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NBC's New Show 'The Enemy Within' Serves up a Crazy Amount of Twists and Turns

By Allison Cacich

It may have only premiered a week ago, but NBC’s new drama, The Enemy Within, already has viewers hooked. The premise is so captivating that many fans have questioned whether the show is based on a true story.

Though some of the best television series in recent years have been inspired by real-life events, The Enemy Within is not one of them. The pilot’s crazy twists and turns came from the dazzling mind of creator Ken Woodruff.

If you missed the series’ debut, don’t fret. We’ve put together an overview of what you need to know before the next episode.

What is The Enemy Within about?

The show follows former CIA analyst Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter), who is currently locked up in a supermax prison for treason. The codebreaker got four of her fellow agents killed when she gave their names to Russian terrorist Mikhail Vassily Tal.