Aria is avidly reading through her To Kill a Mockingbird assignment and Chad Dad seems mighty impressed with his daughter's love of this classic tale. Holly Marie Mom makes a comment about the father worship and how that relates to Aria and her dad (presumably that worshipping was done before she found him making out with a colleague in a car). Aria does not take this time to explain that the only reason she's got such a sudden fascination with literature is because of her very hot, young English teacher and dispatches her mother to get her another bagel. Right, like I'm supposed to believe that Aria eats. And not one, but two bagels? Chad Dad asks if Aria likes the new teacher -- um, yeah? -- and then he recommends the biography of Harper Lee, as he thinks it could inspire her to write a novel or something... since she does want to be a writer.
Their non-confrontational father-daughter chat is interrupted by a pretty, young (very young) looking blonde (flashbacks show us that this is the same girl who Chad Dad had a hot and heavy car-based makeout session with). He introduces her as Meredith, a teacher in his department. How the hell young are these professors at Hollis? I mean, there's Mr. Fitz, who was at Hollis and is now teaching at Rosewood, and now Meredith, who looks like she should still be in college, and is somehow a professor at this college? He also introduces Aria as his daughter, just in case Meredith thought that he'd moved on to an even younger model (like that's really possible). Anyway, there's some awkward banter about how Chad Dad hasn't returned her call, and she needs some sort of referral by Monday. He looks panicked that Holly Marie Mom is going to walk back at any moment (and probably rightfully so), and Aria just looks altogether pissed that her breakfast is being interrupted by her dad's side piece.
Chad Dad asks for an email to send the referral to, at which point Meredith pulls out a binder that has the address in it, and he writes it down on a napkin, while she converses with Aria about how this small town must seem so dull after being abroad for a year. OK, how rude is this lady? Like, I get she's excited that her sex buddy is back in town, but interrupting breakfast and not realizing that Aria's friend just died, making Rosewood far from dull, is rude. Also, Chad Dad is writing this on a napkin. That's not going to look at all suspicious when Holly Marie Mom goes to do his laundry later. Meredith smiles her gigantic smile at him as she walks away. Aria wonders aloud why she can't graduate already (told you she looked young), and now she's a teaching assistant. Oh, OK then. That makes more sense than her being a full-on professor. Sorta. He explains that her office is across the hall, and he can't pretend that she doesn't exist. Can we? This whole storyline bores me to tears. The only thing it's good for is to show how the apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to inappropriate relationships.