Sweet & Kendl

Sweet & Kendl
Kendl Johnson embraces Carl as they reunite at the cemetery.
Kendl Johnson embraces Carl as they reunite at the cemetery.

Kendl Johnson embraces Carl as they reunite at the cemetery.
Game GTA San Andreas
For Sweet
Kendl Johnson
Location Vinewood, Los Santos, San Andreas
Reward Respect
Unlocks Ryder
Unlocked by Big Smoke

Sweet & Kendl is the first full-mark storyline mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas accessed independenetly by protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson from the cemetery in the Vinewood district of Los Santos, San Andreas.


High ranking Grove Street Families member and childhood friend Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris takes Carl to the funeral and both are greeted by Kendl, Carl's sister. Carl finally meets his other alive brother Sean "Sweet" Johnson and his trusted friend Lance "Ryder" Wilson, but Sweet is hostile towards his brother even five years after the death of their other brother Brian in 1987. Kendl, enraged at Sweet's cold attitude, then decides to leave and meet her boyfriend Cesar Vialpando, leader of the lukewarm rival Hispanic gang Varrios Los Aztecas, but is temporarily stopped by Sweet who argues with her about Cesar. After Kendl leaves, Sweet points out the graves of Tony, Big Devil and Little Devil, before Carl, Sweet, Smoke and Ryder decide to return to Grove Street. Some Ballas gangsters perform a drive-by shooting and destroy Smoke's Perennial, with the four stealing a BMX each and riding to a car park under a freeway at Mulholland Intersection, evading the pursuing Ballas in their Voodoo.

Sweet decides that the group should split up and Sweet heads off in a different direction with the Ballas Voodoo following him, allowing Carl, Smoke and Ryder to ride away in safety until they get to a freeway bordering Idlewood, where the Ballas re-appear and chase them back to Grove Street in Ganton. Carl, Ryder and Smoke arrive back in Ganton shortly after Sweet arrives, with Carl announcing his intention to stay in Los Santos and to help the Grove Street Families, before leaving the group and entering the Johnson House, which now becomes Carl's home.


Big Smoke: (as he and Carl walk into the cemetery and towards the group) I've missed you these five years, man - they gonna be real happy to see you. (Sweet, Ryder and Kendl are seen mourning) Hey, what's up, y'all? (Kendl turns to the side) Look who I found hanging around.

Kendl: (sees Carl and rises up to hug him) Carl, hey, good to see you.

CJ: (turns to Sweet) I can't believe she's gone, man.

Sweet: (steps towards Carl in disgust) That's another funeral you ran away from, fool. Just like Brian's.

CJ: Hey, she was my Momma too.

Sweet: Not for the past 5 years she wasn't, nigga.

(Disgusted with Sweet's behavior, Kendl begins to walk away.)

Sweet: (shouts out loud to Kendl while still confronting Carl) And were the fuck you think you're going?

Kendl: (signals with a hand, walking away) What? Get out of my face. I'm going to see Cesar.

Sweet: (avoids Carl and speeds to confront her) The hell you are, girl! (Kendl also returns to argue with him) You ain't messing with them eses, you know we beefing, they ain't nothing but a bunch of lowlifes.

Kendl: Look, I love him! And what the fuck are you?

Sweet: At least I got principles.

Kendl: Oh, and I guess that makes you an upstanding American. (to Carl as she walks away) Carl, tell him!

Sweet: (catches up with her again) Carl, don't tell me shit, bitch.

CJ: (catches up with the duo) As long as he treats her right. (to Kendl) Disrespect you, and he's dead.

Sweet: (angrily turns to Carl) How the hell you gonna say that? Like it's any business of yours.

Kendl: (to Sweet) Fuck you, Sweet. What an asshole.

(Kendl leaves.)

CJ: Oh, shit - here we go again.

Sweet: (turns to the other direction) This shit's real fucked up. Everything!

CJ: (turns to Sweet) What you mean?

Sweet: (angrily) What, apart from your Mother being dead? Things are going real bad. Here, let me show you, running man. (points Carl to different burials) Tony's buried over there. Little Devil over there, Big Devil over there. Man, it's just crazy - everybody blasts on fools first then asks questions second.

(Carl, Sweet, Smoke and Ryder walk towards Smoke's black Perennial when suddenly a Ballas Voodoo appears to shoot at them.)

Ryder: Ballas! (they all duck for cover and start shooting back) Drive by! Incoming!

(Smoke's Perennial is destroyed by the Ballas.)

Big Smoke: Awww, mother-fucker, my car!

Sweet: (as everyone rushes towards four BMX bikes in the vicinity) We gotta get back to the 'hood, man, it's too crazy round here! Grab a bike and pedal. (to Carl) Even you ain't forgotten that. Follow my lead!

(They ride down the street.)

Sweet: Takes you back some, huh CJ! Yeah?

CJ: Things has changed around here.

Sweet: CJ, watch your back around here, man!

CJ: How'd it get so bad? I thought this was Families turf.

Sweet: Yeah, it's Temple Drive Families, we don't run with them no more. Move it CJ, move it!

(Carl, Sweet, Smoke and Ryder cycle to a car park under the Mulholland Intersection.)

Sweet: Shit! A Ballas car is onto us! Split up!

(Sweet cycles away, with the Ballas chasing him, whilst Carl, Smoke and Ryder begin to cycle back to Grove Street.)

Ryder: Keep up, mother-fucker! (they start cycling back) You're just a liability CJ. Why you bother coming back?

Big Smoke: Straight back into the game, right dog? Was it this bad before you left? East Coast got you all thinned down holmes.

(Carl is behind the two a little but catches up.)

Big Smoke: What's wrong CJ? Can't keep up with the fat man?

Ryder: Move it CJ, you're embarrassing us nigga.

(Carl, Sweet, Smoke and Ryder all cycle back to Grove Street after Sweet joins them near Idlewood.)

Ryder: I got with them mother-fuckers though - showed them niggaz who's gangsta. Ryder, nigga!

Sweet: So when you leaving, Carl?

CJ: I ain't sure. Thought I might stay. Things is fucked up.

Sweet: Well, the last thing we need is your help.

CJ: Aw man, I won't let you down, I swear.

Sweet: Hey, we're gonna call up some 'hood rats and chill the hell out. You want some?

CJ: I gotta whole lot going on, and I'm tired. I'll catch ya'll later.

Big Smoke: Hey yo' just drop in. We all hangin' out.

Ryder: Yeah, and get yourself some colors, fool. And a haircut - it's embarrassing to be seen with you!

(The entire group departs.)


  • Despite the game instructions, the player can head as far from Sweet or Ryder as possible and not fail the mission. However, once Carl is a certain distance from whoever he's following, they will simply stop moving and he has to get back close enough to continue.
  • Smoke's Perennial, which is seen getting destroyed, has a unique all-black color.
  • The Ballas drive a unique light red Voodoo in this mission.
  • If the player kills the drivers of the Ballas car before reaching the Mulholland intersection, Sweet will stay with the rest of the group.
  • Saving the game after completing this mission will cause the save file to read as "Big Smoke", as this mission is an immediate continuation of the cutscene in "Big Smoke".


The reward for completing this mission is an increase in respect and the Johnson House is available for use by the player. Completing the mission unlocks the mission Ryder.


Video walkthrough

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