The Enemy Within

10 Worst Episodes of The Enemy Within

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. 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jul 22, 2022.

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#10 - Confessions (Season 1 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 905 votes.

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#9 - Havana (Season 1 - Episode 5)


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.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 862 votes.

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#8 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd, now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history. Shepherd is brought out of a federal Supermax prison by FBI Agent Will Keaton to help stop some of the most dangerous acts of espionage threatening the United States today.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 1125 votes.

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#7 - Homecoming (Season 1 - Episode 9)


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.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 766 votes.

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#6 - Eye of Horus (Season 1 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 813 votes.

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#5 - Decoded (Season 1 - Episode 7)


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. Keaton must choose between catching Tal or saving the life of an innocent teenager.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 816 votes.

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#4 - Chigorin (Season 1 - Episode 10)

When contractors working for the CIA are murdered, Keaton and the team discover the CIA is keeping secrets from the FBI regarding Tal. Shepherd’s ex-husband finds out that Hannah has been lying and visiting Shepherd.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 724 votes.

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#3 - The Ambassador's Wife (Season 1 - Episode 3)


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.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 905 votes.

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#2 - An Offer (Season 1 - Episode 8)

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.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 743 votes.

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#1 - Black Bear (Season 1 - Episode 2)


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?

The episode was rated 7.53 from 995 votes.

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