'The Enemy Within' Episode 9 Spoilers Suggest Keaton And Shepherd Will Spy Government Agencies

Shepherd and Keaton doubt if the CIA is handling Tal's case in the right way.
Shepherd and Keaton doubt if the CIA is handling Tal's case in the right way. (Photo: What2Vue/Facebook)

Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) and Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) are going to take on new roles come The Enemy Within Episode 9, titled "Homecoming." It will be a rare scene to see these two in different uniforms, as they try to spy one of the government agencies in the CIA.

"After a major Tal operative escapes CIA custody, Shepherd returns to Langley to help track the fugitive down," The Enemy Within Episode 9 official synopsis read. "When Shepherd and Keaton discover the CIA are withholding vital information on the Tal investigation, the case becomes an opportunity for Shepherd and Keaton to spy on the CIA and find out what they know."

Shepherd and Keaton have been working together to gather intelligence and stop Tal (Lev Gorn) all season. To make their move more effective, they will be now spying on their government agencies to find out something about him in The Enemy Within Episode 9, per CarterMatt.

Shepherd and Keaton doubt if the CIA is handling Tal's case in the right way, or if it has its plan that they don't know. The Enemy Within Episode 9 will explore if the two agents' efforts, along with their team, will not go in vain.

The uncertain allies will be working together in The Enemy Within Episode 9 to put all the tensions between the agents aside. Keaton will be put in a different situation, knowing that he distrusts Shepherd. Hence, whatever relationship Keaton and Shepherd have will be put in a test. It will also reveal how serious the CIA in handling this case.

Before The Enemy Within Episode 9 takes place, the previous episode gave a glimpse of how everything started. The then CIA deputy director gave the names of the four US agents to Russian terrorist Mikhail Vassily Tal.

In an interview with Carpenter, she told TV Insider that Erica only did what she could to save her daughter, Hannah (Sophia Gennusa), who Tal kidnapped to get the information from her at the time. Now, Shepherd is doing her best to catch the terrorist.

Carpenter hinted the flashback would pose a lot of questions about her character. "What does the aftermath look like? What access did she have [to Tal] that day? What does she know that she's not shared?" she asked.

Despite what she did, Carpenter didn't see her role as Shepherd as a villain. Although being imprisoned has changed her character, the agent is "far from broken." The Enemy Within Episode 9, titled "Homecoming," will be out on Monday, April 22, at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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