Goodbye, Dear Friend is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

With Colm O'Driscoll under arrest, Sadie, Arthur and Dutch head to Saint Denis to watch him hang.


News reaches the gang that Colm is to be hanged. However, knowing that Colm had escaped the noose twice before, Dutch and Sadie are prompted to attend his execution in person to ensure that Colm doesn’t escape this time, and they bring Arthur along with them to help. Realising that they are wanted outlaws themselves, they attend the hanging in disguise, with Dutch and Arthur dressed in police uniforms and Sadie as a lady of high society.

Upon reaching Colm, they notice two shifty-looking men and realise that they are O’Driscolls. Dutch and Arthur follow them and, when realising their plan, Dutch sends Arthur to deal with Colm’s men while he returns to Sadie. After the saboteurs are removed, Arthur takes up a position on the roof with a sniper rifle, while Dutch and Sadie each hold an O’Driscoll hostage at gunpoint. With the rescue attempt thwarted, Colm is hanged as planned.

Sadie, however, is unable to contain her rage and kills both her hostage and Dutch’s. This causes a shootout with some remaining O’Driscolls against Arthur, Dutch and Sadie. With the latter two fighting on the ground, Arthur snipes some from the rooftop. With the O’Driscolls defeated, Dutch and Sadie return to camp, shortly followed by Arthur.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Find Colm’s back up within 45 seconds.
  • Get 8 headshots with a long scoped rifle.
  • Complete within 6 minutes and 30 seconds.


  • Colm O'Driscoll - Hanged in Saint Denis for the numerous crimes he had committed over the years.
  • Various O’Driscolls - Killed by Arthur, Dutch and Sadie in order to sabotage Colm’s rescue attempt and in the ensuing gunfight between the trio and the O’Driscolls.


  • After completion, the outfit Arthur wore prior to this mission may have the police uniform belt on it. This is likely a glitch, as it is not added as a weapon equipment piece.

Video walkthrough

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Mission 79 - Goodbye, Dear Friend Gold Medal

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Mission 79 - Goodbye, Dear Friend Gold Medal


Completing this mission contributes toward the following Trophies/Achievements:

10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Complete Goodbye, Dear Friend.

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% Completion.


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 6: Beaver Hollow
"Visiting Hours""Do Not Seek Absolution I""Do Not Seek Absolution II""Of Men and Angels""Money Lending and Other Sins VI""Money Lending and Other Sins VII""The Course of True Love IV""The Course of True Love V""Just a Social Call""A Rage Unleashed""Goodbye, Dear Friend""Archeology for Beginners""Honor, Amongst Thieves""The Fine Art of Conversation""The Delights of Van Horn""Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow I""Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow II""The Bridge to Nowhere""Favored Sons""The King's Son""My Last Boy""Our Best Selves""Red Dead Redemption"
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