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‘The Bachelor’s’ Fence Jump Has Finally Arrived

On Monday night’s episode of ‘The Bachelor,’ Colton Underwood finally jumped the fence. We mean that literally for the former NFL player.

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Starved for some semblance of authentic drama, “Bachelor” fans spent the entire season awaiting a blink-and-you-miss-it fence jump teased out in promotional clips. On Monday night’s Fantasy Suites episode, Colton Underwood finally did the deed. (No, not that one.)

The former NFL tight end leapt a hefty chunk of fence in Portugal after Cassie Randolph broke up with him at the urging of her father (who actually flew to Portugal for dramatic effect).

“I’m not in love. You know what I mean? I don’t know why after today I’m not,” she told Underwood. “I just feel like I’m having doubts about it. I don’t know why I’m so confused. I just feel like there’s a lot to think about.”

That was enough to send Underwood over the fence. After pushing a cameraman and tearing his mic off, the athletic bachelor scaled his wooden Everest and departed into the night, searching desperately for some all too elusive “alone time.”

It was a risk. He could have stumbled. He could have wiped out. But in the end, Underwood’s training paid off, making his exit look graceful and masculine all at once. Congratulations on a job well done, Colton. Bachelor Nation seems to have needed this.