Diana presents her theme to Heidi. It's "Goddess." We see a sketch of a very strap-y, severe body suit. Interwoven with the straps is a swath of flowing fabric. I can see the goddess thing, and knowing Diana, she's probably coming from a very clinical studied mythological point-of-view. She tells Heidi that it's supposed to be flowing as she walks, "as if a lot of wind is blowing." Heidi dead-seriously tells Diana, "So you have to request a wind machine then." Looks like somebody really likes wind machines. Diana just kind of laughs, slightly frightened by Heidi's urgency. Also, she's probably thinking, "Lady, I'm in no position to request anything around here. They hardly give us bathroom breaks."
Daniel Franco wants to create romantic lingerie for the untapped markets of fiancées and newlyweds. Why hasn't anyone thought of that? For too long, newlyweds and the newly engaged have been wandering around, having to get their hump on straight from pajamas or street clothes. It's about time someone thought of them. This could revolutionize the institution of marriage. That is, unless the gays haven't already destroyed it. Daniel continues that he is more interested in making lingerie for "love-making" as opposed to something "trashy." Heidi's interest is piqued and she repeats, "Love-making." I don't know whether she's embarrassed or turned on. Then, Daniel smiles and says, "I thought of you a little bit." Heidi, with her perfect posture, towers over Daniel even as they are sitting. She smiles (which is effected by production with a triangle "ding") and stares at him. Daniel stares a squinty stare back at her and says far too sincerely, "I'd love to show you something beautiful." She stares, smiling and unmoving, for a few more seconds. Then, she turns and gives a brilliant smile to the camera as Franco keeps staring at her. Freaking great moment. I guess there are too options for what was just happening. Maybe Heidi was being sucked in by Daniel's flirting. That wasn't my impression. To me, it looked like she thought he was a creep. Having seen more of him, it's clear that Daniel is a nice guy, but communicating his actual intentions seems to be a problem for him. He's not really flirting with a incredibly pregnant married woman, is he? He probably just wants to come off as soulful, but I'm getting more of a Gary Busey vibe.
Back at the Workroom, Heidi chooses the team leaders. The first is Daniel V. Heidi says that she thinks his theme will translate well to the runway, as it is a "scene." They post the theme of Daniel's line, "Revenge." She also chose Daniel F.'s line, which is entitled "Love Making." She says he explained his line beautifully, and Daniel interviews that you can't go wrong with "love-making." Maybe this is a problem I have, but I just can't stand the phrase "love-making." I want to shiver. Even more, I hate it when people make that stupid distinction between "making love" and "insert sexual euphemism that isn't 'making love.'" In the end, after all of Daniel F.'s frilly garments have been removed, it all looks the same. I wish people would stop acting like they do it sweeter than other people. Okay, that was completely unnecessary but I couldn't move on. Heidi chooses Diana as the third team leader. Heidi thinks her idea is sexy, flirty, but powerful. That's a fairly astute editorial opinion from Heidi. I wonder if she (and I'm not saying she did) had help with it. Santino is also chosen. He says, "Wow." I can't tell if he's being sarcastic or not. I think it's more of an instance of him feigning surprise. The title of his line is "Heidi's Homeland." Heidi says she liked the "lederhosen thing." She thinks it has a "sexy twist" that she is anxious to see on the runway. Santino interviews that he is a "great communicator" and is "focused" and "know[s] where [he's] going." A great communicator? He certainly communicates everything that he feels, but I'm not sure that is the only requirement of a great communicator. Shouldn't you be empathetic and have the ability to keep a cool head about yourself? Santino doesn't seem to have either of those attributes. Empathy is actually one of former Defense Secretary McNamara's rules for winning a war, so maybe it isn't even necessary in order to be considered a great communicator. I'm finding myself moving to an area of dislike for Santino. It's difficult, because I think he is a talented designer. He acts like such a jerk, though. Chloe interviews that she is glad that she is not a team leader because being the leader would be too much pressure.