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- — Steve shows that he cares for Taylor[src]
At some point Steve was partnered with Taylor's mother before she got ill and passed away. Steve became Taylor's sole carer, however he apparently started drinking which caused himself an his stepdaughter to get into lots of arguments.Sprat; their dog. Steve reminded Taylor she was Sprat's carer, so she threatened to make Sprat urinate of Steve's car before leaving. Unbeknownst to Steve, Taylor followed Sprat through an Anomaly and got marooned and Steve assumed she had run away.
Jenny Lewis, from the Anomaly Research Centre, alerted Steve to the fact that Taylor was lost but told him that she was stuck down a hole on a worksite. Steve was devastated, wishing he was a better stepfather. Later on, the Anomaly closed, so James Lester arranged for Jenny to tell Steve "We did our best" to imply that Taylor had not survived.
Fortunately, another Anomaly opened and Taylor returned. Nick Cutter brought her home just as Jenny was telling Steve the 'bad news'. Steve was over the moon and he made up with Taylor, promising to be a better parent for her.