Red Dead Redemption 2: 8 Disturbing Secrets & Locations You Totally Missed

8. The Fate Of Bonnie's Husband

Red Dead Redemption 2

Bonnie MacFarlane is a major protagonist in Red Dead Redemption 1, the owner of the MacFarlane ranch that serves as something of a home base for John and the player throughout the early part of their journey. We get to know the character a little bit as the two forge a strong relationship, learning that Bonnie was once married.

However, we only find out what happened to this marriage in RDR 2, where you can stumble upon an apparent corpse of a man lying at the edge of Flat Iron Lake. Inspect the body and it will briefly jump back to life, giving you the "Letter to Bonnie MacFarlane" item before dying for good this time.

There's nothing happy to be found on the inside, only apologies from the man for not being there for his former wife, and a desire to be better and return to his family with riches and wealth to keep them secure. Of course, that didn't work out quite like he planned, and it's unclear if the letter ever made it to who it was signed to. It's all very tragic, but this passage is particularly haunting in light of how everything turned out:

"Dear Miss MacFarlane, I'm sorry. I said it. I'm sorry. You're right. I do let things get out of control in my head. I always have. I see that but I love you. We are meant to be together. It is our destiny. I know it is. I saw us in a dream, raising kids. You were very happy as my wife and I was proud to be your husband. Dreams don't lie and neither do I."


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