|This mission crosses over with No Way on the Subway.|
- "Where's my fucking stuff? You see, genius over here would rather get crème-brûléed before he dies. Hopefully, you ain't so stupid. Where's my stuff?"
- ― Ray Boccino.
Was It Worth It? is the penultimate storyline mission in The Lost and Damned. It is the last mission given by Ray Boccino (via Jim Fitzgerald's phone) to Johnny Klebitz. It is also the last mission to feature Jim, Ray and Ashley Butler.
In order to complete the mission the player must
A short while after completing the diamond exchange mission at the Libertonian, Jim will text Johnny telling him to meet him at Ray's. When Johnny gets there, he finds that Ray was the one who texted Johnny on Jim's phone. Jim is tied up and is being tortured by Ray's henchman in the basement of Drusilla's with a blow torch in order to reveal the location of the money Johnny ripped off. During the cutscene, Jim uses a hidden exacto-knife in his sleeve to cut the ropes binding his hands. He disarms Ray's henchman and holds the knife to his throat, ordering Ray to drop his gun. While distracted for a moment, Johnny kicks the gun out of Ray's hand to Jim. Johnny heads up the basement stairs. Jim cuts the throat of Ray's goon and they successfully escape. Johnny heads to Ashley Butler's apartment while Jim rides over to an alley off Exeter Avenue in the hopes of finding some Lost MC brothers to back him up. When Johnny gets near her place, Ashley will call Johnny stating that Ray has sent some of his men after him.
Take out Ray's hitmen before they get Johnny. Johnny can fight them off on his own or call Clay Simons and Terry Thorpe for backup, they will say that they have set up an ambush. Therefore it is possible to lure Ray's men to the ambush and dispose of them. If the player decides to do the job themselves, the best place for that is the alley leading to the backdoor of the clubhouse, as the walls provide good cover, and the alley is a chokepoint; they will approach Johnny only from one direction. The hitmen can be taken down from a distance with the Assault/Carbine Rifle, or go close quarters with the Combat Shotgun. There are four waves, with breaks in between, so be sure to pick up the money dropped by the dead henchmen.
After killing and surviving Ray's men, Johnny is told to meet up with Ashley at the Lost MC Clubhouse via cellphone. Go and meet Ashley. When Johnny arrives at the Lost MC Clubhouse Ashley is sitting outside, and reveals to him that Ray told her everything, including that one of his hitmen had killed Jim. She also informs Johnny that Billy Grey plans on turning states while in prison, pinning a drug ring on Klebitz and Angus Martin. After this Johnny cuts his ties with Ray.
The mission ends with Johnny telling Ashley "To get the fuck out of here!" after she admitted her love to him.
Liberty Tree Newspaper
"Passengers on the subway between Algonquin and Dukes saw an unusual sight earlier - members of The Lost biker gang in a dramatic fight for their lives. The bikers entered the tunnel system in North Holland and sped along the tracks at high speed, weaving between oncoming trains and exchanging gunfire. An uncorfirmed witness reports that were three bikers involved in the chase. Two bodies have so far been recovered. One being identified as Jim Fitzgerald, a member of the Alderney chapter of The Lost. Police are struggling to identify the other one. Authorities are appealing to other members of The Lost and their rival biker club, the Angels of Death, for any information."
After the Mission
There is no reward for beating this mission, but the final storyline mission, Get Lost is unlocked. However, the hitmen will carry money that can be collected after killing them.
- Ray's and Jim's phone numbers will be removed from Johnny's phone.
- Ray Boccino's henchman - Killed by Jim Fitzgerald.
- Jim Fitzgerald - Killed offscreen by Niko Bellic.
- Dozens of Ray Boccino's hitmen (if Johnny sets up an ambush).
- After Ray's goons are killed, Johnny meets Ashley at the clubhouse. Ashley can be seen sitting outside in front of the clubhouse before Johnny meets her. If she is killed, the mission will fail. However, if she is scared but not killed, she will be continually running in place but mission won't fail.
- This mission resembles TBoGT's mission Party's Over in that it is the penultimate mission of the game, it involves killing hitmen sent by an antagonist of the game (Ray Boccino and Ray Bulgarin), and that the hitmen are sent as a result of Johnny Klebitz or Luis Lopez stealing something during the Impossible Trinity (the diamonds, or the money made from selling them).
- If Johnny calls Terry or Clay for backup, they will have an ambush set up on Kenickie Avenue and will help Johnny kill Ray's goons. Regardless of the guns they use for gang wars, Terry and Clay will both use an AK-47 for this mission.
- The title of this missions is similar to a line of dialogue used in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. It appears in Max's words from "That Old Familiar Feeling", the last chapter, the line being "Because of her, I had solved the case. My case, all of it. Who I am. Is it worth it?".
- This mission is similar to the GTA III mission Bait. In both missions, the protagonists (Claude and Johnny Klebitz) are attacked by a rival gang (the Colombian Cartel and Pegorino Crime Family), and they have to lead them into an ambush where the friendly gang kills the enemies (the Yakuza and The Lost MC, although the ambush in TLAD is optional, if Johnny does not call Terry or Clay for backup).
- The shoot-out at The Lost Clubhouse may have some resemblance to the shoot-out at the Suffolk Church in Undertaker.
- This mission coincides with the GTA IV mission No Way on the Subway in which Jim dies as mentioned in the ending cutscene of this mission.