“ You picked the wrong house, fool! ” — Big Smoke
Big Smoke is the second (third including The Introduction) storyline mission in , which protagonist Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Carl Johnson performs independently at the Johnson House in Ganton, Los Santos, San Andreas.
There is no gameplay during this mission, as it is simply formed by two cutscenes. The first begins automatically after completion of the
first mission and the following mission is automatically triggered following the end of the second cutscene.
Carl Johnson, after arriving in Grove Street, enters his childhood home and finds a photograph of his recently deceased mother,
Beverly. He takes a chair and sits down, reminiscing on an occasion where his sister, Kendl threatened to tell Beverly about his antics. Big Smoke, an old friend of Carl's, enters the living room from the kitchen with a baseball bat and threatens to attack Carl, mistaking him for a burglar. Carl explains himself to Big Smoke and the two hug. Carl and Big Smoke talk briefly about Beverly's death, with Smoke promising to help find her killer. Carl and Smoke leave the house and drive to the cemetery in Vinewood in Smoke's Perennial.
There is no
monetary reward for completing the mission, but the mission Sweet & Kendl is unlocked automatically after the end of it. In the remastered version for Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4, the Getting Started achievement/trophy is unlocked.
CJ enters the house. CJ picks up a picture of Beverly Johnson off of the floor and looks at it. As he looks around the house, he recalls childhood memories.
Kendl: Stop it, what are you doing? Carl, Brian, stop it!
Quit it, Moms will hear.
Mom, they're up to something.
You picked the wrong house, fool!
CJ picks up the chair to defend himself.
Hey, hey! Big Smoke, it's me, Carl, chill, chill!
CJ? Awww, my dawg, wassup? (laughs) Hey baby, you okay, man?
No man, it's my Moms, homie...
Hey, I don't know why this had to happen, but I promise you, I'm gonna find out who killed your Moms. The streets is cold, dog. Like it says in the book, we are blessed and cursed.
...What fucking book?
Same things that make us laugh...make us cry. But right now we gotta take care of our business and go see your brother at the cemetery. Come on, let's bounce.
CJ and Big Smoke exit the house, and get into Smoke's black Perennial.
You wanna drive?
Yeah, that's cool. Nice car, Smoke.
You know me, it's not cut, keep the value in it, keep it real.
Finally, after five years,
comes back to his
to find it empty of people.
CJ finds a photograph of his
laying next to the TV in his living room and picks it up as memories of life before he left
come back to him.
CJ recalls the time him and his brother,
were caught messing around with drugs by their
CJ takes a seat by the table in the living room.
CJ shows regret of his past misdeeds as a teenager.
Suddenly, a man emerges from the kitchen with a
and, confusing Carl for a robber, tells him that he picked the wrong house to rob and he'll pay for it.
CJ recognizes the man - it's his childhood friend
and tells him that he's indeed CJ.
Smoke takes a closer look at the supposed robber and recognizes him. Big Smoke throws the bat down on the table and is excited to see Carl after five years.
Smoke and Carl share a hug. Smoke asks how Carl is doing.
CJ tells Smoke that he's not doing to well - he's still mourning the loss of his mother.
After some small talk Smoke says that he doesn't quite know why Beverly, Carl's mother, was killed, but promises Carl to find out.
Smoke then says that there'll be time for revenge later and that they should go to CJ's mother's funeral in the
and meet his family.
Smoke and Carl head out, as Carl takes another look at the empty childhood home.
Outside Smoke asks Carl if he wants to drive.
CJ agrees and compliments Smoke's car.
GTA San Andreas - Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (HD)
GTA San Andreas - iPad Walkthrough - Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (HD)
GTA San Andreas Remastered - Intro & Mission 1 - Big Smoke, Sweet & Kendl (Xbox 360 PS3)