Liam shouldn’t be the one asking Hope to marry him as she forced him into a divorce. He wanted to stay married. If a remarriage is to happen she should’ve been the one to make the first move. Liam should’ve been clear from jump where he stood and make it clear that if Hope wants Thomas in her life, fine, but he ain’t having him in Beth’s life. Remind her of her position regarding Hayes, Taylor and ask her how his stance on Thomas is any different and in fact more relevant and urgent. Protect Douglas but don’t give his snake of a father a damn inch.
With this panicked proposal Liam is looking a) desperate and b) like an ass telling Hope she needs to give up Douglas before he’ll marry her. Dude, that ship has sailed and like Hope has to deal with Steffy and Kelly, you need to figure out a way to manage Thomas (always wear a wire when you’re around him; don’t flex but kill his ass with kindness; build up your evidence so that even Ridge can’t turn a blind eye to how dangerous Thomas) and in the meantime be a protector for Douglas for at least your cousin Caroline’s sake.
Or, you know, run to $Bill and tell him what’s up and remind him he owes you for a) NOT burying Quinn six feet under for kidnapping and raping you and b) boinking your first baby mamma nearly making your daughter your sister and c) dropping a building on you.