Ian and Tom have a quick chat, and Ian says that he thinks Caryn is "telling stories" at this point. He takes Katie off into the woods and asks her about the information Caryn is spreading around. Katie, not sure what to do, sort of deflects the situation by being indignant about Caryn's having gone to Tom and Ian with this information...or something: "That really bothers me." Well...of course it does! Nobody puts "being busted" on their list of the best ways to spend an afternoon. Katie interviews that she thinks Caryn misrepresented it as something where she was plotting to get the women together, when really, all she was doing was "entertaining the idea." "We can't get a female alliance together because Caryn sucks," Katie says with annoyance, and that did make me laugh. Because I agree, and because that would be incredibly frustrating. Tattling isn't even sensible for Caryn, really, although I suppose she's probably hoping to turn Tom and Ian and Gregg against Katie and Jen and weasel into a final-four situation with them. Which I don't think is going to happen. In their little chat, though, Katie tells Ian that Katie has no chance against Tom or against Ian, but that she's sticking with Ian, and thinks Ian should at least consider whether it would be better to get rid of Tom. Katie and Ian agree that their primary alliance is to each other (new information!), but they're not sure what to do beyond that. Katie interviews, not unreasonably, that she thinks Tom has a chance of winning every immunity from this point out, so she thinks they have to smarten up and get him out while he's vulnerable. Back in her chat with Ian, Katie tells him that she would hate to see Tom sweep the immunities from here out. She then interviews that she thinks the biggest challenge for her plan is getting Ian on her side to boot Tom, and that she thinks she can do that. She asks Ian when he's going to be willing to consider getting rid of Tom, since he seems to hesitate every time she brings it up. He doesn't answer, but he does interview that what he's going to do is "up in the air."
Caryn walks in on Ian and Katie's conversation, and then we switch to an Ian-terview in which he says that both Caryn and Steph need to be voted out in order for his plans to work, but that he's not sure whether to switch away from those two options and get rid of Tom while the getting-rid-of is good. Caryn tells the camera, when Ian and Katie have gone, that she may have shot herself in the foot by tattling on Katie to Tom, and that she may go next herself. Certainly is a big week for paranoia.