"Step nine's a tough one. You have to have the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Right, dude? I mean that makes sense, I just can't always live it..."
While Brian was hanging on the street near Roman's Taxi Depot in Hove Beach, under the influence of cocaine, he encountered Niko Bellic, eventually giving him $100, after mocking Niko's accent. This encounter is meant to be more of an introduction to random character missions, than being an actual mission.
Niko later encounters him around the corner from the Hove Beach Safehouse. This time Brian asks to be driven to visit some crack dealers to buy the "biggest rock in the world". Do not use a police car to drive him: doing so will have the game say "The deal was disrupted by police presence" when reaching the location. The deal goes well, and Niko drops Brian off. When Brian is in a car, his hat gets removed and it is revealed he has a "High and Tight" hairstyle.
Brian meets Niko a third and final time at the corner of Dillon Street and Montauk Avenue, and relates his story -- his situation deteriorated after their last meeting (he had spent some time as a crack whore), but he is now on a nine-step recovery program for his habit, and is engaged to be married. He tells Niko he is now at step nine of his program, in which he must speak to some of the people he harmed and ask them to forgive and forget -- he apologizes for his rudeness when he first met Niko, and explains that he wants to pay back some of the former dealers he owes money to. Niko forgives him and agrees to drive Brian to their location; the dealers, however, are none too happy with Brian, and attack him -- Niko can kill them to save Brian or simply point a gun at them to scare them off, and then he'll drive Brian home.
LCPD Database record
Place of Birth:
2007 - Resisting Arrest and Possession Controlled Substance: Crack Cocaine
Currently in Rehabilitation for the use of crack cocaine.
Graduate of Vespucci University.
Registered with the Liberty City Association of Securities Dealers.
Like most characters in the game, Brian will don a unique helmet when riding alongside the protagonist on a motorbike. His helmet looks very much like Niko Bellic's helmet: jet black with a clear visor, as opposed to Niko's, which has a tinted visor.
Brian, along with Jeff Harlingford, are the only random characters to appear in three encounters.
During Brian's third encounter, he will speak in a more calm and relaxed demeanor, as he is not under the influence of any drugs unlike his first two encounters. He also won't have dark circles around his eyes because of this.
Brian actually has two facial models: one for him when he was on drugs, where he has cuts on his face and dark circles around his eyes, and one after he stops using, where the cuts are faded and the dark circles are gone.
During the second encounter, if the player drives the Cavalcade at the yellow marker, the mission will be stuck and the Cavalcade will be placed in the alleyway.
During the second encounter, after the drug deal is over, he will ask Niko if he knows about a movie that has " a guy on a mountain and he is running from a boulder". This can possibly be a reference to the Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark.