Once Upon a Time is gearing up for an episode centered around Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) with Season 3, Episode 17 (“The Jolly Roger”). In the new ep, Hook is going to venture out with Ariel (Joanna Garcia Swisher) in search for his ship and encounter an enemy along the way: Blackbeard (Charles Mesure). Who is this dastardly pirate?

“Blackbeard obviously is very much a dreaded pirate, and you get to see Hook interact a little bit with him,” Colin told TVLine about this week’s ep. “I can’t tell you how or why, because that will give away too much – but and it harks back a little bit to all the old Errol Flynn films and stuff like that. It’s good old-fashioned, swashbuckling fun.”

It seems like Colin is totally excited about the scenes between him and Blackbeard, and we have to say that it only makes us more thrilled to see what goes down this week. And as ready as we are for a big brawl, it’ll also be nice to get some of Hook’s backstory. Is there any chance that Blackbeard could be our hunky pirate’s dear ol’ dad? Like father like son, right?

We think not. When speaking to TV Guide, co-executive producer Adam Horowitz basically confirmed that there’s no shared blood between the two pirates. When asked if we’d be meeting Hook’s father anytime soon, he shot it down, saying, “Not this year.”

Since this Sunday’s episode definitely falls within this season, we don’t expect the revelation to come to the forefront anytime soon, unfortunately.

Who do you think Hook’s father might be? Hit the comments and speculate!

Once Upon a Time airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!