Not to mention that this is like the one thing you should never say in front of Frank, as a kind and considerate person, because it's obviously what he has nightmares about and his bluster from the very first tent task was an obvious and direct result of feeling like he was out of his league, that he was too tacky or trashy or stupid to compete, and everything he's done since then has only made that clearer. The fact that he's actually playing the game, unlike Stefani, and the fact that he's generally right about everything should be giving him some kind of validation, and Tim took that away too by making it seem like Frank is their pet. Which he kind of is, but he's also a person? And you have to be of a seriously warped show mindset to forget that the way Tim did, the same way the relationship with Nicole seems like such a big deal, and they're operating on no sleep, and all the other things this show does to you. Which is an explanation, not an excuse, because there's no excuse for that behavior. It was gross and tacky and I imagine there was a lot more of it that we didn't see, because Tim was cornered. He was willing to leverage Frank's basic humanity, just like he was willing to lie to the people at Universal about the other team, when there were easier and better ways to get it done. Plus: What kind of world do we live in where Nicole stays longer than Tim, honestly?
So in the limo Tim once again tells us that same stuff about how dumb he is for getting involved on the show, but that love is very crazy and he cannot control it, and then gets very Nicole about how he was a "blatant scapegoat" and that he's very loyal, and hates getting attacked for something like loyalty, because he's such a loyal guy. Just ask Frank!