The day after posting about the unlikelihood of Terry inheriting his birth father’s property in Love Triangle (Part 5), I double checked the manga and found some evidence to support my arguments.
First, Terry’s father, the Duke of Grantchester, went to his son’s room in the dormitory of St. Paul’s Academy and informed Terry that his birth mother had written a letter to claim Terry back. Terry was apparently shocked to hear that, but his father was quite angry about this. Terry was perturbed and argued with the Duke. Terry couldn’t believe his father seemingly had no more feelings for his birth mother.
The Duke then urged his rebellious son, as a member of his family, to keep up the image of Grantchester. Guess the Duke didn’t want people to know that he and Eleanor had had a son? I’m not sure, but at least that was what Eleanor had told Terry earlier. Anyway, the Duke even warned Terry not to see Eleanor ever again, or else he would disown him. The Japanese word the Duke used, 勘当する, was harsh. It means “disown, repudiate or renounce”.
Some time later, after being tricked by Eliza, Candy ended up being imprisoned, and Terry realized that he had been punished lightly compared to what Candy had to go through. After some consideration, he decided to quit school and negotiated with Sister Grey so that he could take Candy’s punishment. Then he declared that he would renounce his family name, Grantchester, after today.
Yes, these are from the manga, and I don’t remember if this happened in the anime version or not. However, these didn’t contradict with Candy Candy Final Story at all. As mentioned in my previous post, in CCFS, Terry went to United States and gave up his family name. The name “Graham” was his middle name I think, but he used it as his last name from then on.
So the fact that Terry quit school and went to Broadway to become an actor must have enraged his father. Do you think the Duke would repudiate his son as he had threatened?