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 9, “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” (Read the recap for this episode here.)

A sired Elena resists a shirtless Damon.
Human Elena (Nina Dobrev) had some restraint. It took her 10 episodes to sleep with Stefan (Paul Wesley), and it took her three years to really kiss Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Vampire Elena? She has a little less restraint. She was up for sex in the woods and crazy awesome motorcycle rides. But sired Elena? Adios, restraint. She sleeps with Damon (twice) less than 24 hours after breaking up with Stefan. So what are the chances that she’s going to spend the night in his bed and watch him change in the morning without jumping his bones? There’s being respectable, and then there’s just being wasteful… wasteful of a very sexy man and a very large bed.
 
Klaus paints a snowflake.
We get that it’s a winter wonderland, but of all things, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) paints a snowflake? We know that it’s symbolic of his loneliness, but couldn’t the painting have been a lonely Mona Lisa or something a bit more, we don’t know, epic?

Klaus keeps the sword in a safe.
In a world of vampires, werewolves, witches and hybrids, why oh why would Klaus keep something as valuable as the key to the cure in a safe that can be broken into by, well, anyone? He doesn’t hide it in a cave that can’t be entered by vampires, he doesn’t have witches hide it for him, and he doesn’t even try putting it somewhere clever (soapdish, anyone?). Nope. He uses his unmatched, centuries-old wisdom to decide that a not-so-secure man-made safe is the best plan. What good has a thousand years done his hiding skills? Who knew that all it’d take to defeat Klaus is challenging him to a game of hide and seek?

Bonnie becomes Jeremy’s emotional detour… and then she leaves?
We’re confused about everything having to do with Professor Creepy’s “emotional detour” plan. It made sense with Elena, but if Bonnie is Jeremy’s emotional detour, will she have to be present every time he feels like killing one of our favorite vamps in order to stop him? And if that’s the case, why did she just pack up her Prius and head for home? Surely curing Jer’s deadly desires can’t be that simple, particularly if he’s going to continue killing.

Let’s finish Jer’s hunter’s mark!

We’re not saying there’s another option to completing Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) hunter’s mark, but wasn’t the point of the lake house retreat to cure Jer of his killer desires? So why are we instructing him to kill more, and thus want to kill more?

Tyler and Caroline don’t notice that Hayley is texting Shane.
First of all, if you live in Mystic Falls, learn to put people in your phone under code names or something. Isn’t texting “Shane” painfully obvious? Well, apparently it’s not… even when three people are stuck in a tiny Mystic Grill bathroom. 

How long was April in the tomb? 
OK, maybe we’ll say it’s plausible that Tyler (Michael Trevino) didn’t notice April’s presence in the tomb (even though he has hybrid senses) due to his emotional state, but how long was she there? Because you can’t tell us that Klaus wouldn’t have noticed that human heart beating (and beating hard at that)!

 

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Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.