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 6, “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes.”

Trusting Shane
Did you hear his story? Well, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) left early, but still. Professor Shane (David Alpay) got all serious-voiced talking about some ancient, powerful witch named Silas. Doesn’t that ring a warning bell? And Damon just hands over Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) drawing of Connor’s (Todd Williams) tattoo? Matt (Zach Roerig) was right when he said that all things in Mystic Falls are suspicious until otherwise proven safe, so why hasn’t anyone else learned this lesson?

Alaric’s classroom is in mint (julep) condition
We love Alaric (Matt Davis). We may have concocted some sort of shrine to him in our bedroom. Whatever. We’ll never tell. But Mystic Falls High School still hasn’t cleaned out the deceased history teacher’s desk and confiscated all the booze? Damon offering up another toast to his fallen comrade made us teary, but Alaric should’ve had a better hiding place.

Elena suddenly values her own life
“I’m not gonna kill myself. I would never do that,” Elena tells Klaus (Joseph Morgan) when he tries to lock her in an opulent room. Um, he’s seen you threaten to slice your own throat, girl. You’re Martyr Gilbert, and everyone knows it, so maybe try to worm your way out of this situation with a more plausible lie.

Suddenly daylight rings are impossible to come by?
Bonnie (Kat Graham) has made more daywalker rings than we can count, but Damon had to go swimming for the one Elena dropped in the water. The current of the river under Wickery Bridge times the number of minutes it took for him to toss E in after the ring equals... maybe Bonnie should just enchant another one?

Whitmore College, famous for its artifacts
First of all, Professor Shane put on the most well-attended Mystic Falls High School event in history — and it was an anthropology lecture. A gaggle of students were treated to an up-close view of a the most ancient tomb known to man. We’re sure Whitmore is a world-class institute of higher learning and all (though we guarantee Elena the truant will gain acceptance in Season 5), but shouldn’t that have gone to a university that doesn’t have a Murder House?

Why didn’t Elena just give Jeremy blood?
Elena totally stabbed her brother to death. Oops. At least it’s fixable; but bad things happen on the other side. (See: Alaric Saltzman.) Sure, Elena was hallucinating and such, but she could’ve just given Jer-Bear a suckle of the vampy blood that runs in her veins. No need to make him go through the *gasp* “I just died, didn’t I?” rigamarole.


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