This find might interest the small group of people who are fans of both the greatest spy game of all time, No One Lives Forever (2000), and the greatest spy television series of all time, The Americans (2013-).
In the game you can find different pieces of intelligence providing information that can be useful or just fun. This letter is one of these pieces:
If you haven’t seen the show, let me explain. The Americans takes place in the 1980s and is about a married couple living in the US, but who are actually Soviet spies. A main plot thread of the series is the assignment given to the husband, Philip, where he must be involved with a woman named Martha. He does this under the identity of Clark.
There are too many things that match for it to be a coincidence in my mind. Of all the names in the world you can choose from! I was thinking that perhaps both No On Lives Forever and The Americans took inspiration from the same case (this sort of thing did happen), but I haven’t been able to find anything from searching.
I found this myself, but I know I’m not the first to do so. I did tweet this to Joe Weisberg, creator and writer of The Americans, but he is through very suspicious silence withholding the truth.
Tell me what you think!
And please gush about how good either of these two things are. If you haven’t heard of them before, gosh golly, do I recommend you check both of them out!