So may I know your thoughts about these...Do you think Olivia totally gave up on Liam? And do you think she ships MC with Liam? or if ever she prefers MC than Madeleine?
Oh, thank you for this question!
I think it’s complicated.
Remember, Olivia currently believes that her parents were traitors (which may or be true) and that everything that she knows about her past is no longer true. She is faced with the idea that she would never be allowed to be queen, even if Liam wanted her and she might not even be allowed to stay in Cordonia if it came out.
Add that to her doubt that she ever deserved Liam in the first place. Olivia considers Liam the best person she knows. She has loved him her entire life, partially because he was the first person to truly care about her and because he is so good and kind while she struggles with being nice to people it seems to come so easily to Liam. She has at least always believed that she had the right background and breeding to offer him, even if she might not truly deserve him and now she doesn’t have that.
She also spent the social season coming to terms with the idea that not only does Liam not love her, he does love MC. I think before the social season started Olivia had convinced herself that fond affection was enough and she comforted herself with the fact that Liam cared about her more than he cared about any of the suitors. In a world without MC, she would likely have been his choice (except for the traitor’s plot, of course).
Then MC appeared on the scene and Olivia was forced to watch Liam fall in love with her. I think it took a whole season for her to accept that and for her to let go of her idea of Liam, but when faced with the idea of having to drop out anyway, she decided she wanted Liam to be happy, which he would be with MC.
Olivia does not want Liam with Madeleine because Olivia knows Liam deserves better. She cares too much for Liam to want him to end up with a cold, manipulative bitch like Madeleine. She believes that there is no chance it can be her, because of her background and because Liam doesn’t want her, so she has decided that if she can’t be happy, that Liam will be and that is why she is helping MC.
Also, depending on player choices, I think Olivia can grow fond of MC. I think she didn’t want to feel that way, but that a grudging friendship is growing between the women.
So my answer is I think Olivia has accepted that she can’t have Liam and in that case, she wants MC to have him. And she definitely doesn’t want Madeleine to have him.