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 123, “Into the Wild.”
Jeremy’s shows his nips in the nippy weather
It’s clearly cold on this Canadian island — even the vampires are bundled up, despite not being affected by the climate. But Bonnie (Kat Graham) waits until they’re out in the exposed, chilly temps to photograph Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and his tats. (Based on the way her hand lingered on his pecs, we’re sure she saved some of those pics to her phone without sharing them with the rest of the group, too.) Speaking of the tat map, that terrifying, Gollum-esque figure — which is supposed to represent Silas — doesn’t give anyone pause? That does not look like someone you want to unleash upon the world.
Does Shane (David Alpay) have magical vampire healing powers — or is he just so under the influence of witch herbs that he feels no pain? In the flashback, the prof sliced deeply into his palm before rappelling down a cave. Sure, he wore gloves, but the gaping wound seemed to bother him not at all as he descended into the darkness.
Wow. We know Elena (Nina Dobrev) and the rest don’t particularly like Klaus (Joseph Morgan) but leaving him stuck with the rotting corpse of his brother Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) was a rather tacky move. They were on a tight schedule, sure, but they had enough time to wait around for Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to rip his shirt off and reveal his tattoos. Wouldn’t it have been better spent tidying up a bit?
Share the plan, man
Yeah, yeah. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena had to talk about their feelings, but sometimes, you just have to take a timeout from relationship conversations to point out that Shane is crazy pants and planning yet another sacrifice. D probably thought he had all night to explain that Shane required three massacres, but really. He should’ve mentioned that their guide got his intel from a ghost witch who may or may not have nefarious plans before storming off into the night.
Worst hiding places ever
We straight up applauded when Stefan (Paul Wesley) said he wasn’t letting the tombstone out of his sight. (We saw what happened with the moonstone back in Season 2.) But then Jeremy went missing and everyone panicked, lost their heads, and hid their most valuable possessions inside their sleeping bag (Elena and the White Oak stake) or in their left-behind backpacks. Come on, guys. This isn’t your first go-around with irreplaceable magical objects.