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Mission
Back in Motion

BackInMotion
Boss: Lester Crest
Goals:
  • Get inside Richards Majestic
    • (Brute Force or Stealth)
  • Confront Brandon
  • Destroy the Truck
Reward:$5,000
Unlocked after:...Cold was the Storm
Unlocks:Boolean Integer
"When you're done sitting twiddling your thumbs come see me at my warehouse again. I've got something you can clean up for me."
Lester Crest via text message

Back in Motion is the 3rd mission in San Andreas Connection, and the first for Lester Crest.

Act 1

  • Prior to the mission, Niko receives a text message from Lester Crest telling him to come to the warehouse. Once the player arrives at the warehouse a cutscene is triggered.

Lester is sitting in his wheelchair near the garage door of the warehouse. Niko walks up to him, chuckling a fair bit.

"You said you have something for me to clean up but I don't clean catheters man." Niko says with a smug look.

"Ha ha... yeah, sure. This was actually gonna be a proposition for a nose job for you but that doesn't mater..." Lester mumbles.

"Excuse me?" Niko replies, raising his voice. Lester slowly gets out of his chair and places on hand on Niko's shoulder.

"It's nothing, but I do have something. It's not it, but it's definitely something. It's been a long time since you've handled a gun or killed a few dozen people, so I figured I'd have you run an errand for me. And no, it's not getting milk at the store." Lester spits back sarcastically.

"What, my reputation doesn't stand for something anymore?" Niko asks, raising his arms from his side.

"You're practically a ghost, Niko. You went off the grid, remember? Your reputation is nill to most people. Besides, it's only been, what, six years since you've gotten your hands dirty? There'll be a payout for you regardless so don't get your panties in a bunch." Lesters replies. Niko folds his arms and looks around.

"Alright, you've got my attention. What is it?" Niko asks. Lester reaches for his phone and brings up a picture of a famous actor.

"Brandon Roberts. Talentless, flat, given way too much credit for his shit acting but he has been a big help for my operation." Lester explains. Niko takes a good look at the picture before speaking.

"If he's helping you so much then how come you want me to take him out?" Niko asks, rubbing his chin.

Lester replies while he scrolls to another photo, showing screenshots of various piles of drugs, "Well, Richards Majestic has been making movies for decades but due to the increase in online piracy their income hasn't been, uh, steady. Sure, they make insane money from the flicks but the real money comes from the premiere night. Those corporate shitheads love indulging in some high quality narcotics for a title-status price, and Richards Majestic can easily supply them. Brandon here has stopped replying to my phone calls and emails."

"So you want me to kill somebody because they're helping a company make some money?" Niko replies, jokingly.

"I have a few contacts that would definitely love to invest their product into this private market and I'll receive a nice little 'finder's fee'. Since Brandon isn't up to helping me-... us... on this, I think it's best that we not only put an end to Brandon, but the whole damn Richards Majestic drug operation. He's been sleeping at the studio while he his marriage has been falling apart. Do what you do best." says Lester. Niko nods his head and walks off.

  • The player is then instructed to get to Richards Majestic movie studio. The player was find a way inside, either stealth or brute force. Brute force will engage a shootout between Niko and the security guards.

Brute Force method

Niko runs onto the movie set and confronts Brandon. Brandon is on the crying on the ground, pants soiled. Niko points his gun at Brandon's head and questions him immediately.

NikoAndBrandon

Niko interrogating Brandon

"Where's the stuff?" Niko exclaims, pulling up Brandon by his jacket.

"Wha- what- what stuff man!?" Brandon asks with the urine stain getting bigger on his pants.

Niko throws him back to the ground and walks to the other side of Brandon while saying, "You've stopped relaying info to Lester. Come on buddy, don't make me have to kill you. Your movies aren't that bad."

Brandon sits up and tries to wipe the tears from his face. He looks around panicking. This annoys Niko, causing him to punch Brandon directly in the mouth.

"Fuck okay alright! The shit is in a truck somewhere near Vespucci Beach, the big ass side walk!" Brandon replies.

"Hey, you, stop right there!" A voice exclaims. Niko turns around to see a security guard with his pistol pointed right at him, "Drop the fuckin' gun asshole!"

NikoKillsGuard

Niko killing the guard

Niko points his gun at the guard, but Brandon gets up and tackles Niko from behind. In a frenzied struggle, Niko pushes Brandon off of him and quickly puts a bullet in the guard's chest. Brandon attempts to crawl away with the wind knocked out of him.

Niko points his gun at Brandon and shoots twice, killing him on the second impact.

NikoKillsBrandon

Niko killing Brandon

"It didn't have to end like this..." Niko says to himself.

  • The player is then instructed to go after the truck. There are numerous cans of propane and other explosive materials near the truck. The truck is guarded by about 14 goons, armed with pistols and shotguns. The player can destroy the truck first or take out the foot soldiers. Any order works. After everything is dealt with the player receives a phone call from Lester.

"I saw that on a nearby CCTV camera. You did good, much better than I had anticipated." Lester says, sounding ecstatic.

"I'm glad me killing people gets you off, but what now?" Niko asks, seriously.

"Well, I think I'm going to keep you around for quite awhile, but I may sell your services to some fellow investors. It'd be profitable for the both of us." Lester replies.

Niko sighs from being annoyed and asks, "Wonderful, I'm glad you appreciate my work, but what about my cash?"

"It'll be in your bank account in a bit. Relax, you're getting all jumpy like one of my old crew mates. I'll be speaking with you soon." Lester says. The phone call ends as well as the mission.

Stealth method

Niko sneaks his way inside the studio and eventually makes his way to the set. Brandon is walking near the back part of the set near where Niko is hiding, allowing Niko to pull him into the shadows. Niko grabs Brandon by his jacket and puts a gun to the bottom of his chin.

"Drugs. Location. Now." Niko says to Brandon with an angry sound to his voice.

"Wait who the fuck are you-... Fuckin' Lester. Shit uhh... alright it's at Vespucci beach, close to that big sidewalk thing I think." Brandon replies.

"Good boy. Now I don't want to have to kill you. I want you to run as far away from here as you can. Change your name, get plastic surgery, take all these years of acting and play as someone who isn't you. I'm sure Lester will leave you alone then" Niko says, pulling the gun away from Brandon's chin.

  • The player must then exit the movie studio without being spotted. After exiting the studio, the player is then instructed to go after the truck. There are numerous cans of propane and other explosive materials near the truck. The truck is guarded by about 14 goons, armed with pistols and shotguns. The player can destroy the truck first or take out the foot soldiers. Any order works. After everything is dealt with the player receives a phone call from Lester.
NikoRunningFromTruck

Niko fleeing from the destroyed truck

"I wanted Brandon dead, but I guess leaving his current life is good too. You did good, Bellic. I think I'll be keeping you around, but I may outsource your work to some business associates." Lester says.

Niko sighs from being annoyed and asks, "Wonderful, I'm glad you appreciate my work, but what about my cash?"

"It'll be in your bank account in a bit. If I didn't know any better I'd think you're trying to fleece me!" Lester replies, chuckling.

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