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{{infobox mission
 
{{infobox mission
 
|name = Departure Time
 
|name = Departure Time
|image = Departure Time-TBoGT.png
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|image = DepartureTime-Mission-TBoGT.png
|caption = [[Ray Bulgarin|Bulgarin's]] [[Ghawar]] exploding.
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|size = 290px
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|caption = [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]] destroys one of the [[Heroin|heroin]] filled duck-shaped bins.
 
|game = TBOGT
 
|game = TBOGT
 
|for = [[Gay Tony]]
 
|for = [[Gay Tony]]
|location = [[Gay Tony|Tony]]'s apartment
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|location = [[Tony's Apartment]], [[Little Italy, Algonquin|Little Italy]]
|target = [[Heroin|The Heroin]]<br>[[Timur]]<br>[[Ray Bulgarin]]
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|target = [[Ray Bulgarin]]<br>[[Timur]]<br>[[Heroin|The Heroin]]
|reward = [[money|$]]10,000 and [[Buzzard|The Buzzard]]
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|fail = [[Wasted]]<br>[[Busted]]<br>[[Gay Tony|Tony]] dies<br>[[Ray Bulgarin|Bulgarin]] gets away<br>[[Schafter]] destroyed
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|reward = [[$|$10,000]]<br>[[Buzzard]]
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|unlocks = Story Complete
 
|unlockedby = [[Party's Over]]
 
|unlockedby = [[Party's Over]]
|fail = Player Death<br>Bulgarin Escaped
 
 
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{{Quote|You're a pill-popping old queen, man. I'm a murdering maniac. But we survived, bro...we survived.| [[Luis Lopez]]}}
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{{Dialogue|Luis|You're a pill-popping old queen, man. I'm a murdering maniac. But we survived, bro...we survived.|Tony|We did more than survive, amigo. We prospered. We took on this town and we won. We took on this place and we gave it the fucking finger. Fuck you all! I don't care what people say. Tony Prince and Luis Lopez could not be stopped!|Luis and Tony after Ray Bulgarin's death}}
   
{{Quote|We did more than survive, amigo. We prospered. We took on this town and we won. We took on this place and we gave it the fucking finger. Fuck you all! I don't care what people say. Tony Prince and Luis Lopez could not be stopped.| [[Gay Tony]]}}
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'''Departure Time''' is the [[Climax|final storyline mission]] in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'', given to [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis Lopez]] by [[Gay Tony|Tony Prince]].
   
'''Departure Time''' is the [[Climax|final storyline mission]] in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]. Since dialogue states that "[[Dimitri Rascalov|Rascalov]] is dead" by a goon in the mission, the mission would take place sometime after the mission [[A Dish Served Cold]] (if the [[Revenge]] option is chosen), or after the mission [[A Revenger's Tragedy]] (if the [[Deal]] option is chosen). This would mean that the mission takes place after the events of [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], and is also the final mission in the entire [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] trinity.
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Since Timur states that "[[Dimitri Rascalov|Rascalov]] is dead", this means that the mission takes place after the [[Endings in GTA IV|events]] of ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and is therefore the final mission in the ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' trilogy.
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
After a heated argument in [[Gay Tony]]'s apartment between he and [[Luis Lopez]] over how Luis [[Party's Over|seriously contemplated]] killing Tony (on orders of [[Rocco Pelosi]] and [[Uncle Vince]]), and how it has lead to Tony being wanted by the [[Bulgarin Family]] and the [[Ancelotti Family]] thus making his life completely unsafe, Luis and Tony agree to do one final mission together; they must confront and defeat [[Ray Bulgarin]] (who was a minor antagonist in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]) at the [[Funland]] in [[Broker]], and also destroy the [[Heroin]] he has stashed there. During the ride there, Luis and Tony agree that Tony -- who will not go home or to the clubs due to how he is heavily wanted -- will wait around the Dukes Monoglobe, and Luis, if he survives will rendezvous with him there.
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Luis and Tony have a heated argument in [[Tony's Apartment]] over Luis [[Party's Over|contemplating]] killing Tony on the orders of [[Rocco Pelosi]] and [[Uncle Vince]]. However, since Luis killed Vince instead, both the [[Bulgarin Family]] and the [[Ancelotti Family]] are pursuing Tony. After the argument, Luis and Tony agree that they must confront and defeat [[Ray Bulgarin]] at the [[Funland]] in [[Hove Beach]], [[Broker]], and also destroy the [[Heroin]] he has stashed there. Luis and Tony drive there, and Luis tells Tony— who cannot return home or to the clubs for his own safety to wait by the [[The Monoglobe|Monoglobe]] in [[Dukes]] for a few hours. Luis promises to meet Tony there if he survives. Tony leaves for the [[Monoglobe]] and a short cutscene plays where [[Timur]] comments on [[Dimitri Rascalov]]'s death, before the player regains control of Luis.
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Luis makes his way through the park and destroys four duck-shaped bins containing heroin whilst at the same time killing Ray Bulgarin's guards.
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After destroying the bins, Luis discovers that Ray is not in the park. Luis heads to the east side of the park, killing any pursuing guards, and destroys the final bin. After the last bin has been destroyed, [[Timur]] arrives with backup and explains to Luis that Bulgarin is at the airport and is heading back to [[Europe]] in his [[Ghawar|private jet]]. Luis kills Timur before he has a chance to escape, and steals a [[Bati Custom]] parked outside the park, which he uses to ride to the airport.
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Luis rides to the [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|airport]] via the [[Broker-Dukes Expressway]]. Along the way, [[Yusuf Amir]] calls and Luis explains the situation. Yusuf offers to help, but Luis declines. However, upon reaching the Expressway, Yusuf appears in his gold [[Buzzard]]. Luis follows Yusuf, who destroys any pursuing Russian vehicles with homing missiles.
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After reaching the airport, Yusuf wishes Luis luck and departs. Luis drives onto the runway and sees Bulgarin's jet preparing to take off. The plane's doors open and one of Bulgarin's guards begins shooting at Luis. Luis kills the guard and jumps on the plane's doors before they close. After killing the last of Bulgarin's bodyguards, Bulgarin emerges from the cockpit holding a [[Grenades|grenade]]. Bulgarin threatens to activate the grenade if Luis shoots him, but Luis claims he will "take his chances". Luis executes Bulgarin, who drops the grenade. The pin comes out of the grenade and becomes live, which destroys the jet in mid-air. Luis survives and collects a [[parachute]], and jumps out of the jet before it crashes into the sea. Luis parachutes back to [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]. When he reaches land, he meets Tony at the [[Monoglobe]].
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Upon arriving, a cutscene plays showing a [[Jerry Kapowitz|homeless man]] walking the street looking for food. Luis bumps into him, which knocks over a bin. Luis helps the man to his feet and walks off, after which the homeless man finds a bag containing Bulgarin's diamonds in the bin. He then walks away laughing with joy.
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Tony meets Luis, where the duo make amends. Tony reflects on how he squandered his ambition to see the world by going to Algonquin, where '...the world came to me.' Luis still remains a little cynical, amused that the two men have become so close considering their vastly differing personalities. Yusuf arrives and congratulates the duo for "winning", later mentioning that he wants to franchise the clubs. Tony points out that his clubs are more about the people than the style, before Yusuf replies that Tony should "Whip out your dick and piss all over them!". The three men walk away, which ends the game.
   
 
==Mission objectives==
 
==Mission objectives==
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*Execute Bulgarin
 
*Execute Bulgarin
 
*Go to the Dukes Monoglobe
 
*Go to the Dukes Monoglobe
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'''Complete the mission in under 10:00'''<br />
 
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'''Kill 25 enemies via headshots'''<br />
 
'''Kill 25 enemies via headshots'''<br />
 
'''Have 70% Accuracy'''<br /></span>
 
'''Have 70% Accuracy'''<br /></span>
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==Enemies==
 
==Enemies==
 
*[[Bulgarin Family]]
 
*[[Bulgarin Family]]
 
*[[Ray Bulgarin]]
 
*[[Ray Bulgarin]]
 
*[[Timur]]
 
*[[Timur]]
 
==Walkthrough==
 
After the intense cutscene, drive to the funland in Broker (don't get the car, you or Tony killed). Once there, Tony leaves for Meadows Park. After potentially hearing [[Timur]] comment that [[Dimitri Rascalov]] is dead (thus proving this mission takes place after or during the end of [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] depending on which [[ending]] was taken), Luis must destroy three duck-shaped bins containing heroin. Shoot your way through Ray's guards, sticking to cover, as the theme park is a maze with dozens of ways to be flanked and surrounded. Rifles and explosives are a good way to clear a path. Taking out the nearby vans often destroys the bins and is fairly simple, especially if you have the [[Automatic Shotgun|Explosive Shotgun]], which can wreck the vans in a few shots from a considerable distance.
 
 
After taking out all three, Luis discovers that Ray isn't there. Take a moment to recuperate health if you need to, from the First Aid Kit near the last van, or with the food vendors on the boardwalk, who can be accessed during the mission, and pick up the body armor. Shoot your way through the east side of Funland, taking down more guards and destroying one last bin at the far end of the area. In a minor cutscene, [[Timur]] arrives with backup and tells Luis that he's too late - Bulgarin is about to escape back to Europe in a private jet. Quickly, equip a weapon and kill Timur before he has a chance to get away, then take control of a [[Bati Custom]] found nearby.
 
 
Luis is now to head to the airport via Dukes Expressway. Along the way [[Yusuf Amir]] calls, and Luis will inform him of the situation. Yusuf offers his assistance, but Luis declines. However, upon reaching the Expressway, Yusuf will appear in his gold [[Buzzard]]. The player now must follow him - he will destroy any Russians along the way with homing missiles (that, strangely, are unusable -- only the non-homing missles can be used).
 
 
After finally reaching the airport, Yusuf wishes Luis good luck. Make your way to the runway, where you see Bulgarin's blue [[Ghawar]] preparing to take off. During this time you must catch up to it before it departs. Make sure to lean forward on the bike during straight to get a little extra speed boost. Be ready to turn right, as the plane will make a sudden turn to the right. Now, gain as much speed as possible. A Russian will appear on the stairway of the plane. Take him out and get close to the stairs to trigger a short cutscene; another goon shows up. Luis shoots him off the plane and spectacularly jumps onboard. Once inside, you must take out the last of Bulgarin's goons. After taking them out, Bulgarin finally comes out of the cockpit, face to face with Luis, with a grenade in his hands. Bulgarin threatens Luis that he will activate the grenade, killing both himself and Luis, if Luis shoots. However, Luis says that he will take his chances. Execute Bulgarin and he will activate the grenade as his last action. The jet then explodes in mid air - blasted in half. Miraculously still alive, Luis finds a parachute and dives out of the jet as it nosedives into the sea. Luis parachutes back to Liberty City as "No Security-Kerris" plays. Now, get back on the road and head to the Monoglobe to conclude the mission.
 
 
Upon arriving, a cutscene will be played that shows a [[Jerry Kapowitz|homeless man]] walking the street and looking for food. Luis bumps into him, spilling a trash can. Luis will help him up and walk away, after which the homeless man finds a stash of diamonds - Bulgarin's diamonds. He then walks away laughing with joy. Later in the credits, he can be seen in a mansion in [[Westdyke]] full of women, in which he will be dancing on the diving board.
 
 
Tony will meet Luis and make amends, Tony reflecting on how he squandered his ambition to see the world by going to Algonquin, where '...the world came to me.' Luis still remains a little cynical, amused that two such different people have become so close. Yusuf shows up and greets the duo, later mentioning that he wants to franchise the clubs. Tony points out that his clubs are more about the people than the style, Yusuf replies "Whip out your dick and piss all over them!", as the three friends walk away, thus ending the game and the [[Grand Theft Auto IV Era]].
 
   
 
==Video Walkthrough==
 
==Video Walkthrough==
 
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==Reward==
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*The reward for completing this mission is $10,000. Yusuf's [[Buzzard|Golden Buzzard]] also becomes available to the player, much like his [[Super Drop Diamond]], and can be collected from the Helipad on the [[West River]] in Algonquin.
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*The player can now call [[Henrique Bardas|Henrique]] for an [[APC]] and [[Armando Torres|Armando]] for a [[Gold SMG]].
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
==After the Mission==
 
==After the Mission==
*Completing this mission unlocks Yusuf's [[Buzzard|Golden Buzzard]], much like his [[Super Drop Diamond]], to be collected from the Helipad on the West River in Algonquin - and as a result, replaces the [[Swift]] there. Also, the player can now call [[Henrique Bardas|Henrique]] for an [[APC]], [[Armando Torres|Armando]] for a [[Gold SMG]], and finally the ability to replay all the storyline missions is now available from the phone, under the "Missions" text.
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*The player can replay all the game's storyline missions, via the "missions" section on Luis' phone.
   
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
*[[Timur]] - Killed by Luis for threatening the lives of Tony and himself.
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*[[Timur]] - Killed by Luis for threatening and attempting to murder him.
 
*[[Ray Bulgarin]] - Killed by Luis for threatening and attempting to murder him and Tony.
 
*[[Ray Bulgarin]] - Killed by Luis for threatening and attempting to murder him and Tony.
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*Members of the [[Bulgarin Bratva]] - Killed by Luis and Yusuf in order to destroy the heroin and to get to Bulgarin's plane.
 
==Trivia==
 
*It should be noted that Tony says that he is going to hide in [[Middle Park]], not [[Meadows Park]], but he still mentions the [[Monoglobe]], and Luis tells him to hide there.
 
*It is possible to detach the parachute and the player will not fail the mission unless Luis falls to the shore and dies. If the parachute is detached above the ocean, Luis will land in the ocean and survive, but it will take a while to swim to shore.
 
*The song featured in the parachute scene after Ray's death and Luis' clever remark was No Security by Kelis Ft. The Crookers, this song can also be heard on [[Electro-Choc]].
 
*Ray's clothes might change if the mission is replayed frequently.
 
*It is possible to kill the Russian shooting at you from the plane's set of stairs, and his body will fall off the plane, but the cutscene of Luis shooting him still plays normally.
 
*Strangely, Luis asks Tony to hide not far from Bulgarin's house.
 
*The Bati Custom used in this mission is scripted to never outrun Yusuf's Buzzard, meaning it will never get caught in Yusuf's rocket blasts, likely to make this mission easier. It is also the only mission to obtain it in TBOGT.
 
*The four-star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]] earned for entering the airport is also scripted differently; although the wanted level is earned normally, no police officers will spawn in the airport. This was also likely done to make the mission easier, as trying to catch up to the plane while evading police vehicles would be near impossible.
 
*Oddly, Luis was not wearing a parachute before entering the plane, and there wouldn't have been any time to take one inside the plane; due to the explosion inside the plane, there would have been no chance of Luis' survival, as everyone inside would have been sucked out when the cabin depressurized.
 
*This mission has a similar resemblance to the [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA SA]] mission [[Stowaway]]. [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]] and [[Carl Johnson|Carl]] must enter the plane by riding the motorcycle given to them up the runway onto either a ramp or stair case. Once on the plane, they need to kill all the passengers on board and complete the main objective. Once finished, the mission ends with Luis and Carl jumping from the destroyed aircraft, and parachuting back down to the ground from extreme heights.
 
*It seems slightly unrealistic that while so many shots were fired inside the plane, none of the windows were shattered by bullets, which would be a major risk, seeing as it would depressurize the entire cabin.
 
*During the cutscene where Luis is talking to Tony in the park, you can hear Yusuf landing his golden Buzzard close to them.
 
*Timur sometimes mentions [[Dimitri Rascalov]]'s death in this mission, meaning this mission takes place after the final mission of GTA IV, whichever one is chosen.
 
*This is one of two missions to feature both the Diamonds and the Heroin, the other one being [[The Cousins Bellic]].
 
*This is one of two missions in TBOGT in which an airplane is destroyed, the other one being [[Bang Bang]].
 
*The place in Funland where Luis exits the car is the same place where [[Roman]] is picked up by Niko during [[That Special Someone]]
 
*During the part where Luis has to make his way to the airport, even if the missiles fired from the Buzzard miss the Russian mob's cars, they will still be destroyed.
 
*All the Russians that Luis killed inside the [[Ghawar]] will disappear when Bulgarin confronts him.
 
*This is the 1st time you enter a plane in the [[HD Universe]].
 
 
==Tips & Tricks==
 
*Basically, you need to go for the 3rd bin, to your left where you start, the 1st bin. Straight ahead where you start, the 2nd bin, in between bins 1 and 3 , and then the 4th bin, to your right where you start. Chase after Timur and kill him.
 
*The amusement park is full of propane tanks, and enemies just love to stand by them- shoot the tanks to save bullets.
 
*Many surrounding buildings are climbable- stand on them to quick kills to make the time limit, stocking up on sniper rifle ammo beforehand will assist you further.
 
*Whilst chasing Bulgarin's [[Ghawar|jet]], push the [[Image:PS3_LStick.png|25px|LStick]] (XBOX 360/PLAYSTATION 3 controller) forward to increase speed.
 
*As you're parachuting to the Monoglobe, hold the [[Image:PS3_LStick.png|25px|LStick]] (XBox 360/PLAYSTATION 3 controller) back to save airtime and not have to find a car and follow the rules of the roads.
 
*After destroying all bins, and Luis and Timur's conversation, quickly get out of cover and use any powerful weapon to kill him around the corner. This is best done with the Explosive Shotgun.
 
*While parachuting out of the jet, you can release the parachute by pressing [[Image:XBox_Y.png|25px|Y]] (Xbox 360) or [[Image:PS3_Triangle.png|25px|Triangle]] (PS3) which will make you fall into the water. Best to do this when you can see Luis' arrow next to the ground on the mini-map, but still in the water area. You can swim to shore, find a car (there is a [[Turismo]] in [[Beachgate]] near [[Faustin's Mansion|Faustin's mansion]]) and drive to waypoint, which can save a lot of time if done correctly.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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Departure Time 2.JPG|Bulgarins men arrive to take the heroin.
 
Departure Time 2.JPG|Bulgarins men arrive to take the heroin.
 
Departure Time 3.JPG|Luis attacks Bulgarins men.
 
Departure Time 3.JPG|Luis attacks Bulgarins men.
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Departure Time 8.JPG|Luis jumps aboard Bulgarins jet just before it takes off.
 
Departure Time 8.JPG|Luis jumps aboard Bulgarins jet just before it takes off.
 
Departure Time 9.JPG|Luis takes out Bulgarins men aboard his plane.
 
Departure Time 9.JPG|Luis takes out Bulgarins men aboard his plane.
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Ghawar-Explosion.jpg|The Ghawar after it exploded.
 
Departure Time 10.JPG|Luis about to parachute off the exploding jet.
 
Departure Time 10.JPG|Luis about to parachute off the exploding jet.
 
Departure Time 11.JPG|Luis descends towards [[The Monoglobe]] where Tony is waiting for him.
 
Departure Time 11.JPG|Luis descends towards [[The Monoglobe]] where Tony is waiting for him.
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==Tips & Tricks==
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*In the first part of the shooting at Funland, after killing the first two goons by the van next to the entrance, instead of go inside the game area, keep going straight towards the beachfront. Then climb up the shops and reach a rooftop, where there's a good vantage point to snipe most of the thugs. From that point aim to the wall near the further dustbin marked with a Rocket Launcher to destroy it quickly instead of going all the way there.
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*Propane tanks can be found in the park, often with Bulgarin's guards standing next to them. Shooting the tanks can kill a number of enemies at once whilst saving ammunition.
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*The explosive shotgun is recommended for killing Timur. The player should leave the automatic cover given after the cutscene, chase him before he turns in the corner and shoot him quickly. This will save a lot of time and the player can go straight to the motorcycle waiting for him.
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*Whilst chasing Bulgarin's [[Ghawar|jet]], pushing the [[Image:PS3 LStick.png|25px|LStick]] (Xbox 360/PLAYSTATION 3 controller) can tilt Luis forward, increasing his speed.
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*Instead of chasing the Ghawar all the way of the tarmac, the player can cut through the airport and reach the second runway to outrun the plane and wait for the marker go to Luis instead.
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*When parachuting back to the Monoglobe, holding back the [[Image:PS3 LStick.png|25px|LStick]] (Xbox 360/PLAYSTATION 3 controller) can make the player travel closer towards the Monoglobe. It is possible to even reach the marker while gliding all the way there, making possible to shorten the time.
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==Trivia==
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*During the second dialogue on the way to Funland, Tony says that he is going to hide in [[Middle Park]], despite the Monoglobe being located in [[Meadows Park]]. In the first dialogue, Luis mentions Meadows Park correctly.
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*The song featured in the parachute scene after Ray's death and Luis' clever remark is "No Security" by Kelis Ft. [[Crookers|The Crookers]]. this song can also be heard on [[Electro-Choc]].
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*Ray's clothes might change if the mission is replayed frequently.
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*The Bati Custom used in this mission cannot outrun Yusuf's Buzzard, meaning it will never get caught in Yusuf's rocket blasts. This is also the only chance to obtain the Bati Custom in TBoGT.
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*The four-star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]] earned for entering the airport is also scripted differently. Despite the wanted level being earnt normally, no police officers will spawn in the airport, most likely to make it easier for the player to chase Bulgarin's plane.
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*This mission has a similar resemblance to the [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA SA]] mission [[Stowaway]]. [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]] and [[Carl Johnson|Carl]] must enter the plane by riding the motorcycle given to them up the runway onto either a ramp or staircase. Once on the plane, they need to kill all the passengers on board and complete the main objective. Once finished, the mission ends with Luis and Carl jumping from the destroyed aircraft, and parachuting back down to the ground from extreme heights.
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*During the part where Luis has to make his way to the airport, even if the missiles fired from the Buzzard miss the Russian mob's [[Schafter|cars]], they will still be destroyed.
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*If the player kills Bulgarin with other method instead of the execution with a handgun, the cutscene will be reduced to Bulgarin dropping the safety pin of the grenade.
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*After reaching the Ghawar, the clouds moving outside the plane is just an added effect of motion. The vehicle will be suspended mid-air in exactly the same position, regardless of the time taken to kill the guards inside and/or executing Bulgarin.
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*At the end of the last cinematic, Luis lands behind a billboard advertises [[FlyUS]] titled "visit [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]]". This might have suggested where [[Grand Theft Auto V|the next GTA game]] will take place.
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Luis: "You're a pill-popping old queen, man. I'm a murdering maniac. But we survived, bro...we survived."
Tony: "We did more than survive, amigo. We prospered. We took on this town and we won. We took on this place and we gave it the fucking finger. Fuck you all! I don't care what people say. Tony Prince and Luis Lopez could not be stopped!"
―Luis and Tony after Ray Bulgarin's death

Departure Time is the final storyline mission in The Ballad of Gay Tony, given to Luis Lopez by Tony Prince.

Since Timur states that "Rascalov is dead", this means that the mission takes place after the events of Grand Theft Auto IV and is therefore the final mission in the Grand Theft Auto IV trilogy.

DescriptionEdit

Luis and Tony have a heated argument in Tony's Apartment over Luis contemplating killing Tony on the orders of Rocco Pelosi and Uncle Vince. However, since Luis killed Vince instead, both the Bulgarin Family and the Ancelotti Family are pursuing Tony. After the argument, Luis and Tony agree that they must confront and defeat Ray Bulgarin at the Funland in Hove Beach, Broker, and also destroy the Heroin he has stashed there. Luis and Tony drive there, and Luis tells Tony— who cannot return home or to the clubs for his own safety — to wait by the Monoglobe in Dukes for a few hours. Luis promises to meet Tony there if he survives. Tony leaves for the Monoglobe and a short cutscene plays where Timur comments on Dimitri Rascalov's death, before the player regains control of Luis.

Luis makes his way through the park and destroys four duck-shaped bins containing heroin whilst at the same time killing Ray Bulgarin's guards.

After destroying the bins, Luis discovers that Ray is not in the park. Luis heads to the east side of the park, killing any pursuing guards, and destroys the final bin. After the last bin has been destroyed, Timur arrives with backup and explains to Luis that Bulgarin is at the airport and is heading back to Europe in his private jet. Luis kills Timur before he has a chance to escape, and steals a Bati Custom parked outside the park, which he uses to ride to the airport.

Luis rides to the airport via the Broker-Dukes Expressway. Along the way, Yusuf Amir calls and Luis explains the situation. Yusuf offers to help, but Luis declines. However, upon reaching the Expressway, Yusuf appears in his gold Buzzard. Luis follows Yusuf, who destroys any pursuing Russian vehicles with homing missiles.

After reaching the airport, Yusuf wishes Luis luck and departs. Luis drives onto the runway and sees Bulgarin's jet preparing to take off. The plane's doors open and one of Bulgarin's guards begins shooting at Luis. Luis kills the guard and jumps on the plane's doors before they close. After killing the last of Bulgarin's bodyguards, Bulgarin emerges from the cockpit holding a grenade. Bulgarin threatens to activate the grenade if Luis shoots him, but Luis claims he will "take his chances". Luis executes Bulgarin, who drops the grenade. The pin comes out of the grenade and becomes live, which destroys the jet in mid-air. Luis survives and collects a parachute, and jumps out of the jet before it crashes into the sea. Luis parachutes back to Liberty City. When he reaches land, he meets Tony at the Monoglobe.

Upon arriving, a cutscene plays showing a homeless man walking the street looking for food. Luis bumps into him, which knocks over a bin. Luis helps the man to his feet and walks off, after which the homeless man finds a bag containing Bulgarin's diamonds in the bin. He then walks away laughing with joy.

Tony meets Luis, where the duo make amends. Tony reflects on how he squandered his ambition to see the world by going to Algonquin, where '...the world came to me.' Luis still remains a little cynical, amused that the two men have become so close considering their vastly differing personalities. Yusuf arrives and congratulates the duo for "winning", later mentioning that he wants to franchise the clubs. Tony points out that his clubs are more about the people than the style, before Yusuf replies that Tony should "Whip out your dick and piss all over them!". The three men walk away, which ends the game.

Mission objectivesEdit

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to Crocket Ave
  • Go into Funland
  • Destroy the heroin
  • Get to the other side of Funland
  • Destroy the remaining heroin shipment
  • Take out Timur and get to the airport in 2 hours
  • Get on the bike
  • Get to Dukes Expressway
  • Follow Yusuf to the airport
  • Chase after The Blue Ghawar jet
  • Take out Bulgarin's men
  • Execute Bulgarin
  • Go to the Dukes Monoglobe

100% ObjectivesEdit

Complete the mission in under 10:00
Take less than 50% damage
Kill 25 enemies via headshots
Have 70% Accuracy

EnemiesEdit

Video WalkthroughEdit

GTA The Ballad of Gay Tony - Ending Final Mission - Departure Time 100% (1080p)20:09

GTA The Ballad of Gay Tony - Ending Final Mission - Departure Time 100% (1080p)

RewardEdit

After the MissionEdit

  • The player can replay all the game's storyline missions, via the "missions" section on Luis' phone.

DeathsEdit

  • Timur - Killed by Luis for threatening and attempting to murder him.
  • Ray Bulgarin - Killed by Luis for threatening and attempting to murder him and Tony.
  • Members of the Bulgarin Bratva - Killed by Luis and Yusuf in order to destroy the heroin and to get to Bulgarin's plane.

GalleryEdit

Tips & TricksEdit

  • In the first part of the shooting at Funland, after killing the first two goons by the van next to the entrance, instead of go inside the game area, keep going straight towards the beachfront. Then climb up the shops and reach a rooftop, where there's a good vantage point to snipe most of the thugs. From that point aim to the wall near the further dustbin marked with a Rocket Launcher to destroy it quickly instead of going all the way there.
  • Propane tanks can be found in the park, often with Bulgarin's guards standing next to them. Shooting the tanks can kill a number of enemies at once whilst saving ammunition.
  • The explosive shotgun is recommended for killing Timur. The player should leave the automatic cover given after the cutscene, chase him before he turns in the corner and shoot him quickly. This will save a lot of time and the player can go straight to the motorcycle waiting for him.
  • Whilst chasing Bulgarin's jet, pushing the PS3 LStick (Xbox 360/PLAYSTATION 3 controller) can tilt Luis forward, increasing his speed.
  • Instead of chasing the Ghawar all the way of the tarmac, the player can cut through the airport and reach the second runway to outrun the plane and wait for the marker go to Luis instead.
  • When parachuting back to the Monoglobe, holding back the PS3 LStick (Xbox 360/PLAYSTATION 3 controller) can make the player travel closer towards the Monoglobe. It is possible to even reach the marker while gliding all the way there, making possible to shorten the time.

TriviaEdit

  • During the second dialogue on the way to Funland, Tony says that he is going to hide in Middle Park, despite the Monoglobe being located in Meadows Park. In the first dialogue, Luis mentions Meadows Park correctly.
  • The song featured in the parachute scene after Ray's death and Luis' clever remark is "No Security" by Kelis Ft. The Crookers. this song can also be heard on Electro-Choc.
  • Ray's clothes might change if the mission is replayed frequently.
  • The Bati Custom used in this mission cannot outrun Yusuf's Buzzard, meaning it will never get caught in Yusuf's rocket blasts. This is also the only chance to obtain the Bati Custom in TBoGT.
  • The four-star wanted level earned for entering the airport is also scripted differently. Despite the wanted level being earnt normally, no police officers will spawn in the airport, most likely to make it easier for the player to chase Bulgarin's plane.
  • This mission has a similar resemblance to the GTA SA mission Stowaway. Luis and Carl must enter the plane by riding the motorcycle given to them up the runway onto either a ramp or staircase. Once on the plane, they need to kill all the passengers on board and complete the main objective. Once finished, the mission ends with Luis and Carl jumping from the destroyed aircraft, and parachuting back down to the ground from extreme heights.
  • During the part where Luis has to make his way to the airport, even if the missiles fired from the Buzzard miss the Russian mob's cars, they will still be destroyed.
  • If the player kills Bulgarin with other method instead of the execution with a handgun, the cutscene will be reduced to Bulgarin dropping the safety pin of the grenade.
  • After reaching the Ghawar, the clouds moving outside the plane is just an added effect of motion. The vehicle will be suspended mid-air in exactly the same position, regardless of the time taken to kill the guards inside and/or executing Bulgarin.
  • At the end of the last cinematic, Luis lands behind a billboard advertises FlyUS titled "visit Los Santos". This might have suggested where the next GTA game will take place.

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