Jane's apartment. Before she's even entered the living room, she's asking UselessNicki if she's okay. She can't even see Nicki's face, since Nicki's blocked soap-operatically. "Yeah," Nicki pouts. "What's wrong?" Jane asks anyway. Nicki says that it's not her, but a friend. "You remember Darcy?" Jane pretends not to for a second: "Darcy...Yeah, yeah, yeah! She's a painter." "Photographer," Nicki corrects with an eye-roll. Jane apologizes. Nicki says she hasn't seen Darcy in four days. She calls, but Darcy doesn't answer her phone: "I'm starting to get worried." Jane asks if Darcy has ever done anything like this before. Nicki says that Darcy will hole up for midterms, but not like this. Nicki doesn't have Darcy's parents' information, since she's "from Ohio somewhere." Oh, that old place. Nicki sighs and says she's probably being stupid and that Darcy is probably fine. Jane agrees, strokes Nicki's head, and says she'll go check it out. Nicki thanks her. "[Chuckles.]" Jane kisses Nicki on the forehead. I guess Jane doesn't have real work to do that she's paid for by the city.
"[telephone ringing in the distance]." We're at the precinct, and Jane is the slowest dialer I've ever seen. Sam walks in and casually asks, "So, was this Darcy girl at her dorm?" She's got a dorm? I'm only asking because I've seen the rest of this episode already, and she totally doesn't have a dorm. She has an apartment. Jane says that nobody had seen Darcy at her dorm for a while, but that she got Darcy's voicemail code from the college. I hope she had a search warrant for that, or Darcy's got a nice lawsuit. The voicemail: "Hey. Darcy. It's Gary. Uh, I don't know why you're not returning my calls." The stage directions for Gary must read "[Like a meth addict.]" Gary: "Uh, I'm gonna come over there. Right now. And we're gonna have a great time. Okay? Look, we had a plan. And you are not gonna break this plan, you understand me? I'm coming over there right now, Darcy, and you'd better open the door." Jane and Sam finally conclude that they might need some help on this one.
"[telephone ringing in the distance]." That's how we know that time has passed. Enough time for someone to have made a Missing poster for Darcy.