May 16, 2012 07:36 PM by Ryan Haidet
That’s it. It’s over. No more “What the frig?!?!” from Grant Wilson. After eight seasons with the TAPS team on Ghost Hunters, co-founder Grant Wilson has wrapped up his final investigation on the SyFy spookfest. It all was leading up to tonight’s episode after Grant made the shocking announcement during the February 15 episode that he was leaving the show for personal reasons. Those personal reasons were never discussed on the show, which instantly sparked loads of speculation as to his real motivation for quitting the reality hit — the most popular rumor is that Grant has been having marital issues since his wedding ring was absent at the time he made the announcement. And no, Grant wasn’t wearing his wedding ring during tonight’s farewell either. What happened during his final investigation? How did Grant say goodbye? Read on to find out and to see his final words on the show!
“I never thought we would see this day when Grant wouldn’t be investigating with us,” Steve said at the opening of the episode. “It’s gonna be weird at the end of the night when we’re packing up and it’s just done,” Amy added. For his final investigation with the TAPS team, Grant chose the Spalding Inn, a place he and co-investigator Jason Hawes own in Whitefield, New Hampshire. The building, which has a haunted history stretching back 80 years, was the perfect place for Grant to make his departure from the show.
“I just like to think back to when we had big, huge VHS cameras,” Grant said as he reminisced during the investigation with Jason. “It’s crazy how fast the time goes by…” his words were cut short when they spotted something down the hallway. As they walked toward it, they saw one of the doors closing by itself. As they entered the nearest room, both guys thought they saw an impression in the bed. Creepy. Earlier in the investigation both guys experienced a strange moment when Jason was using a key to open room 17. But something on the other side kept forcing the deadbolt in the other direction.
I thought the episode would focus primarily on Grant and Jason investigating together, but that wasn’t the case. We didn’t see too much of the duo together since a bulk of the episode — more than usual — featured the other TAPS members and loads of flashbacks to a prior investigation at that location by Ghost Hunters International.
“It’s been just incredible. It really has,” Jason said as they wrapped up their investigation for the night. “I would go to the end of the moon with you, bro.”
After the entire team joined together to review all of their evidence and discuss their personal experiences from the investigation, Grant signed off for the final time. “Thank you guys,” he said. “I think it’s a bittersweet moment right now. I’m excited for my future and where it’s going. I’m excited for your futures and where you’re going. But I’m gonna miss it. But it’s all right. I’m not dead. I’m not dying (laughs). It’s a good team. It’s a good team. I think you’ll do fine without me. I really do. So, let’s get some hugs or something. Come on!” He walked around and embraced everybody without anybody shedding tears. “I’m excited to sit back on the couch and watch what you guys do (laughs). See all the stuff you guys catch.”
Jason then weighed in on Grant’s departure. “This being Grant’s last case with Ghost Hunters, I think it was definitely a great case to leave on. We’ll miss Grant. We’ll miss him out here. But we wish him the best in everything he does.” As the paranormal pals drove away for the last time on the show, they didn’t have their famous “on to the next” fist bump. Instead, they shared a fist bump of “good luck.”
New episodes of Ghost Hunters — without Grant — air this September.
What do you think of Grant’s final episode? Are you sad Grant is leaving the show? Will you watch the new episodes with Grant gone? Do you think his farewell was well done? Sound off and leave a comment below!
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Topics: Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, SCI-FI Reality TV Shows |
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