Laundry Day
"Laundry Day" mission completion screen
"Laundry Day" mission completion screen
Story arc

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"Laundry Day" is the second mission of the The Ronin story arc in Saints Row 2.

Money laundering scheme uncovered
Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline

Overview[edit | edit source]

At Aisha's house, Playa, Pierce, and Johnny Gat decide that, after the heist they pulled at The Ronin-controlled Poseidon's Palace, they should clean the money.[1]

Playa successfully launders the money through a fence. On the phone to his father, Shogo Akuji learns that he is coming to America due to the shame Shogo has brought upon his family. Shogo orders Jyunichi to attack the 3rd Street Saints, believing The Ronin must defeat them before his father arrives.[2]

Story[edit | edit source]

The following text has been transcribed verbatim from the game files.
Upon completion of the Mission, it is available in-game at Newspaper Clipboards.

The Third Street Saints and the Ronin cut a swath of destruction downtown today. Preliminary investigations suggest that the Ronin caught the Saints in the midst of trying to launder money recently stolen from Poseidon's Palace. Chief Troy Bradshaw had no comment on the situation brewing between the Ronin and Saints.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

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Head to the used car salesman and buy an expensive car

Head to Elysian Fields trailer park and purchase the Eiswolf.

Take the car you bought

Get into the Eiswolf

Head to the arms dealer and buy an expensive gun

Head to the arms dealer to buy an AR-50 w/Grenade Launcher.

Go to the fence and re-sell the merchandise

Head towards the fence in order to sell the stuff back.

Protect the fence

The fence needs to travel to her stash in southern Stilwater and must be defended with the AR-50 w/Grenade Launcher as she drives the Eiswolf. The weapon can fire both rifle ammunition and grenades, and has unlimited ammo for both.

Generally, The Ronin put up a light defense in the north of Stilwater, but shortly after crossing the bridge and going past a dip, they step up their assault, and may badly damage the Eiswolf by the end of the mission.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The Stilwater Gazette newspaper clipping from the completion screen and Newspaper Clipboard.

  • During the "leaked security footage" in the opening cutscene, "15 Minutes", Playa is wearing the clothing and customization they are in in the mission, rather than what they wore during "Saint's Seven".
    • Furthermore, Pierce is depicted as fighting, and stealing cash, alongside Playa and Johnny Gat, despite him not taking part in the actual heist.
  • The game data files define additional parts to this mission; originally, there was also a second arms dealer, a female who drove a Bulldog and sold Grenades; as well as a clothing dealer who sells a "parachute suit" which Playa would wear until selling it to the fence.
  • The Eiswolf is immovable before purchasing it - this is because it is defined as having an "infinite" mass by the game files.
  • In the opening cutscene, Jane says "the Saints are back after a long haitus". This means Jane hasn't heard of any of the other activity the Saints have caused, such as if completing any Sons of Samedi and/or Brotherhood missions first.
  • In the "15 minutes" cutscene, while Jane Valderama is interviewing Troy, two cops in the background prop up the body of a dead cop while another cop takes a picture of it.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

"15 Minutes" cutscene[edit | edit source]

Aisha: "Why is there a big pile of money on the coffee table?"
Pierce: "It's a little complicated..."
Johnny Gat: "We shot up a Ronin casino and stole the cash."
Aisha: "And you brought that shit here?"
Johnny Gat: "Eesh, who else we gonna trust with the money?"
Aisha: "But the Ronin know you stole it right?"
Pierce: "Well, they wouldn't have if we would've went with my plan..."
Johnny Gat: "Yeah, well if we went with your plan we'd still be talkin' about it..."
Pierce: "Fuck off Gat..."
Johnny Gat: "Excuse me?"
Playa: "Shut up, we're on..."
Playa turns up the volume.
Jane Valderamma: "...the daring casino heist has left the police baffled..."
Jane Valderamma: "Standing next to me is chief of police Troy Bradshaw. Chief, how's the investigation going?"
Troy Bradshaw: "This is an investigation Miss Valderamma, I can't get into details."
Jane Valderamma: "Can you say anything about the Third Street Saint's involvement?"
Troy Bradshaw: "I don't know what you're talkin' ab-"
Jane Valderamma: "This leaked security footage shows the leader of the Saints, recent fugitive and Saint Lieutenant Johnny Gat, as well as an unknown accomplice assaulting the casino...obviously the Third Street Saints are back after a long hiatus."
Playa and Johnny Gat cheer and fist bump as they see themselves on TV.
Aisha: "Oh God..."
Pierce: "Unknown accomplice my ass!"
Troy Bradshaw: "Miss Valdera-"
Jane Valderamma: "Also, reports claim that Ultor is pressing the Police Department for a quicker response."
Troy Bradshaw: "One of Ultor's investments was robbed, of course they want their money back."
Playa: "Alright, we had our 15 minutes...let's clean this money."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Alright, alright, we had our 15 minutes...let's clean this money."
— "15 Minutes" cutscene

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Pierce: "Do you even know how to launder money?"
Playa (Male Voice 1): "It's not complicated: Buy stuff one place, sell it someplace else..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "How hard can it be? Buy expensive stuff one place, then resell it someplace else..."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "Yeah, I saw it in a movie once: Buy stuff one place, sell it someplace else..."
Playa (Female Voice 1): "If I can survive a boat explosion I can handle shopping and reselling."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "Ya buy stuff, then ya sell it someplace else, it doesn't sound too complicated..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "I read about it in Ben King's book, ya buy, ya sell, it doesn't seem too hard."
Pierce: "This ain't gonna work..."
Playa (Male Voice 1): "You really gotta relax Pierce..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "You worry too much Pierce."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "Don't be so negative Pierce, I got this..."
Playa (Female Voice 1): "Pierce. Has anyone ever told you you need to lighten up?"
Playa (Female Voice 2): "Pierce, try to relax, what can go wrong?"
Playa (Female Voice 3): "Whatever, it'll be fine..."
Playa (Male Voice 1): "I heard you were looking to unload a classic..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Word is you got a car for sale..."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "I wanna buy the best car you have..."
Playa (Female Voice 1): "I'm looking to buy a car, you got something?"
Playa (Female Voice 2): "I hear you got a helluva car for sale..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "I'm looking to buy a nice car, you got anything?"
Used car salesman: "I do, but my baby doesn't come cheap..."
Playa (Male Voice 1): "Money's no object..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Money is no problem..."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "Trust me, I can afford it..."
Playa (Female Voice 1): "Don't worry about the money, I got it..."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "I'm pretty sure I have enough..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "Trust me, I can afford it..."
Pierce: "Ronin are comin' your way, I told you this was a bad idea..."
Playa (Male Voice 1): "Let 'em come, the Ronin' ain't stoppin' me..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "We're fine Pierce, the Ronin aren't stoppin' me..."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "The Ronin couldn't stop me from stealing the money, they aren't gonna stop me from spending it..."
Playa (Female Voice 1): "If the Ronin wanna get killed, that's their business..."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "They're not the first people that have tried to kill me Pierce, and they're not gonna be the last..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "Yeah, yeah...thanks for the heads up."
— At the used car salesman
Playa (Male Voice 1): "Word is you're the guy to talk to about military grade weapons..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Tell me you're sellin' some serious firepower..."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "I need the biggest hardware you have..."
Playa (Female Voice 1): "Let's say I wanted to kill a lot of people, what would you recommend?"
Playa (Female Voice 2): "I'm looking to buy a really big big."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "Hypothetically, if I wanted to murder like...a lot of people...what would you recommend?"
Arms dealer: "You look a little fancy to be starting a junta, but I got some toys I think you'll like..."
— At the arms dealer
Playa (Male Voice 1): "I'm looking to unload some merch, can ya help?"
Playa (Male Voice 2): "I got some product for sale..."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "Hey man, you think you can move this stuff?"
Playa (Female Voice 1): "I got some product I think you're gonna wanna move..."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "I got some nice stuff for sale, you think you want 'em?"
Playa (Female Voice 3): "I got some stuff you're definitely gonna want to buy..."
Fence: "Okay, I can use all that stuff...let's go to my stash..."
— At the fence
Fence: "Is the whole town trying to kill you?"
Playa (Male Voice 1): "Pretty much, yeah..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "I've made a lot of friends, what can I say..."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "What's your point?"
Playa (Female Voice 1): "I've always been a people person..."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "What can I say, I've always been popular..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "Um...yeah..."
Fence: "You brought the Ronin here?"
Playa (Male Voice 1): "Quit complaining, we're fine..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "Did I forget to mention that part?"
Playa (Male Voice 3): "Did I not mention that before?"
Playa (Female Voice 1): "Jesus, you sound like Pierce..."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "What's with people bein' so negative today..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "If people tryin' to kill ya bothers you, you're in the wrong line of work..."
— During the drive

Unsorted[edit | edit source]

You got a grenade launcher on that thing right? Use the damn thing!
— Fence

Jesus, the Ronin are still coming!
— Fence

Unused[edit | edit source]

Playa (Male Voice 1): "I'm lookin' to by some new clothes..."
Playa (Male Voice 2): "I need to buy some clothes...."
Playa (Male Voice 3): "I need a new wardrobe..."
Playa (Female Voice 1): "I'm looking for some new clothes..."
Playa (Female Voice 2): "I need a make over..."
Playa (Female Voice 3): "I'm really need some new clothes, can you help me?"
Clothing Dealer: "Then you've come to the right place..."
Playa gets changed
Clothing Dealer: "You. Look. FABULOUS!"
— Unused meeting with Clothing Dealer

"Family Ties" cutscene[edit | edit source]

Kazuo Akuji (Subtitle): "*speaks Japanese*"
Kazuo Akuji (Transliteration): "Shōgo o oshietekudasai, anata wa itotekini watashi ni haji o hikiokosu shiyou to shite iru ka, sore wa anata no shizen'na sainōdesu?"
Kazuo Akuji (Translation): "Tell me, Shogo, are you purposefully trying to cause shame to me or is it a natural talent of yours?"
Kazuo Akuji (Audio): "正吾を教えてください、あなたは意図的に私に恥を引き起こすしようとしているか、それはあなたの自然な才能です?"
Shogo Akuji (Subtitle): "*speaks Japanese*"
Shogo Akuji (Transliteration): "Chichiyo, watashi wa anata ni haji o hikiokoshite inai yo..."
Shogo Akuji (Translation): "Father, I'm not causing you shame..."
Shogo Akuji (Audio): "父よ、私はあなたに恥を引き起こしていないよ..."
The Ronin gang member: "What's going on?"
Jyunichi: "Shogo is explaining our failure to his father."
The Ronin gang member: "Mr. Akuji doesn't sound happy."
Jyunichi: "That's because his son has brought him much shame. Akuji-san is coming to America to teach Shogo how to lead."
The Ronin gang member: "Is that good or bad?"
Jyunichi: "That depends on who you are."
Kazuo Akuji (Subtitle): "*speaks Japanese*"
Kazuo Akuji (Transliteration): "Watashi wa anata no iiwake no tsukare, Shōgo... Watashi wa Amerika ni kuru, to watashi ga tōchaku shita toki, watashi wa dono yō ni rīdo shite o oshie shimasu."
Kazuo Akuji (Translation): "I am tired of listening to your excuses, Shogo... I'll come to America, and when I arrive I will teach you how to lead."
Kazuo Akuji (Audio): "私はあなたの言い訳の疲れ、省吾...私はアメリカに来る、と私が到着したとき、私はどのようにリードしてお教えします。"
Shogo Akuji (Subtitle): "*speaks Japanese*"
Shogo Akuji (Transliteration): "Hai, chichi..."
Shogo Akuji (Translation): "Yes, father..."
Shogo Akuji (Audio): "はい、父..."
Shogo hangs up the phone
Shogo Akuji: "We need the Saints taken care of before my father arrives."
Jyunichi: "What would you have me do?"
Shogo throws his cigarette at Jyunichi
Shogo Akuji: "Whaddya think I want you to do, get some of our boys and kill them!"
— "Family Ties" cutscene

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Playa, Johnny Gat, Aisha and Pierce

Pierce, Playa, Johnny Gat and Aisha

Johnny Gat and Aisha talking about The Ronin's money from Poseidon's Palace

Playa, Johnny Gat and Aisha

Playa, Johnny Gat, Aisha and Pierce

Jane Valderamma interviewing Troy Bradshaw

Pierce, Johnny Gat, and Playa in the footage of the Poseidon's Palace robbery

Playa, Aisha, Johnny Gat, and Pierce

Jane Valderamma and Troy Bradshaw

Shogo Akuji talking to his father over the phone

Jyunichi and a Ronin hearing Shogo and Kazuo's conversation

"Yes, father..."

Shogo Akuji, Jyunichi and a Ronin

Shogo Akuji ordering Jyunichi

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References[edit source]

  1. Cutscene: 15 Minutes
  2. Cutscene: Family Ties

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