Someone to Watch Over Me
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Someone to Watch Over Me
Johnny and his gang in the North Sewers
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
- Talk to Crandon at North Vegas square.
- Deal with the newcomer squatters.
- Return to Crandon and listen to his next assignment.
- Enter the north sewers through the manhole, and deal with the Greasy Johnny and his Greasers.
- Attack and kill the greasers.
- Talk to Greasy Johnny and convince him to stop causing trouble with a Speech of 65.
- Pay Greasy Johnny 100 caps (or 50 caps with a Barter of 50).
- Return to Crandon for the next assignment.
- Talk to Mrs. Hostetler, and help her spy on her daughter's new friends.
- Talk to Jules in the North Vegas square to find that Alice Hostetler is hanging around Andy Scabb and his crew in The Gray.
- Go to The Gray and get into Scabb's room, either by picking the door (requires Lockpick of 50) or by pickpocketing the room key off one of the thugs guarding the door.
- Take the henchman message to Andy Scabb underneath the TV and return to Mrs. Hostetler with the evidence.
- Talk Alice down from killing her mother with a Speech check of 70 or Intelligence check of 7, or through standard dialogue options. Convince her to either stay with her family, or leave and never come back.
Quest stages[edit | edit source]
|1||Deal with the newcomers.|
|2||Talk to Crandon about the newcomers.|
|3||Deal with the band of troublemakers.|
|4||Talk to Crandon about the greasers in the sewers.|
|5||Talk to Mrs. Hostetler.|
|6||Find information about Alice Hostetler's new friends.|
|7||Look for Alice Hostetler and her friend, Andy, in the building named The Gray.|
|8||No sign of either Alice or Andy. Inspect The Gray for clues to their whereabouts.|
|9||Tell Mrs. Hostetler about Andy's plan to steal the Crimson Caravan Money.|
|10||Alice almost attacked her mother. She decided to let go and stay with her parents.|
|11||Talk to Mrs. Hostetler.|
|12||Mrs. Hostetler wanted to live up to her end of the deal, and was relieved that Alice wanted to stay with them.|
|13||-OR- Although saddened by Alice's escape, Mrs Hostetler lives up to the end of her deal.|
|14||-OR- Alice attacks her family, killing her mother.|
|15||-OR- Alice attacked her house. After attacking her mother, both of them died.|
|16||Get the Crimson Caravan money.|
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The title of the quest is a cultural reference to the song "Someone to Watch Over Me" written by George and Ira Gershwin for the 1926 Broadway musical Oh, Kay! Considered part of The Great American Songbook, the song has been recorded many times by many artists, including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Stéphane Grappelli, Keely Smith, Rosemary Clooney, and Ella Fitzgerald.
- Greasers were an American 1950s form of youth gang.
Bugs[edit | edit source]
- If you use the speech check telling Alice that "only she can answer her dreams" and then attempt to follow her out of the house, without first speaking to Mrs. Hostetler, she dies immediately as you appear outside. You fail the quest and receive negative karma. If you first speak to Mrs. Hostetler and end the quest, then exit the house Alice is gone and presumed alive, and you will not receive any negative karma.
There will sometimes be no Speech option available for talking down Alice, as it goes back to the Intelligence option numerous times.
- If experienced on the PC, you can fix it somewhat with console commands. Using the base id on this page, reset the quest, set the quest stage to 55, resurrect Alice and talk to her again. The quest line will be completely bugged at this point though. The only way found to have the quest end successfully without the Courier being blamed for killing her was to tell her to run away.
- If you kill Mrs. Hostetler prior to starting the quest, the quest will not fail and become impossible to complete.
- Sometimes it takes several attempts at conversation with Crandon to be able to turn the squatters in.
- When Andy confronts the Courier, it's possible to exit conversation without a Speech check or fighting by selecting the, "Goodbye" option, which, presumably, is not supposed to be available. Andy will then act as if nothing has happened and allow the Courier to continue with the quest.
- If caught lock-picking Andy's door after having spoken to Mrs. Hostetler, but before having spoken to Jules, the guard to Andy's room will not attack, only pull his weapon, accuse you of stealing, then re-holster his gun. This makes it easy to pre-pick the lock, then speak to Jules, then get the note.