Fаst & Furious: Wһen Wаs Elenа Preɡnаnt Witһ Dom’s Cһild (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?

Dominic Toretto had a brief fling with Elena Neves, but how does the Elena Fast and Furious timeline line up with the rest of the franchise concerning Dom’s son? Despite Dom’s romantic history with Letty Ortiz throughout the Fast & Furious franchise, he became a father to Elena’s baby. The existence of Dom’s son served as a major bombshell, but the details surrounding Elena’s pregnancy were 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 that assisted the Diplomatic Security Service’s attempt at capturing Dom and his crew. While initially helping Luke Hobbs, 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 when he learned Letty was still alive. Elena eventually relocated to Los Angeles to join Hobbs at the DSS, but her past with Dom eventually led to her death.

How Did Dom Learn He Had A Son In Fast & Furious?

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. Dom’s motivations in assisting Cipher hinged on the safety of the Dom and Elena baby. Sadly, Elena died, 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, returned in F9, but once again, his depicted age served as a plot hole.

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

Dom ended his Elena Fast and Furious relationship in the sixth movie, 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 she knew of her pregnancy during Deckard Shaw’s 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. In F9, the movie attempted to fix things somewhat, as older kids played Little B in that movie.

Does Fast X Fix The Little Brian Timeline Plothole?

In Fast X, Little B played a larger role than in the previous movies. They also switched out actors in the role of Brian, as twins Isaac & Immanuel Holtane ended up replaced by Cheaper By the Dozen star Leo Abelo Perry. In Fast X, Dom’s brother Jakob Toretto took Little B to protect him as Dom ended up on the run from the vengeful Dante Reyes. Perry is a 10-year-old actor, which would line up perfectly when it comes to how old Dom’s son should be by the time Fast X rolled around, 10 years after his mother’s pregnancy. While it doesn’t match up with how he looked in The Fate of the Furious, it perfectly lines up with his role in F9, fixing the Fast and Furious plothole.