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I'm not Emogene's babysitter. If she chooses to go off without telling anyone, that's her business.Jack Cabot

Emogene Takes a Lover is a side quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthrough

Side quest: Emogene Takes a Lover
(Optional) Go to The Third Rail in Goodneighbor and talk to Whitechapel Charlie or Magnolia.
Go to the Charles View Amphitheater.
(Optional)Talk to Brother Thomas.
Free Emogene Cabot.
Go back to Cabot House and talk to Jack Cabot to get the reward.
Reward: 150 XP
199 caps
Leads to: The Secret of Cabot House

Detailed walkthrough

Immediately on completion of Special Delivery, Edward requests that the Sole Survivor help find Emogene Cabot, who is apparently prone to running off with new boyfriends over the objections of Jack. Edward informs the Sole Survivor that Emogene likes to spend time in Goodneighbor at The Third Rail.

Talking to the bartender at the Third Rail results in being pointed to Magnolia, talking to her results in the player getting a flyer from Ham pointing the way to Brother Thomas, a religious leader that seems to have recruited Emogene. If the player chooses the aggressive dialogue option Magnolia will not tell them where Emogene is, but choosing any other of the others will get her to reveal the location.

Thomas is found at the Charles View Amphitheater, speaking with him results in a few options being presented: bribery, persuasion, or threatening Thomas. Alternatively, the locked door in his office can be picked to set Emogene free.

Once Emogene is free she will reveal the truth about the purpose of the serum, then leave on her own. The player can go back to Cabot House and turn in the quest. On arrival, Jack is talking to Edward over a ham radio, who is defending the asylum from raiders. After a few minutes, the radio dies and Jack decides to head to the asylum with the Sole Survivor to try to stop the raiders, starting the quest The Secret of Cabot House.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
55 Talk to EdwardI should talk to Edward Deegan about my next mission.
60 Find Emogene Cabot - (Optional) Ask around the Third Rail about EmogeneMy next mission is to find Jack Cabot's missing sister Emogene. Edward said that she likes to hang out at the Third Rail in Goodneighbor, should I should start looking for her there.
65 (Optional) Ask around the Third Rail about EmogeneI've learned that Emogene Cabot may have taken up with a cult leader named Brother Thomas, who seems to operate out of the Charles View Amphitheater.
70 Return to Cabot HouseI've rescued Emogene Cabot from the cult that had imprisoned her. I should return to Cabot House to tell Jack the good news.
80 Talk to JackI returned to Cabot House after rescuing Emogene. Edward Deegan seems to be missing. I should find out from Jack what's going on.
100Quest finishedQuest completeI rescued Emogene Cabot from a cult that was holding her prisoner at Charles View Amphitheater. When I retuned to Cabot House, Edward Deegan was under attack at Jack's facility at Parsons State Insane Asylum.

Notes

  • If Charles View Amphitheater has already been visited and the Pillars of the Community killed, the Sole Survivor will, upon choosing the persuade option, inform Brother Thomas that they killed the previous occupants.
  • If the Sole Survivor tells Thomas they killed the last guy, before selecting the option to threaten him, he will apologize and refuse to speak again.
  • After this quest is completed, items at Cabot House will no longer be marked as owned and can be taken freely.

Companion reactions

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Ask Thomas if Emogene is a member of the Pillars of the CommunityLike?No reaction?No reactionNo reaction?No reaction??No reactionNo reaction??
Threaten ThomasLike?DislikesLikeDislikesLikeLikeDislikesLikeLikeDislikesLike?No reaction
Tell Thomas you're a friend of the family?LikeLikeLikeLikeNo reaction?LikeLikeDislikesLikeNo reaction??
Attempt to bribe Thomas??No reaction??Dislikes?No reaction??????
Give the mysterious serum to Emogene?DislikesLikeDislikesLikeLikeDislikes?LikeLikeLikeDislikes??
Tell Magnolia that you don't like jazzLike??????No reaction?LikeDislikesNo reaction??
Tell Magnolia that you loved the songDislikes??????Like??????
Tell Magnolia that you "just wanted to talk"No reaction??????No reaction?Dislikes?No reaction??

Bugs

Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png Brother Thomas unlocks the door to where Emogene is supposed to be but she does not appear. Instead the quest points back to Cabot House and the locked section of the house. On PC this bug can be fixed using console commands, however on PS4 and Xbox One there is no confirmed fix. [verified]

  • If executing 'fix' commands once one finds her missing, the serum will be removed (next quest stage) and one will be able to travel to Cabot House and talk to Jack. Commands: setstage 000503B9 70, setstage 00022A00 705, setstage 00022A00 710, setstage 00022A00 720, setstage 00022A00 750
  • Alternatively (and preferably), one can restore the conversation with Emogene by typing the following commands ssq ms09, prid 47ec4, ForceRefIntoAlias emogeneOld, ForceRefIntoAlias emogene, MoveTo 518ce, enable in the room where Thomas tries to "free you of your material life". Emogene will appear in the next room where Thomas is supposed to have locked her up in the first place. This way will make the quest proceed normally, without skipping anything.