As Alex prepared to go to Belarus and cross paths with Nikita once again, I thought to myself how contrived it was that Alex would continually meet Nikita in random places despite the many things that go on in the world and the number of agents Division has. Nikita and Alex are now doing their separate things, and for them to continually meet the ways they do--like in "Looking Glass" where they are in the same place but don't see each other--is completely farfetched. I wouldn't mind if there was Nikita or Alex in an episode just so we could see them doing something without the influence of the other, a more realistic scenario that would also bring focus to the episode.
The plot of the episode was also contrived a fair bit. The stuff with Michael's former asset was pretty good but the way in which she and her son almost died--in a car explosion, the exact same way Michael's wife and daughter died--was ludicrous. Finally, the soap opera reveal, the son is Michael's and Nikita knows--but will she tell?