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- The plot of True Lies is an inverted example. Spy and counter-terrorist agent Harry Tasker thinks his wife Helen is cheating on him, though she doesn't seem to suspect him of anything other than being a boring salesman. She is sort-of seeing a guy, who claims to be a spy but is, in fact, a car salesman.
- In Head Over Heels, Amanda and her friends are suspicious of Amanda's new boyfriend Jim. When they investigate, the evidence leads them to believe that he is a violent criminal. He's actually an undercover officer.
- Justified in The Assignment (1997). An American naval officer who happens to be the doppelganger of terrorist Carlos the Jackal is roped into an intelligence operation. Part of the operation involves sleeping with Carlos' ex-girlfriend. His wife realizes something is wrong because he's suddenly changed his sexual technique.
Live Action TV
- In the NCIS episode "Power Down," a young man discovers that his recently murdered wife, who 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 the agent went undercover as a married man and then forgot to take the ring off before he went home really didn't help.)
- Spy's Suspicious Daughter in The Americans. Paige, the teenage daughter of two Soviet deep cover agents masquerading as Americans, grows suspicious of her parents in Season 2 and starts snooping.
- Mary Woodhull, Abraham's wife in Turn.
- Not a spy, exactly, but Bones once had a victim who turned out to be separated from her husband because she (and her sister, who also suspected him of the murder) thought he was cheating. It turned out he was sneaking out and spending time at a sleazy motel to meet a legal contact because he was testifying in a major federal case.
Truth In Television
- This is a Real Life danger of the espionage profession.