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They Won't Go When I Go is a side job in Cyberpunk 2077.

Walkthrough[]

Some time after completing There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, Rachel Casich will call V to say that Joshua has requested their presence while preparing for his crucifixion braindance. You can refuse her, in which case Joshua comes on the line and repeats his plea. Refusing again will end the quest with no reward.

Otherwise, agree and head to the film lot, where there's a group of protestors who consider the project blasphemous. Talk to Vasquez by the entrance, who sends you to Rachel in the studio, who sends you to Joshua in the dressing room.

Joshua is having second thoughts about the BD and asks for your opinion. As with the previous quest, whether you encourage or discourage him will affect his state of mind. However, he decides to continue regardless. He then asks V to pray with him; the choice here does not matter.

Rachel will then interrupt, stating that the time has come. Joshua asks V to perform the crucifixion.

Agreeing to crucify Joshua is necessary to receive the larger reward at the end. You will have to nail his arms and legs to the cross while he and V recite dialogue from the Bible, then stay until Joshua dies. This is mildly graphic.

Refusing to participate, but staying to witness, will lead to the smaller reward.

Refusing to participate and declaring you're leaving will end the quest with no reward. If you choose another option but leave the area during the crucifixion, the same thing happens.

After it's over, talk to Rachel to end the quest. She'll call you back some days later and tell you about the project's outcome. If you chose mostly supportive dialogue with Joshua and crucified him yourself, the BD will be of high quality and Rachel will happily give you €$4600. If you chose mostly negative dialogue or did not participate in the crucifixion, Joshua will have felt doubt at a critical moment, lessening the recording's quality. Rachel will be angry, but still give you a small sum.

Journal Entry[]

Well, whaddaya know. This corpo-slut from the crucifixion BD wants you to come back to give her star a pep talk, massage his fucking shoulders and whatnot. Normally I'd tell you to drop it, find something more fun to do, but... I dunno, seems like this Jesus freak could really use your help.

Objectives[]

  • Talk to Vasquez.
  • Go inside the braindance studio.
  • Talk to Rachel.
  • Talk to Joshua Stephenson.
  • Help Joshua record the BD.
  • Take the hammer and nail.
  • Wait by the cross.
  • Nail Joshua to the cross.
  • Raise the cross.
  • Stay with Joshua until he dies.
  • Talk to Rachel.

Notes[]

  • When talking to Joshua, he will ask if V can pray with him. The player can choose between agreeing, refusing, or refusing but staying with him while he prays. Joshua will choose one of St. Augustine's prayers: "Breathe in me O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen." If V prays, you have four options: the Lord's Prayer, a fragment of the Amidah, an hymn from the Rigveda, or a prayer made by V:
    • The Lord's Prayer: "Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen."
    • The fragment of the Amidah (Weekday Amidah, Blessings Selichah and Geulah): "Pardon us our Father for we have sinned against Thee. Forgive us our King for we have transgressed; for You are a good and forgiving God. Blessed are You Lord, gracious One who pardons abundantly. O behold our affliction and wage our battle; redeem us speedily for the sake of Your Name, for you God are the mighty redeemer. Blessed are You, Lord, Redeemer of Israel."
    • The hymn from the Rigveda (Mandala 10, Hymn 121, Verses 2 and 9): "Giver of vital breath, of power and vigour, he whose commandments all the Gods acknowledge. The Lord of death, whose shade is life immortal. What God shall we adore with our oblation? Ne'er may he harm us who is Earth's Begetter, nor he whose laws are sure, the heavens' Creator. He who brought forth the great and lucid waters. What God shall we adore with our oblation?"
    • V's own prayer: "Lord, through Your divine wisdom and guidance, You bestow great fortune. I pray You do so this day, upon Joshua, upon me."

Trivia[]

  • The title of the job comes from the Stevie Wonder song, "They Won't Go When I Go".
  • The nails used on Joshua are placed in his wrists, which contrasts with the usual depiction of nails in Jesus' palms. However, some believe that wrist-nailing was the historically-used method because it pins the victim's remains in place for longer (the nails support strong radius and ulna bones, rather than the weaker carpal bones or flesh.)
  • Most victims of crucifixion took hours or days to die, however Joshua dies within a minute of the cross being raised.
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