Good points, and since I don't know CA law, and I'm going to make the assumption that she certainly wouldn't do anything illegal on camera, that she was within her rights to drive her car that day.
Re: Emily's continued marriage to the wormiest, most unsupportive husband ever.....I do believe that since her kids are so little, it's got to be hard to consider divorce. Plus, she has a bad/no relationship with her own family, but Bravo-thirsty Parry is "there" for her, both physically and, I guess, financially, so there's that.
When Shane pushed the bread towards her and tried to waft the scent towards her, I wanted her to spill a drink on him. Preferably one of their oft-ordered spicy skinny margaritas, just so I could see him in pain from the sting in his eyes.