alone. Goodbye.
<phonecall to Roman>
Niko Roman, they've brought Darko Brevic into the country for me. This is almost over. I'm going to finish it. Roman Niko, you can't do this alone. I'm coming with you. Come collect me from Firefly Island. Niko Alright, wait there for me.
<on a sidewalk in Firefly Island>
Roman Cousin, there you are. Niko They are bringing him to the cargo bay at Francis International. I do not want to be late after I have waited so long.
<driving - heading to the cargo bay - A>
Well, this is the big moment - what you have been waiting for for so long. I hope you will not be disappointed.
Disappointment is not a consideration. I have not been the same man since the day that Darko betrayed us. Since I saw those things.
You lost a lot of friends that day, Niko. We both did. Niko In some way, our friends from the village were lucky. I lost myself that day too. Everything that was good and innocent in me died along with them. If I could live those hours again, I think I would have preferred to be buried in the pit along with everyone else. This is all that is left of me. What am I good at, Roman? What is my trade? I deal in death because that is all that is open to me. Roman I will tell you what you are good at, Niko. You are a good cousin and a good friend. You still have integrity. No matter what you say there is still humanity in you. You still have the power to be good. It's important that you believe that. Niko Maybe I will start to believe it when Darko is dead. That might give me some perspective.
This killing must stop sometime, Niko Once this is done, then you must begin to forgive. Think about your future instead of the horrible things that have happened to you, to us, to all of us, in the past.
After this is done, then we can talk about forgiveness and redemption. Now is not the time for such conversation.
<driving - heading to the cargo bay - B>
Darko Brevic, here in Liberty City. You have worked hard to make this happen.
Every moment since our friends from the village were killed, I have worked to find out who it was that betrayed us. And when I knew, everything I've done has been to find that person.
I know, Niko.
It was weeks after the massacre that I realized that we must have been given up by someone in our group... by someone from our own village. I had to go back to the pit where the bodies were dumped. I had to count the ripe corpses and see who was missing.
Niko, I know.
That wasn't something the old me could have done, but losing those friends, seeing them cut down in their prime, it hardedned me, it made me cold.
I know it did, Niko. But that was a long time ago. I'm not saying that Darko should be forgiven - it is not our place to do that. But the Darko you are going to meet might be very different from the one who led our friends to their death.
He will be enough of that man to justify what I have to do to him. Be assured of that, cousin.
<at the cargo bay>
Niko This is it. This is where it all ends.
<cutscene - at the cargo bay, a van drives up and tosses Darko on the ground>
Niko You remember me?
[translated] Leave me alone. I don't know you. I don't know you.
Yes you do. I'm the one... who survived.
Niko... hello. Niko [translated] Just tell me why.
Darko [translated] Why?
Niko [translated] We were friends. We were all friends. We all grew up together... Dmitar, Dragan, Goran, Mijo... should I go on and name them all?
We were friends, but I had other friends. Friends that Goran and his guys killed. My fucking neighbors! Because of what? Because of shit. Lies. Fucking lies.
So that makes it okay. To stab your friends in the back?
When everything you believe is shown to be shit, you make strange choices, I guess.
Fuck you! Strange choices? How much?
Darko [laughing] A thousand.
You killed my friends for one thousand dollars?
How much do you charge to kill someone?
You ruined me, you fuck!
I needed the money... I had problems.
You're a fucking junkie.
Kill me, then! You fucking hypocrite. Trust me, you'll be doing me a favor.
Niko - come on, let's go. Let him suffer... he knows what he did. He doesn't look like he enjoys life too much. Come on.