So she and "Jef" meet up on a blanket on a beach and "Jef" asks her what she's been thinking about, and she says, "A lot," and he says, "Like what?" and she says "A lot a lot," like CAN WE PICK UP THE FUCKING PACE A LITTLE? Somebody says "stress" and somebody says "amazing" and then he points out he hasn't met Ricki yet, and Emily is pretending that she might not bring Ricki out, like we're supposed to be impressed that "Jef"'s semi-coherent ramblings about being a good father are enough to win her over, and Emily refers to her "guilty conscious" [sic] and then the minor-key piano chords give way to tentatively triumphant guitar strumming as Emily says she wants "Jef" to meet Ricki, like that wasn't going to happen all along. And of course part of her fear, as usual, is the completely-understandable "Brad Womack is an asshole" excuse, which I think we can all get behind.
And now that Emily has decided to introduce "Jef" to Ricki, she won't shut up about how weird it would be to accept a proposal from someone who HADN'T met Ricki, like NO KIDDING.
And Ricki is swimming in a pool and "Jef" gives her an awkward high-five, and Emily makes Ricki perform tricks for him. "Jef" says meeting his girlfriend's kid is "surreal" like THERE'S a word that has been completely destroyed by idiot reality television show contestants, and meanwhile "Jef" is STILL making awkward small talk with Ricki, And Ricki invites him into the pool, and he's really impressed with himself for hitting it off so well with Ricki, and Emily is convinced "Jef" would be "the best dad" and "the best husband".
And then they spend five hours talking about Cheetos, and "Jef" asks about the marionettes they played with, and EMILY NEVER EVEN GAVE RICKI HER MARIONETTE. "Jef" is too busy indulging the family fantasy thing to notice. "Today was a huge hurdle to jump over," he says, and he'd better hope Emily never hears him referring to Ricki as a "hurdle." She's a blessing, godddamit! And Emily is saying that today went so well that "everything" she "went through" over the last few months was worth it. Just to be clear: "everything she went through" was a series of glamorous dates in breathtaking locales around the world, on someone else's dime. Keep your chin up, Emily. You're the real hero.