Full detailed profile on Taylor Raines Walker Played by Tamara Braun on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Tamara Braun (NBC)
Birthday: April 18 1971
Quinn talks to Taylor in his room. He says he's at a crossroads and wonders if she thinks he can change his life. She says he has to if he wants her in it. Taylor tells him she has some goodbyes she needs to say before they leave together.
At the Kiriakis mansion Brady tells Nicole he wishes he could give her a reason to stay. She says Gus took her hostage before the cops got him and EJ was there. Brady gets angry. Nicole says this isn't about EJ, it's about what she needs. They talk about how their relationship is changed. Brady asks if she really thinks they were just a reaction to her losing her baby. Nicole says, "Maybe." She tells him she can't stay there because it's comfortable - that's not enough for either of them. Nicole tells Brady she's not going to the DiMera house. They discuss Chloe. Brady needs to get back to her. They hug goodbye, and he goes. Taylor enters and tells Nicole she was worried about her. Nicole says she's fine. Taylor thanks her for reaching out and noting Nicole's luggage, tells her she is moving on too - with Quinn. Nicole says she's staying in Salem. They hug.
Abe meets with Taylor at the pub. He says he loves her like a daughter, and he's concerned about her involvement with Quinn Hudson. Taylor reassures him that he's not a pimp anymore, adding that she understands him and loves him. Quinn appears and assures Abe he's going to change. Abe's eyes grow round and they all turn to see Ivan and his Bollywood women. Vivian enters behind them. Quinn asks if she's reinventing herself again. Viv says they've both been turning their back on love - but that time is over. Vivian offers Quinn and Taylor a ride on Ivan's private jet. Quinn asks, "Taylor?" Abe warns Taylor she's trying to save the soul of a pimp who has the devil herself as a mother. Taylor reassures Abe and leaves with Quinn. Viv asks Abe to tell her friends and enemies that even though she's leaving, nothing will be forgotten - particularly Carly.
At SPD, Gus holds a knife to his throat and threatens to off himself. He grabs Nicole when she walks around the corner and takes her hostage in the interrogation room. Bo and Roman beg him to let her go. Nicole screams for Gus to let her go but things are about to get worse, he promises. EJ inches toward the door but Gus yells at him to stop and appeals to Vivian. He says they were happy together, scheming and plotting. Quinn tried to take her away from him. Vivian's astounded. Under her breath, she calls him messed up so Hope takes her aside and warns her to play along with Gus to save Nicole. EJ will hold her responsible for what happens if she doesn't comply. Viv tries talking Gus down. He tells her he loves her. She cares for him and asks him to come away with her. He weeps and Vivian rolls her eyes, making Gus freak out. Roman and Bo rush Gus and Nic falls to the floor. Gus screams for Madame while EJ cradles an unconscious Nicole.
In the cells, Quinn maintains his innocence. Taylor believes him and thinks EJ should represent him. She reassures him that her relationship with EJ was a mistake and that she was with EJ in order to forget him. They discuss a future together and learn from Officer Landry that the police have called for backup upstairs. Landry locks them up together for safety and rushes upstairs, where Hope tells EJ that the paramedics are on the way. Roman arrests Gus and Vivian nearly passes out. She tells Abe she didn't know Gus was so disturbed and orders the cops to get "that monster" out of her sight. Nearby, Nic is up and crying on EJ's shoulder. He saved her life and she's thankful. "I thought that whack job was going to kill me." Meanwhile, Roman tells Vivian that Taylor and Quinn are being released. Vivian tells Gus to rot in hell when he asks for her support. "Don't leave me again mother," he says, scaring Vivian. She fires him and Quinn stops him to give him a piece of his mind, too. Gus reminds Quinn that he's not much better being a drug dealer and a pimp! Back in the interrogation room, Nic and EJ rehash their history. EJ's glad she's okay and wants to take her home. She needs to be alone. Quinn and Vivian reunite and Roman offers an official apology. Vivian wants more. Roman says the DA is willing to drop all charges if he leaves town. Taylor decides to go with him but Vivian worries she'll be alone. Just then, Ivan and three Bollywood actresses show up. Ivan tells her she won't be alone. "Madame, I have come for you."
At the SPD, Bo and Hope sneer at Quinn, who refuses to confess to a crime he didn't commit. They remind him they've proof and juries have convicted on less. Bo learns by phone that forensics have found the blood on the nightstick to be Chloe's. In another room, Taylor maintains Quinn's innocence. Roman wanders in and asks if she impeded their investigation. She admits she had certain access.
EJ and Nicole arrive at SPD and EJ stops the interrogation as Taylor's lawyer. Vivian turns up calling the SPD incompetent cowboys and demands Quinn's release. In the interrogation room, Quinn refuses to say more without his lawyer. Outside, Nicole and EJ take Taylor aside. Taylor confesses she kept tabs on the investigation but maintains that Quinn didn't attack the women. In another room, Vivian promises to bankrupt the department, calling this case an embarrassment. Back in the interrogation room, Hope and Bo discuss the case alone and a quick search has them finding that a young boy, Augustine Pascal, was abandoned on the pier years ago. They rush to tell Roman. Rafe and Bo think Gus could have planted the nightstick and hair. Hope thinks Gus could have turned to Vivian as a motherly substitute after being abandoned. They realize they've the wrong guy. As Abe tells Vivian to get Quinn a lawyer, the cops slowly surround Gus, who jumps with a knife and yells at them to stay away. They try to calm him down. In the interrogation room, Nicole and Taylor realize they've more in common than they thought. They agree to work on their relationship before Nicole goes to the main room. There, Gus threatens to slice his own throat. Hope tries to calm him but he claims nobody cares about him. He confesses to the crimes and Vivian gasps. Gus tells them he was smarter than any of them gave him credit for. He can't go to jail. Madam would be lost without him. Nicole wanders in and Gus grabs her and holds the knife to her throat. Nicole's in shock as the cops plead with Gus to let her go. Meanwhile, in the cells, Taylor goes to Quinn, who promises he didn't hurt those girls.
Vivian greets Taylor and Quinn at the restaurant. They sit down and Vivian remarks on the change in Gus. Taylor and Vivian exchange compliments. Vivian says if she's trying to get on her good side - don't stop. Taylor invites Vivian to join her at the fashion exhibit at the museum. Vivian declines - she's too worried about Gus. Quinn says he has to go back to the hotel - he's misplaced his key card. Vivian talks to Taylor about her relationship with Quinn after he's gone. Vivian tells Taylor they could be friends, and then asks about how comfortable she and Quinn seem together. Taylor admits there's some history there. Vivian wants Taylor to tell her Quinn's life story.
Quinn and Taylor wake up in their hotel love nest. She can't believe this really happened. He asks if she regrets it. She says no. She tried to hate him but can't. He never got over her either. He wants to start over. She coyly introduces herself and shakes his hand. He shakes back and kisses her passionately. She tells him the latest attack wasn’t on a prostitute. It was her sister’s best friend, Chloe. He’s shocked and asks if Chloe can help the police. No, she’s in a coma. Quinn is visibly upset and threatens to kill the bastard who’s doing this. The next victim could be someone he knows and cares about. Her leans over and spills her drink. She gets out of bed to clean up and he calls Chloe and leaves a message. He hopes she’s okay. Taylor returns and they smooch and giggle. There’s a knock at the door and it's Vivian and Gus. She yells surprise but it’s Taylor who’s surprised. Vivian and Gus walk in and the lovers go to another room to get dressed. Vivian approves of this. Gus points out that Taylor will take her place in Quinn’s heart. He brings up Carly’s name and tells her to do the math. He suggests she find out more about Taylor. Taylor and Quinn return and Vivian says she’s pleased when someone makes her son so happy. She’s sure she and Taylor will be very good friends and thinks champagne is in order. Quinn asks ‘Russ’ to order it. Gus is annoyed and asks if Quinn is a comedian. Vivian changes her mind. She and Gus leave for lunch. Gus lifts Quinn's key card on the way out and smirks as he walks down the hall. Quinn picks up Taylor and carries her to bed.
At the pub, Gus daydreams about planting Quinn’s hair at the crime scene when Quinn comes along and interrupts him. He says Viv wondered where he went. Gus leaves and Taylor joins Quinn. She has regrets and while Nicole hovers around the couple, she asks what her regrets are. Then she introduces herself to Quinn and asks how they met. He says it's none of her damn business. She asks him if he is one of Taylor's secrets and calls Taylor up for her tryst with EJ. Taylor admits she and Quinn were in a relationship in Europe. Nicole addresses him as Quinn Hudson. They ask how she learned his whole name. She says she knows all about them. She’s seen the mug shot of Quinn. She contacted the police in Europe and knows everything. She knows they were arrested at a human rights demonstration. Nicole leaves and Quinn admits he covered for her. He says he really cares for her. If so, why did he have her hooking? He’s says he was stupid. He goes to kiss her and asks if she’ll regret it. She says probably.
Melanie sees Nicolas at the hospital. They chat, then go to see Carly together. Dr. Nolan walks into Carly's room and the kids soon join them. The doctor wants Melanie and Nicolas to stay for the session. This time she wants to focus on Melanie’s relationship with her mom. Melanie says they are fine but Carly doesn’t agree. They have lots to talk about. She tells her mom even though she gave her up at birth, she never gave up on her. Melanie forgives her. Nicolas agrees and is compassionate too. He knows she loves both of them. Carly cries and apologizes for the pain she’s inflicted and says honesty is paramount. Melanie cries as she talks about being given up. Nicolas tells his mom it doesn’t erase the pain but it makes forgiving easier. Carly is frustrated and walks out on all of them. They follow her. The doctor says she needs to set herself free. Until she forgives herself, there’s no moving on.
In another part of the hospital, Bo calls Taylor and asks her to bring the files on the case to the hospital. They need to catch this guy. When she brings the files, Daniel asks Bo and Hope to go easy on Mandy when they question her. Suddenly Brady runs in with a bloodied and unconscious Chloe. Kinsey and Nicole look on in shock. Lexi rushes into the examining room and begins working on Chloe. Brady asks so many questions, they kick him out and shut the door. He's not impressed and can't believe she was hooking. Kinsey tells him why she did it. Nicole comes along too. If this gets out Chloe will lose her chance to get Parker back and that would kill her. Bo and Hope talk to Mandy in an office. On the side he tells Taylor there was another attack. That victim is unconscious. Taylor leaves. Bo joins Hope and Mandy again. Mandy can’t find the attacker's face in the mug shot books. When they are alone Hope tells Bo their timing for the party is all wrong. Bo says by the time the party comes around the case will be solved. When they go back to Mandy they tell her there has been another victim. Hope suggests they get a sketch artist on it.
Brady sees Roman and tells him that Chloe was brought in. Brady wants to see Chloe. Lexi forbids it. Chloe is lucky to be alive. Roman says this attack doesn’t fit the profile. Brady blames Roman for not catching the guy earlier. Lexi is called to Chloe’s room and rushes in. Roman asks Nicole, Kinsey, and Brady what they were doing in that bad part of town. They explain that they were looking everywhere for Chloe. Brady lies and says as far as he knows Chloe didn’t have any reason to be in that alley. Roman hopes Chloe comes to and remembers everything and leaves them. Nicole’s not sure they should be lying to the police. Brady is sure they should. Lexi emerges and tells them Chloe’s in a coma. Nicole goes to her bedside crying uncontrollably.