I feel as though nothing is moving the plot, except that we get some needed answers and also pretty good words from Dee. He probably knows what it was like to be just a younger son, bearing the same name except that he was never destined to inherit. And neither would anyone consider him to be.
I just get the feeling that there is some guilt preventing the Earl from giving a balanced account. This balanced account is quite rare, and especially for the Earl, he may have a serious complex thinking that he is trash, or probably worthless and a burden. Especially to his older brother. This does suggest quite a bit about his character.
And also, does answer why he wants to take his brother’s name instead. Because everyone would have preferred him instead, instead of the sickly younger twin. Who would have been unable to take on the Watchdog title. But instead this is irony, again, seeing as how the Earl proves to be a much better Watchdog. Albeit dependent on a demon but he controls him very well.
And well, although not answering much of the questions. Except that once the Earl was forced out of his shell we can see a very successful political career for him. Which sorta wants to make me write a fan fiction about when they are adults, and the Earl is the one who is a lawyer navigating the law front(since younger sons either worked in the military or as a politician or as lawyers, and military was out of the question for the Earl.) All the while backing his elder brother in any risky endeavours he has. I don’t doubt that the Earl would have been any less shrewd even without the tragedy.
But again, I do think that and hope that his name would be revealed next month. It’s quite sad to never know who he was for almost ten years. Though the most likely names in my opinion are: Aster, Cedric or Elic. I highly doubt it was John or something common.