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 3, “The Rager.”

Elena’s unsupervised 
Not since Caroline (Candice Accola) has there been a vampire so trusted to restrain herself around blood. Yet roughly a week in (we still have no idea how time works in Mystic Falls), Elena (Nina Dobrev) is able to feed off Matt (Zach Roerig) in the privacy of their own makeout corner. You’d think Caroline would at least be lurking under a nearby tree, waiting to wrench the baby bloodsucker off her human friend, in case Elena got greedy.

The pencil staking
With Alaric (Matt Davis) gone (RIP forever), there are clearly no members of the staff left. Why do the kids even show up at school? We know Rebekah (Claire Holt) just wants to be a normal teen, but turning pencil throwing into a deadly art really isn’t the way to go. Naturally, her fellow students were absorbed not learning history to notice. 

Head gear
Aw, Elena and Stefan (Paul Wesley) had such a cute little ride down the highway on his brand new motorcycle. We assume he’s been riding since they were invented, but new vampire Elena also showed off her skills by standing up on the back of his bike. Given all her daredevil stunts and the fact that the fall couldn’t kill her, the helmet kind of killed the effect. We assume Stefan didn’t want them pulled over by cops for not obeying safty laws. Right. 

Hybrid science
Connor Jordan (Todd Williams) must watch a lot of Breaking Bad because his RV was full of beakers and lab equipment for boiling down Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) hybrid venom. What did that accomplish exactly? Did it make it easier to slip into a giant metal keg, because we’re not quite sure when he did that, either.

Curfew? Really?
All it takes is someone being shot from a church balcony in the middle of a funeral for Mystic Falls to impose a curfew. Good job, Mayor Lockwood. Of course, the townspeople will probably think it’s favoritism, since it’s her son who got gunned down. 

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