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Roman: "Niko, you wanna go on a date? Come on, what's wrong with you?"
Niko: "Eh...OK. Who is she?"
Roman: "That's the thing, it's a guy."
Niko: "Fuck you."
Roman Bellic tells Niko Bellic about Tom Rivas

Out of the Closet is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV given to protagonist Niko Bellic by Brucie Kibbutz from his flat on Mohanet Avenue in East Hook, Broker, Liberty City.

Description

Brucie wants Niko to kill Tom Rivas, cousin of Lyle Rivas, because he hasn't paid his debt. Rivas is in hiding and the only way to get him out is to arrange a date through the website www.love-meet.net. Roman helped Niko create a profile to attract Rivas. Niko heads to an internet cafe to arrange a date with Rivas.

Mission objectives

Out of the Closet… (Part 1)

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to the internet cafe.
  • Use a computer to get on love-meet.net and find FRENCH TOM.

…Out of the Closet (Part 2)

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get to the diner to meet French Tom.
  • French Tom is inside the diner. Look for him.
  • Take down French Tom.

Walkthrough

Out of the Closet… (Part 1)

After the cutscene finishes, go to the nearest TW@ Internet Cafe. Walk inside and log onto a computer. Click on the Love-Meet advertisement, and click on "Male". Scroll down until you find the user "FrenchTom", click on him. Now scroll down and click on "Date". Log off the computer and leave the cafe (you can rob the cash register for $30-$500, but you will get a one-star wanted level). The first part of the mission will finish once the player exits the cafe.

Intermission

After between two and four in-game days, Roman will call and ask if Niko has been on his "gay date" yet. Rivas will have replied via e-mail, so check them. The date will usually be at either midday (12:00) or midnight (0:00) the following day or night. Check your phone to be sure when the date is. Two hours before the date, the symbol will appear; grab a taxi and go to The 69th Street Diner.

…Out of the Closet (Part 2)

Walk inside and search for Rivas. Once the "date" has ended, Rivas will exit on foot.

He can be killed by any means, but if Niko fires at him near or inside the restaurant, nearby members of the Russian Mafia may open fire on Niko, so be aware. Once Rivas has been killed, the mission is complete.

Video Walkthrough

GTA 4 - Mission 26 - Out of the Closet Complete Mission (1080p)07:08

GTA 4 - Mission 26 - Out of the Closet Complete Mission (1080p)

Tips

  • The player does not need to sit down beside Tom in order to kill him. Once Niko enters the diner, the player can turn auto-aim off and shoot Tom in the back of the head. However, the player should use caution as members of the Russian Mafia spawn in the diner and also regularly patrol the surrounding area.

Reward

The reward for completing this mission is $6,750 and the missions No. 1 and The Puerto Rican Connection are unlocked. Niko can also use the Lovemeet website to contact other women and arrange potential dates with some of them.

After the mission

Brucie will call Niko to ask him about his date. He will say that it "didn't go so good" because Rivas is now dead, much to Brucie's satisfaction. He will also text Niko to look at his "hot date" story on the Liberty Tree online.

Aftermath

Liberty Tree Newspaper

"There was another brutal murder in Hove Beach today. This time, however, police do not believe it is related to the ever-tightening hold of the Russian Mafia on the area. The victim, a Mr. Tom Rivas, had told the owner of the 69th Street Diner that he was on a "hot date". He was then seen in a romantic context with an older, " foreign-looking" man. Moments later, he was dead. Mr. Rivas was unemployed but is reported to have had a number of older boyfriends who supported him. Police are currently pursuing all leads in the hope that one will lead them to the killer."

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Trivia

  • During their meeting, Tom asks Niko if he knows "Gay Tony". Tony becomes involved in several plot twists later in GTA IV, and appears as the deuteragonist in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
  • Humorously, Niko's fake profile in love-meet.net seems to have been written by both Roman and Brucie, with the writer apparently changing in the middle of various sentences. Various parts mention steroids and VIP living (Brucie) and other parts are more fitting of Niko's character (Roman).
  • Strangely, the picture of Niko on the Love Meet profile shows him in Star Junction in Algonquin. However, only Broker, Dukes and Bohan are accessible at this point in the game unless the player "ignores" this mission until Algonquin becomes available. This may suggest that this mission originally took place later in the game.
  • The name of the mission is a slang term to admitting one's homosexuality to family or friends.
  • This mission is mentioned in an email from Roman titled "Great News" about his upcoming marriage to Mallorie Bardas, and that he cannot have any more threesomes. If Niko responds positively to the email, he will mention that Brucie will be disappointed about the threesomes, to which Roman will respond "Fuck you! At least I never dated a man! Unlike you!".
  • If the player arrives at the 69th Street Diner too early and waits until the time French Tom arrives, it will skip to the cutscene where Tom meets Niko.
  • One of Niko's likes is "people who use bull shark testosterone so long as they don't have funny balls." This is a reference to the mission Easy as Can Be, where Brucie tells Niko he uses bull shark testosterone and Niko replies to him by claiming it will "do funny things" to his testicles.

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