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Gertrude Verbanski

Seasons: Season 5
Portrayed by: Carrie-Anne Moss
Status: Alive
Occupation: Head of Verbanski Corporation
Relationships: John Casey (boyfriend)
Residence: Unknown
Appearances: Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit
Chuck Versus the Frosted Tips
Chuck Versus the HackOff
Chuck Versus the Kept Man
Fine, I love Casey! Just, geez, stop grilling me!

Gertrude Verbanski is the founder and CEO of Verbanski Corporation, an established rival to Chuck Bartowski's Carmichael Industries. She is portrayed by Carrie-Anne Moss.

Verbanski first appeared in the Season Five episode, Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit.


Verbanski became a KGB operative when she was 16 years old, and worked for the agency until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Her security firm, Verbanski Corporation, is internationally known for being one of the best private security companies. She informs Sarah Walker that Verbanski Corp has operatives in 38 different countries and 15 Pentagon contracts that gross some 2 billion dollars annually.

Verbanski, however, apparently has a past with John Casey, making much of the fact that she was one of the few to have disarmed him in the field, she has his gun mounted, labeled, and on display in her office, something Sarah tells her is tacky.

In Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit, Casey asks Sarah if she ever had sex with someone after they tried to kill her, implying this was his history with Gertrude.


Verbanski and her spy firm is introduced in Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit, when her team drops into a security conference to win a new government contract.

Verbanski's leads her team to the rescue

In Chuck Versus the Frosted Tips, Casey and Gertrude go on a date, and throughout Chuck Versus the HackOff, Casey and Verbanski are shown to have an ever more intense relationship, even having a conjugal visit in a storeroom during Casey's incarceration.

While Verbanski and Sarah are on a mission, Gertrude admits that she loves Casey, but she's terrified it's going to turn in to something, like marriage and kids. Sarah informs her it's all about communication, but Gertrude says she's been in the spy game since she was 16, and can't imagine a life away from it. Her nervousness over her feelings for Casey, and Chuck and Sarah's example of where things could go, lead her to dismiss them as "Ward and June Cleaver" and Chuck as "Mr Hospitality," though she does simultaneously seem to respect them as Casey's team.

After Sarah, Chuck, and Gertrude retrieve the Omen Virus, and deliver it as agreed to Decker, he betrays them. Gertrude threatens him, picks his pocket, and simultaneously plants an explosive on him. She retreats and shows him she took the virus, just as the personal explosive detonates, killing him. She returns the Omen to Chuck, making her choice.

Verbanski then assists Morgan in breaking Casey out of jail, after which she deems it prudent to leave the country until her execution of Decker can be seen in a better light. Indeed, her fugitive status is implied to have been resolved after Decker's illegal op and association with Daniel Shaw was proven by Chuck's team in Chuck Versus the Santa Suit.

In Chuck Versus the Goodbye, Casey leaves Burbank to join Gertrude in Germany.