When Was Elena Pregnant With Dom’s Child (Is It A Plot Hole?)

The son of Dom and Elena was depicted as a baby in his Fast & Furious debut, but was that accurate based on the proposed timeline of the pregnancy?

Despite Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) romantic history with Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) throughout the Fast & Furious franchise, he became a father after a brief fling with Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky). The existence of Dom’s son served as a major bombshell, but the details surrounding Elena’s pregnancy has been shrouded in inconsistencies. Based on information gathered in The Fate of the Furious, viewers learned when Elena was pregnant, and according to the timeline, the events don’t necessarily add up.

Elena was first introduced in 2011’s Fast Five as a patrol officer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that assisted the Diplomatic Security Service’s attempt at capturing Dom and his crew. While initially helping DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), Elena ended up siding with Dom’s group after learning of their intentions in taking down a corrupt Brazilian businessman. By the start of Fast & Furious 6, Dom and Elena embarked on a romantic relationship, but that quickly came to an end with Letty came back into the picture. Elena eventually relocated to Los Angeles to join Hobbs at the DSS, but her past with Dom eventually led to her demise.

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Despite appearing in Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7 in a limited capacity, Elena failed to mention the fact that she was pregnant with Dom’s child. When Pataky returned for The Fate of the Furious, it was shockingly revealed that she and her young son were kidnapped by the cyber-terrorist Cipher (Charlize Theron). Dom’s motivations in assisting Cipher hinged on the safety of Elena and their son. Sadly, Elena was killed, but the child was saved, giving Dom a new purpose in life now that he was a father. Young Brian Marcos, who was named after the character played by the late Paul Walker, will return in F9, but once again, his depicted age serves as a plot hole.

How Young Brian’s Age Doesn’t Make Sense In The Fast & Furious Franchise

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Dom and Elena ended their romantic relationship during the events of Fast & Furious 6, which took place in 2013 according to the canonical Fast & Furious timeline. Seeing as that was their last confirmed point of contact, Elena would have been pregnant before the events of Furious 7. It was likely that the figure knew of her pregnancy during Deckard Shaw’s (Jason Statham) violent attack on the DSS office. In the end, however, Elena elected to keep the news to herself, and the truth wasn’t unearthed until her kidnapping in The Fate of the Furious. The eighth installment was set in 2017, but according to the movie, Elena and Dom’s son couldn’t have been older than one.

In reality, young Brian would have been around the age of three or four based on the supposed conception in 2013. Instead, the Fast & Furious franchise presented a plot hole by using a baby to portray young Brian. From a storyline standpoint, it made sense why the series wanted Dom to emerge as the primary caregiver to a relatively young child, but there’s still no doubt that Brian’s age presents major inconsistencies. It’s currently unclear when the next installment takes place, but based on the F9 trailer footage, Dom’s son is being depicted younger than the timeline suggests.

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  • F9/Fast & Furious 9 (2021)Release date: May 28, 2021

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Updated: January 8, 2021 — 12:11 am

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