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Logic Fails From The Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 19, “Heart of Darkness”

The Vampire Diaries is a show where witches can bring people back 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 blinking an 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 19, “Heart of Darkness.”

Elena and Damon make suspiciously good time
Maybe days are longer for folk from Mystic Falls. They must be. Otherwise how else do you explain the fact that Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) flew to Denver, tracked down Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), fought Kol, drove to Kansas to find Mary, and then headed back towards home all seemingly within the same 24 hours? And they still found time to nap and neck at the motel.

Jeremy fails to spot a vampire
“I can’t believe I didn’t know Kol is a vampire,” Jer told Damon. And, newsflash: Neither could we. Not that we want to judge Elena’s little bro for his major oversight. But, dude. Seriously? If our last two girlfriends, our aunt, and at least half a dozen of our classmates had been killed by bloodsuckers within the last two years, we would definitely be able to spot a neck nibbler. Not to mention, he’s been hanging out with a fair amount of the bloodsuckers. The fact that Jeremy unknowingly befriended one of the five O.V.s and didn’t notice a thing — not even his daywalker ring — is slightly suspect.

No one notices yet another vampire fight
Speaking of Jer, when Damon and Elena catch up with Elena’s little bro, he’s striking out in the batting cage — you know the kind of noisy facility that’s usually full of people and security cameras. And, indeed there are plenty of people at Denver’s Fast Ball Batting when the couple arrives. Folks are still wandering around when Damon catches Jer up on the if-one-dies, we-all-die deets. But then as Kol walks up the corridor toward them, all the other humans disappear. Suddenly they’re all alone with no one to see Kol hit a homerun on Damon’s face. Conveniently no one screams in horror when Damon retaliates and skewers a man through the chest in broad daylight.

Those deadly Decade Dances
As we get set for another (mostly likely deadly) Decade Dance, we have to wonder: Why hasn’t the principal of Mystic Falls High called a moratorium on school dances? Students always get offed at those things. And if they don’t die, they go missing or they lose time. Only Buffy’s Sunnyvale High has a higher mortality rate.

Esther blames Abby’s death
When she was pretending to be sick, Esther told Rebekah that she drew her power from the unbroken Bennett witch line — a link that was severed when Damon turned Bonnie’s mother. Sounds legit. But wasn’t the Bennett witch line broken back in Season 1 when Grams died? Now, Beks isn’t the brightest Original in the bunch, so we don’t expect her to know, but that doesn’t mean we don’t remember.

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04.22.2012 / 08:30 PM EDT by Rochell D. Thomas
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