I think Ian is playing EVERYONE HARD except Britney I believe he needs her at the end in order to win
I think he knows what he needs to tell Frank.. he rehearses it over and over to himself while pacing swinging etc.. and once he begins his talks with Frank they seem to come of rehearsed to me but Frank has not clue. It's more like Frank is confused!! as he well should be cuz even i was confused at one point
Ian has said over and over that "My first word is good" he siad that to Britney specifically just the other day when ther was doubt on him with the veto ball and when he was to vote out Mike
Ian will talk super fast to make like he's agitated over a situation to try and make that person BELIEVE him.. like with his convo with Frank about " I want you to win POV and I'm not going to nominate you " Thats his "TELL" on lying (IMO)
He's talk on a different level with with Britney and Dan.. showing them respect..
Dan told him that he has to make like he doesnt like dan for the "Veto play roughness" that went down & calling him a Rat.. and ian said yeah "scumbag" to Dan
Dan know's ian needs to keep himself safe and the best way to do that is to make like you do not like the person.
With Danielle and Shane he kinda just tells them just enough info to keep them calm
With jenn and joe he doesnt give them squat ... he holds no love for them in the game, for to him, they are floaters
I also think Ian came into this game with a specific Game Plan and he's not going to let the DR influence him.. I also think he is telling them in the DR what THEY need to hear.. but bringing it out to the other HG's what panic he needs to put out there to have the HG's keep supporting him..
I feel 99% confident of my above staments..