The Bachelor star Colton Underwood has revealed why he chose to continue on with the show after having a meltdown due to Cassie Randolph's heartbreaking departure.

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"You see that, obviously, the story goes on and the show goes on and I think that I had a realization, 'Life is not fair' to myself," Colton, 27, told Us Weekly.

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The Bachelor viewers last saw Colton on Monday night's episode trying to quit the series after Cassie -- an assistant speech pathologist from Huntington Beach, CA -- blindsided and dumped him ahead of their overnight Fantasy Suite date.

Colton was seemingly expecting to lose his virginity to Cassie that night, telling the cameras, "I can definitely see us working forever. I feel like my whole life has been leading to tonight because I love Cassie. I want to be with Cassie. My heart is complete when I think of Cassie."

But Cassie expressed she was not "in love" with the charity founder and former pro football player and therefore chose to leave, resulting in Colton ripping off his microphone, pushing a camera out of his face and jumping a fence.

Colton ran off into the night and left The Bachelor host Chris Harrison and the show's production crew astounded, confused and worried in his tracks.

Colton, however, ultimately decided to allow cameras to continue rolling once he returned and calmed down from his emotional outburst.

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"I had a very important conversation with [Chris Harrison] about... 'Where do we go from here?'" Colton revealed.

"And then having a conversation with my family and my dad really helped put things into perspective."

Colton apparently realized he couldn't just leave Tayshia Adams and Hannah Godwin in the dust, especially given both women loved him and were hoping for a future with him.
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"It was like, 'You owe this to yourself and you owe this to these women to really explore and see where to go from here,'" Colton shared of the conversation he had with Harrison and his father.

Bachelor Nation will find out what happens next when the Season 23 finale airs as a two-night event next week on Monday and Tuesday night at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

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