No Way On The Subway
Jim Fitzgerald and an unknown biker.
|Game:||Grand Theft Auto IV|
|Location:||Drusilla's, Little Italy|
|Conditions of mission failure:||Wasted|
Jim gets away
|Unlocks:||Weekend at Florian's|
|Unlocked by:||Museum Piece|
- "Shit, that's the cocksucker Johnny ripped off for the diamond loot! Why don't we see if he can keep up with some real American bikers?!"
- ― Jim Fitzgerald
The mission starts off with Ray and Phil Bell informing Niko that the money and the diamonds are missing; the money stolen by Johnny Klebitz during the bungled deal in the museum and the diamonds with Luis Lopez. Ray orders Niko to deal with a couple members of The Lost MC hanging around Vauxite St.
In order to complete the mission the player must:
- Go to where the members of The Lost are hanging out
- Take the bike
- Chase and take out the bikers
Make your way to the bikers just out of Northwood, Algonquin in an alleyway off Vauxite St. After the first cutscene quickly get on the bike presented before Niko and chase the two Lost members. You can either choose to kill the unnamed biker before the subway, or leave him be for a more climactic death near the end of the mission. Follow them through the streets until they ride through a broken barrier onto the tracks.
Follow the bikers as close as you can on the tracks and be sure to avoid any trains passing your left or coming up on your right. When you reach the part of the tracks that are under the Alqonquin/Broker Bridge you can leave the unnamed biker to his fate as he will crash head on into a subway train and explode. Stay a good distance away as this occurs because the resulting splash damage may knock Niko off his bike, giving Jim time to escape.
Almost immediately afterward, Fitzgerald will exit the train tracks through a hole in the metal railings of the side and head back to the street. Once on the street, Fitzgerald decelerates considerably and is much easier to keep up with and even knock off his bike, which makes the killing much simpler.
Some time after the mission, a Weazel News Report will announce the identification of one of the bikers involved in the incident. Coincidentally, the biker is a close friend of Johnny Klebitz and an important supporting character in The Lost and Damned DLC.
- This mission happens at the same time as the TLAD mission "Was It Worth It?".
- If you let the chase go on with both Jim and the unnamed biker, the unnamed biker will crash into an oncoming subway train and die instantly, leaving Niko to shout one of two lines of extra dialogue: "Was that the Uptown J train?" or "Shit, your friend's body is gonna be smeared from here to Northwood!"
- If you pull Jim off of his bike, he will pull out a pistol and will try to kill you.
- This is the first appearance of Phil Bell.
- Niko is originally sent to kill Johnny for stealing the money, but while Niko is chasing Jim, Ray sent some of his men to deal with Johnny instead. When Niko calls Ray after killing Jim, and reporting Johnny missing, Ray informs Niko not to worry about it. Although he survived these events, Johnny however would be killed five years after the events of the GTA IV trinity by a different protagonist.
- It is possible, through a glitch, that after chasing Jim for the scripted route, he will act as a normal pedestrian on a bike, but will still taunt Niko.
- Before the chase starts, Jim will say that Johnny had told him about Niko; however in TLAD, Johnny never talks about Niko to Jim or any other The Lost MC member.
- When driving inside the Subway, the trains move slower than normal.
- In TLAD, Jim Fitzgerald is Hispanic and has very closely cut dark hair, but in GTA IV's No Way on the Subway, his character model is a heavyset bald Caucasian with greying ginger hair.
- The subway trains have unique horns during this mission, which also can be heard in the mission For the Man Who Has Everything which features in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
- Upon entering the tunnel, the game instructs you to press a button to turn on the headlight, however the headlight will automatically turn on.
- If you are able to kill the unnamed biker before going past the derailed train on the Algonquin Bridge, there will be an option allowing you to enter the derailed train but this however is not possible as it is only a glitch. Additionally, leaving the area then returning to it will remove the derailed train but will leave the damaged steel pole there.
- If you crash in the subway while chasing the bikers, your bike will disappear. This does not happen all the time however.
- The GTA IV version of Jim can be seen next to the TLAD version of Jim in Was It Worth It?. This is a minor mistake, as the unnamed Biker was supposed to be there.
- If you don't take the Freeway and immediately take any car you had going to the site, you can follow the bikers to the point at the train station and mission goes as normal.
- By doing this, the blip for the bike will still be there, but once you reach the subway, it will go as normal.
- Using a car by doing this method will make the mission easier as you won't be thrown off that easily.
- Although, the mission is scripted for the bike you were supposed to take to turn on its lights, therefore, you have to enable the headlights manually.