By James Hibberd
Updated October 03, 2012 at 04:54 PM EDT

We caught a quick glimpse of The Captain’s face in ABC’s season preview following last Sunday’s premiere, but the below photo is the first full and clear look at Once Upon a Time‘s most anticipated new character. Plus, we have some fresh details about his introduction.

We’ll meet Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) in the Oct. 21 episode, which is titled “The Crocodile” (nice). We will see Hook’s origin story. And that’s why this photo, like the glimpse in Sunday’s preview, still doesn’t reveal Hook in all his glory. Because this is a shot of the famous pirate before … certain things happen … and he becomes the man we all know. Check it out, below. And see yesterday’s interview with the Once Upon showrunners on how Emma is shaking up fairy tale land.

UPDATE: O’Donoghue upgraded to ‘Once Upon’ series regular (that was fast!)