Warning: There are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for The Fate Of The Furious. So please don't read on if you haven't seen the latest installment to the Fast And Furious franchise. You have been warned.
After the emotional tour-de-force that was Furious 7, The Fate Of The Furious was always going to have to tread carefully with how it handled Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner. Because of the actor's tragic death during its production, Furious 7 culminated with Dom vowing not to put Brian in harm's way, and left him on an idyllic beach with his pregnant wife Mia (Jordana Brewster) and their son.
Of course, since the gang is torn apart in The Fate Of The Furious, there was always going to be a temptation for one of the characters to call upon Brian O'Conner, while the franchise was always going to want to tip its hat to Paul Walker, too. They did just that on a few occasions in the film, which you can read about below.
Actually, that should probably read Brian Neves. Especially considering what happens to Elena. As those of you that saw The Fate Of The Furious are more than aware of, the reason Dom decides to go rogue and work with Cipher (Charlize Theron) is because she has kidnapped Elena (Elsa Pataky). It also turns out that Elena previously gave birth to Dom Toretto's kid, something that obviously happened after the pair split up in Fast And Furious 6, and kept it a secret from him. Cipher orders her henchman Rhodes (Kristofer Hivju) to murder Elena in front of Dom in an attempt to have a greater control of his actions.
But this only spurs Dom on to try and gain his revenge, and after getting into contact with Deckard Shaw's mother Magdalene (Helen Mirren), Jason Statham's character, with a little helping hand from his younger brother Owen (Luke Evans), is able to rescue Dom's child while also killing all of Cipher's cronies. Dom does just that to Rhodes, too, before then guiding a heat-seeking missile into the rogue submarine that had threatened to kill his pals. With everything ironed out, it's all happy families again, just with an extra bundle of joy. Elena was yet to name the child, though, which leaves the responsibility at the feet of Dom, who decides to name it none other than Brian. I'm welling up just thinking about it.