Last night was the season premiere episode of Ghost Hunters without Grant Wilson. Teaser commercials claimed this season was going to be different. Well, according to the first episode I saw only minor differences. Right away I noticed Jay did not appoint someone as a co-lead investigator to take his partner's place. Although Steve, the obvious choice, did investigate with Jay, so did Amy. Tango seemed to take over as equipment tech, Steve's previous position. Maybe it's just a matter of time before Steve slips into that lead investigator role.
One of the first things I noticed was the split screens. They showed where each investigator was in a different screen. Takes a little getting used to but was helpful when something paranormal happened to one of them you could tell where everyone else was. I'm glad they didn't over do it but I sure wouldn't want the video editor's job.
Amy announced she is pregnant and has decided to continue investigating which is controversial in the paranormal world. Some people think pregnancy increases paranormal activity with the mother's protective instinct taking over therefore enhancing the senses and pregnancy hormones aiding in spirit energy. On the downside some think a spirit can attach to the fetus. There are spirits everywhere. If this were the case then pregnant women can run into the paranormal in the delivery room. Freeloading spirits aside, pregnant woman should be careful in the field for obvious reasons including dangerous abandoned buildings, poor air quality, etc. Jay has already taken a protective role with Amy and I think she will be safe and not take any chances. With Amy due in the fall and being the only female investigator, scenes for next week's episode include a new female ghost hunter. She's gonna have a hard time filling Amy's shoes.
This show was a little more edgy than in past seasons. Production crew member, Hagar, endured numerous scratches inflicted on her by an unseen force. This poor girl, not even a team investigator, got more than she bargained for. With scratches all over her body Hagar insisted she wanted to return to the old jail and continue the investigation. This bravery alone should shoe her into Amy's soon-to-be vacant role. We like Hagar. She earned the right to be on the team. Who is this other female investigator in next week's episode? I don't know but already Hagar has my vote. New girl, you've got your work cut out for you.
I had high hopes this season that Ghost Hunters would be different. So far I am not convinced it is but we have a whole season to look forward to and I hope some surprises.