I personally think it was a bad call to tone-switch. If you were trying to pull out the person Shaz had contacted, you needed to give townies as little other ammo against you as possible. Had I not been able to stick as much other mud on you, fewer people might have followed Shazam and I might have been forced to reveal to prevent his mislynch.fwiw, the tone was deliberate. I was shazam's-friend-hunting, I wasn't trying to dodge the lynch. (See the wolf-convo: i announced right away that avoiding the lynch was impossible given the existence of a real, known detective)
It would have been patently insane for one of us to claim detective under the circumstances unless, say, I was in contact with the CTs and we could strong-arm the vote a bit.