Created By: jatay3 on December 14, 2010 Last Edited By: jatay3 on December 16, 2010
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Spy's Suspicious Spouse

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The Love Interest has noted something odd about their partner. He/she is gone at all hours, does strange things and never answers a straight question. Is he betraying her?

Never fear! You Love Interest still has Undying Loyalty toward you and would never do such a thing. No it is something else. Rather he is a great patriot bravely defending his country against The Empire. She of course can't be told about this because she has no Need To Know. So she must wonder.

Not necessarily a married couple of course. Subtrope of Mistaken for Cheating.

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  • In NCIS, Power Down a young man discovers that his recently murdered wife whom he momentarily thought was cheating was a security agent working to protect The Government against cyberattacks .

  • A subplot arc in the first season of Spooks involved the girlfriend of one of the agents adding two and two together to get five. (The time he went undercover as a married man and then forgot to take the ring off before he went home really didn't help.)
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  • December 14, 2010
    jatay3
    In NCIS a young man discovers that his wife whom he momentarily thought was cheating was a security agent working to protect The Government against cyberattacks .
  • December 14, 2010
    foxley
    Pretty much the entire plot of True Lies.
  • December 15, 2010
    Lysythe
    The Scarlet Pimpernel.
  • December 15, 2010
    Bisected8
    Subtrope of Mistaken For Cheating.

    There's a few inversions where it turns out someone claiming to be a spy actually has a second family.
  • December 15, 2010
    mnemosyne23
    Maybe swap the title around and make it "Spy's Suspicious Spouse?" Otherwise it sounds like the spy is suspicious of his or her spouse. Which would actually be a neat inversion that I haven't seen often if at all.
  • December 15, 2010
    dotchan
  • December 15, 2010
    PaulA
    • A subplot arc in the first season of Spooks involved the girlfriend of one of the agents adding two and two together to get five. (The time he went undercover as a married man and then forgot to take the ring off before he went home really didn't help.)

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