Home Coming

Home Coming
Carl Johnson learning from Mike Toreno of Sweet's release from prison.
Carl Johnson learning from Mike Toreno of Sweet's release from prison.

Carl Johnson learning from Mike Toreno of Sweet's release from prison.
Game GTA San Andreas
For Mike Toreno
Location Mulholland, Los Santos, San Andreas
Fail Death of Carl Johnson
Arrest of Carl Johnson
Death of Sweet
Reward Respect
Unlocks Cut Throat Business, Beat Down on B Dup
Unlocked by Vertical Bird

Home Coming is the last exile chapter mission and a two-part mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, given to protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson, the first of which is the last by undercover government agent Michael "Mike" Toreno from celebrity rapper Madd Dogg's Crib in Mulholland, Los Santos, San Andreas, while the second is given by freshly paroled deuteragonist and Grove Street Families leader Sean "Sweet" Johnson from the Los Santos Police Headquarters at Pershing Square in Commerce, Los Santos, San Andreas.


Inside the recording studio, Carl is on the phone discussing business, when Toreno takes it from his hand and ends the call. He tells Carl he has one final job before he spares Carl for good. Carl angrily says he is tired of working for Toreno and threatens to kill him; the situation is disarmed when Carl's phone rings and, after being prompted by Toreno, Carl answers it. Surprisingly, on the other side is brother Sweet. Realizing that Toreno has delivered his promise, Carl asks him what the "little job" is. Toreno tells him the "simple job" is nothing but to go pick up his brother.

Carl arrives at the Los Santos Police Headquarters in Pershing Square, and is greeted by the newly-freed Sweet. Carl tells him how he's moved up in the world, owning a business in San Fierro, a stake in a casino, and a mansion. Sweet is not impressed and demands to be taken back to Grove Street. When Carl tries to explain the dangers of going back there to Sweet, he realizes that his brother hasn't steered clear of the street loyalty code and has probably assumed that he too left the Families for dead just for the heck of money and power, much alike former friend Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris, whose betrayal had landed Sweet in prison in the first place. Carl reluctantly agrees.

Upon arrival, Carl and Sweet see that the neighborhood has been taken over by baseheads. Carl wants to abandon the place and go home, but Sweet tells him that his home is right here. Together the brothers clear out the drug dealers populating the area and reclaim Grove Street from the Ballas, taking the first steps to re-establish the Grove Street Families in Los Santos right up a third time.


(Carl is inside the studio talking to someone over a call.)

CJ: (on phone) I don't care 'how', I care 'when'. As in 'now'. You hear me? (someone grabs the phone from behind) Hey, man, what the - ? (rises)

Toreno: (keeps the phone on the table as it is revealed to be him) Hello, boss man. Taking care of business I see.

CJ: Toreno, fuck you. I almost lost my life out there for you.

Toreno: I've just got one tiny little thing for you to do, then I'm out of your life forever.

CJ: You know what? (pulls out a pistol) I'm tired of your fucking little jobs.

Toreno: Oh, will you stop. This is pathetic, come on. You're embarrassing yourself. (lowers Carl's hand) Come on, put it down. Don't be ridiculous, OK? Hey, I got a little surprise for you here. You ready for this? Huh? Answer it.

(Suddenly, the phone rings, and Carl picks it up after Toreno nods in position.)

CJ: Hello?

Sweet: Carl, it's me, Sweet.

CJ: (sits down, sunk into the chair) Aw, Sweet!

Sweet: I don't know what happened, they just released me. No idea what's going on, but I'm in the square outside the precinct in Commerce.

CJ: Alright you hold tight, I'll be right there.

Sweet: Alright.

(Carl hangs up the phone and rises.)

CJ: So what was that little job you was talking about, Toreno?

Toreno: I just want you to go pick up your brother. Get out of here.

(Carl arrives at the precinct, and is greeted by Sweet.)

Sweet: What's up, bro?

CJ: Hey, what's up, man?

Sweet: How you doin', bro?

CJ: I'm alright, man. Hey, man - we off to our new spot! We got a mansion, Sweet! We been putting in work, and shit is going well. We got a stake in a casino, we got some insane shit in Fierro, we're getting into the rap game! Hey man, let me get you some new clothes, c'mon!

Sweet: New clothes? (keeps his briefcase down) Nigga, what the fuck is this bullshit?

CJ: What you mean, man? What's mine is yours, and you know that.

Sweet: You never did get it, did you, Carl? I need to check on things in the hood. Man, that's the problem. You always a perpetrator, runing from what's real.

CJ: Hey man, shit's fucked up there. You don't want to be in the hood.

Sweet: No. That's exactly where I want to be. What you done for our hood?

CJ: Man, what the hood done for me? Always dragging me down. Ever since I got out of the hood shit been cracking. That's everybody's dream, to get out of the hood...

Sweet: Man, you sound just like Smoke right now.

CJ: Alright, man, you hard. I'm gonna show you what's going on in the hood. (once in the vehicle) You gotta understand, shit's all fucked up now, dude.

Sweet: Yeah.

CJ: What you want, it ain't round here no more.

Sweet: Just take me to momma's house.

(Both arrive at Grove Street.)

Basehead: Yo, man, y'all want to buy a blender? It's really good. It sorta works.

Sweet: Man, what the fuck? That's Mom's blender!

CJ: Looks like baseheads have took over the spot. Let's go home.

Sweet: This is home, man. Get these fuckers out of Mom's house! You was born in there. Damn!

(After reclaiming Grove Street from the Ballas and smoking out the dealers, Carl and Sweet have a conversation.)

CJ: Alright, man, let's get out of here. Go see Kendl.

Sweet: Kendl can come see me right here, at here home.

CJ: But it ain't nothing here no more.

Sweet: Rome wasn't built in a day, niggah!

CJ: (walks away) My brother can be a real pain in the ass.

Post-mission Phone Call

Catalina: Hello, Claude, baby. I thought I call to say how much I love you and how well endowed you are!

CJ: Yo, Catalina, it's Carl. I think you got the wrong number.

Catalina: Oh, Carl! So sorry, it is such an easy mistake to make, especially when I am so light-headed with love, and lust.

CJ: Yeah, well I,-

Catalina: No time, byeeee!


  • The reward for this mission is an increase in respect. The missions Cut Throat Business and Beat Down on B Dup are unlocked. Gang warfare is now enabled, and the cash pointer in front of The Johnson House also starts working. Territories may expand depending on the order in which previous games were saved.



Before starting the mission, it is important to ensure that all side missions outside Los Santos and all storyline missions, particularly the ones involving the use of aircraft, such as the heist missions and the RC missions, have been completed beforehand. This is because attempts to pursue these after the mission will be thwarted, on and off, by gang attacks, given that the Ballas have a very strong foothold over town. Further, continuity glitches might occur, which makes it all the more important. However, Puncture Wounds may be retained unplayed.


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