This mission is acquired automatically upon speaking to SAM during A Better Beginning. Alternatively, it can be acquired after speaking with Jarun Tann during the same mission or finding a memory trigger.
Sibling Visits Edit
After completing the mission A Better Beginning, you will unlock a new optional objective to visit your sibling in the Cryo Bay. Though still in a coma, SAM tells you that their mental processes are functioning normally, and he can use your implants to establish a communication link. You can then have a brief, unconventional conversation with your twin. They will ask you about your father and new home. You can be honest with them about the dire situation, in which case the shock will cause them to slip back into a coma. Alternatively, you can lie to them to make their rest more peaceful, but you will have to deal with the consequences when they wake up and discover the truth for themselves.
Find a way to Remove SAM's Memory Blocks Edit
Memory triggers are hidden all throughout the Heleus Cluster, some can only be triggered by progression, others are found in specific locations at any time. Finding a memory trigger will bring SAM closer to unlocking memory arrays and often unlock a memory that can be shared with Ryder if Ryder returns to SAM Node to view it. The table below summarizes each trigger's location and method of acquisition.
|Hyperion/Habitation Deck||Located in Alec Ryder's former personal quarters after Ryder speaks with SAM during A Better Beginning.|
|Eos||On the edge of a cliff overlooking Site 1: Promise. Should be able to notice it as Ryder drives to the first monolith in A Better Beginning.|
|Eos||On a cliff north of the kett facility. You may acquire the mission Kett's Bane along the way.|
|Eos||Prodromos, beside August Bradley.|
- The first memory unlocked is of Alec Ryder back on the Citadel as the human military attache to the council, making the case for a Human-AI link project to help the human race catch up to the technology of the other space-faring races. Also included in the memory is Alec's notification by his wife that she has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Playing this memory will unlock the first encrypted audio log in the archives located in the Pathfinder's personal quarters aboard the Hyperion.