In FBI HQ, Erica's boss and her partner Bolling are on the move. They just got word of a possible Eli Cohen sighting in an abandoned building on the Lower East Side. Um, that is SO not the Lower East Side. Bolling asks whether they should call Erica, but the Boss bounces it back to him since he is the one running the internal affairs investigation into her. Bolling doesn't think they should call her in case she's dirty. Great conversation, guys! Really moving the plot forward.
Speaking of Erica, she is interrogating the bloody pulp known as Ryan Nichols. She wants to know why he betrayed them and he explains that Anna made his daughter sick and would only help her if he did what she said. Erica (who has been doing it all for the glory of Tyler *gag*) is very unsympathetic to his plight. He then warns her that Anna put a tracker on his tail and if she doesn't leave the secret hideout right now then she will be dead very soon.
Proving the truth of this statement, a guy on Eli Cohen's team runs in announcing that there are multiple vehicles on the move outside the building. They are surrounded. We get an outside shot of approximately a bazillion FBI cars pulling up. The FBI agents spill out of the cars pointing their guns at the building, which seems odd. I mean, it's a building? What did it ever do to them? Also, there appears to be no regard for civilians as no one has ordered the streets cleared or anything and the entire FBI taskforce has their guns locked and loaded and aimed at defenseless buildings. While outside the FBI is surrounding the building and getting snipers in position and whatnot, inside Erica and Eli are assessing the situation. Erica quickly realizes that they are not up against the Visitors, but rather her team of FBI agents. She knows how they think and what they will do and thinks she can work this to their advantage. She also realizes that she didn't get a call and even though she is benched she thinks this is significant. She decides that the FBI (rightly) thinks she is colluding with the Fifth Column. Based on that, she comes up with a plan where she will pretend to be a hostage, thus clearing her name as a collaborator and giving Eli Cohen some leverage. Eli likes this plan because he gets to hit Erica in the face until it all seems believable.