'Furious 7': Explaining those Dom-Letty flashbacks
For Dom and Letty fans, the biggest surprise of Furious 7 didn’t have anything to do with the film’s various stunts. Actually, it didn’t even have to do with the fact that Letty finally got her memory back. Instead, it had to do with what Letty ended up remembering.
For years now, fans have watched Dom risk his life to hold onto Letty’s cross necklace. But why? Just because it reminds him of her? Well, now we know: It’s because they’re married, and have been for some time! As for the necklace, we learned that it’s their version of wedding rings.
In Furious 7, when Letty regains her memory, we get a flash of the couple’s wedding day, and we see how they wrapped the necklace around their hands when they said their vows. Suddenly, it all makes sense. Well, most of it.
After the reveal, some fans are probably left wondering when Dom and Letty tied the knot. Considering the twisted timeline of the Fast and Furious series, any confusion is certainly understandable. So here’s how the movies break down chronologically, in terms of story: The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Los Bandoleros (Vin Diesel’s short film), Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and then Furious 7 (or rather, Furious Seven).
So where in that timeline did they get married? Based on some of those flashbacks—and the timing of it all—it would have to have been during Los Bandoleros. In other words, they got married between the first and fourth films.
Now, if you still haven’t watched Los Bandoleros, it’s the short film that Vin Diesel wrote and directed in order to explain what Dom had been up to after leaving Brian—and the country—in the first film. In it, Dom and Letty reunite in the Dominican Republic, which is where we find them at the start of Fast & Furious.
Long story short, they clearly tied the knot in the Dominican Republic before the fourth film, which means you should probably watch Los Bandoleros—if you haven’t already—to fully understand where all those flashbacks came from and what exactly it means for Letty to have her memory back.
Plus, where else are you going to see Dom relaxing shirtless on a kayak?