Poor Underwood is on a completely different page. “I love Cassie. I want to be with Cassie,” he says in an interview with producers.
That night, Cassie doesn’t waste any time filling him in. She reveals that she doesn’t want him to leave the show without what he came for: a fiancee. He fires back, saying none of that matters if it’s not with the right person.
Although she “loves him so much,” she’s “having doubts.” When he asks if she’s planning on leaving tonight, Cassie responds “yes,” and Underwood loses it. He puts his head in his hands, prompting Cassie to leave the room, saying, “I can’t.”
Outside, she whispers to herself, “Now I’m second-guessing it.” Make up your mind already!
When Underwood finds her, he reassures her that he’s willing to wait for her. However, Cassie doesn’t know if she’ll ever get there. So, Underwood lays it all on the table.
“It’s not easy going on dates with other women when all I think about is you,” he says before adding, “the last thing I’m going to do is give up.”
Although he doesn’t want her to put a timeline on her feelings, Cassie can’t seem to get out of her head. When he tells her he’s in love with her, she stares blankly at him.
Underwood doesn’t stop, adding, “I want a future with you, and I’m telling you right now at the end of this, I want to be with you.”
When she tells him she can’t do this anymore, Underwood gets up, walks her out and says goodbye. After pressing his forehead against hers (barf), Cassie gets in the car and drives away.
When Underwood returns to his room, he grabs his coat and brushes past the producers. Harrison tries to approach him, prompting Underwood to hop the fence and disappear into the night.
“He is gone,” Harrison says right as the screen reads, “To be continued.”
Be sure to tune into The Women Tell All tomorrow, March 4, at 8 p.m. on ABC, followed by the two-night Bachelor finale beginning Monday, March 11.