Now, Jeff calls Ian over and puts him in the car, and of course, there is the little matter of the fact that he can take someone with him. Whom will he take? He will take Katie, right? He promised her, plus that way, the women won't sit around and plot. He'll take Katie! It's obvious! Well...no. Actually, he claims that while he promised Katie to take her in general, he made a special deal with Tom that Tom could go if there was a car. What? Tom car handshake what? Tom actually doesn't look happy about this himself, and part of me thinks he should have immediately said, "Ian, if you had a deal with Katie, you take Katie." It could have backfired, and the women would have known what he was up to, but Katie still would have gone, and they might have avoided a lot of misery. But at any rate, Ian does not take Katie on the reward, and she looks thoroughly miserable. Seeming mightily concerned about what exactly he's getting into here, Tom hops into the car with Ian.
Four possibilities that I see: (1) Ian is just plain stupid, and did indeed at one point say that Tom should go if there was a car, so that's what he's doing. (2) Ian and Tom decided to risk it because they thought Tom would also get a car. (3) Ian decided he couldn't take Katie, because it would out his closeness to her, while everybody already knows about his closeness to Tom. (4) Ian wanted the women to get together and vote out Tom. I know (4) is controversial and seems unlikely, but if he knew himself to be in line behind Tom and knew he could get to F4 with Jenn, Katie, and Caryn? Is it possible? I think it's...within the realm of possibility. It's just so bizarre after specifically having that conversation with Tom...you know? And Tom didn't even look like he had any idea Ian might do that. It's very strange. Something is off, whether it's that or something else.
At any rate, Jeff sends the women back to camp, and Ian and Tom take off in the Corvette, which will now smell like dirty feet forever. It's like having your car submerged in a fish tank -- you can do whatever you want, but you're not getting the smell out.