The Vampire Diaries Logic Fails: Season 5, Episode 3 — Really, Elena?!
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The Vampire Diaries Logic Fails: Season 5, Episode 3 — Really, Elena?!

The Vampire Diaries is a show that asks its viewers to suspend disbelief when it comes to vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and hybrids and we happily do so! But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things about the show that irk us with their irrationality. What were the biggest logic fails in Season 5, Episode 3: “Original Sin”?

The fine art of sunlight-dodging

We know Stefan was dazed and confused, but he couldn’t have rolled out of the sunlight or something once he realized he was no longer wearing his daylight ring? This guy has been a vampire for more than 150 years, you’re tell us he’s never had to find shade fast before? It’s not like he was in a barren desert. There was an awning like four feet away. (Note: We revoke this logic fail if Stefan was indifferent about his survival, which would be quite sad.)

“Immortality” Spell

What’s the point of having an immortality spell if there is a “cure” that Qetsiyah can whip up as if it were a cupcake in her Easy Bake Oven? Doesn’t that, technically, still make you mortal, as there is still one thing that can take you out? It’s more like a 99.9 percent Immortality Spell. They should really put that in the fine print or something. Perhaps then, Silas would have thought twice about epicly betraying Qetsiyah with the witch’s bestie.

The Vampire Diaries Logic Fails: Season 5, Episode 3 — Really, Elena?!
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Silas is taking this all on faith?

Were we the only ones who didn’t believe that Qetsiyah really killed Amara? We’ve been watching this show long enough to doubt anyone’s death unless we see an actual body (and, sometimes, even after we’ve seen a body). How could Silas not have even questioned this? It seems like, when you’re dabbling in ridiculousness like immortality spells, you’re going to double-check if that’s really your girlfriend’s heart.

Gregor-as-Matt tricks Elena

OK, we know Elena was distracted by unsettling images of Stefan, but she couldn’t figure out that Matt was being possessed by an Eastern European fellow with a relatively thick accent? She and Matt have known one another for their entire lives and presumably spent hours on the phone giggling at each other in their pre-TVD high school romance. Maybe we’re just overestimating Elena, but in this town, we’d follow-up on any suspicious behavior or, at the very least, not give up Katherine’s whereabouts. Why would Matt need to know anyway? Although we do kind of believe that he would call to check on Stefan. Because Matt is adorable like that.

Why wouldn’t Amara go to “The Other Side”?

OK, we know “The Other Side” is only supposed to be for supernatural beings and that Amara probably wasn’t a “Traveller” like Silas and Qetsiyah, but being temporarily immortal and the mother of all Petrova doppelgangers doesn’t land her a spot? Perhaps there will be some seemingly throwaway line that will explain this distinction, but right now it feels like a total logic fail.

What do you think were the biggest logic fails in Episode 3? Sound off in the comments below!

10.18.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Kayti Burt
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