I know The Bourne Legacy is an old movie but I just watched it. I actually really liked it. The performances are great, the story is a little convoluted but that's par for the course in the Bourne universe, and probably one of the best car/bike chase scenes in a movie in a very long time.

Something bothered me though after looking up a bit of information about the movie. I never really understood a couple of Aaron Cross's actions in the movie and I found something that said there are deleted scenes that indicate all the OUTCOME agents were having severe paranoia and that influenced a lot of his actions in the movie.

Okay, great. However that made something else bother me even more. We see at least 3 different OUTCOME agents murdered by switching their blue/green pills out for a yellow pill. Huh? If all these agents are suffering from severe paranoia how do they take a new pill without so much as a raised eyebrow?

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    Whoa, did you just call 2012's Bourne Legacy an "old movie"? ;-)
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Jan 9, 2015 at 15:21
  • From the point of view that I didn't expect anyone else to be discussing it still.
    – Tony
    Jan 9, 2015 at 15:22
  • Well, we're also discussing movies that are 90 years old afterall.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Jan 9, 2015 at 15:23
  • I just found this. Still poking around.
    – Tony
    Jan 9, 2015 at 15:24
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    Sure, welcome to the site and take you time with it, it's a great place.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Jan 9, 2015 at 15:25

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I think those scenes were deleted so that the idea of them switching out the pills wouldn't be as far fetched. Without those deleted scenes, those actions of Cross that you found confusing could have been related to Cross alone having moments of paranoia, or possibly being overly-careful about certain situations.

Sometimes movies evolve, and certain scenes are cut because they no longer make sense. Now, if those cut scenes are ever inserted into a Director's Cut or something, then I'd say it was a plot hole.

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