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Edgar Reade was former FBI Agent, Assistant Director of the FBI's NYO and fugitive.

Sooner or later, we all face what we’ve done.
— 1.07 Sent on Tour


Early life

As a child Reade was a camper at Mulmur Hills Football Camp where he befriend sCoach Jones who later turned out to be ra apist. Later he attended the University of Michigan. Where he still holds a receiving record in football.

It was implied that Reade might have been the first agent working alongside Weller and Patterson as part of the CIRG division led by Bethany Mayfair.

Season 1

Jane Doe Case

While on an ongoing investigation in Rural Kentucky, Weller was called back to NY for an urgent matter regarding a critical incident with a newly found amnesiac woman left in Times Square with his name tattooed on her back. Reade and Zapata were ordered to cross-reference every similar MO with all the convicted suspects arrested by Kurt. On their first tattoo related case, he helped Weller to prevent the death of dozens of civilians inside of a subway car.

Reade reacted skeptically around Jane, often openly admitting to Zapata how mysterious the circumstances around her case were, suspecting that Jane could have been part of some conspiracy. They got off on the wrong start, seeing her as a liability, mostly due to Weller's lack of objectivity around Jane.

Eventually, Reade accepted Jane as part of the team after she demonstrated loyalty to the group and commitment to the cases. However, an on going investigation led by Jonas Fischer where he accused Jane of being a Russian spy and Thomas Carter's murderer, made Reade and Mayfair grow increasingly suspicious of Jane's alibi the night Carter's disappearance.

Fifth Season


During their escape from Madeline, Reade and the team hid in a cabin in Iceland with the help of one of Rich's contacts. After a call from Weitz alerting them of a drone strike against them, Reade and the team took refuge in an underground hiding place, however, the cabin was consumed in a violent explosion so massive that even Jane could feel its force from a few miles away. 

Reade attempted to protect Zapata from the rubble falling from the collapsing building, but realized she started to choke due to the weight of his body pinning her against the ground. At that moment, however, Weller approached and helped to drag Zapata freeing and eventually saving her. On his attempt to save Zapata, Reade pushed the rubble with his back, before succumbing to the weight of the debris killing him a few moments later.

Reade pinned under the rubble.


Sarah Weller

They start dating at the beginning of Season 1 without telling Kurt Weller about their secret relationship. Sarah and Reade were a happy couple until he's forced to end the relationship after a man threatened about killing Sarah and Sawyer.

Tasha Zapata

Reade and Tasha are shown as friendly co-workers and they often show a playful personality, demonstrating their closeness and old friendship. As the show progresses, the two of them start to rely on each other to talk about important issues regarding Jane Doe.


Nikki was the ex-girlfriend of Freddy, Reade's friend. She stormed his apartment when she couldn't find him and there she met Reade and accused him of betraying Freddy, as a friend. She then came back and Reade and she started sleeping together.

Megan Butani

Edgar and Megan were engaged.



  • His Chinese zodiac sign is the rat.
  • He speaks Urdu.