The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 8 Episode 11 Recap: Ms. Parks Goes to Washington!

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For most of the women of Bravo's flagship franchise, The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 8 Episode 11 was an emotional installment.

And not just because NeNe is back, bitches!

Picking up where things left off last week, The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 8 Episode 11 saw drama extend beyond the ATL.

But first, and perhaps most notably, it saw NeNe Leakes return, rehash her beef with Cynthia Bailey, patch things up and catch up.

If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online, you know all about their falling out. Bravo helpfully replayed the highlights if not.

No one would be able to fill the shoes of NeNe with Cynthia,” NeNe said, referring to herself in third person because obviously. “Boop!”

Yes. Boop, indeed, NeNe. Boop indeed.

Meanwhile, we got an update on Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks' husband, on camera for the first time as he spoke to his son from prison.

Next week, it looks like we will finally see Phaedra driving their two kids up to Kentucky to see him as he serves eight years for fraud.

For now, Phaedra, Sheree Whitfield, Porsha Williams and Kim Fields are jetting to D.C. for a Million Man March anniversary event.

In our nation's capital, Phaedra also dines with members of Congress to discuss our Save Our Sons charity. Pretty impressive, P-squared!

Naturally, Phaedra has a team of people who come with her and help with the kids. Kim Fields ... doesn't. It's just her and her two sons.

Sebastian, 8, is quickly bored, and some of the other women can't help but note that she ditches events to be with her children instead.

“Sebastian wants to get his fun on,” Kim explained. “Quincy wants to get his nap on. I’m not being disrespectful. I’m being a mother.”

Yes, but Sheree’s view: “Being a mom is a full-time job. I have been there myself. But it doesn’t mean you shut the whole world out.”

Finally, Kandi Buruss and Todd Tucker decided they want to open a restaurant using Kandi’s family recipes ... well, Todd wants to.

His idea gets mixed reviews from his wife and her family, but Mama Joyce gave him a hug at one point, so she must feel some love.

Kenya, for her part, is still trying to get her mom to talk to her, but her aunt Lori tells her she can't just force closure or a reconcilation.

“Enough is enough,” Lori said. “It’s time to let it go.”

Fortunately, Kenya loves and respects her aunt enough to get past the fact that she wasn't told what she wanted to hear in this case.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta Quotes

[to Kenya Moore] You best hope nothing happens to me, because you might not have a job. I'm your storyline. I sustain your career . . . I built you, so stop playing games.

Apollo Nida

[to Kenya Moore] "You a sneaky, trifling slut."

Phaedra Parks