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 3, Episode 18, “The Murder of One.”

Elena’s in the dark… for roughly half an hour
Those scenes when Damon (Ian Somerhalder) treats Elena (Nina Dobrev) like a pesky little puppy are so fun and flirty, right? That must be the only reason he dismissed her and her bagful of donuts atAlaric’s (Matt Davis) door, because it certainly wasn’t to keep what they doing with the power tools a secret. Right after they finished their whittling, they filled in Elena and half the population of Mystic Falls with the existence of the white oak stakes.

Speaking of which, why did you tell Alaric?
Alaric is crazier than bag of crows, and yet, everyone decides to trust him with a deadly weapon. Yes, the original object was to kill, um, Originals, but still. He has a teensy bit of a murderer problem and access to at least a few council members. We hate to say this, but maybe it’s time to sedate ‘Ric with more than witch herbs until this ring situation gets figured out. (Or, you know, let him sit in jail like he wanted.)

Elena kinda acts like an idiot
We don’t always agree with Elena’s choices (in Season 3, Episode 17, she definitely should’ve told Jeremy that his magic ring isn’t all it’s cracked up to be), but she must’ve hit her head this week, because we couldn’t believe the things she was saying. All of a sudden she was Queen Obvious. First, she asks, “Is it weird that Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) not returning my calls?” Elena, you’ve lived in Mystic Falls for 18 years. You know this is never a good sign. Later, when Bonnie calls Elena on the verge of tears and tells her that Klaus (Joseph Morgan) threatened Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Abby (Persia White), Elena asks, “Are you okay?” When Bonnie replies she doesn’t know, Elena basically hangs up on her best friend, who then collapses in sobs. Bonnie, why did you forgive her, again?

When Sage (Cassidy Freeman) and her minion keel over and turn to dust at her feet, E keenly observes, “They just died.” No, Elena, they’ve just gone to a farm in the country, we promise. Finally, after Elena and Caroline (Candice Accola) go through an entire spiel about why they need to figure out if Klaus sired Damon, Stefan (Paul Wesley), and Caroline’s bloodline, the blond vamp realizes the hybrid created at least someone they care about. “Tyler,” Elena says, then clarifies, “If we kill Klaus, then Tyler will die.” Yeah, thanks. We put those pieces together, Sherlock. Also, did anyone else notice she seemed to have trouble doing the math when Caroline asked how many stakes they had left after surrendering eight to Klaus?

Based on the events from this episode, we’re thinking Dr. Fell should put Elena in an MRI machine.

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