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Important Name #5: Noah Vosen

A CIA Deputy Director, Noah Vosen (David Strathairn) personally oversees Operation Blackbriar, personally orders the death of Simon Ross, and repeatedly orders the death of Jason Bourne, which is easier said than done. He’s a true believer in his work, which only makes him all the more terrifying (and the most effective bureaucrat Bourne faces across these movies). He’s ultimately arrested when Landy leaks those classified files, but he is cleared of all charges during the events of The Bourne Legacy, where he successfully manages to spin Blackbriar into a program that only existed to hunt down Jason Bourne.

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Important Name #6: Ezra Kramer

The director of the CIA, Ezra Kramer allows Blackbriar to operate and ignores Landy’s phone calls when she tries to inform him that everyone is making a mistake. He’s put on trial for his crimes during the conclusion of The Bourne Ultimatum.

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Important Name #7: Nicky Parsons

Originally introduced as an agent working in Treadstone’s Paris safehouse who was in charge of coordinating agents and monitoring their mental health, Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) has practically emerged as the second lead of the Bourne films. A minor supporting character in the first film, she plays a larger role in The Bourne Supremacy, where Bourne interrogates her and learns of Ward Abbot’s involvement in Treadstone. She becomes a full-fledged ally in The Bourne Ultimatum, where she abandons her post to go on the run with Bourne, throwing away her CIA career to help him expose Treadstone and Blackbriar. We see her in the final scenes of the movie, hiding out in an undisclosed location, smiling at a news report saying that Jason Bourne’s body has not been recovered (because that surely means he’s alive).

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Important Name #8: Dr. Albert Hirsch

Abbott and Conklin may have been calling the shots on Treadstone, but it was Dr. Albert Hirsch (Albert Finney) who molded the agents through psychological modification and torture. He is ultimately spared by Bourne, only to get arrested for his crime following Landy’s leak. He is then murdered during the events of The Bourne Legacy to prevent him from testifying about his work.

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A Quick Guide to Bourne Movie Henchmen

The Bourne movies like to cast smoldering actors as the various henchmen and assassins that pop up to give our hero a hard time. In The Bourne Identity, Clive Owen plays a Treadstone operative known as The Professor. In The Bourne Supremacy, Karl Urban plays Kirill, the Russian assassin who kills Marie, and Marton Csokas plays Jarda, a former Treadstone agent with whom Bourne tangles (and ultimately kills). The Bourne Ultimatum brings Edgar Ramirez into the fold as Paz, the only murderer Bourne encounters who actually spares his life when he has a killshot. Jason Bourne looks to continue this tradition with Vincent Cassel.

Global superstar MATT DAMON returns to his most iconic role as Jason Bourne in the fifth installment of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise. Acclaimed director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Captain Phillips) also returns for this much-anticipated chapter, Credit: Universal Pictures

How Did Things End?

The last time we saw Jason Bourne, he was dodging gunfire from Vosen and leaping off a New York City hospital roof and into the East River. His body is never recovered, because he actually survives, swimming away just as the film cuts to the credits and Moby’s “Extreme Ways” blasts on the soundtrack for the third time. And then he gets about a decade to himself before he gets dusted off for another sequel.

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