Vampire Diaries Logic Fails: Season 5, Episode 10 — “Fifty Shades of Grayson”
The Vampire Diariesis 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 10 (“Fifty Shades of Grayson Gilbert”)?
Last week, we learned that it took Damon more than a year to escape the Augustine Society’s dungeon cells — and that was with a partner and a carefully-crafted escape plan. This week, he does it in about 90 seconds. You can’t have it both ways, show! Either the Augustine prisons are inescapable or they’re not. We don’t care how many spare bullets there are lying around outside of the cell. And would that really work? Call Mythbusters, stat!
Damon’s flight pattern seemed a little bizarre in this ep. He escapes the Augustine Society’s cells only to come all the way back to Mystic Falls to get Stefan to question Aaron? The clock was a-ticking on the torturing of his vamp girlfriend. It seems more likely that Damon would have either taken Aaron hostage on his own or simply called for backup. (Heck, Caroline was presumably on campus.) As much as we loved seeing Team Salvatore back together, this was almost too much.
Enzo, Enzo, Enzo… We had such high hopes for your character after your epic introduction last week. This week, you only confused us. As did Dr. Wes’ seemingly impulsive decision to release a vampire lab rat who had had his eyes cut out for the last 70 years. Why didn’t Enzo just take out Dr. Wes, then find the correct antidote for his vamp poison (i.e. what Damon did at the end of the episode)? Then, he could have done whatever he wanted: continued revenging on Damon or, you know, just all-out escaping.
To be honest, we think TVD’s Augustine Society has been one big logic fail. We’re still digging parts of this storyline, but we’ve at no point been convinced that the Augustine Society would be able to keep vampire contained. Sure, they have some vervain in both syringe and mist forms, but vervain has never been all that effective in keeping the TVD vamps down before. We wish the show would have put a bit more time into convincing us that this Augustine operation was a viable threat — right now, it seems like Dr. Wes is the only one who even works there. (Though, we have Big Baddie Jr. hopes for Aaron Whitmore.)
What were the biggest logic fails you noticed in Episode 10? Share them in the comments below!
The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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