Brody Weston makes his first appearance in the coed bathroom at NYADA, where he meets Rachel for the first time. They both state that they like to use the restroom late at night for their moisturizing routines. He instantly becomes friends with her. He later accompanies her in NYADA's Round Room, where Carmen Tibideaux evaluates the new students and kicks out the students who are not up to par, which Brody refers to as the "Freshmen Reaping." When Carmen calls Rachel up, she sings New York State of Mind. When she finishes, Brody solely gives Rachel a standing ovation, which seems to bother Carmen. However, Carmen tells Rachel that her performance was "nice."