The early stuff with Anai and Retsuko's mother was quite frustrating, although to be fair, that's what they were going for. I was worried they'd rampant it up to the point that Neverland
had it, where they'd undercut the catharsis every time, so I was relieved when they only did it some of the time. The resolution to Anai's arc was a bit weird. I didn't think it was bad, just felt unlike the series to do a more typical style of character development. I guess it works because the character is younger, and there's no guarantee the tricks from S1 would've worked better, just wasn't what I expected.
I liked the stuff with Gori. More subdued (I didn't get as angry) but still very effective. Really gets the constant uncertainties of life. I figured something was up with Tadano just because of his name (I knew from Komi-san that "tada no hito" means "some guy.") but I thought the twist would be that was an alias. I was concerned that it was getting too fairy tail-like, and I'm glad it didn't turn out to be that easy for Retsuko. I loved Ton's speech to Retsuko at the end. Life might not inherently have meaning, but that just means we can find and choose our own reasons to live. I also liked the implication in the end that, after all the shit that was said about her on Insta, Retsuko was the one who didn't want to settle for Tadano.
All in all, I feel like it was about as good as S1 without being exactly like S1.