Dock icon number disconnected from app?

There’s a red 1 on my dock icon but I don’t know what that means. Settings say it could be and Overdue or a Due Soon item. Dock context menu does not give any indication and the app itself does not highlight the relevant task in any standard view. Is there a way to go from the badge alert to the alerting task in the app?
I scrolled through the very long Review by Due perspective (I stole that idea from somebody on the OF forums quite a while back) to find something with color and there was an orange “1 due soon” marker about 3/5 of the way down, that was a lot of scrolling and I missed it on the first pass.
Shouldn’t there be a better way to get directly from the alert mark in the dock to the applicable tasks in the app?