Marked: 9. Minimum kills: 0
- SAINTS RESURRECTED
- — Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline
As they remove the dead bodies from the newly established Saints Hideout, Playa and Johnny Gat discuss forming the crew. Playa remembers Carlos, and Gat notes some people he met when he was in jail, but warns that Playa needs to prove themselves first.
After recruiting Shaundi, Carlos, and Pierce, they return to the Saints Hideout to find Gat canonizing some new recruits. In a scene reminiscent of the "Divide and Conquer" cutscene in the Saints Row mission "Reclamation", Playa takes charge and gives a short speech on wiping out all three opposing gangs and retaking Stilwater. They assign Pierce to handle The Ronin, Shaundi to handle the Sons of Samedi, and Carlos to handle The Brotherhood. With the mission finished, the player is given their first real choice in the game: what gang do they want to take out first?
The following text has been transcribed verbatim from the game files.
Upon completion of the Mission, it is available in-game at Newspaper Clipboards.
- Go to the Suburbs
- Recruit Lieutenants for the Saints
- Shaundi is located in the Quinbecca neighborhood in the Suburbs Expansion District.
- Carlos is located in the western section of Misty Lane in the Suburbs District.
- Pierce is located in the eastern section of Misty Lane in the Suburbs District.
When playing the mission in co-op, both players must be together to start each lieutenant's request.
Shaundi is standing beside two Hammerheads, but any vehicle can be used. She directs Playa to three Stunt Jumps nearby. Players only need to drive through the corona to complete the jump; landing the jump isn't all too important. Doing these correctly completes three Stunt Jumps. The first Stunt Jump is surrounded by water with only two thin pathways leading to it, and players who get ahead of themselves may end up quickly driving into the water to find themselves without a car.
The jumps cannot be triggered without Shaundi in the vehicle, although the coronas are still visible.
After completing all 3 jumps, Shaundi exits the vehicle and just stands in place.
In co-op, both players must either be in a 4 seater car with Shaundi, or complete each jump in separate cars.
Carlos requires the player get in the Shaft with him and drive west to Mourning Woods Cemetery, where the player must repossess a Reaper from Ramon, a character who owes Carlos money. Once the vehicle is hitched, the player must tow it back to where they met Carlos. Although this isn't a long distance away, there is an incredible difference in the handling of the vehicle. Ultimately, this section serves to introduce the Tow Truck Diversion.
The Reaper spawns when Carlos is approached, but cannot be stolen until after delivering it. Carlos speaks when inside any vehicle, and pauses if the vehicle is exited.
In Co-op, two tow trucks are provided, and there is a second vehicle to repossess, a Buffalo located in the Trailer Park.
Pierce simply wants to kill nearby Ronin. There are only nine of them to kill spread over three different locations, but they won't put up much of a fight.
The mission ends once all three lieutenants have been recruited.
- Cash: $1,000
- Respect: None
- Achievement: Welcome Back (5)
- Mission: Got Dust, Will Travel
- Mission: First Impressions
- Mission: Saint's Seven
- Activity: Heli Assault
- Homie: One Follower (can recruit one Homie)
- Main article: Newscasts
- In the opening cutscene, before Playa leaves the Saints Hideout, Johnny Gat asks them what kind of gang they want, although a choice is never presented. This may have originally been an introduction to Gang Customization.
- In single player, Carlos asks Playa to repossess a Reaper, and when he is later unlocked as a Homie after completing "Red Asphalt" and calling Eye for an Eye, he drives one.
- The speech Playa delivers at the end of the mission pays homage to the speech Julius Little gave at the end of the mission "Reclamation" in Saints Row as there are many similarities, though a few smaller ones may just be coincidences:
- Both start the speech by stating that they have "some serious shit to discuss".
- The first lieutenant the leader assigns to a gang is African American (Dex, Los Carnales/Pierce, Ronin).
- The first lieutenant assigned to the second gang (Troy, Vice Kings/Shaundi, Sons of Samedi) questions it, prompting the leader to reply with "Fuck you say?"
- The lieutenant working on the second gang (Johnny Gat, Vice Kings/Shaundi, Sons of Samedi) gets kidnapped and rescued in a mission (Green With Envy/Veteran Child (Mission)).
- The lieutenant assigned to the third gang (Lin, Westside Rollerz/Carlos, Brotherhood) later dies in a mission (Liberation/Red Asphalt) and after completing that gang's storyline, can be unlocked as a zombie homie (Zombie Lin/Zombie Carlos).
- The third gang (Westside Rollerz/Brotherhood) has Donnie as a member.
- Both end the speech by saying "Once you're done here go talk to one of these guys. They'll have something for you to do. It's our time now. Let's get this shit started".
- The conversation with each lieutenant after completing their task is different depending on whether they are the last to be recruited. There is also unused dialogue indicating that the mission was originally to have ended by driving back to the Saints Hideout, and whichever lieutenant was last to be recruited gives a speech revealing more of their background.
"Hiring Rush" cutscene
- Johnny Gat: "Ya know, this ain't exactly what I had in mind for my day..."Johnny Gat: "Yo, I'm not a fuckin' janitor..."Playa: "We gotta clean this place out."
Playa (Male 2): "Yo, we gotta clean this place out."
Playa: "No shit, you're a goddamn diva."
Johnny Gat: "Come on, this is the kinda shit people who just got canonized should have to do."Johnny Gat: "That's my point. We can't really run a gang if we don't have, ya know, A FUCKING GANG."Playa: "Good idea, we'll just ask some of the crew for help: (Looks at dead body) Hey buddy, wanna help? No? (Looks up at Gat) Looks like we're doin' this ourselves."
Playa (Male 2): "Good idea, we'll just ask some of the crew for help. Hey buddy, wanna help? No? Looks like we're doin' this ourselves."
Playa: "You said it yourself, most of the old crew are either dead or busted by Troy... we're gonna have to start fresh."Johnny Gat: "Yeah, well let's get on that, 'cause I'm done moppin' up blood."Playa: "You said it yourself; most of the old crew are either dead or busted by Troy...we're gonna have to start fresh."
Playa (Male 2): "You said it yourself, most of the old crew are either dead or busted by Troy...we're gonna have to start fresh."
Playa: "This kid Carlos helped me bust out, he seems alright but we're gonna need more...whatchu thinkin'?"
Johnny Gat: "Yo, I met some people in jail who might work, let me make some calls. Once I find out where these bitches are you're gonna have to show them that you're the real deal though....they won't just follow anybody."
Playa: "It won't be a problem."
Johnny Gat: "Hey, before you go, what sort of crew you lookin' for?"
- — "Hiring Rush" cutscene
- Hey I'm Shaundi, whaddya say you show me what you can do in that thing?
- — Shaundi, upon meeting her
- Good times, good times...whenever you're getting everyone together let me know, I'd love to roll with you guys.
- — Shaundi, after completing the jumps if there are other lieutenants remaining
- Playa: "Whatchu say we go meet the rest of the boys Shaundi?"
Shaundi: "Good times, let's go..."
- — After completing the jumps if Shaundi is the final lieutenant
- Shaundi: "Why don't you try drivin' the wrong way?"
Shaundi: "I bet this heap can get some air, let's find a jump?"
Shaundi: "How close you think you can get to that car?"
Shaundi: "Pull the handbrake and take some corners..."
Shaundi: "Good times, let's go..."
- — Shaundi, unused Driving Stunt objectives
- Back when I was in jail Johnny and I set up a pruno ring. The stuff had a 20% chance of makin' ya go blind, but man did it have this great oak-y flavor ya know what I mean? Well, ya probably don't 'cause you were in a coma but you get what I'm sayin'. The point is that I was the only person who could make the stuff without killin' somebody, so I'd handle the pruno and Johnny would just beat the hell outta people until they'd buy from us...it's was pretty cool...
- — Shaundi, unused dialogue from cut drive to Saints Hideout
- I'd love to help the Saints but first I need you to do me a favor...a deadbeat friend of mine owes me money. Can you help me repossess his car?
- — Carlos, upon meeting him
- Carlos: "How ya been?"
Carlos: "Yeah, I heard what you did at Johnny's trial..."Carlos: "Ya know I saw Johnny in prison once...he didn't look like a really happy guy..."Playa (Male): "I couldn't let my boy fry. You know Gat from jail?"
Playa (Female): "I couldn't let him fry. You know Gat from jail?"
Playa: "He's happy enough when he's killing somebody...seriously though, he's a good guy, just don't piss him off."
- — Driving with Carlos
- Carlos makes a phone callCarlos: "Hey Ramon, what's up?"
Carlos: "Listen I don't got a lotta time I was just calling to let you know that I stole your car."
Carlos: "Are you there? Great. Here's the deal, if you don't want your car cubed I really suggest you pay me what you owe me...talk to ya later Ramon."
- — While towing the car
- Carlos: "So am I in the Saints?"
Playa: "Yeah, you're in, Carlos...I'll meet you at the old mission."
Carlos: "See ya then..."
- — After dropping off the car if there are other lieutenants remaining
- Playa: "Aight Carlos, let's go home.."
Carlos: "I can't wait to meet the rest of the gang..."
- — After dropping off the car if Carlos is the final lieutenant
- So where you want me to meet you and Gat?
- — Carlos, unused dialogue
- Carlos: "So you're actually putting the crew back together huh?"
Carlos: "Hell yeah...but first let's kick it to Technically Legal, I haven't had a chance to relax since we busted out."
- — Unused dialogue from start of mission
- When Julius formed the Saints, my brother was one of the first to join up. He wasn't as smart as Dex, or as tough as Johnny, but he was loyal. He believed in the Saints enough to die trying to defend their church. The Saints need to reclaim this city because I don't my brother to have died for nothing.[sic] 
- — Carlos, unused dialogue from cut drive to Saints Hideout
- Sup, I'm Pierce, if I'm gonna run with you I wanna see you fuck some Ronin' up...
- — Pierce, upon meeting him
- Pierce: "I'm definitely down for bein' with your crew."
Playa: "Good, meet me at the abandoned mission house."
Pierce: "I'll be there."
- — After killing the Ronin if there are other lieutenants remaining
- Playa: "You ready to meet the rest of the Saints, Pierce?"
Pierce: "Aight, let's do it..."
- — After killing the Ronin if Pierce is the final lieutenant
- Playa: "So what's your deal?"
Pierce: "My deal is that I'm the total package. You need someone shot? I can do it. You need someone to stratagize? I can do it. You need to score court side tickets? I can do it. Ya know what the only thing I can't do is? Be stopped. (Beat) or figure out how to play pai gon poker, cause that shit don't make a damn bit of sense."
- — Unused dialogue from cut drive to Saints Hideout
"Welcome to the Third Street Saints" cutscene
- Playa: "What the hell is going on?"
Johnny Gat: "I had to do some canonizing. Hold up..."
Johnny Gat: "You...you're next."
3rd Street Saints gang member: "Wait, what?"
Johnny Gat: "Sorry 'bout that."
Playa: "Where'd you find these guys?"
Johnny Gat: "Like I said, I made some calls..."
Carlos: "You guys actually hang out down here?"
Shaundi: "I dunno...add a flat screen, some throw pillows and a hookah and this place would be alright."
Pierce: "You definitely need a stripper pole in this bitch."
Johnny Gat: "Definitely."
Playa: "Oh yeah."
Shaundi: "So whatta we do now?"
Johnny Gat: "We listen."
Playa: "Alright, everybody listen up, we got some serious shit to discuss. The Saints used to own Stilwater and it seems like the only muthafucka's that remember that is me and Gat. I think it's time we give those other crews a wake up call."
Playa: "Now I ain't gonna lie, a lotta shit's changed since I've been outta the game, so I'm gonna need some help. Pierce, you're on the Ronin. I wanna know who's callin' the shots and what businesses they're running."
Playa: "Shaundi, you got the Sons of Samedi."
Shaundi: "It's gotta be them?"
Playa: "Fuck you say?"
Shaundi: "It's cool...I...I got this."
Carlos: "The Brotherhood, I'm on it."
Playa: "'Aight. Once we're done here talk to one of these guys...they'll have something for you to do. It's our time now...let's get this shit started."
- — "Welcome to the Third Street Saints" cutscene
- 3rd Street Saints gang member: "Absolutely..."
3rd Street Saints gang member: "Yep..."
3rd Street Saints gang member: "Yeah..."
3rd Street Saints gang member: "Nice..."
- — Unsorted from cutscene
- Cutscene: Hiring Rush
- Cutscene: Welcome to the Third Street Saints
- Unused string: CARLOS_TSSP4_DRIVE_BACK_01 = When Julius formed the Saints, my brother was one of the first to join up. He wasn't as smart as Dex, or as tough as Johnny, but he was loyal. He believed in the Saints enough to die trying to defend their church. The Saints need to reclaim this city because I don't my brother to have died for nothing.