Reggie probably doesn’t realize it, but Thomas giving oversight of Wes over to him is a clear illustration of the actual respect he has for him. Even though he might mess with him relentlessly, he trusts Reggie’s code of ethics. Even though Reggie’s code is a bit skewed he would never lower himself to allowing thievery. Reggie might not be deeply loved, he may be accident prone, but he can be counted on to try his best. He’s worthy of trust in several key areas. Regardless of his place in the hierarchy he’s a member of the team. More now than ever before.