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 6: “Handle With Care”?

Road trip logistics

Let’s get this straight: Silas, Jeremy, and Damon road-tripped from Virginia to New Jersey and back in one day?! We call shenanigans, TVD. Unless that car pulled a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when it was off-camera, there’s no way the crew had time to make the roughly seven-hour trek to New Jersey, find a 2,000-year-old anchor, and make it seven hours back to Mystic Falls for a post-game chat in the manner in which it was presented. Also, how harsh is it that Amara was presumably tied up in the back of the car for the entire trip back?

Travels with Katherine

Speaking of transport, how is it that Katherine managed to travel from Mystic Falls to Whitmore College? She doesn’t seem like the bus-taking sort, especially considering she stopped at a diner on the trip. We supposed she could have taken whatever car Nadia was driving, but why wouldn’t she have gone back to see her long-lost daughter after her near-death at the Salvatore mansion? We are totally thankful that we got to see Katherine and Caroline team up — because it was awesome — but it seemed strange that Katherine would seek refuge there rather than with her presumably more amiable daughter.

No anchor security

We heard a lot about how important the anchor was to the Travelers, and how they move it often to keep it safe. An unguarded warehouse in New Jersey? We admit that it took a lot of crate-opening to find it, but you’d think with something so reportedly important to them, the Travelers would have more than two ineffective guards as its stewards.


Whitmore House deed

OK, so vampires aren’t allowed to enter houses into which they haven’t been invited. We know this. But, if the house doesn’t belong to someone or is a public space, then it is usually a free-for-all. It seems odd that Whitmore House, a college building, would belong to someone specific. Are we being too nitpicky about the Vampire Threshold Law, or did you find this strange, as well?

Why wouldn’t Katherine turn vamp again?

When Katherine first turned human, Damon offered to turn her back into a vampire, but she refused because she was afraid that it would kill her. We admit that we’re still not sure what the heck is going on with Katherine, but — after last week’s miraculous cheating of almost-certain death — you’d think Katherine might reconsider this vampire plan. Especially now that she is in potentially dire circumstances what with the molar-losing and the hair-graying.

What did you think were the biggest logic fails in Season 5, Episode 6 of TVD? Share your suggestions in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, November 14 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.