Ever since Ethan Chandler (Josh Harnett) engaged in the harrowing encounter with Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) we weren’t entirely sure if Ethan would take Vanessa’s offer to join in on their eerie expedition… until now.

In the newest sneak peek, Malcolm finally comes back to see Vanessa, and while she thinks he’s ready to make his way back to America, Ethan has other plans.

“Are you seeking passage back to America then?” Vanessa asks Ethan, who then answers, “Not much for me there, except my father. No love lost between us.”  When she asks Ethan if he doesn’t miss his home, he quips, “Landscape’s nice. Legal system, less so.” Is that a break into Ethan’s backstory? Hmm… it looks like that will have to wait, as Ethan continues to question Vanessa about the continuing investigation into the disappearance of Sir Malcolm’s daughter, Mina Harker (Olivia Llewellyn).

The two continue to talk, and Vanessa tells Ethan that she’s “seen” Mina, which of course, Ethan assumes is in the more otherworldly sense.

“I see things sometimes. I’m affected by forces beyond our world. You don’t question that?” she asks. “There’s a lot I question about all this… but not that,” he responds. Clearly Vanessa thinks that Ethan is up for the task she sent him for, but before she can tell him of their plans to retrieve Mina, he presses to know what exactly happened to her. Vanessa  recounts the story of Mina’s seduction by a creature who has turned her into his “slave.”

Ethan is clearly interested in the case, and Vanessa lets him know the first location they’ll be off to.

Does Ethan have what it takes to stay on this quest? Tell us what you think it will entail in the comments below!

Penny Dreadful airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.