At the end of The Bourne Identity we see Bourne find Marie somewhere in Greece, even though she is in hiding. How does he find her? If he can find her so can other agencies. Why would he do it if he knows he will put her in danger again?

  • Are you trying to find out how he found her or why?
    – sanpaco
    Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 7:19
  • @sanpaco well...both :)
    – Plexus
    Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 7:36
  • Bourne finds Marie after 6 months, he may have searching for her ever since..
    – J M
    Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 8:00

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Well clearly he's in love with her and that is what provides his motivation for finding her.

Regarding the danger aspect, well at the end of The Bourne Identity he has taken out every operative the Treadstone program has thrown at him with pretty extreme prejudice and in addition to the significant losses he has inflicted to their operation they no longer have any active leads on him so it's not unreasonable for him to assume that if he's sensible and keeps a low profile (and he's highly trained at doing just that) that he'll be able to stay ahead of them. Certainly he's better equipped to do so than Marie is on her own and given that they already know about her and have her picture etc and know that regardless of whether she is physically with Bourne she is a lead/leverage worth pursuing she's actually probably safer with him then without.

Spoliers for The Bourne Supremacy :

And as we see at the start of the second film this approach works well for 2 years, it's only when Kirill (who is very nearly Bourne's equal in skill) with his access to Russian FSB resources and the likely Arbitrarily Large Bank Account of a Russian Oligarch gets involved that Bourne's safeguards fail.


He's a highly trained former spy/assassin. Tracking down his "target" is likely to be something they covered in that training. Marie is a civilian who has only minimal instruction in how to hide so for him to be able to track her down in ~6 months isn't a massive leap.

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    He also knows that she had been working in a surf shop before they met and she has been taking good care of her car. So somewhere by the ocean (surf), somewhere you can get a job without having to worry about having papers checked (small Greek island) and a service job she'd be good at. She can do some scooter repairs keeping them in a good shape, she has experience in a customer facing role, so selling coffee is an easy choice. (Come to think of it, what took him so long).
    – Bent
    Commented Nov 27, 2018 at 11:25
  • @Bent, not sure if you're joking or not, but I'm curious about the bit about "working in a surf shop before they met". Is that mentioned in the films? I've seen them all a dozen times and never noticed a line like that.
    – Darren
    Commented Nov 28, 2018 at 14:09
  • @Darren Didn't she get scammed by someone with a surf shop? I think she mentions it at the embassy when she is trying to get a visa to the US before she meets Jason or she mentions it to Jason just after they met.
    – Bent
    Commented Nov 28, 2018 at 16:13
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    @Bent not sure, it’s an excuse to watch them again!
    – Darren
    Commented Nov 28, 2018 at 16:45
  • How exactly being in one of the most visited tourist places in Europe can qualify as keeping a low profile? Commented Jul 9, 2021 at 22:57

In car driving to Paris Marie talks about surf shop experience at Biarritz -> she likes it at the beach.

After the huge car chase in Paris they book a hotel and Marie wears a Corfu t-shirt. It is a small island in greece. Ok for laying low.

Marie is in love too and knows of Jasons remarkable observational skills, so it's a given he will recall the t-shirt.

That's in my opinion where they could be in the end. Otherwise it's a bit too hard to find even for JB.

  • Once again the accepted answer is a word salad and the answer that precisely answers the question is at the bottom. Commented Jul 9, 2021 at 22:56

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