Since the story is non cannon, did it establish Snyder's knowledge of the supernatural world in a different way? because in season 3 he was clueless.Though non-canon, I did like One Thing Or Your Mother in how it revealed Snyder's backstory and his relationship with the Mayor, and also included how the Mayor was watching and manipulating Buffy in season 2 to get rid of rivals of his and help "keep order" though he does send some assassin (a human that uses seduction and poison, IIRC, though he didn't count on Angelus becoming jealous of someone else tormenting HIS girl, and if it hurt Buffy to hurt him then so much the better) after her near the end because he thinks Buffy is too much of a wild card that he doesn't want around for the Ascension. It also explored the relationship between Angelus/Spike/Dru more and gave Spike yet another reason to hate Angelus. I'd have loved for the events of that novel to be incorporated into season 2, though I don't see how they could come up with enough space for it without getting rid of some other episodes that I actually like (though plenty of others would be happy to be rid of them).
He wasn't clueless, he was discrete (though it's a bizarre scene where he and security guards lock themselves in a room where Willow is being traded for the box, but that was bizarre no matter what he did or did not know). In season 2 he knows about the vampires, and tells Buffy later that the police of Sunnydale are deeply stupid. And in season 3, the Mayor tells Snyder that they've both seen "all sorts of thing" (and that it's important to keep it under control). The book builds on that. While we don't see Snyder flaunting what he knows and doesn't much in 2 or at all in 3, I would not say he's clueless.Since the story is non cannon, did it establish Snyder's knowledge of the supernatural world in a different way? because in season 3 he was clueless.
The idea of the Mayor manipulating events in season 2 and playing the background is really interesting. I don't think the main plot episodes would have to have been removed for that though. Unless the episodes you're referring to are filler
I think of the first half of season 2 as a carry over from season 1. Its from the mid-season point (around What's My Line?) onwards that we start to get to the really great stuff.When Buffy was the first time on TV, I was way too young to form an opinion. I also have to confess, I'm not a big fan of season 2. There are also a few good episodes I don't enjoy everything. I need to force me through the last half of the season.
no it is still great it is still one of the saddest seasons ever Buffy get hurt Willow crying over ms calendar still makes me cry today and the episode when Angel hurts buffy still sad,and Finally when Buffy beats up Giles after he try to kill angel that still is sad for me today.How did you feel about Buffy Season 2 when you first watched it and what is your view to it now today? Has your opinion changed over the years.