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Logic Fails From The Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 7: “Ghost World”

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The Vampire Diaries is a show where witches can bring back people from the dead, vampires kiss humans instead of ripping their throats out, and werewolves have silky smooth chests when they haven’t transformed. And we accept all of this without the blink of the eye. Yet it’s the little things that make us scoff and say, “That would never happen.” Check out the biggest logic fails from Season 3, Episode 7, “Ghost World.”

1. Damon assumes the Ripper has magical mind powers.
Okay, Ripper Stefan doesn’t have the best track record for being a nice vampire, but he also isn’t invisible and hasn’t punched his brother in the face since he returned to Mystic Falls. And yet, Damon just blames his brother for chaining him to a chair and breaking his favorite vase. Come on, Salvatore. You live in a crazy town with witches and hybrids. There has to be a better explanation.

2. Where’s Rebekah and her blonde ponytail?
According to Damon circa Season 3, Episode 6, Stefan can’t travel two feet without Rebekah bobbing along after him. But the vamp and her Australian accent were nowhere to be seen (or heard) while her ex-boyfriend was getting kidnapped by his BFF, Lexi. She must have been practicing her back handsprings or chatting with Siri on an iPhone 4S or something. Or maybe she was hanging with Tyler, who was very busy not chilling with his uncle from beyond the grave.

3. Mason’s totally cool with Damon.
Dear Sir, I can forgive you for many things. I can forgive you for lashing me to a chair, for impaling me with a poker, and for ripping the still-beating heart from my beautiful chest. What I cannot forgive is your lack of apology for doing so. I’m going to refrain from poking you with sharp metal objects and smashing glasses into your head in order to help you to further this plot along and because I’m only in town for one episode, but I do so with some grave reservations. Sincerely, a formerly jerky werewolf.

4. No one thinks about Aunt Jenna? Seriously?
Okay, in the real world, there were probably many reasons Sara Canning couldn’t participate in the ghostly reunion, but in Mystic Falls world, Jeremy, Elena, and Alaric don’t even mention Jenna? Sure, there was a vague reference to people who don’t have unfinished business moving on or whatever, but if Grams came back, couldn’t Jenna have as well? One died peacefully in her sleep, the other was vampirized and then killed again in a 24-hour period. Or, at the very least, couldn’t the Gilbert siblings have taken a moment to say, “Gee, sure am glad Jenna crossed over. R.I.P.!”

Bonus: The citizens of Mystic Falls once again fail to notice a dead body (Professor Fell) and a full-on ass beating (Lexi busting Stefan’s head into a car window).

11.2.2011 / 10:59 PM EDT by Jenny McGrath
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