|Intimacy Level:|| Ex-Boyfriend and Girlfriend|
|Started Dating:||Sadie Hawkins|
|Dating Status:||Broke up in Guilty Pleasures|
During Rachel's first days at NYADA, Brody is the only fellow student who makes an effort to be friend with Rachel. He later tells her that he is interested in her. At first, Rachel does not want to be with him, since she still sees herself as in a relationship with Finn. She decides to go on a date with Brody anyway, that is interrupted by Finn. While Rachel is in the process of letting go from Finn, Brody sleeps with Rachel's arch-nemesis Cassandra, making Rachel very angry. They make up, however, and start spending more time together. Brody even decides to move in with Kurt and Rachel, so that they can be together even more often. They officially start dating in Sadie Hawkins, the eleventh episode of Season Four, but in Guilty Pleasures, the seventeenth episode of the same season, Rachel confronts him, after finding out that Brody is a male prostitute and they break up.
Rachel and Brody meet for the first time when Brody leaves the shower completely nude while Rachel is in the bathroom at the same time. They have a chat and realize that they have a few things in common.
When Rachel is nervous because she has to sing a song in front of the entire university, Brody encourages her so that her rendition of New York State of Mind goes well. Brody is the only one clapping when Rachel finishes her performance, but Carmen Tibideaux is also impressed.
Sometime later, while Rachel is looking at a picture of Finn, Brody interferes and tells her that her relationship is doomed, like when he broke up with his girlfriend six weeks after he came to NYADA. Rachel says that she and Finn won't end up like that for she won't turn her back on him. Brody says that nobody says she should, but tells her she shouldn't dwell in the past and should look on shaping her future because she moved to New York and became this new and improved girl. Brody then takes her iPhone and snaps a picture of both of them and tells her to remember what he says. He then offers to walk her to class.
Brody is working out on a park bench in New York when Rachel comes by him to ask him to help her with a "sexy" assignment after Cassandra July tells Rachel that she is not "sexy enough" to dance the tango. The two put on a very sexual performance of Britney Spears' Oops!... I Did It Again with the other NYADA dance students. Cassandra was unimpressed by the performance. Brody comes to Rachel's defense by saying that she was great, but Cassandra claims that Brody was great and Rachel was "just okay," claiming that "Maria von Trapp, Willie Loman, and Shrek" were roles more suited for Rachel. This angers Rachel and she tells Cassandra off which gets her kicked out of the class.
When Rachel is painting a heart around Finn's name back in her and Kurt's new apartment, Brody stops by the loft to give her flowers (orchids) and reveals his feelings for her. However, just as he is about to kiss her, she pushes him away and he realizes that she is still in love with Finn. Brody tells her he'll respect her boundaries, but affirms that even when they are together during class, he will still be thinking about kissing her.
Later, during the Everytime montage, as Rachel dances with a boy instructed by Cassandra, Brody is seen outside the room, smiling and happy Rachel gets to participate in class again. Also, Rachel is seen painting over Finn's name, implying that she is ready to move on.A Change Would Do You Good. They both sing across New York, taking pictures before ending up back in the NYADA dance studio where Brody tells her that she is amazing. Impulsively, Rachel asks him to come over so she can cook dinner for him.
Later, Rachel is cooking dinner but burns it accidentally. When Brody arrives, they have a pizza dinner instead, laughing off Rachel's shocking cooking skills. Their talk eventually comes to what they were like when they were young and secrets they haven't told anyone. When Rachel mentions Finn, Brody reiterates that they are just friends, however after seconds later, they are seen making out. A knock comes at the door, where Rachel laughs as she tells Brody that it's probably Kurt, forgetting his keys again. Rachel then opens the door revealing Finn standing there. Brody stands up and Finn looks at Rachel then Brody with sadness in his eyes and the episode ends.Blaine at the karaoke bar, Callbacks, Brody runs into the foursome, providing an awkward situation. Finn then insists that Rachel and Brody sing a duet together on the karaoke, in which they are hesitant but they agree. They sing a pleasant rendition of Demi Lovato's Give Your Heart a Break, which is well received by the patrons.
After the date, Rachel admits that she and Brody kissed because they had broken up she thought Finn wanted her to move on but this still upsets Finn leading them to sing Don't Speak.
Cassandra starts off Dance 101 by inviting upperclassmen, including Brody, to assist her in her class, and Brody and Rachel immediately pair off together. Rachel is excited to see him and informs him on her decision to audition for The Glass Menagerie. Cassandra interrupts their conversation and that ends their interaction for the episode, but not before Rachel makes arrangements with Brody to help her with her audition.Rachel, instead of working with Brody as planned she leaves to support Kurt in Lima to see the McKinley High School production of Grease that is being directed by Finn and starring Blaine, at the encouragement of Cassandra.
Cassandra then devises a plan to seduce Brody during There Are Worse Things I Could Do and sleep with him. After getting emotional during the Grease production, Rachel calls Brody's phone in which Cassandra answers and cruelly informs Rachel of her and Brody's affair and berates Rachel for being naive about Brody, her audition leaving Rachel devastated.
Rachel chooses to leave McKinley but not before being confronted by Finn who assumes she was crying over Brody, but she was crying over several things. This then gets Finn to break all communication between the two of them.
At Rachel and Kurt's apartment, Rachel is smiling over the witty conversation that Brody and Kurt are having. She then speaks up saying that this is great, and Brody agrees but adds that there is no singing. Immediately Kurt looks to him in shock, and Rachel with humorous anger. Brody then gets Rachel to help butter the turkey. When she help, Brody insists that she's doing it wrong and holds her hands showing her the correct motion.
When dinner is served, Brody and Rachel sit beside each other. Brody then tells Kurt that he can start carving the turkey, but says that he's not going to eat after watching the two of them rub the turkey. Coincidentally, there is a knock at the door and guests that Isabelle invited enter to what they were told was a party (Kurt invited Isabelle). Then when Isabelle arrives, Kurt, Isabelle and Rachel burst into Let's Have A Kiki/Turkey Lurkey Time. Brody is caught by surprise seeing everyone burst into song and choreography. Later on, Brody joins in on the fun and follows Rachel's lead in the dance.
Brody is seen standing on the side stage stairs giving Rachel a pep-talk before she goes on-stage at the NYADA Winter Showcase. Afterwards, he holds her hand and tells her that she will be great. He then steps up the stairs past Rachel to leave but she stops him and kisses him. He then asks her what the kiss was for and she explains that she is just going to do things like she's never going to get another chance again. Kurt then interrupts them and tells Rachel that she is up next.
When Rachel performs Being Good Isn't Good Enough, Brody is seen smiling at her and gives a standing ovation at the end of the song along with the rest of the crowd. He shouts "encore." At the end of O Holy Night, Rachel runs and hugs Kurt and then Brody.
Later on in the episode, Kurt is asked to perform in the Showcase. While he is singing Being Alive and he gets to the lyrics: "somebody hold me too close" the camera goes off of Kurt and onto Brody and Rachel who look at each other and then Brody takes Rachel's hand and holds it for the rest of the song.
The two later dance with each other during a montage scene to Ryder's I Only Have Eyes For You and Brody tells her that he will try to find a place closer to Rachel, to which Rachel asks him to move in with her.
In this episode, Brody comes out and sits in front of Kurt, completely nude. Kurt scolds him and tells Rachel off for letting her boyfriend sit his bare ass down on his vintage flea market chairs. When Rachel talks about her topless scene in a student film, Brody supports her, but Kurt does not. Brody defends her by saying that in order for Rachel to win an Oscar, she has to expose herself. Rachel says she'll do the scene regardless of whether Kurt wants to support her or not.
Because of Rachel's insufferable attitude since the Winter Showcase, Kurt has decided to knock Rachel down a peg by challenging her to a diva off at an event titled 'Midnight Madness'. Rachel asks Brody what a Midnight Madness is and he explains that it is basically NYADA's fight club but with singing instead of punching. When they later perform Bring Him Home, Brody is seen smiling at both of their performances, not showing any biased favor towards his girlfriend. Even when Kurt is voted the winner, he remains impartial.
Once Rachel comes home, Brody has decorated the entire house for Valentine's Day. They share a few kisses and Brody notices that she is kissing differently and asks if Rachel has seen Finn. Rachel denies anything has happened between the two. When Rachel asks if Brody has done anything interesting, he denies and says he's been at home watching work-out videos, but a cutaway scene showing Brody leaving a hotel with money, obviously implying he has been prostituting himself. At the end of the episode during Anything Could Happen, Brody and Rachel are seen sleeping in the same bed. Rachel gets up to go to the bathroom to take a pregnancy test.
After constantly rifling through her roommates' possessions, Santana finds a pager and a wad of cash in Brody's things and comes to the conclusion that Brody is a drug dealer. Rachel dismisses this and doesn't believe that Brody would do something like that. When Santana questions Brody's whereabouts during the snowstorm, Rachel tells her that he is probably stranded and calls him to prove that Santana is wrong. Brody tells her that he is stuck at his friend, Leo's, house, but a disbelieving Santana thinks otherwise. Brody tells her that he has to go and Rachel doesn't question anything after that.
At the beginning of the episode they sing How to Be a Heartbreaker. After bringing Rachel to a doctor and confirming that the supposed pregnancy was just an scare, Santana tells Rachel to think about the things that she is doing with her life, starting with "donkey face" (Brody). Santana later goes to NYADA to confront him, she wants him out of their lives and apartment, she also sings Cold Hearted about him. He tells Rachel about this and Rachel wants Santana to make a choice, she either leaves him alone or leaves the apartment, she chooses to leave.Santana boyfriend/girlfriend pillows, she says that just because he left the apartment, it doesn't mean they are not together anymore, Santana denies this and says that it's over and that she was wrong about him being a drug dealer, because he is, in fact, a gigolo. Rachel seems shocked after this and goes to NYADA to confront Brody, telling him that why did he lie to her if they were supposed to be honest with each other, Brody replies that why didn't she tell her that she slept with Finn at Will and Emma's wedding and that it was also Finn the one who beat him, Rachel is surprised by this. Brody asks if it's over, Rachel says it is. They sing Creep, during the song they look at each other hurt. After Rachel goes back to her apartment, she tells Santana and Kurt about her break up with Brody and they sing Mamma Mia.
Brody is mentioned in this episode after Finn apologizes to Rachel for physically attacking Brody at his hotel. However, Rachel gives him gratitude for defending her over Brody, he is no longer mentioned after this.
- Sister Christian by Night Ranger (The New Rachel)
- New York State of Mind by Billy Joel (The New Rachel)
- Oops!... I Did It Again by Britney Spears (Britney 2.0)
- There Are Worse Things I Could Do from Grease (Glease)
- Let's Have a Kiki/Turkey Lurkey Time by Scissor Sisters/Promises Promises (Thanksgiving)
- I Only Have Eyes For You by The Flamingos (Sadie Hawkins)
- Mamma Mia by ABBA (Guilty Pleasures)