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 14, “Down the Rabbit Hole.”

A powerless witch with some powers
When Professor Shane (David Alpay) was telling the story of Qetsiyah and Silas, he said the witch buried her lover, leaving him powerless. Was that a literal powerless or figurative? Because if Silas was still able to do magic, shouldn’t he have been able to escape a long time ago? But if Silas can’t perform spells, then how was he projecting hallucinations into Shane’s and Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) minds?

Did Qetsiyah’s relatives actually want the hunters to find Silas?
There were so many components to finding SIlas that it’s a wonder anyone did. Certainly you don’t want just anyone coming across the desiccated dude, but still. The Five were created by Qetsiyah’s witch relations to destroy Silas. All they needed was a complete tattoo, a sword to decipher the map, an ancestor of Qetsiyah’s, and a working knowledge of Aramaic. The original members of the Five were Italian — wouldn’t it  have made more sense to put it in a language they would understand? Clearly Vaughn had a better instructor who actually explained everything to him, because Connor (Todd Williams) and his mentor were completely in the dark. That leaves a lot of room for hunter error. No wonder it took 1,000 years to fit all the pieces together.

Why didn’t Caroline go with Tyler?
There are logistically a lot of reasons Caroline (Candice Accola) didn’t follow Tyler (Michael Trevino) out of Mystic Falls, but only a few months earlier, she’d been ready to do just that. Perhaps it was part of the stipulations of her agreement with Klaus (Joseph Morgan), but it would’ve been nice if Ty had at least asked her to go along.