All those scenarios seem possible...but when you get programs like this, the writers always seem to come up with a scenario that can barely be imagined by the viewers.
Whatever they come up with has to lead to more conflict...or the program ends.
The conflict of taking the inheritance seems to me to be a bit overdone. He, so to speak, doth protesteth to mucheth.
In any case, it would not surprise me if the Canadian who claims to be the true heir comes back into the picture to muddy up the waters a bit more.
Goddam show has me entranced. But I suspected I would fall victim, since I am an acknowledged Anglophile. Two years in England while in service and all that.