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For the mission in GTA San Andreas, see Reuniting the Families.
MISSION
Reuniting the Family
ReunitingTheFamily-Mission-GTAV
Game: Grand Theft Auto V
For: Michael De Santa
Location: Michael's House, Rockford Hills
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
Busted
Amanda dies
Jimmy dies
Tracey dies
Reward: None
Unlocks: Architect's Plans
Unlocked by: Cleaning Out the Bureau
Michael: "Listen, Amanda. I wanted...I've been meaning to say to you...Look, I just..."
Jimmy: "What he's trying to say, Mom, is that he's a pathetic, old, drunken mess and he needs you, and you can do a lot better than a prima donna yoga instructor with an anal fixation."
Michael apologizes to Amanda, with Jimmy's help.

Reuniting the Family is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V for protagonist Michael De Santa.

Overview

Alone in his mansion, Michael falls asleep while watching a movie. When he awakes, Jimmy has appeared. Jimmy first apologizes for spiking Michael's drink, then proceeds to blame his father for Jimmy's own shortcomings before ultimately admiting that he misses his dad. He also tells Michael that Amanda is unhappy with her new life with Fabien. Motivated, Michael decides to reunite his family.

Father and son drive to the nearby Bean Machine, where they find Amanda and Fabien. Fabien dismisses Michael and insults Amanda. Irate, Michael grabs the FruitBook laptop of a nearby patron and smashes it into the yoga instructor's face. Amanda is initially angry at Michael, but then admits that she misses him. She asks that they seek counseling. Michael agree. Amanda tells Michael that she'll meet him at the office of Dr. Isiah Friedlander. She then helps off a groggy Fabien. 

Next, Michael and Jimmy go to find Tracey. She is at Blazing Tattoo on Vinewood Boulevard, where she is begging Lazlow Jones to be allowed to reappear in Fame or Shame; he says he will do so if she gives him a blow job. At this point, Michael and Jimmy appear. Michael, outraged by what he's just heard as well as Lazlow's previous actions in the mission Fame or Shame, attacks Lazlow, forcibly piercing Lazlow's nose, ear and brow, then tattooing a penis on Lazlow's chest or back (player's choice). Finally, Michael cuts off Lazlow's pony tail. Tracey, impressed by her father's devotion, agrees to go with he and Jimmy.

Michael and his children drive to the home of Dr. Friedlander, where Amanda is waiting. In the ensuing therapy session, Michael and Amanda become progressively more angry with each other while Jimmy and Tracey studiously ignore their parents' yelling. While little seems to be resolved in the session, once back outside Friedlander's office, Amanda agrees to return home and give their marriage another shot. Michael drives his family home, at which point the mission ends.

After the mission ends, the player is automatically switched to Trevor, who has passed out drunk on the beach near Paleto Bay with bodies lying around the area.

Mission objectives

  • Go to Bean Machine.
  • Go to the tattoo parlor.
  • Go to Dr. Friedlander's office.
  • Go back to Michael's house.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Time - Complete within 10:30

Aftermath

StarTalk Newspaper

"Following the ridicule he has received recently, self appointed anodyne metrosexual TV host Lazlow held a press conference yesterday to tell anyone concerned (of which there were only two of us), that his recent body modifications were 'forced on him'. In a rambling testimony, Lazlow kept talking of dark forces at work and bad men who wanted him dead, and that somehow this was not a midlife crisis. Lazlow's agent told us afterwards via cellphone "he is a great guy but he's been under a lot of stress with the show not doing so well and he's always been something of a fantasist. Best not take him too seriously."

Lifeinvader Posts

  • Amanda De Santa - "We can do this. I know now that this family is too irreparably damaged to have any hope of a normal relationship with anyone else. We're stuck with each other. And that's as close to a "I love you" as I've been in very long time."
  • Tracey De Santa - "All those guy friends you've violently assaulted in the past and finally this time it might actually get me somewhere! Fame or Shame here I come!"
  • Jimmy De Santa - "Phisically assaulting annoying celebrities and yoga instructors! When it comes to father-son bonding that's so much more my speed!"

Bleeter Posts

  • @fabienlarouche - "I think my perfect Aquiline French nose is broken. So much negative energy. I am finished with older woman and their impacted colons."
  • @Lazlow - "What is with these young female fans and their psycho dads? Btw, get ready for the unveiling of my sexy new bad boy look on the next episode of Fame or Shame! Ink and metal in, ponytail out!"

Trivia

  • The mission name is a reference to the mission from GTA San Andreas "Reuniting the Families".
  • At the beginning of the mission cutscene when Michael turns on the TV, the movie he is watching is clearly made within L.A. Noire, as demonstrated by the vehicle and Cole Phelps walking down the stairs. L.A. Noire is a 2011 game published by Rockstar Games.
  • Michael tells Jimmy that he will probably be dead in a few weeks. This foreshadows the choice B ending of GTA V.
  • Each member of the De Santa Family will bleed out if shot even once by any weapon.
  • Right after this mission is complete, the switch character cutscenes for Michael will depict him having a more harmonious relationship with his family. For example, finished having sex with Amanda, playing video games with Jimmy, avoiding losing his temper with Tracey during an argument and so on.

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