If you’ve been watching The Bachelor season 23, you know one part of the show that’s being hyped up is Colton Underwood jumping over a fence. The big question is: why does Colton jump? The show’s producers have been teasing the fence jump for the last couple of episodes, but they have yet to show the entire scene or explain why he jumped. Here’s why we think The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood jumped over the fence.
Events leading up to Colton Underwood’s meltdown
In the last episode, Colton went on hometown dates with his final four picks (Tayshia, Caelynn, Hannah, and Cassie). All the fathers give Colton their blessing except for Cassie’s dad. He said his consent would be a “premature blessing.” This creates a lot of stress on Colton’s end, since he was hoping to get all the dads to agree to allow him to move forward with a proposal.
Colton had a stressful couple of weeks
Before the hometowns, Colton had to deal with several women dumping him. One after the other, they each gave him a cryptic warning, and then hopped into the limo. This made Colton extremely anxious about everyone left in the house, and he began giving lectures and grilling his dates about who was there to get married and who just wanted to be the next reality TV star. This created a tense atmosphere in the house.
Each week, the stress of being on The Bachelor was getting to Colton more and more, and it began to show. As the weeks wore on, he didn’t seem to be enjoying the process as much as in the beginning. By now, Colton has been reduced to a very tense ball of nerves. If one of the women in the house looked at him the wrong way, he was ready to send her home.
Why we think The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood jumped over the fence
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, Colton is head over heels in love with Cassie Randolph. We think Colton and Cassie will get engaged at the end of this. However, Cassie didn’t seem completely sold on Colton in the last episode. We see her hesitate when the conversation hovers around the topic of love.
During an interview on the show, Colton said he really wanted Cassie to say she was falling in love with him. He seemed to be watching her intently, waiting for those words to come out of her mouth. However, those words never come. Colton is visibly upset over the fact that Cassie hasn’t said she’s falling in love with him.
We think Colton is hoping Cassie is just waiting for the fantasy suites to say she loves him. However, it’s possible Cassie still doesn’t say she’s in love at this point. Cassie’s lack of verbal confirmation might be what sends Colton over the edge. This combined with the fact that her dad wasn’t ready to give his blessing likely made Colton completely lose his composure.
We’ll just have to wait until the next episode to see if we’re right. Does Cassie send The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood over the fence?
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