Pierce was a doctor who fell in love Taylor. Ridge had just left Brooke in order to reunite as a family with Taylor and Thomas when Taylor started working with Dr. Pierce Peterson. Taylor was intrigued by his work as a hypnotherapist and agreed to be hypnotized by Pierce. Bailey, his assistant, knew how much her boss wanted to be with Taylor and tried to sway Taylor away from Ridge and into Pierce's arms by giving her hypnotic suggestions. She wasn't the only one who hoped to make Pierce's dream come true. Brooke also wanted them to be together, so she could get Ridge back. None of the ploys worked. Ridge and Taylor remained happily married and soon found out they were expecting twins. Steffy and Phoebe Forrester were born after Taylor won a fight against tuberculosis, a bacterial infection that she contracted from a homeless man. However, there was one thing of Pierce's that remained in Los Angeles - the mansion at 3197 Holden Drive in Beverly Hills that Taylor and Ridge purchased from Pierce.