As someone upthread mentioned, this episode definitely cooled down on burning through story quick. I appreciated the fact that after the premiere (which still didn't totally feel like a premiere, but whatever), this episode allowed the characters to sort of sit with their situations a little bit more. Maybe nothing super dramatic happened, but I enjoyed that. We need a break from the high melodrama.
I'm glad to see the show starting to explore Jude's relationship with Connor, but my heart breaks for both of them, because the cynic in me thinks that it isn't going to end well for either boy.
And while I feel like Jesus and Emma's story line in this episode could have been handled with a lighter touch (it got a little hamfisted, yeah?), I really liked seeing Emma be in charge, speak her mind, tell Jesus what she likes, etc. Of course there are more subtle ways to do that, but aren't they like 15/16? That part, to me, felt authentic. Plus, how often do we see a girl on TV/in movies take charge like that? Not often enough.
The jury's still out for me on the whole Callie/bio-dad thing. But I agree with @Scootman that the end-game is Callie and Brandon finding ~true love~ with each other. But maybe the show will surprise us?