LAST EDITED ON 08-30-12 AT 05:53 PM (EST)
I think it's still in Dan's interest to get rid of Frank...or rather to let someone else remove his F2 obligations by going after Frank. That's why it was great for Dan that Frank bought into the "Britney has her hands in many cookie jars" ploy. Shane or Ian are more likely to take care of business.
Dan's move as I stated above, relied a lot on luck, on Frank buying it. Why didn't Dan already have a working relation with Jenn and Joe? The two were just there for the taking.
Dan could have gone to Jenn and said: "I know you're alone. I'm maybe not as alone as you are but I'm the first one they'd sacrifice if push comes to shove. I don't like that position at all. How about we secretly look out for each other?" If he had gotten to her before she talked to Frank then Jenn would simply have declined the year long slop pass and Dan would have saved himself. Then, from a position of strength, he could have gone to Frank and spilled the beans and gotten in the same exact position he's in now.
Strategy = Long term plans.