You know, really, the transcripts are out there! All you have to do is search for them! I didn't feel Taylor was using Phoebe's death! Yes, she mentioned Phoebe first, but it was only in reference to them trying to get over her death! I do feel that she let him off the hook way too easily! If this had been Brooke sitting in her position, she would have raked him over the coals and left him thinking, the way she did when he turned around and married Taylor, right after Stephanie's fake heart attack! Taylor lets Ridge walk all over her! She doesn't let any other man do it, just Ridge!
Ridge: I got your message.
Taylor: Well, you said you-- you wanted to meet with me.
Ridge: I was thinking more at the house.
Taylor: Well, there's nobody here, and the lunch crowd is over and it's about an hour before the dinner crowd comes in, so...
Ridge: All right.
Taylor: You said "house." You usually say "home."
Ridge: Taylor, um...
Taylor: Let me save you-- let me save you the trouble. You're going back to Brooke.
Ridge: I didn't realize until it was a question of Brooke leaving, actually living overseas with Beth and Stephen.
Taylor: And you realized you needed her.
Taylor: And not just because she's R.J.'s mother.
Taylor: I understand. Well, maybe I really don’t. I just know I need to.
Ridge: Look, I am-- I am sorry.
Taylor: For what? You didn't make me any promises. I knew what I was risking.
Ridge: I hurt you... again. And again, I'm very sorry.
Taylor: Well, I know you didn't do it on purpose. It's the hardest thing in the world knowing what it is that's really going to make you happy. I know about that. It feels like sometimes life is a big pushy salesclerk grabbing things off the rack and making you go put it on and telling you how perfect it'll look. Look, I'm not sorry about the period of time that we had together thinking everything would be perfect. So there's really no reason for you to be.
Ridge: Can I come by the house and talk with Steffy and Thomas with you?
Taylor: No, I-I don't think you need to do that. Let yourself off the hook easy. It's okay.
Ridge: I owe them an explanation.
Taylor: It isn't that complicated, Ridge. I mean, if you want people to beat you up, fine, but it's not going to be us.
Ridge: Taylor, I loved our home. I loved our life. I don't know why it couldn't have been everything we wanted.
Taylor: Well, really the only thing that matters is love anyway-- not whether we're in the same house, not whether we're sleeping in the same bed. None of that matters. We've been through a lot this last year. When we lost our daughter, we had to find a way somehow to get through that, I guess, and we just needed to be there for each other.
Ridge: I kind of feel like I've let Phoebe down.
Taylor: No, she would just want you to be happy. I mean, if you're feeling like you're leaving something good behind, yes, you are. But if you say that's what you need to do, that's--that's what you have to do, and I believe you.
Ridge: (Sighs) Taylor, thank you. Thank you.
Ridge: (Sighs) (He bends over to kiss her)
Ridge: (Sighs) (He leaves)
Taylor: (Sniffles) (Actually, she stifles a cry)