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I don't remember a hint on the movie how Jason Bourne found the home of Jarda, the only other living Treadstone assassin. Is it mentioned somewhere or are we just supposed to assume that Bourne simply used his amazing resourcefulness to find him?

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I didn't notice that the glossed over this the first time I watched it, but I see two possible explanations.

  1. At the end of The Bourne Identity, Jason Bourne briefly had access to some information about Treadstone when he infiltrates a safehouse. He could have found the information there and kept it. (This is a possible explanation, but I'm not crazy about it. If this is what the writers had in mind I think they would have alluded to it.)

  2. Bourne was regaining some of his memories already by the end of the first film, so it's possible that if he and Jarda had ever worked closely together in the past he just knew where Jarda lived and remembered it. I think this is the more plausible explanation, and it is hinted at in the dialogue.

Jarda: Word in the ether was you'd lost your memory.
Jason Bourne: You still should have moved.

This seems to indicate that Jarda was counting on Bourne's memory loss to keep him safe. This is probably a bigger plot hole than Bourne suddenly remembering where Jarda lived. I'd think that a trained assassin would make himself disappear once all of his colleagues started turning up dead.

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Yep. The writers could have done a bit better, especially since I don't expect these assassins to even know each other, and there was a mention in Identity that they always work alone. Would have been better if they alluded to the info Bourne found in Identity. – Tshepang Dec 31 '11 at 9:55
Agree that I always thought they worked alone. That said, the exchange between Jarda and Jason Bourne quoted above appears to answer your question. – stevvve Jun 21 '12 at 14:07

I'm starting to think he didn't lose his memory and it was a plot by Treadstone to set him on a path he never lived. Such as his apartment in Paris. He doesn't remember it because he was never there before. It was all a plot to set him up.

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How about the fact that he didn't even remember who he was? – Tshepang Oct 12 '12 at 9:39

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