The Vampire Diaries Logic Fails From Season 4, Episode 15
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The Vampire Diaries Logic Fails From Season 4, Episode 15

The Vampire Diaries is a show where witches can bring people back from the dead (although this is happening so much it's starting to look a bit like The Walking 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 4, Episode 15, “Stand by Me.”

Pardon me, sir. Would you like to check that body?
At this point, Elena (Nina Dobrev) wasn’t entirely convinced that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) was dead, but his body was clearly lifeless. Even if they took a private plane from Canada to Mystic Falls, Stefan (Paul Wesley) should’ve done a better job, perhaps Weekend at Bernie’s style, of pretending like he wasn’t toting around a rotting corpse.

How about a phone call?
Speaking of carting Jeremy’s body around like a sack of potatoes, poor Caroline (Candice Accola) got an eyeful when Stefan and Elena burst through the door of the Gilbert home with him. She clearly had no idea what had happened to Elena’s little brother. If Stefan had just given her a call ahead of time, she could’ve already called her mother and had that casserole waiting.

Let’s leave Bonnie alone with her murderous thoughts.
Everyone was very concerned about how Elena would handle the loss of her brother, and rightfully so. Unfortunately, no one was extending the same courtesy to Bonnie (Kat Graham), who had just lost the guy she loved. Elena’s friends were concerned she’d snap — and she did. She screamed. She cried. She gave Sally Field in Steel Magnolias a run for her money. All in all, it was pretty normal grieving process. Meanwhile, Bonnie is muttering about murdering a dozen people and bringing back untold numbers of supernatural beings. But Matt (Zach Roerig) just drops the witch off at home and drives away.

Are the firefighters in on it?
Elena used an accelerant to burn down the Gilbert house. Surely the firefighters — who were hopefully called after neighbors witnessed three people suspiciously, calmly walking away from the blazing structure — will realize this. Is the whole department in cahoots with Sheriff Forbes? If so, why don’t they use the fire excuse more often? It’s far more plausible than the “wild animals did it” excuse.

03.13.2013 / 12:20 PM EDT by Jenny McGrath
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