Maybe it's a sign, Arthur...Try. Try to do the good thing.
Mary-Beth comforting Arthur

Mary-Beth Gaskill is a supporting character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.



A kind, good‐natured young woman, which makes her the perfect criminal. By the time people realize they’ve been duped, Mary‐Beth is already on her way home with the money.
Description by Rockstar Games.

Biography in RDR 2 (click to enlarge)

Sometime before 1899, Mary-Beth became a member of the Van der Linde gang, and soon earned a reputation of being very manipulative and a skilled con-woman.  

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

Horseshoe Overlook Chapter

Mary-Beth goes to Valentine along with Uncle, Arthur, Karen, and Tilly to look for possible leads. Mary-Beth is the one to turn up a lead on a train to rob. Later she, along with other female members of the camp can talk to Arthur about his recent events.  

Not long after Sean MacGuire is rescued from Blackwater and the gang have a party, Mary-Beth asks Arthur to dance with her. He can either accept or decline.  

Saint Denis Chapter

Not long after setting up camp at Shady Belle, Arthur comes across Mary-Beth reading in her tent and goes to talk to talk with her. After talking about their pasts over a cigarette, Susan Grimshaw interrupts them about the disappearance of Tilly Jackson. Not long there after, Mary-Beth witnesses first hand the mutilated body of Kieran Duffy enter camp on horseback.

Beaver Hollow Chapter

Arthur can confess his fatal tuberculosis diagnosis to Mary-Beth to vent. Mary-Beth gives her sincere condolences, but tries to cheer Arthur up by encouraging to make his last moments count.

Mary-Beth eventually ends up leaving the gang along with Reverend Swanson and Pearson, after Dutch starts going insane.

Mary-Beth's encouraging words to Arthur can be one of the lines he reflects upon during his last ride.


By 1907, she has become a romantic novelist and is seen working on a book at Valentine Station. John Marston encounters her here and the two chat about their new lives, while also reminiscing about their old lives. When a train approaches, the two bid farewell as Mary-Beth boards the locomotive.



Mary-Beth presents herself as a kind and good-natured lady, though this is but a smokescreen to fool and manipulate her targets. Behind her lady-like persona, Gaskill is considered the perfect criminal (paraphrased from Rockstar Bio). Towards her gang, however, she is truly loving, considering them her family. Mary-Beth is a devout bookworm, almost always seen reading a romance novel at camp, and even becomes a writer herself in the epilogue, albeit a very self-deprecating one. She's insecure about her passion and always gets shy and bashful whenever someone asks about it, calling her own books "silly". 

Mission appearances


  • If the player boards the train Mary-Beth leaves on, she is unable to be found.
  • She writes novels under the pseudonym Leslie Dupont.
  • She is the kindest member of the Van Der Linde Gang when Kieran is captured; giving him water without any cruelty. She also engages in two additional conversations with him after Paying a Social Call that shows possible romantic interest between them both.