Olivia calls the Mallums to let them know the good news, that the bomb has been defused, but Jim Mallum is packing, and listening to her message on the answering machine, which is totally still a thing that people still have and use. He goes to Emily's room to tell her, but she's not there, and when Jim, concerned, looks out the window, he sees the black van that he had been worried about before is gone too. Diane comes in, concerned, and Jim has already jumped to the conclusion that his daughter has been taken. Just like in the movie Taken! The movie that makes me feel like an utter waste as a father!
After the commercial break, the police have found the van, tracing the license plate number provided by Mallum. Turns out it was just a dry-cleaning van. You know, one of those dry-cleaning vans that don't advertise the dry-cleaners and the side and that park in residential neighborhoods.
Lincoln Lee and Olivia, still at the courthouse, get the news from Broyles and decide that Jim Mallum is wrong and paranoid. But where the hell is she? asks Lincoln, and Olivia says, "Maybe we should try the ONE OTHER PLACE that we've been to with her, maybe that's where she went."
Sure enough, Emily's sitting on the park bench by the lake, and when the agents arrive, she's porcelain-pale and there's blood filling her right eye. She's also freezing cold, Olivia finds out when she goes to her. Lee goes to call an ambulance, while Emily stammers that it doesn't matter; it's just her time. Next to Emily is her sketch of the lake view. In the foreground is Olivia looking at the park bench, where Emily is sitting, next to a man. Olivia tries to tell her that what's in her drawings isn't inevitable, and that they saved people's lives because of her. That makes Emily smile.
Then her dad arrives, shocked to see how pale his daughter looks, then he sees the sketch, picks up the pad and takes the spot on the bench next to her. Presumably, Olivia goes to hit her mark behind the bench, looking on. Emily tells her dad that she's known for a while, and he asks why she didn't tell him. This earns a slightly wry smile as she points out that she knew he'd be here. We hear the sound of sirens getting closer as Jim pleads with Emily to hold on until they get here, and instead, she weakly talks about how he was right: "Everyone has a purpose. They saved those people today. Maybe that was mine." Jim sobs and holds his daughter and kisses her, and -- look, you put an emotional father-daughter relationship in a 30-second car commercial and I'll be blubbering about fifteen seconds in, but this moved me not at all. Sorry.