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Bye Bye Love
Bye Bye Love.jpg
Quest data
Given ByJoana/Carlitos Wayne
FactionNew Vegas Strip
Reward400 or 600 caps from Carlitos
400 caps from Joana
Editor ID?
Base ID00110a65
Related quests
leads to:
How Little We Know

Bye Bye Love is a side quest in Fallout: New Vegas.


Joana wants to leave her life at Gomorrah behind her and wants to escape into the arms of her lover Carlitos.


  1. Talk to Joana; a Medicine check of 50 or Speech of 75 is required to get her to talk about Cachino or Carlitos. Alternatively, talk to Carlitos directly in Vault 21.
  2. Run messages between Joana and Carlitos.
  3. (Optional) Hire Big Beard and Little Beard at the Atomic Wrangler Casino to escort the two lovers.
  4. Speak to Joana between 12:00 and 6:00 AM and help her and some other prostitutes escape.
  5. Deal with the Omerta thugs stopping their escape.
    1. Kill them or convince them to leave with two Strength checks at 8 and 9, or two Speech checks at 75 and 85.

Quest stages

1 Find Carlitos to help Joana escape Gomorrah.
2 Talk to Joana, on Carlitos' behalf, at Gomorrah.
3 Joana has decided to escape Gomorrah. Talk to Carlitos about her decision.
4 Carlitos wants to meet Joana in Freeside, between midnight and dawn. Explain the plan to Joana.
5 (Optional) Carlitos suggests getting backup before attempting the escape. Find the two guns-for-hire that owe him a favor.
6 Joana agreed to Carlitos' plan. Talk to her once you're ready to escort her during the escape.
7 Help Joana, and the girls, in their escape to Freeside.
8 Joana is safely delivered to Carlitos. The Omertas who set up the ambush are gone.
9 Joana is free and reunited with Carlitos. She spoke about rumors of a sinister Omertas' operation.


  • Completing How Little We Know will instantly fail this quest regardless of its resolution.
  • It seems that there is no way to complete this quest without passing at least a 25 Speech check.
  • It is unknown where Carlitos and Joana end up after you've finished the quest and had them stay alive, although they do have dialogue proposing that you can meet them afterward.

Behind the scenes

The name of the quest is a reference to The Everly Brothers 1957 song of the same name.


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Carlitos and Joana won't appear in the game, if you have advanced far enough in the quest How Little We Know even after you started conversation with both, making the quest impossible to complete.
    • To fix this on PC, use the following console commands: For Carlitos: prid 0011f87a, resurrect, enable. For Joana: prid 112471, enable, moveto player while standing in the courtyard.
    • The downside of this method is that once you have to escort her and the disguised hookers out of Gomorrah, they may not move. A solution to this is to start combat with Joana, leave Gomorrah, then go back in and restart dialogue with her. After that, exit Gomorrah, enter Freeside, and Joana and the disguised hookers should appear next to you resuming the quest.
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Once the group reaches Freeside, the thugs that are supposed to interrupt the escape, sometimes won't appear. This can be bypassed by using the console command setstage 00110a65 90 and talking first to Carlitos once (before or after the command), then to Joana.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png After escorting Joana and the disguised hookers to Freeside, Carlitos might not appear making the quest incompletable when Joana, the disguised hookers, and the Omerta thugs stand around and do nothing. Killing the Omerta thugs won't work since Joana and the disguised hookers still need Carlitos to appear to advance the quest dialogue. Reloading the auto-save from when you entered Freeside can fix this.
  • PCIcon pc.png When leading Joana and the disguised hookers outside the gate to Freeside, the Securitrons posted outside the gate can become hostile, attacking all included people. Killing them gives infamy for the Strip but letting them kill Joana fails the quest.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png After running back and forth a few times the dialogue option to get Joana to run away might fail to appear; you will need to have a high enough speech skill to convince her.
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