This should be obvious, but I'm going to start here anyway - This is not a comment about Hunter Tylo. From the articles and interviews I've read about her, she seems like a wonderful lady. -
I know that I am going to get creamed for this, but I hate Taylor and I always have. She is the worst Oncologist turned Psychiatrist ever! She has bedded and/or married ever patient she has ever had, yet James is the one who lost his license. Seriously! She was supposed to counsel Ridge through Caroline's death. Caroline wanted Ridge to be with Brooke (and told Brooke that), but Taylor crossed the line with patient Ridge because the pull was so strong - or whatever. She only "pretended" to be Nick's therapist and never actually signed any paperwork (never mind what NICK thought) so it doesn't matter that she slept with and married him. She decided the best way for Thorne to get over his dead wife was to marry her. Okay, I guess she never slept with Stephanie - but no psychiatrist would treat their ex-mother-in-law.
She fell for the old "I don't want to die a virgin" act. She has broken poor Thorne's heart twice now (not counting the time she killed his poor, beloved wife Darla). She has been with just as many men as Brooke (many of them - Ridge, James, Eric, Thorne, Nick - the same men as Brooke), slept with her daughter's love like Brooke, yet Brooke is a [censored] and Taylor is a strong woman.
I've only taken a few psychology classes in college, yet I know that the reason Jack isn't bonding with Taylor as a mom figure is because Nick's thrown five woman as mom figures to this poor kid. Brooke had offered to step back, maybe Katie, Bridget, and Jackie should have followed suit. Instead, I'm supposed to swallow that Taylor is a great mother for giving up her son?
Speaking of which, why does everyone talk about what a great mother she is? The majority of Thomas, Phoebe, and Steffy's childhood everyone thought Taylor was dead. Who was raising these kids? Brooke. (Okay, I admit that the story only lasted, like, a year but those kids grew ten years in that year, so it counts).
Now, suddenly it's 1994 again and I'm supposed to sit through the Doc vs Logan for Ridge's heart story (which was getting old back then - Taylor just replaced Caroline in her storylines). Frankly, I don't even think Ridge is that great of a catch anymore. But that is a whole other long rant