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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro threatens to leave "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" as his castmates and producers try to talk him off the ledge.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was this close to quitting "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" over his baby mama's threats to take their daughter away from him.

During tonight's episode, Ronnie and Jen Harley get into such a nasty argument via text messages and phone calls that the "Jersey Shore" star threatens to walk out on production to be with his baby girl.

Following an hour-long conversation with his castmates about what's really been going on with his rocky relationship behind closed doors, Ronnie locks himself in the bathroom of their Planet Hollywood hotel room to try calling Jen one more time. Unsurprisingly, she doesn't answer.

"My roommates have always said, 'You're gonna be a great father, Ron. You're gonna be a great father,'" Ronnie says during an emotional confessional. "The thought of not seeing my daughter smile and laugh -- it gets me going."

Ron eventually makes his way out of the bathroom and out the hotel room door, where he's stopped by show producers.

"I'm out. I'm going back home. Swear to God, I can't deal with this. I can't. It's just too much," he says. "I need to get the f--k out of here. I need to go home and find my daughter."

One producer in particular, creator SallyAnn Salsano, tells Ronnie, "Give yourself a second. Dude, you're overloading yourself."

"I need to go home," Ron tearfully repeats. "I wanna go home to my kid is what I wanna do."

We know from previews that Ronnie ends up staying, but it all hits the fan when Jen shows up to hash it out in person. Check back tonight for our full recap of the explosive episode.

"Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on MTV.

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