Phaedra Parks was in another state when she got the scary news that a bomb had been delivered to her office. But on Sunday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, Parks returns to the ATL to clear up rumors of what has turned out to be a giant misunderstanding.
In this exclusive clip of the all-new episode, the 43-year-old lawyer joins Housewives Cynthia Bailey, Shereé Whitfield, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore and Kandi Burruss — as well as Burruss’ mom Mama Joyce — for lunch, where she explains what really happened.
“I wasn’t even in town,” Parks begins. “I got a phone call and my employees were saying, ‘Someone tried to deliver a bomb to your office.’ ”
At the time, the call sent Parks into a panic. She quickly dialed her mother to make sure her two sons — Ayden, 6, and Dylan, 3 — were safe. “I’m freaked out,” she explained, telling herself to “just get the kids and go.”
“This dude came to Phaedra’s office with a grenade and said he was going to blow the f—ing building up,” Burruss said. “A real grenade. Said he was going to blow himself up and everybody in there.”
“It was one of my clients that had come to my office to deliver some CDs,” she tells the Housewives in the clip. “He had CDs and FedEx package and some lyrics. He didn’t have a bomb.”
Mama Joyce heard something different.
“What he said from what they had written down is he was tired of being messed around,” she tells the table. “He was looking for you and he was going to blow you the f— up. He said he was tired of being messed around and he was looking for Phaedra and he was going to blow her the f— up. That’s what’s on my cell phone. He said he had a bomb and was looking for Phaedra and was going to blow her the f— up.”
Parks remains firm. “He’s not upset with me,” she explains. “Homeland Security said that was false. He said he never made a threat against me at all.”
Suspect Terrence Cook was arrested by Atlanta police in July, PEOPLE reported at the time, after entering a Georgia office building looking for Parks and allegedly claiming he had a bomb and “was tired of being treated wrongly.”
While Cook was charged with making terrorist-like threats and creating a false public alarm, police say no bomb was ever found. Police confirmed to PEOPLE that Cook was attempting to reach Parks’ law practice in the office building, in Atlanta’s Buckhead area, but ended up at a different firm on a different floor.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.