The father of Brian, brother of Dock and Mo, and uncle of Sophie and Cody, Stew shares his son’s keen intellect and obsessive sense of organization. He’s always saying that nobody tells him anything, and Sophie describes him as someone who’s always worrying. Like his son, Stew is a more static character when compared to his peers (his brothers), but The Wanderer’s encounter with the wave does shake him up a bit and change him a little. After the wave hits, Stew remarks how, when you have children, you reach a certain point where all you can do is pray that they’ll be okay, since you have to give up trying to protect and control them all the time. Like others of the crew, Stew comes to understand that life is fragile, and not entirely controllable.