I watched closely at Grant’s expressions as he was saying goodbye to the cast. I could not help but wonder, as I looked at his eyes and his facial expressions that there was something very relevant in what Grant was saying. I could tell Grant was at a crossroads..he HAD to make a decision. It was one way or the other as if he was given an ultimatum. He chose what he felt was his only choice. I felt a cloud of ambivalance surrounding him as he spoke his words. In his heart, Grant did NOT want to leave GH…Grant HAD to leave and I felt it was very personal. So personal to the point that if he did not leave GH, then, he would have lost something else that he feels is even more important in his life. Honestly, I believe it was due to the stress the filming of GH put upon him and his family. I cannot imagine being away from my spouse and kids for such long periods of time that after 8 long years, it just continued eating away at the fiber of his marriage and family until it wore it so thin, that Grant felt he had to leave before that thing string of fiber broke completely. He feels heartbroken to have to give up something he LOVES so much. He feels heartbroken..letting down his fans, cast and crew..he just feels heartbroken and sick…BUT..he HAD to do it or lose what is the MOST important in his life (as it should be). Grant you have your priorities straight and in order. We thank you for giving us 8 years of your life. Now it is time for you to think about yourself and your family because truly..that is…what is the MOST important in anyone’s life. I, We…will all miss you greatly, but, we also understand your decision. GH will be fine for there are so many great characters aboard…Jason, Steve, Tango etc…fans will always remember you, but we will also remember all the great shows the other cast members have and will continue to give us. Thank you!
I have been a loyal watcher of GH for the 8 years on television. The friendship and respect Grant and Jason have for one another kept me watching.They are the ‘real’ thing in ghosthunting. I appreciated the debunking and confirming of ghost, etc. when their final analysis was given to their clients. I actually was unnerved and cried when Grant spoke to Jason and even more touched emotionally, when Grant spoke to the GH team. I felt I lost a good friend. Grant thank you for giving us 8 years of your life as a GH. You were the stablilizing force when Jason became too ‘tense’ or ‘impatient’ Jason will have a tough time ‘replacing’ you; though you cannot be replaced. I wish you well with your work and family and hope you will come back from time to time. They will need your help!
This is just me thinking out loud. I got the sense there was pressure on Grant from his family(AKA, his wife) to depart. I imagine the travel would be tough to handle for a wife, so it’s entirely understandable. If it comes to D-I-V-O-R-C-E or ghost hunting, I reckon ghost hunting takes a back seat. As it should.
They better figure out how to get Grant back ASAP. He and Steve bring the credibility and personality to the show. The new cast members simply do not have the solid qualities that Grant brings. Ghosthunters will now be like Simon without Garfinkle, Abbott without Costello, Batman without Robin. The producers better resolve Grant’s dilemmas immediately, and make him that offer he cannot refuse! Grant is beloved by many and it will not be the same without Grant. not to mention all the imitators around that will find new viewers who miss the chemistry on Ghosthunters, so shop around for the first time in 8 years!
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