Original Release Date: November 10, 2009
In hindsight, I don't know if this sequence works or not. I feel like Stu should have enough reservations against working for Bob and sabotaging innocent people's private property that he wouldn't consider it at all. But he does. He's on his way to a job on this page, so we have to assume there is a possibility that he is going to fulfill his duties. But what's his motivation here to go through with it? Is he so determined to suffer consequences for the theft and destruction of Bob's truck that he'll hurt other people just to punish himself? I feel like it doesn't make sense, but I also know that even thoughtful, analytical types like Stu can get tunnel vision and can't see past a single answer to a problem that has multiple solutions.
I guess maybe there is also a figurative reason these next few pages are so dark. It wasn't an artistic decision to make it so dark, but a logical one--Stu obviously can't do this sort of work during the day. However, you could also say the darkness reflects Stu's internal struggle here.