Dr. Edmund Burke was the ex-husband and boss of Dr. Juliet Burke. He had an esteemed reputation working at the Miami Central University Medical Research Laboratory‎.

He was sexually involved with the new research assistant, Sherry. When Richard Alpert attempted to recruit Juliet to work for Mittelos Bioscience, she refused, jokingly saying that the only way she would be able to leave is if Edmund got hit by a bus.


Sometime in his life, he was married then divorced Juliet. Before his death, his mother asked him for the truth about her character, and he called her "insufferable and mean".

Following his divorce, it is implied he had several research assistants he was sexually involved with. Meanwhile, his ex-wife secretly pursued a medical breakthrough with experimental drugs as part of her fertility research. But Edmund caught on, knowing she took samples from the lab and asked who her guinea pig was, correctly guessing it was his ex-sister-in-law, Rachel who had cancer.

He brought Juliet into his office, and gave her an ultimatum: collaborate with him or face an ethical investigation, with potentially criminal charges. He left her to give her time to think. Once Juliet announced that she had succeeded, he tried to persuade Juliet to share the results with him and to get published.

After Juliet refused, he stepped on the street and was hit by a bus. Juliet was asked to fill out informational forms and paperwork after his sudden death.


  • Edmund Burke (Jan. 12th, 1729 - July 9th, 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher. He was the author, in 1757, of A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. In the book, Burke distinguished between "the Beautiful", what is well-formed and aesthetically pleasing, and "the Sublime", what has the power to compel and destroy us. Notably, he was devastated by the death of his son, Richard.
  • Edmund had a sailing trophy in his office.
  • The bus that killed Edmund had an Apollo advertisement on the side.
  • In an interview, Nestor Carbonell revealed that Richard was responsible for the death of Edmund by having the bus run him over.[source needed]