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Mrs Winterbottom

Mrs. Winterbottom

Seasons: 4
Portrayed by: Millicent Martin
Status: Active
Occupation: Mother
Relatives: Hartley Winterbottom (son)
Residence: Somerset, England
Appearances: Chuck Versus Agent X
Put down that damn pea shooter, I've got a real gun in this chest!

Mrs. Winterbottom is the mother of Hartley Winterbottom, the given name and real identity of Alexei Volkoff, and is therefore the grandmother of Vivian Volkoff. She lives in Somerset, England.

Winterbottom is aware that her son was a scientist working with the CIA, and that Stephen Bartowski was a close friend and colleague of his.

She should not to be confused with Hartley's deceased grandmother, Vivian Winterbottom.

Hartley Winterbottom[]

Her son, Hartley, was recruited for a covert op and given the code name "Agent X". Stephen Bartowski engineered a cover identity for Hartley, who was not a field agent, and implanted the cover by creating the Intersect. Eventually, the Intersect overwhelmed and corrupted him, making him lose all memories of who he actually was, causing Hartley to truly believe he is his cover identity; Alexei Volkoff. As Volkoff, he founded Volkoff Industries and became the world's most wanted illegal arms dealer.

Mrs. Winterbottom is aware that when the CIA could not bring her son back in they disavowed him. Stephen Bartowski spent the rest of his career trying to bring Hartley in, and had eventually gone AWOL from the CIA. It would appear that she is unaware of the entire covert op her son was working on, as it was classified. She has no idea what really happened to her son is or who he had become.

John Casey is delighted with her, her heavy machine gun, her grenades and C4, and describes her as "the mother I never had". Mrs. Winterbottom  is action hero material, taking on, and out, a group of mercs who assault her home, with a machine gun concealed in a decorative chest table and then a grenade and some C4 to finish them off.

She comments her son was much like Chuck, not comfortable with guns.