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 4, Episode 17, “Because the Night.”
Stefan was in Mystic Falls in ‘70s
We remember when Stefan (Paul Wesley) first showed up on Grams’s doorstep in Season 1 — but it wasn’t the first time they’d met. He recalled her leading the only anti-war demonstration within miles of Mystic Falls back in 1969. Lexi confirmed that they stayed in the town throughout most of the ‘70s, saying they heard about Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) NYC antics all the way back home. Surely there are some residents of Mystic Falls who remember Stefan from the last time he lived in town. Oh, we forget. There’s no one over the age of 45 who resides there.
Caroline’s two best friends
Every time Caroline (Candice Accola) talks about her “best friend,” we always have to ask “which one”? Last episode it was Elena (Nina Dobrev). Now that the new vampire tried to kill her, Car has switched her loyalty back to Bonnie (Kat Graham). Best implies there can be only one, Caroline. Pick one and stick with it. That way, there are fewer people whom you might have to murder for. Better yet, make Matt (Zach Roerig) your best friend. He could really use someone right now.
Rebekah forgets about her brother.
We still don’t buy that Rebekah (Claire Holt) has totally forgiven Elena for murdering Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) and is now having a happy-go-lucky girls’ trip with her. Then again, this is the vampire that teams up with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) only days after someone removes the dagger he stuck in her back; she really need to learn how to hold a grudge.
One coven, 12 witches
It certainly was convenient that the exact number of dead witches Silas needed to complete his Expression triangle massacre was equal to the number of witches in a coven. Good thing they didn’t call The Secret Circle witches. They would’ve needed two covens to have the requisite number of magical ladies and guys.
The indestructible white oak state is... structible?
Esther enchanted the final white oak stake so that it wouldn’t burn up when it killed an Original. It survived Klaus’s first staking and Kol’s death, but Silas is able to break the thing in half. Good spelling, Original witch.