Meh, huge bump, but I just can't keep this inside my head anymore. Here's my potential third ending for GTA IV. The mission is divided into four checkpoints actually...
After One Last Thing, Niko gets to choose between Revenge or doing the Deal. However in my books, he also called Jacob for his opinion:
N: Hey Jacob. I need to know your opinion about some delicate matter, because you're my friend and all that...
J: Wha'ghwan rasta?
N: So there is this Italian mob from Alderney led by Jimmy Pegorino. I've been working for them for quite a while and they offered me a profitable deal to ship, I could be getting thousands of dollars for this.
J: Wat's da problem den?
N: The guy I'm meant to do this deal with is our fellow friend Dimitri. Alternatively, I know where he's hanging out so I can go there and f*ck his ass up instead.
J: My opinion is dat you shouldn't trust dat gennal anymo'. Where he be hidin'?
N: The Platypus in East Hook.
J: Meet me at da Homebrew Cafe and we'll talk.
Now you're given a third blip on the map. Upon walking into it, the next mission will initiate.
THE WOUND LASTS A LIFETIME
Niko comes into the Homebrew Cafe and sees Jacob sitting by the bar talking with the bartender.
J: Ah, my brotha Niko.
(the two shake hands)
J: I got a plan for you, star. We gonna blast Rascalov first and den we're gonna go on Pegorino. His family be falling down madly, bredren, he ain't got no might anymo' in this city.
N: I'm aware that he's weak but he still has some guys on his side... after all, I don't know if that's a good idea to stab this paranoid motherf*cker in the back on top of everything else and risk getting killed by the Mafia...
J: Mafia? More like slackers! Bunch of Alderney guido goombas who get f*cked ova by the littlest thugs on da streets. Look - you do da deal and Dimitri screws you ova again. You kill him and leave it, Pegorino would come for yer face fo sure. (picks up an AK-47) No time fo' talkey-talkey. Let's go and whack dis bloodclot.
N: I hope I won't be regretting this...
Go to the Platypus.
On the way to the ship:
N: This situation is out of control. I just want to leave this sh*t, stop all the killing. I already got what I wanted, I don't need more.
J: Wat did you get, bredren?
N: I came to this country to look for someone in the first place. When I was young I've been betrayed during the war in the old country... I heard that the traitor was in Liberty City, so I came to Roman trying to look for him. And a better life... thanks to those Italians I managed to find him. Turned out that it wasn't him, there had to be someone else... those agents that we've been working for have found him for me. I had to make my choice... I got what I was after.
J: But dem mobsters still want moar?
N: As you put it, the family is falling apart. Pegorino is desperate to get a seat in the Commision but he's considered to be a fat f*cking joke amongst them. I know some of those guys really well.
J: Mafia is a sticky business, Niko. Once you start it, you can't leave it. I been wasting dem fools for quite a while already, dey be of no good causing boderation all around da city. We gonna catch two fishes into one net - de Russians and de Italians. They all will meet dey fate at our hands an' ting.
N: Lets just hope this plan will work out, I still want to go to Roman's wedding. You coming as well?
J: Ye, mah bwoy Roman gettin' married an' ting, him finally got wat he wanted. Mallorie a fine girl y'know. Dey gonn be happy together.
N: I agree, they really fit each other.
At the docks...
Dimitri: Get all of the heroin packed. We're shipping it tonight.
Random russian: Who are you, what are you doing here?
N: We're just friends of your boss, let us through.
R: I don't know how true this is. Leave.
J: Niko, looks like we haffi do dis da old-fashioned way.
The shootout starts, Niko and Jacob kill all the Russians on the ship, proceed to the bridge, open the cargo hold and corner Dimitri. (this part is played out exactly like the normal A Dish Served Cold mission)
N: Hey Dimitri, I don't think I'll be doing this deal with you. We have other business to finish.
D: Niko, it's been a long time. I thought your time in America might have calmed you down. Oh, and I see you're still keeping in touch with the Jamaicans. Very well...
N: America does not change everyone. Look at you, you arrived in this country a spineless rat who would sell out his friends. That is what you will be when you die here.
J: Dimitri, you a dead man, mark me words!
D: Shut up these cock suckers!
Niko and Jacob take down the rest of the Rascalov Mob and wound Dimitri.
N: You're about to learn a lesson, actions have consequences. You screwed me over, now you're paying for it. Shame that'll be the second last thing that goes into your head. Goodbye.
D: You're the one who's going to learn a lesson. People aren't going to be happy if you kill me. Stupid motherf*cker.
J: People? Haha, ya fi talkin' bout de Italian bumbaclots? Dey got no power anymo'.
D: Speak English, I can barely understand your accent, you Jamaican monkey.
N: Prepare for me to pull the trigger, my friend...
Suddendly Bulgarin comes down the cargo hold holding a Pump Shotgun and is guarded by three more Russians.
B: Hello Niko. And hello Jacob. Hi Dimitri. I see that your partnership didn't go the right way. What a shame.
D: Help me, Ray!
While the group is baffled and speechless, sirens are heard in the background.
B: I can gladly say though, this is the last time we crossed paths, Bellic. And I mean it. You're f*cking dead you treacherous scum! We had a bomb placed on the bridge. It will explode in a matter of minutes. Goodbye to you all.
D: Ray, you're crazy! What about the heroin?
B: Don't worry about it, you didn't load that much yet.
N: Are you crazy? You're going to kill us ALL, not just yourself!
B: If we die, you will as well. One for all, all for one, huh?
J: Bumbaclot! (fires the AK killing one of the goons, Dimitri, Bulgarin and the other two Russians hide in the inside of the cargo hold between some boxes while Niko and Jacob escape)
N: f*cking Bulgarin. And our plan went to sh*t!
J: Yo man it ain't ova yet. We gotta run away from here, quick!
Leave the ship before the bomb explodes!
You got a 2-star wanted level now and a timer of 1 minute. You have to run away from the ship as soon as possible. Once they are off the boat the bomb explodes:
J: Rhaatid, it be impossible dat dey survived dis!
N: I gotta call Phil about this, he's probably waiting for me to do the deal!
N: One of those mobsters I was meant to do the deal with.
*Niko calls Phil*
N: Hey Phil. The deal won't work out at all. I tried killing Dimitri with a friend of mine, I didn't pull the trigger on him but he's dead.
P: Niko, what the f*ck? The Peg is gonna be mad for this!
N: I'm aware of that, didn't you ever think of betraying him?
P: We need to talk. Can you come over to Tudor?
N: Sure thing, we're on it.
Go to Tudor.
The next chapter of the mission starts.
P: Niko, good to see you. Who's this?
N: Phil, this is Jacob, a good friend of mine. Jacob, this is Phil.
J: Respect, nice to meet you.
P: Likewise. Either way, you've been talking about betrayal. I just want to make sure there are no bugs or anything. I need to have perfect trust in this action, but since we're deep into this sh*t, I'll tell you. Back when you had the choice between killing me or Ray, well, I was the rat. I've been talking to the Gambetti's about Pegorino's actions.
N: Did you know that I've been working for Gravelli as well?
P: Not really, you did?
P: It don't matter now. Dimitri is dead and Pegorino is going to go berserk once he finds out. We gotta go to Port Tudor and take the cash from those mobsters.
N: Are you outta your mind? There will be probably hundreds of them!
J: Niko, be eazy. Us three will be enough to take down these rass clots.
P: Okay, let's make it like this. We're going to steal the cash and split it up. Then I'm going to find out where Pegorino is hanging out and we'll go there take him down. Simple, huh?
N: Since we've already started this sh*t, we gotta end it. Let's do it.
Go to Port Tudor.
P: How did you guys get to know each other?
N: Jacob knew my cousin and I picked him up once. Hadn't it been him Dimitri would have gotten me killed. I didn't believe I would have to see him in the flesh yet again. I just regret that I couldn't have been the one to put a bullet into his head.
J: Easy Niko, the bloodclot is dead and won't bother ya no moar.
N: That's the least of our worries now. There are still more dangers coming up ahead.
P: The buyers won't be too happy if they see us shooting around. I know this area pretty well though, all we gotta do is head through the rooftop. If we're fighting, we're fighting for ourselves and the money.
N: What are you gonna do with your cut of the cash, guys?
J: Share? I don't need any share.
N: You don't have to do this Jacob, I really appreciate your help, that's why you gonna get it.
P: As for me, I'm thinking about skipping town. The heat is too big for me to keep up.
N: Nah man, once Pegorino is dealt with you ain't gonna have anyone after your back. The Ancelotti's won't find out about your actions either, they're wasted.
P: I'm not so sure. The Mafia is a much larger operation than you would think.
J: Seen bredren.
Once at the place, the mission plays out pretty much like in If The Price is Right. Once the crew has stolen the money from the escaping buyer, Phil leaves. Niko and Jacob stay alone while Pegorino calls Niko.
Peg: You double-crossing immigrant asshole! I knew you couldn't be trusted! f*ck you!
N: Easy there, partner, what did I do?
P: You know right what you have done you f*cking dipsh*t! I will get you killed, mark my words! We know where you are!
N: Ha ha, big talk. Everyone kept telling me I'd get killed, I got used to it. Just try. Who says it ain't gonna be the opposite?
P: You... you... f*ck!!! (you can hear the phone being slammed on the ground and the call ends)
N: Well, I think that Pegorino is really angry now...
J: He may be angry but these guys, me tinking dey came for I an' I.
*Three black PMP-600 cars pull up with Mafia goons armed with Combat Shotguns, MP5's and M4s leaving it*
N: Seems like Pegorino has more power than we thought, let's get those guys!
Now you have to take down all the Mafia scum that will arrive in a few waves. They will come driving through the whole street, doing drive-by's and being incredibly violent. After they're dealt with you'll get a 2-star wanted level and you have to lose it. After losing it, Phil will call you regarding Pegorino's location.
P: Niko, I'm waiting for you in a car on Koresh Square in Alderney City. It seems that our party with Jimmy's mob is coming to a sad end.
N: That's quite of a tragedy. See you soon.
He'll be waiting in Pegorino's Cognoscenti. Now the mission will pan out similar to the actual ending mission. Upon arrival and entering the Cognoscenti:
P: Alright, this is it. The Peg went nuts once he heard of what we pulled off. He wasn't aware that I helped you out though. Says he was about to crash your cousin's wedding or something, he ain't gonna crash anything.
J: Dat bumbaclot!
N: sh*t! Roman! I'll be late to his wedding! Where are those motherf*ckers?
J: Aye, must be dem!
Goon: f*ck, we got a tail. Better lose this piece of sh*t on the way back to the Peg. I don't wanna be late.
During the car chase:
N: Are you sure they're gonna lead us to Pegorino?
P: All I heard is that he's going to have a meeting somewhere in northern Alderney, but definitely not his house. With you putting a mark on Jimmy's head, he wouldn't be so stupid to stay there. No idea where he could be at.
N: Our actions made him twice as paranoid as he was. He wanted to be on the top but he fell.
J: Nearly like a classic tragedy an ting, bredren.
P: Pegorino was plotting with Rascalov to kill you anyway. He wasn't planning on sharing the profits with you. He knows what a killing machine you are so he wanted to ice you somewhere quiet, outta surprise.
N: What a coward. The situation will turn opposite right now with me tearing his face off.
J: Even doe Dimitri be dead, him thought dat you forget about wat happen on de docks ya know, in Broker. Him screw ya ova after ya kill Faustin for him.
N: I did not forget about this, at all. Once I was at the ship I was sure that your idea was a good one. I'm sorry for doubting in you.
J: No matter, rasta.
P: Interesting. When I heard of that Russian from the Peg he was speaking in a present tense about him, as if he were alive. We're in Leftwood, we're pretty close, I can feel that.
N: Okay, this is good news. I do not know how much of this driving I can continue to do. Since I came to this city I was destroying people's lifes. My cousin was kidnapped, nearly killed, his apartment was burned down... and the woman I adore... I f*cking killed one of her brother's. I'm a piece of sh*t.
J: You ain't Niko.
P: Indeed you ain't, my friend! You're a good lad, remember that. There is still hope for you.
N: Thank you for these kind words, comrades.
Once at the casino:
J: Alright, dis be de place, ya know, me bredren. What's de plan?
N: There's a sh*tload of guys but I think I can handle them.
P: Niko, this is suicide by going alone, are you mad?
N: I'm the cause of all of this. If I die, I'll die thanks to myself and my actions. Now go guys.
J: Me gonna plan an escape. One love, rastas.
P: I'm not gonna let you go there alone. I want Pegorino to feel what he did to me. I'm not going to be his pushover anymore.
N: *breathes heavily* Alright. Just take cover, will you?
Phil gets out his M4 and you progress through killing Italians and Russians just like in the other ending missions. Once you corner Pegorino by the stairs:
PG: Treacherous scum! I regret telling you to kill Ray now! He would be by my place at least!
N: You'll soon join him in hell, Jimmy.
PB: You were a terrible leader, Peg. You made many strange choices.
PG: We'll see about that. I'm sure this choice is going to be a good one!
Take out Pegorino.
Now you'll have to wound Pegorino on the stairs. He wears body armor and holds an MP5. Upon "killing him", a cutscene is triggered. Jimmy is wounded in a similar way to Out of Commission:
N: I told you to leave me alone!
PG: I give the orders here! Me!
PB: Who do you have to boss around? The rest of your crew is gone.
PG: Why in hell didn't I choose the other one. Leadership is a poisoned chalice... now what are you waiting for? For me to bleed out? (laughs)
N: I'll tell you something. I've been running errands for Jon Gravelli as well.
PG: You too? Screw you!
N: He, as well as the other Mafia families, they all thought you were a fat f*cking joke! Hah!
(Niko and Phil laugh)
PG: Whatever, you both...
The cutscene ends and you're in gameplay again. You have to execute Pegorino.
Finish off Pegorino.
Niko will shoot Jimmy straight into the forehead, quickly ending his miserable life. After this, another cutscene ensues, suddendly someone opens the door at the top. It's Dimitri who appears to have survived the explosion.
D: You balkan peasant, thank you for dealing with this little Italian problem!
N: Dimitri? How the f*cking f*ck did you survive?!
D: Who says I had to stay on the ship when the bomb went off? Me and Ray escaped by boat. But now you ain't gonna escape. Goodbye Niko.
P: You... you... I knew there was something wrong about you. I seen the devil in your eyes, you're not a human for Christ's sake!
N: He ain't... he's a soulless monster who doesn't fear anyone and anything.
D: Еб твое мать! (shoots with an M4 at Niko and Phil who jump off the stairs) It ain't over you bastards, it ain't!
N: You're not getting away, Dimitri!
You now have to kill Dimitri's goons all the way until you reach the dock side like in Out of Commission. Dimitri however, takes a Super GT that is there and you're left to take a Comet with Phil. On the way the Russian sitting in the backseat will fire at you with a Micro Uzi and more Russians will come at you in black Schafter's. Soon after leaving the Hickey Bridge Jacob will arrive in his Annihialator to pick up Niko and Phil.
J: Niko, Phil! Drive under da choppa and climb up!
As Phil says that, you can see a barricade set up by Russians. Niko, opening the door and holding the steering wheel with one hand, jumps and grabs the helicopter. Phil grabs Niko's leg and manages to hold on it as well.
P: Niko, save me, PLEASE!
N: I'm going to catch Dimitri and end this for good.
J: Did you get Pegorino back at de place, bredren?
N: I did. Bastard got the bullet in the head he deserved. Are you alright Phil?
P: Apart that my heart rate is like 120 per minute then I guess I'm fine. Damn!
J: Iz a miracle you survived dis.
N: We wouldn't have survived that hadn't it been you! You're a saint, man.
J: Don't worry, rasta. I gwan shoot Dimitri out de blood clot sky. He ain't going to be able to talk his way outta dis.
Dimitri changes his car in Castle Gardens to a Squalo boat. A while later:
J: Ya man me get da raasclot!
N: Good shooting, Jacob!
The Annihialator gets shot down by a random Russian holding a Rocket Launcher form the tall roofs of southern Algonquin...
P: Damn, we're shot!
N: Hold on!
Upon crashing on Happiness Island:
P: Are you alright, guys?
J: I am, Niko?
N: Good. Now let me deal with Dimitri personally.
After wounding Dimitri enough, a similar cutscene happens to the ending of A Revenger's Tragedy:
N: Welcome to America!
D: f*ck your mother... dick from the boat! (this is the actual translation)
N: Speak English... You're a strange man. You killed your best friend. You betrayed everyone who ever came in contact with you. You killed my cousin. I guess... the survival of the fittest thing really meant a lot to you. But now, you remember, when you kidnapped Roman, I swore something to myself. And I'll stay true to my word...
(Niko pulls out a knife and goes at Dimitri. You can hear him scream for a short while in the background and blood splatters everywhere. [controversy inducer, huh? lol]. Jacob and Phil come to the scene.)
J: Niko! Oh...
P: Jesus, that's gross...
(Niko stands up with blood smeared all over his face)
N: Well, friends... this does it. We killed together. We killed and we won. We're blood brothers.
J: Lets run away from here before Babylon arrives.
N: Sure. Sure...
(Suddendly Niko gets a phonecall from Roman)
R: Niko! I'm about to get married, where are you? I can't get married without my best man!
N: Roman! I'm so sorry cousin! I've been very busy with...
R: Busy killing people? You did the deal or not?
N: No I didn't, but...
R: So we ain't rich?
N: Let me finish you idiot! I killed Dimitri and Pegorino. I stole the money from the deal.
P: Don't forget the money from Pegorino's properties. You're ultra-rich now. 500.000 dollars my friend.
N: Oh sh*t...
N: Cousin, we're VERY rich. You'll be able to afford a honeymoon in the most exotic countries ever.
R: Oh man, that's the Bellic spirit! Come to the wedding as soon as possible!
N: I'll see you soon.
N: Thank you guys for the help. I'll catch up with you later.
P: That was a wild ride. We'll see us soon.
J: Gonna speak to Badman. One love.
N: Oh man, Kate!
(Niko calls Kate automatically)
K: Hey Niko!
N: Hey. I did something alternative. I killed the man that betrayed me and I also stole the money from the deal. Now I'm both rich and happy.
K: The ends justify the means, I guess. You did a good thing. I hope your past demons can rest in peace now. Are you going to pick me up for your cousin's wedding?
N: I'm very sorry but the wedding is about to take place and I'm very far away. I'm not sure if I'll make it on time. Please ask Packie to pick you up or take a cab, I'm very sorry.
K: That's not a problem. See you there!
Get to the church. Remember to wear a suit.
The ceremony plays out as planned and everyone is happy. A party is then held at Niko's and Roman's apartment in Middle Park East. Credits roll.
Mission passed - 500,000$ reward.
I'll add in the post-mission calls later.