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, 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 1: “I Know What You Did Last Summer”?
The size of Elena and Caroline’s dorm room
We don’t care if you have 12 roommates, no one gets a dorm room that nice. At least not as a freshman. Not only did the gorgeous, high-ceilinged space have its own attached bathroom, but apparently enough room for a panini press (because, even with Caroline’s insistence that Megan was taking up all of the small appliances space, you know she could have found another spot for her sandwich-maker).
Jeremy’s “faked death” story
We can’t even imagine the number of holes that could be poked into Jeremy’s “I faked my own death, then burned down my house” story, but if —if— the town swallowed it, there would definitely be a social worker or two knocking on the Salvatore mansion door. Not to mention that, right now, the teenaged orphan is living at his sister’s boyfriend’s house. Even if Damon just ended up compelling them, there probably would be at least a few people to at least inquire about Jeremy’s general life situation.
We know Silas is powerful and everything, but no one noticed him tapping Sheriff Forbes’ vein for a drink?! They were sitting smack dab in the middle of a town festival. People in small towns know everyone’s business. There definitely would have been at least one person trying to eavesdrop on this conversation.
Katherine overpowers Jeremy
We know Katherine is clever and everything, but Jeremy couldn’t have stopped her from removing his seatbelt and then crashing the car? The woman is a recent born-again human — she can’t even handle blisters — and Jeremy’s biceps are the size of her legs. Pull it together, hunter!
Katherine’s evading of Silas
And exactly how has Silas not caught Katherine yet? He is a psychic, all-powerful vampire who can assume any person’s shape. And, again, Katherine isn’t exactly taking to her newfound human status like a duck on water. If Silas wants to find Katherine, then he should be able to find her... in, like, five minute’s time.
What did you think were the biggest logic fails in the Season 5 premiere of TVD? Share your suggestions in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, followed by the series premiere of Reign.