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Troubled Past
Game: Grand Theft Auto: New Leaf
For: Tristan Kirby
Location: Vixen Street, White Oaks Hill, Caldwell
Target: Caroline Bien-Aime
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
Caroline is killed
Reward: The ability to place a track in car and convert any car into a personal car at Vice City Customs
Unlocks: Tristan's Ex
Unlocked by: Norwood

Troubled Past is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: New Leaf self-given by Tristan Kirby.


Tristan is on the phone with Heather and explains that she wants to stay out of sight from the Kloud Krew for a bit. After hanging up; Tristan decides to go to the Tuesday Lunch in Tansbury.

While he eats his meal a woman walks in the restaurant and Tristan identifies her as Caroline. Prompting Tristan to sneak out of the restaurant and get in his pickup. However, Caroline spots him and begins chasing him.

She chases him through Modestview before going through Einsburg and eventually losing her after she hits a cop car; allowing Tristan to get away before she is able to find him again.


  • Go to Tuesday Lunch.

After cutscene the player heads off to Tuesday Lunch at Tansbury. The trip is simple as they can go to the taco restaurant without incident. Upon arrival the player can enter the restaurant and go order their lunch.

  • Order some food.

The player can choose from six options and when they do they'll receive a cutscene where Tristan will eat is meal at a table before noticing Caroline talking to cashier and asking for Tristan. He'll sneak out of the restaurant but she'll spot him after he gets in his Bobcat.

  • Try to escape from Caroline in Modestview.

Caroline will steal a CA980 and pursue him through out Modestview while nearly hitting several cars due to control issues before catching up with him prompting Tristan try somewhere else.

  • Try to lose her in Einsburg.

The player will race towards Einsburg to try and loses her. She attempts convince Tristan to pull over and talk to her, but he doesn't listen as they pass a police department and is about to catch up with but she crashes into a police car allowing Tristan to get away as she gets arrested.

  • Leave Einsburg and return to your house.

The player than heads home in order to complete the mission.


The mission Tristan's Ex will be unlocked and the player can buy cars using their phones.