If you're new to Westward, whenever you see a stark black & white panel, it's a flashback of Lamont Townsend's
past. About half of Episode Two
was made up of these flashbacks, and they're pretty crucial to understanding one of Westward's main plot threads.
In this case, the important thing to remember is that Lamont is married, and left his wife
behind on earth under rather grim circumstances
in order to take his assignment on Westward. -e