B&B: Taylor And Reese Kiss
■ After yet another confrontation with Brooke, Taylor vents to her new confidant, Zoe’s dad, Dr. Reese Buckingham — and things take an unexpected turn. “Taylor has had it up to here,” says her portrayer, Hunter Tylo. “First, it was Liam’s reaction to her return. As Taylor explained to him, she was only expressing her feelings to Hope, but he put his own spin on it and told everyone that she was about to attack his wife. Then, of course, Brooke had to get involved. People are trying to take away Taylor’s presence — and when it comes to her granddaughter, that does not go over very well.”
As Taylor laments the animosity she is facing, she finds a sympathetic ear in her new friend. “Before I even go into this, I have to say how happy I am about having an outside character coming in to stir things up,” smiles Tylo. “This story needed that; it refreshes everything. It blows new life into the Taylor/brooke rivalry — and for Wayne Brady [Reese] to be that person? Oh, my gosh! Brad [Bell, executive producer/head writer] didn’t have to do one bit of convincing. When he asked if I wanted to participate, I told him, ‘I will be there!’ ”
Tylo feels Dr. B. is just the friend that Taylor needs: “They met at Steffy’s party,” Tylo notes. “He showed up with daughter Zoe, and Taylor immediately felt comfortable with him. She found him to be charming and sweet and most importantly, concerned. He was kind to Taylor from the get-go, and they started to create a bond. Now, we see the result of that.”
Indeed. Even after Taylor bends Reese’s ear about Brooke, he remains in her corner. “Liam appears to have set in motion a repeat of Ridge and Taylor and Brooke, and to her, that’s like, ‘Oh, no! We are not going through this again.’ Taylor sees Liam’s wishy-washy ways and thinks, ‘I’ve lived this,’ and she knows that as a psychiatrist, none of this is healthy behavior. That’s when Reese comes in. He understands Taylor’s point of view. Reese understands Taylor’s motivations and she’s like, ‘Finally! Somebody gives a darn about me!’ ”
The two then share a kiss. “The kiss is the culmination of all that, and so much more,” previews the actress. “It’s really sweet!”
“She’s like, ‘Finally! Somebody gives a darn about me!’”
Something New: Taylor (Tylo) makes a connection with Reese (Wayne Brady).