Soaps are criticized for bringing characters back from the dead. Even so, it was a departure for the more reality-based The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) to resurrect characters, but that’s just what the soap did in 2005 when Hunter Tylo rejoined the cast as a resurrected Taylor.
The show was faced with the dilemma as to how Taylor’s open-casket appearance from a few years ago could be explained.
B&B looked to the past to tell the story of Taylor’s future. Who else but Prince Omar (Kabir Bed) of Morocco had a motivation to whisk a still-alive Taylor out of the hospital in 2002 and replace her body with a life-like dummy? He’d already fallen in love with her once before when she was presumed dead in a 1994 plane crash.
Taylor escaped Omar’s clutches with the help of Dante Damiano (Antonio Sabato, Jr.). Ridge (Ronn Moss) spotted a glimpse of his late wife and dug up her grave to see if she were really in there.
He found the dummy (which hadn’t decomposed as a true corpse would have). Ridge received proof that Taylor was alive when she stepped out of the moonlight and into his life once more!
The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for airtimes.