There has been a few request for recaps on Beauty for the Filling since subs on this one is hard to find. Unfortunately since Beauty has already finished two seasons, it will be insane for me to attempt to recap it right now. So in view of that I figure I would try a Q & A post to let people (especially for those who are watching it raw) to post questions about the show in the comments. The questions could be about the plot or even conversations between the leads. If you would like to have a specific translation on a particular conversation then do post the episode number and the minutes.
Question #1: In episode 6 season 1, how come Jin Xi doesn't get hypnotized when she interrogating the culprit in the rape case? Something about she spin the coin and suddenly we know that she just pretend in front of him.
Not an expert on this at all, but it looks like when it comes to hypnosis sound is pretty vital and at least in dramas (such as this one and Legend of the Blue Sea) making a noise to capture the target's attention is the first step to hypnotize them. The show doesn't explain why Jin Xi wasn't hypnotized by the criminal but just that she was able to fool him into thinking she was hypnotized then counter hypnotize him by using a coin. I do think it make sense that our heroine didn't fall prey to the criminal's attempt to hypnotize her since she is after all an expert in psychology and the man was just a novice who usually has to rely on drugs as an aid when he hypnotized his victims. In this case, the criminal wasn't able to drug Jin Xi first since they were after all in the police station so it was really a desperate attempt on the man's part.
Bonus swoon worthy scene:
Han Chen is about to leave Jin Xi's department for good but instead of telling her, he purposefully whispers "Bai Jin Xi, I am leaving. Goodbye." when he knew perfectly well that she is too focused on reading her case files to hear him. That gaze...melt...
In season 2, when that d guy who can hypnotize I think killer K, doesn't know how their leader 'S' looks like? Does any from d killers know how their leader looks like? Also do all d killers know Jin Xi? in d theme song it showed that she was hypnotized to forget, is it so?coz due to d spoilers floating online and d opening theme we know who d leader is.
By chance have u read d whole book?
There are definitely hints, especially in the case of Killer K that he paid extra attention to Doctor Xu (the forensic doctor) that suggests he might know/guessed Doctor Xu's real identity as S. However, I personally still lean towards the theory that the members of the Letter Group have never seen their leader's (S) face.
It does seem like all of the members are aware who Jin Xi is. According to the hero's speculation, Jin Xi pretended to be a psycho killer in order to go undercover in the Letter Group five years ago, so it would make sense that all the members would know her if that speculation was true.
From a few hints from the first season and the dying words of the girl that had a crush on the hero, my guess is that the two leads weren't hypnotized but they were administered some sort of drug to make them forget their past.
No, I haven't read the novel yet...but is thinking about it.