I think they were going to do a little more with him, but apparently realized they needed to kill him after seeing the rather noticeable growth spurt the actor went through between seasons. Of course, the damage was already done, so to speak, in "WSWB" and "SH," so I wonder if they were just making sure the character didn't (literally) grow any more. If so, that's kind of funny, because I saw a movie with him in it from a couple years ago (which would have been two or three years after Buffy, unless it was a delayed release or something) and he really doesn't look or sound much different.
The Annoying One was just weird. Were they ever planning on actually doing something with him? Because as it is he seems like a totally pointless addition to both seasons 1 and 2. -- Swift Shy Guy
For some reason that even I don't know anymore, I was really pissed at Spike when he killed him. I guess I liked the character. I think I mostly liked him in "Prophecy Girl," when he was all "Help me" and stuff. But I grew to love Spike. For a couple years at least. [OT]I actually had a similar reaction the Mayor -- I hated him at first, because I think my reaction was 'He's the big bad?! He's not a vampire!' But then came the love. Which, in the Mayor's case, continued all the way through S7.
Edited by Naxus, Jan 17, 2004 @ 3:49 AM.