The parts in bold are intended as the actual prompts, but feel free to extrapolate in your Spuffification!
- Chunky and creamy. Oh, no, sorry, that's peanut butter. (from Halloween)
- Now, this may sting a little just at first. But don't worry, that'll go away once the searing pain kicks in. (from The Dark Age)
- We're just a couple of sorcerers. The night is still our time. (from A New Man)
- When you went to the loo I slipped a small pellet of poison in your drink. You'll be dead in an hour. ... Just kidding! (from A New Man)
- I really got to learn to just do the damage and get out of town. It's the "stay and gloat" that gets me every time. (from A New Man)
But that's not all! Because none of us want to let Ethan go so easily, we also have a poll for your entertainment and edification. So enjoy what lurks beneath the cut...!
So, actually, which is the best Ethan quote?
"Chunky and creamy. Oh, no, sorry, that's peanut butter."
"Now, this may sting a little just at first. But don't worry, that'll go away once the searing pain kicks in."
"Town's wide open. You guys can go anytime. ... Might wanna hurry."
"We're just a couple of sorcerers. The night is still our time."
"When you went to the loo I slipped a small pellet of poison in your drink. You'll be dead in an hour. ... Just kidding!"
"I really got to learn to just do the damage and get out of town. It's the "stay and gloat" that gets me every time."
An even more cracking line I'm going to mention in the comments.
Given that Ethan actually has a fairly sober wardrobe throughout the show, how does Giles end up wearing this monstrosity at the end of A New Man?
Giles has a secret fondness for silver satin and saw this as an opportunity to get away with wearing it.
It's actually Giles' shirt that Ethan stole years ago.
In a moment of petty revenge, Ethan performed a glamour on all his clothes so Giles would be doomed to wear something embarrassing after he was led away.
Another excellent reason I will explain in the comments.
Talking of A New Man, what did actually happen to Ethan after he was taken away by the Initiative?
Like the comics, he remained incarcerated until he was killed by Twangel.
Unlike the comics, he escaped incarceration, but was killed by some other adversary.
He's still incarcerated now, because the comics never happened.
He escaped incarceration and was basically living it up with Giles from S6 onwards.
He escaped incarceration and has been living it up in Vegas (vel sim.).
None of these are right; I'll explain in the comments.
Which is the best Ethan episode?
All of the above.
And finally, just because we're biased, what's the best part of A New Man?
Giles and co. discovering Ethan in the crypt ("Oh, bugger; I'd thought you'd gone!")
Giles and Ethan in the bar. ("You know, you're really very attractive...")
Giles and Spike on their madcap drive through town. ("I'll pay you another hundred dollars.")
The bit of that they cut from the shooting script where Spike crashes, but which Quin swears she saw on the first BBC showing. ("I can kill demons and crash cars - things are looking up!")
Er... One of the bits with the others?
Dude, we are on for such a battle royale in the comments; just you wait...
Now, I know what you're thinking, isn't there someone we've been neglecting from Magical Mischance month? Everyone's favourite rogue magician, set upon chaos and mischief...? Well, never fear, Fag Enders, because, that's right, Ethan Rayne's time has come! In honour of the dearly departed Robin Sachs, we bring you five prompts formed out of quotations from everyone's (/at least my) favourite sorcerer.