The filming for the new season of Real Housewives of New Jersey concluded with an epic bang.
But RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the cast didn't intend on allowing so many explosions to go off throughout filming when they initially signed on to do season 7.
According to a source close to production, the cast actually had a secret plan to do quite the opposite.
"Going into this season, all of the RHONJ women made a pact behind the cameras," the source told Radar.
The women wanted to tone down the table flipping drama from seasons past.
"They all agreed that they weren't going to give the producers the drama and fighting that they wanted," the source explained. "They made it so that they were going to call each other and if the producers told them to do certain things, they wouldn't do it."
The whole cast was onboard to do this.
"They agreed to play nice and not bring out anyone's secrets," the source said. "All of the women—Teresa Giudice, Siggy Flicker, Dolores Catania, Melissa Gorga, and Jacqueline Laurita—were in on this."
Another insider said, "They agreed they were not going to take the show to the really dark places it has been in the past."
Unfortunately, the group's plan failed.
"Jacqueline broke that pact," the source said. "And now Teresa and Melissa are mad because they feel Jacqueline brought former Housewives friend Kim DePaola on to start drama."
According to the source, it was actually the producers that got DePaola to return.
But now it doesn't matter.
"Now the whole cast is separated," the source noted. "They are all talking about each other behind their backs."
"They planned to establish boundaries, but that was destined to fail and it did," the insider added.
As Radar previously reported, the cast wrapped up filming on Friday during an explosive sit-down where Gorga, 37, and Giudice, 43, faced off with Laurita, 45.
The group has been at odds ever since Laurita had her epic meltdown during the cast trip to Vermont.