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 18, “American Gothic.”  

 

What the Willoughby?

By random chance, Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) happen to stumble upon the very town Katherine (Nina Dobrev) is staying in. What luck! And then Sheriff Forbes does some very fast detective work on their stolen car, so that Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) can join in the fun. We’ve almost never seen her be that competent!

 

Stefan rags on Damon

It was pretty funny when Stefan was razzing his big bro about getting his neck snapped and losing the list of addresses to Elena and Bex. The only problem? While Damon was busy mucking that up, Stefan let Silas complete the Expression triangle via Bonnie (Kat Graham) and a dozen dead witches. It’s not exactly a good time to gloat, Stefan.

 

What happened to being bad with a purpose?

The second he thought Rebekah was human, Damon attempted to murder the Original. Fortunately for her, Bex was still a vampire. This wasn’t something Damon could’ve blamed on a “moment of weakness,” as he’d already fantasized about killing her. Sure, she’s done a lot of bad things, but as a mortal, she literally would’ve been no threat. That’s killing without a purpose.

 

Elena’s still sticking around?

We get it. Elena doesn’t want the cure. If she really doesn’t care about anything, why doesn’t she hoof it out of town and far away from the Salvatore brothers? They’re apparently making her life miserable, and if she takes a few cues from her doppelganger, she can stay hidden from the cure pushers for decades.

 

Silas’s mind games

Well, apparently the white oak stake is still indestructible? But we’re still confused about how Silas foiled Klaus into thinking a chunk of it was in his back. We saw that gaping wound, as did Caroline. If the pain was all in Klaus’s head, shouldn’t the place where the stake was stuck have healed up immediately?