i think, the old dude may have been pb's dad. it was a little coincidental that both him n her know german(I think it was germn), know the same saying, n the fact that pb stresses so hard to disprove anything illogical or unorganized, where, that guy almost pressed for the exact opposite in the way he lived, doing w/e he wanted. especially with the underlining theme where lemonhope could only live freely until he let his home n family in a good state- the guy couldv left candykngdm to pb maybe?
i thought it was actually pb moonlighting as a.. idk what you’d even call that guys job. like when he says that treaty stuff just before lemonhope leaves i was convinced it was just pb in disguise or s/t.
also when ‘he’ speaks german and lemonhope mentions that pb used to always say the exact same thing