I suppose. Ian was the one that reunited the Quack Pack (which I thought was a terrible decision...) but I thought that he did so knowing what Dan did...and was still willing to trust him.
From my understanding I thought he was reuniting the QP after Dans "Funeral" and he told Danielle shes dead to him. (Everyone thought it was real) ontop of that how Dan seemed to drift away from the QP once Britney was nominated.
Atleast thats how I thought it was.