Agreed. Season two is a classic Buffy season, with Angelus, Spike and Dru all along for the ride. The character development is top notch, and the storytelling, on the whole, excellent.
It's the amount of duff standalones that stop the season being the best. Inca Mummy Girl, Reptile Boy, Bad Eggs and Go Fish should go away. Anyway, the best season is up next.
Looking forward to new reviews at whatever pace you deem necessary DevilEyes.