Teenager Taylor Dubois arrived in Port Charles in the summer of 2013 with leverage over her older brother Felix. She used her power to force Felix to allow her to move in with him. While Taylor resided there, she forced her brother to meet her daily demands while she bonded with another house guest, Dr. Britt Westbourne.
Taylor immediately set her sights on T.J. Ashford despite his feelings for his former girlfriend Molly. As T.J. and Molly struggled with their feelings for one another, Taylor agreed to be T.J.'s prom date. They spent prom night together and their evening included underage drinking and sex. After their night together, Taylor hoped for a relationship with T.J. but he planned to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend. Taylor worked to keep Molly and T.J. apart and told Molly how T.J. had spent his prom night. Due to Taylor's interference, T.J. and Molly remained estranged. However, T.J. did not fall into Taylor's arms as she had hoped but they spent time together as friends.
While T.J. offered Taylor friendship, she continued to pursue a relationship with him. Taylor often flirted with T.J. in Molly's presence and at the same time, insinuated to T.J. that Molly shared more than a friendship with Rafe Kovich.