Lindsey Bahr
September 24, 2014 AT 11:54 PM EDT

Amy and Nick didn’t always have it so bad.

A new clip from Gone Girl shows the first meeting of the somewhat doomed couple. Amy (Rosamund Pike) might be coyly evasive, but Nick (Ben Affleck) is perfectly persistent, and up to the task of matching her wit. It’s almost cute, but, of course David Fincher’s tinted gaze and the knowledge that things, eventually, go very, very wrong when Amy eventually goes missing just makes the whole encounter ever so creepy.

Take a look below.

Gone Girl hits theaters on Oct. 3.

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