"Jef" tells her that Emily, having gone through the shit she has, deserves the best. At the very least, she deserves someone who can spell "Jeff" correctly. She tells us he made a great first impression, because he's "super-cool" and she hopes he thinks she's cool too. Too bad that by the time you're 26 and already have a kid you're not beyond hoping some douchebag who takes his grooming cues from A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon thinks you're cool.
Doug is hoping that the fact they're both parents provides some common ground. Because if there's anything parents love, it's being seen as a parent first, person second! He asks how her daughter is, and she's with a babysitter. He says his son wrote her a note, that he makes her read. The kid's name is Austin, and he's almost 12 years old, and if he's seen Emily he's probably a little more interested in starring in his own Time magazine cover with her than helping his dad score, but the note says his dad is awesome because he tucks him in every night. I think by that age I was resolutely against parental tucking. She says the note makes her want to cry, and tells us the fact that Doug is a single parent makes her think Doug knows what's gone through.
And now here comes Chris Harrison to crash the party with the first impression rose, prompting a lot of boring blah-blah from the men who are worried they haven't had enough one-on-one time to be kept on.
And now there is some griping among the men about Kalon's arsehole-ish helicopter entrance, and Kalon tells Emily, essentially, that he hopes his helicopter landing doesn't blind her to what an awesome dude he is. There's a tense standoff between him and Sean when Sean shows up to steal Emily away for some one-on-one time, leading to awkwardness when one of the other guys talks some shit about what an asshole Kalon is.
And here's Arie, wondering when the best time is to launch the storyline about Emily dealing with him being a racecar driver. I'm sure that, whatever happens, this show will treat Arie's profession with the decorum and sensitivity that it deserves. She seems a little surprised when he tells her what he does, and he asks her flat-out if she's OK with it. After some hesitation, she tells him she is, mainly because it's the only sport she knows anything about, and also "He'd be hot in a racecar." Glad to see she's got a handle on what's important.