Worst Contact is one of the quests giving you the opportunity to find a new party member. You will be able to recruit Ellie. This page of the guide to The Outer Worlds has a walkthrough for this side quest.
- Talk to Jessie;
- Convince Udom Bedford to cancel Jessie's debt;
- Talk to Jessie.
Note: It is possible to complete this quest without worsening your reputation on the Groundbreaker. You can do this by finding marines identification which allows you to remain undetected in restricted areas. This item can be found in various places on the Groundbreaker.
Talk to Jessie
This quest can be unlocked in the Groundbreaker's infirmary. You will meet Ellie there. Talk to her, and you will learn that she is worried about her friend, Jessie, located in the restricted part of the hospital.
If you have this card, then you can freely go to the restricted area. Talk to Jessie through the intercom and convince her to open her room. Go inside and talk to her. You learn that she is hiding because she has a debt to pay.
Meet with Udom Bedford
Jessie's problem can be solved by Udom Bedford. Go to him and ask about the woman's situation. Then convince the council representative to help Jessie. The simplest way is to use persuasion.
After you deal with the problem, go back to the infirmary and talk to Jessie and Ellie. Lastly, the quest giver will ask if you want her in your team.