- "Chuck! There's a guy on top of a bank of slots in the Palisades! He is surrounded by zombies!"
- —Stacey Forsythe
The message screen for this mission states:
- GOAL: Talk to armed man
- DESTINATION: Palisades Mall
- A young man with a gun is surrounded by zombies. He's really on edge, I should go help him.
Chuck will receive a message about a suicidal man in the Palisades Mall. Chuck must climb up on the slot machines Andy Talbat is taking refuge on. After a lengthy conversation about suicide, Chuck will eventually tell Andy to be quiet and go with him. Andy joins Chuck and can be escorted back to the Safe House.
Andy will commit suicide with his shotgun if Chuck gets too far away from him after starting a conversation and before the conversation is finished. This will also happen in co-op, Andy will immediately commit suicide if one of the two Chucks is not near him.
- Dialogue of the mission in the Off the Record game files. All text may not be actually used in the final game.
Hey, pal. Can I help out?
Only if you can teleport me right out of this town, but I don't think you can do that.
I just can't take it anymore. I might ... I might have to end it all.
Hey, I know it's rough out here, but if you follow me I can take you somewhere safe.
"Safe", huh? Now, that's funny. What is "safe", really, in this world?
If we were locked deep underground in a bomb shelter, maybe my body would be safe. But how about my mind?
Huh? I'm talking about a Safe House, a bunker. There are no zombies there.
That's where you're wrong. The zombies are in my head now. I can't unsee the things I've seen.
We've all seen a lot of terrible things. But we've got a chance at a future. Let's get out of here.
But we'll have to go through THEM to get there.
And that means more killing. So much killing.
And it's horrible. But it's what we have to do to survive.
Maybe I don't want to survive if that's what surviving means. I'm sick of the carnage.
So much fighting .... so much blood.
But they're not alive anymore.
But they used to be. Not that long ago. And look at them, they're something, right? They move, they eat. And man, do they ever bleed.
They can't feel anything. They're just hungry mouths now.
But they're dead now, buddy. And your mother probably gives a shit whether you survive or not.
I wouldn't count on it. She never liked me when I got down.
We think they want to eat us, but do we really KNOW that?! Maybe they somehow just want to get close to us ... and then we ... we kill them.
Put it this way, pal. They want to eat you. And then you die.
See, that's just what I'm saying. Maybe it's just a matter of time ... or maybe I'm already dead. On the inside.
I have this feeling that if you got down from here and maybe chilled out for a while in a quiet place, you'd feel a lot better.
It's so tempting ... to just end it all right now.
Okay, that's enough. It's time to get the hell out of there. I can't stand listening to you any longer. Come on!
Wow, tough love. Isn't that what they call it? You must sense a spark of life still within! I think I'm sick of listening to me, too! Let's go!
Andy's suicide: The only way out is the easy way out.