Dana Abercrombie from The Koaltion writes:
'There is a methodological craziness to season five that reflects the current political climate. The slow-burn brings a sense of buried panic that reaches across all cast members that pushes everyone to the point of no-return. Masterly crafted, the writers take devilish pleasure in knowing that everything can fall apart even if one character stumbles. What results is a heighten sense of being on the defensive, doing away with any moral fiber that desperately wants to remain."