The Enemy Within season 1
The action of The Enemy Within season 1 unfolds in the world of counterintelligence. The plot revolves around the former CIA agent Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter). This is the most famous traitor in modern history and the most hated woman of America. Erica is released from prison under the orders of FBI to help stop some of the most dangerous acts of espionage that threaten the United States today. The experienced FBI operative, Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut), was categorically opposed to attracting the most famous traitor in US history. His goal is to catch an incredibly dangerous and elusive criminal with whom she is well acquainted. Each of the characters has their own motives. But they understand perfectly well, they must act and think together to bring the matter to the end.
The Enemy Within season 1 episodes list:
Erica Shepherd is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it's not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy... they must think like one.
When a former CIA operative is murdered, Keaton enlists Shepherd to help recover valuable intel that could take down Tal once and for all. But the question remains, can Shepherd be trusted?
Following the discovery that a U.S. ambassador is selling classified intelligence to a Colombian cartel, Shepherd devises a plan to catch him that will push Keaton's moral code to the brink. Keaton brings a new member on to the team.
When intelligence obtained by Shepherd during her stint at the notorious ADMAX prison is linked to a pending attack on U.S. soil, Keaton and the Cointel team embark on a manhunt to find and stop a deadly international operative. Keaton confronts questions of loyalty and betrayal when it comes to Anna Cruz and his late fiancée's father, Thomas Heffron.
Once Shepherd convinces Keaton that Anna Cruz is a mole inside the FBI working for Tal, Keaton decides to keep his enemies close. With a fox in their henhouse, Keaton and the team spy on one of their own hoping Cruz will lead them to Tal.
After a bomb explodes in Jersey City, the Cointel team captures a key planner, Sam Fathi, who can lead them to Tal, the mastermind behind the bombing. When Sam proves difficult to break, Shepherd convinces Keaton to detain a former Egyptian intelligence officer to help, leading to an urgent mission to stop another bomb from going off.
When the FBI intercepts stolen NSA software intended for Tal, Keaton uses the technology as an opportunity to go on the offensive and sends Shepherd undercover to pass the technology to the intended recipient, a 19-year-old computer genius (guest star Stephen Friedrich). Keaton must choose between catching Tal or saving the life of an innocent teenager.
Flashbacks to the past reveal the fateful events that led CIA Deputy Director Erica Shepherd to betray her country and the ensuing investigation that put her on a collision course with Will Keaton.
After a major Tal operative escapes CIA custody, Shepherd returns to Langley to help track the fugitive down; Shepherd and Keaton discover the CIA is withholding vital information on Tal, so they spy on the CIA to find out what the agency knows.
When a group of contractors working for the CIA are murdered on board their chartered plane, Keaton and his team discover there are secrets the CIA is keeping from the FBI regarding Tal. Shepherd's ex-husband finds out that Hannah has been lying to him and visiting Shepherd regularly.
When a highly sophisticated Tal operative (guest star Michael James Shaw) evades FBI custody and flees to the Swiss embassy, Keaton and the Cointel team must go undercover. What begins as a smooth counterintelligence operation quickly devolves into a tense hostage situation.
Acting on urgent intelligence from a captured Tal contact, Keaton and his team are able to intervene and stop the assassination of a high-profile congresswoman. Keaton has Shepherd interrogate the congresswoman, who had previously used Shepherd's treason conviction as a launching pad for her political career, leading to a stunning truth about the origins of Tal.
Tal's war on the CIA expands to two fronts. Keaton and the Cointel team must locate the domestic target before Chigorin launches an all-out assault on the unsuspecting innocents. Shepherd convinces Keaton to let her go to Cuba to thwart Tal's attack on Sierra Maestra, the CIA's secret detention center imprisoning his operatives. Shepherd's ever-shifting allegiance raises the question if she is there to stop Tal or join him?