- "I'm old enough to do a whole load of stuff you never dreamed of. Eddie O'Connor."
- ―Sam Thompson
Sam is a 19 year old computer hacker who was recruited by Danny West and assisted in the bank job.
Character Description Edit
Who's Who Edit
Slight, agile and as hard as nails, Sam is ready and willing to prove herself. A born scam artist, her obsession with computer hacking has drawn the attention of the local criminal fraternity, however, time inside a juvenile unit left her with little but gymnastics training. Now that she is out, she can access the buildings and security systems she hacks and having been approached by Danny and his crew, she's about to prove that, at age nineteen, her intelligence and ambition are well beyond her years.
Early Life Edit
Sam was born in 1985 in London. Her mother was polish and her father was English. Her father however left when Sam was first born. As such, Sam had a difficult upbringing and did time inside a juvenile unit. She also never learnt to drive and joked with Eddie that she had learnt to drive at the trocadero centre, an entertainment centre based at Piccadilly Circus in London.
Some time prior to 2004, she met with Danny West, who was having sex with her mother at the time. She was hired by him for the bank job as they needed a hacker for the heist. Sam agreed to work for Danny and would steal the credit card details from the Skobel bank.
Sam went along with Eddie O'Connor, Arthur, John and Errol on the bank robbery. When things went wrong, she had to escape the bank with Errol but Eddie and Arthur were left behind along with her laptop which she needed. Sam went with Errol to free Eddie but Eddie had hidden the laptop in the bank. Errol and Arthur were killed and the two of them escaped. Sam wanted to go back to the bank then to get her laptop, but Eddie insisted that they had to go and get the icon from John. When they arrived at John's Snooker Hall, they witnessed Alexei leaving. Eddie locked an angry Sam in the car and went in to retrieve the icon. When he returned with the icon he revealed to Sam that John was dead and that they needed to get back to the gym and reunite with Danny. When they arrived, the police were all over the scene and it was impossible for them to get near the gym. Sam then persuaded Eddie that if he took her back to the bank then she would find out what was going on inside. Eddie reluctantly agreed and Sam snuck inside the gym. Sam then discovered Danny had been killed and reported this to Eddie. Eddie went insane and swore to kill the person responsible, but Sam still needed her laptop and asked Eddie to help her. Eddie then had a choice to make. He could either continue to help her and drive her to the bank so she could get her laptop back, or he could choose to abandon her.
Help Sam Edit
If Eddie chose to help Sam, then he would drive her back to the Skobel Bank and help her break inside. Once arriving at the bank, Eddie had to steal a Skobel Van, in order that they could gain access to the bank. Eddie then escorted Sam through the first section of the bank by taking out all the security guards. Once this was done, Eddie parted with Sam and Sam continued through the bank in search of her laptop. However, two security guards found the laptop first and Sam had to follow them through the bank all the way to the top floor, using stealth. Once on the top floor, Sam finally got a hold of her laptop and prepared to leave the bank, when suddenly Alexei came into the same room, forcing Sam to hide. Alexei received a phone call from Viktor Skobel, informing him that Eddie was chasing him and trying to kill him. Because Eddie had helped Sam earlier, Sam decided to follow Alexei and help her friend. She followed Alexei to his car and got inside the back undetected. Alexei then drove over to Viktor's boat and Sam snuck on board. She remained hidden while Eddie killed the men on board the boat including Alexei. When Eddie confronted Viktor, Sam tampered with the boats controls and the driver was unable to turn the boat. The boat then crashed and Viktor fled the scene. Sam woke an unconscious Eddie up and gave him a handgun. The two of them then went after Viktor. Eddie then parted with Sam and said farewell. Sam stayed behind by orders from Mitch, who had also arrived on the scene. Once Eddie had killed Viktor, Eddie escaped and Sam was left behind in police custody. In the final scene of the game, Sam can be seen stood by a police van with a towel wrapped around her as the camera zooms out, meaning she survives the finale of the game.
Left Sam Edit
If Eddie chose not to help Sam and leave her, then he would leave the vehicle and depart with Sam. Sam was angry with Eddie for this, but because she needed her laptop she decided to return to the bank anyway. Sam then drove herself back to the Skobel Bank and prepared to break inside. Once arriving at the bank, Sam had to steal a Skobel Van, in order to gain access to the bank. After this, Sam had to sneak through the first floor of the building and remain hidden from the security guards. Sam ultimately succeeded in doing this and then continued through the bank in search of her laptop. However, two security guards found the laptop first and Sam had to follow them through the bank all the way to the top floor, using stealth. Once on the top floor, Sam finally got a hold of her laptop and prepared to leave the bank, when suddenly Alexei came into the same room, forcing Sam to hide. Alexei received a phone call from Viktor Skobel, informing him that Eddie was chasing him and trying to kill him. Because Eddie had not helped Sam earlier, Sam decided to just leave the bank while Alexei was still on the phone. However, at that exact moment a bank security guard entered the room and captured Sam. Alexei then ended his conversation with Viktor and approached Sam. Sam was then beaten and forced into the back of Alexei's vehicle as a hostage. She was taken onto Viktor's boat and Alexei handed an unconscious Sam over to Viktor as a hostage. Eddie meanwhile made his way onto the boat and killed all of Viktor's men on board including Alexei. Viktor then shouted at Eddie and Eddie saw that Viktor had Sam held hostage with his harpoon gun. Viktor then dropped Sam's body and told Eddie the only reason he was still alive was because he needed him as a scapegoat. Eddie then attacked Viktor, the harpoon gun fired accidently and killed the driver. The boat then crashed and Eddie was knocked out. When Eddie awoke, he chased after Viktor unarmed, and realised that Viktor still had Sam held hostage. Mitch then arrived on the scene to either assist or kill Eddie. Eddie chased after Viktor, but Viktor decided he no longer needed Sam as a hostage, so he threw her over a railing and let her fall to her death below. Eddie became immediately enraged and after a shootout he killed Viktor. Finally, Eddie looked down below and saw the dead body of Sam, feeling regret and remorse for having not helped her earlier. Because the police were coming, Eddie had little time to spare so he quickly escaped the building. In the final scene of the game, Sam cannot be seen as the camera zooms out because she is dead, meaning she does not survive the finale of the game.
Sam is a cocky young lady, who likes to take part in stealing. She is good at gymnastics and stealth, although she has no combat skills. Despite trying to look tough, Sam shows fear about having to break into the Skobel building, and displays horror at seeing people killed.
- The Rescue
- Cons and Icons
- The Wake of the Shoreditch Massacre (playable)
- Return to the Scene of the Crime (playable; only if Eddie leaves her)
- Trespass (playable; only if Eddie left her in the previous mission)
- Codes of Honour (playable)
- This Geezer, Hector (heard talking in cutscene)
- Paying Favours
- The Fall of an Icon (killed if Eddie did not help her)
- If Sam survives the outcome of the game then it is possible that she was put in prison. This is because at the end of the game she is seen with armed police officers standing around her. She would have presumably been sent to prison for her involvement with Eddie O'Connor and her role in the robbery at the Skobel bank, though it's also possible that the police were merely standing by.
- Sam is never involved in any combat, as she is not armed. She expresses horror at seeing people killed or the corpses of people already killed.
- Having said that, it is possible for Sam to kill someone by dropping down on them from light fittings she has climbed up. However, it may just be that Sam stuns them.
- Sam sometimes says "Hide! Fuck! Fuck! Hide!" whenever she has to avoid being seen.