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by Jen Payne
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Mr. Winthrop Character Profile

Mr. Winthrop seemed like he was always at cross purposes when coming into contact with the people from WENN.
He first appeared in Episode 5, "Sight Unseen", where he was escorting "Angela from Avalon" around. Their relationship to each other is unknown.
 
While talking with Victor about Victor speaking at his school for young kids, his misunderstands Betty and Victor about the kids they had there that day for "Six O'Clock Circus".
Understandably, Mr. Winthrop was concerned and wanted to find out more about Victor's morals before he let him loose on his students. 
When Mr. Eldridge came in with news that sounded like a back-room deal, it was the icing on the cake, so to speak, and Mr. Winthrop left in a flurry of anger.
 
His final episode (as Mr. Winthrop) was Episode 12,  "Popping the Question", where he came back in response to Betty's kind letter, explaining what had happened and offering Hilary as a substitute speaker.
He happened to be a fan of Hilary (who mistook him for the people who wanted her to sell snakes), and so he was delighted until he thought Hilary was calling his children "snakes" and something that made her skin crawl. When she mentioned that her director from Cleopatra made her press them to her bosom, he was again aghast.
 
Mr. Winthrop is a very morally solid person with tender love for the innocent, but a deep anger for those who he perceives as morally questionable. 
He gives the children at his school a fatherly protection by shunning those who would bend their moldable minds.
 
 
The actor who played Mr. Winthrop later appeared in "From the Pen of Gertrude Reece" as the oily Mr. Ricotti... interestingly, someone with no scruples.