Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor has been filled with the usual romantic shenanigans fans have come to expect of the franchise, but there were some twists with him as leading man. For one thing, Colton entered the series as a virgin, which is a fact that anybody who tuned into previous seasons of The Bacheloretteand Bachelor in Paradise knew well. For another, early footage of the season revealed that something would someday upset Colton so much that he would literally make a run for it over a fence.
The Bachelor kept teasing the big jump over the fence week after week, until viewers were dying to know what would happen that he took off, shocking host Chris Harrison, who you’d think had already seen everything after all these years as host of the Bachelor franchise on ABC. As was revealed in the March 4 episode of The Bachelor, Colton leapt the fence after a heartbreaking conversation with Cassie, who he’d intended to choose at the end of the season.