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You Lost Freeway
Beth: "You lost the dog while you were talking on the phone? Ugh!"
Beth's concerns that Joseph is putting his work above his family are seemingly confirmed when, during a phone call about a patient, he loses Freeway in the Colorado woods.
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Joseph: "We've done everything we can..."
Beth: "Would you be leaving if I were missing?"
Joseph: "That's ridiculous."
While 'Darling Companion' is about a lost dog, it's about much more than that. It's about a family and how they relate to each other. Beth and Joseph had a happy marriage but over time, they've grown apart. Beth believes that Joseph cares more about his career than her, among other things.
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That Pinpoints It
Carmen: "The women in my family they have a gift -- we see things."
Beth: "Do you see him, is he alright?"
Carmen: "I see trees..."
Joseph: "Wow, that really pinpoints it."
The family's housekeeper at their vacation home, Carmen (Ayelet Zurer), suggests that she might be able to help find Freeway. Joseph, not surprisingly, is skeptical...
- 4Up 1Down 1
No Dog, Right?
Joseph: "We're not getting a dog, right?"
Beth's decision to rescue Freeway the dog from, well, the freeway, is a fateful one: Joseph isn't thrilled about the idea of taking in a stray animal, but Beth is determined. She needs company, now that their daughter, Grace, is getting married.
- 5Up 1Down 1
Beth: "Don't you know how much that dog means to me?"
Joseph: "I like him to, I'm just not obsessed with him..."
Doesn't Joseph understand what's going on here? Beth's bond with Freeway is about way more than just the love between a human and a pet. Beth is an empty nester -- she's lonely, anxious and in desperate need of a companion, and since her husband isn't around, she turns to the dog.
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