But it wasn't dumb luck. It was Alexis's relationship with her father that saved them, because she knew he wouldn't fail to send her a message unless something was wrong. And it was Ryan and Esposito's loyalty, in that they went against Fallon's orders and made it a priority to find their colleagues. That's all good in principle. What weakened it is that all of that was mostly off-camera and just described to us after the fact.