Liam never chose hope throughout this whole debacle. The story has been all about Steffy for liam from start to finish. Liam's mouth says he has found forgiveness but deep down he really hasn't, liam wants to punish steffy and he wants to hurt her badly, so that's why it's best that steffy called liam on his bluff and now he's stuck with his game. The more I think about it, Bill's actions all of it were justified because it would take extreme action to make steffy face the situation, stop accepting all the blame, and be true to herself once again.
Liam's words tell you it was never ever about hope. When he went home, he admitted that he took things too far with hope then proposed to steffy. The dressing room was about sex, nothing more for liam, everyone else saw it as he made a choice, not liam. Liam wiped his mouth when caught, and texted to steffy he made a mistake. He wanted to work things out. Liam told brooke, he knew it would hurt steffy and he did it anyway and he also told her he didn't want to make a choice,considering when you don't make a choice you are content with the status quo and the status quo was liam was engaged to steffy, sharing a house and home with her. Liam told steffy that he would have come home and told her what happened. Liam seems to think his betrayal and cheating are less because he confesses so he should be absolved from being the bad guy causing mental and emotional pain. There was a bonus scene titled "dad over me" and it was about liam whining that he couldn't believe that steffy chose dad over him. The shows were pretty boring this week so I paid more attention to body language this week, and if you watch closely, it was liam chasing steffy and invading her personal body space all over that office, with hope he just stood in one spot and said what he wanted and hope would move closer to him, it shows and speaks volumes if you pay attention to it.
Concession or victory, doesn't really matter what anyone calls it, as long as steffy is away from liam, i'll take it. However, it is fascinating, that after all this talk of the gondola and evil bill and steffy, it is evil bill and steffy who put them back together and with a critter on the way to boot. Liam, is all about righting wrongs, so why is he still mad at bill, bill was righting a wrong that he and hope have whined about for years, shouldn't he consider that progress with bill? Bill did way more to steffy than he did to liam, so why has steffy moved on from it but liam can't especially in light of the fact that he received everything he ever wanted?