It was the fence jump heard around the world, and quite frankly, it left Bachelor Nation—and myself—shook. I typically try to write at least a little bit of this recap immediately following the episode, but after last night, I needed to sleep on it and think it over. … I should mention that Kevin left for work at 5:30 a.m., and I could not go back to sleep for the life of me, so here we are.
Now … let's get to the real drama of this episode!
One thing is undeniable: Colton and Cassie are into each other. Watching these two interact almost feels like watching two high school kids in love for the first time. And just like high school kids, Colton and Cassie seem to struggle with articulating their feelings for each other. Now, Colton gets an out here because he is the lead, and there is only so much he is allowed to say. Cassie, however, is a whole other story.
I watched last night’s episode with Kevin (after much convincing), and we couldn’t help but think about our breakup during Paradise.
Enter. Matt. Randolph.
Unfortunately for Colton, this conversation made Cassie go from being on the fence … to jumping it. It was truly heartbreaking seeing Colton try to plea with Cassie in any way he could to get her to stay. At this point, he has probably known for some time that he was going to pick Cassie in the end, and last night, he all but told her they didn’t have to get engaged if it’s not what she wanted. Now I have a little insight when it comes to this stuff, specifically where Cassie’s head may be with all this. I watched last night’s episode with Kevin (after much convincing), and we couldn’t help but think about our breakup during Paradise. When you get to the end of the show, and the idea of engagement is constantly hanging over you, it is SCARY, and sometimes people just panic and need to get out, or in Colton’s case, jump.
Let’s hope Chris Harrison finds Colton in time for tonight’s Women Tell All.
Astrid Loch competed for Nick Viall's affections on The Bachelor season 21, and has found both love and friendship from the franchise. Her relationship is stronger than ever with Kevin Wendt, whom she started dating last summer on Bachelor in Paradise season 5.