The thing was it literally came out of no where, it was a complete 180 from what the character had done/said at the point and the show runners themselves admit they didn't know what to do with her but then thought it was "perfect" to make her a mole. A trope the series had well overused.
The point where they turned her into a mole wasn't handled well but I thought everything up to that was okay.
What year is this supposed to take place in? With all the craziness of the first 8 seasons, that I rarely watched but get the point, they never took place one day / year after another. So is this like 2032 now or something?
It takes place in the perpetual now.