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Marella is a high ranking Special Agent for the FIRM. She is an excellent helicopter pilot. Marella has five doctorates in aeronautical engineering, electrical engineering, psychology, microbiology, and French literature and is studying to be a medical doctor.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 1-2 Shadow of the Hawke played by Deborah Pratt

At Red Star Control in Devil's Anvil, California, Marella explains to Senator Dietz how Airwolf works. After Dr. Moffet and his crew successfully complete their exhibition of Airwolf, he shoots into the air tower, killing most of the personnel except for Marella and Michael Coldsmith Briggs III, Archangel.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 3 Daddy's Gone a Hunt'n played by Deborah Pratt

Marella and Archangel go to Stringfellow Hawke's cabin to recruit him for a mission. They tell him that a military pilot has plans to give a top secret plane over to the Soviets. When Hawke asks how people can tell who the good guys are from the bad guys, Marella tells them the good guys wear white hats. She later worries about the safety of Hawke and Dominic.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 5 Proof Through the Night played by Deborah Pratt

Marella and Archangel go to Hawke's cabin to recruit him to rescue an agent in the Soviet Union working for the FIRM named Vladimir Rostoff. On their way back to FIRM headquarters, Marella asks Archangel if he thinks it is a trap, but Archangel doesn't know. Marella briefs Archangel that there is a surge of KGB chatter in the Ural Mountains area that Hawke was heading to. She then tells him that he has not rendezvoused with the refueling plane. Marella eventually tells Archangel that the mission was a success and they both celebrate. They go to Hawke's cabin and have a meal with Hawke, Dominic, Vladimir and his family Natalya and Tanya Rostoff.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 6 One Way Express played by Deborah Pratt

Marella arrests Edward Stoner.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 7 Echoes from the Past played by Deborah Pratt

Marella and Archangel tell Dominic that an East Berlin spy ring called Schwartzkrieg were seen entering the United States and they believe Hawke's disappearance is linked to them. When Hawke is rescued, Marella and Archangel go to Hawke's cabin to find out what happened to him.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 8 Fight Like a Dove played by Deborah Pratt

Marella and Archangel go to Hawke's cabin and tell him about Harry "Dove" Lebow and advise him not to help Sarah Lebow. Later, they realize Hawke has decided to help Sarah and Marella asks Archangel to warn Hawke. Back at Hawke's cabin, Hawke, Dominic and Marella ask Archangel how he was shot and Sarah lies and says a sniper shot at them.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 9 Mad Over Miami played by Deborah Pratt

Marella and Archangel tell Hawke that Dominic called a distress signal while returning from Florida. Later, Hawke calls Archangel from Sanchez's telephone and Marella and Archangel fly to Sanchez's camp and tell Hawke that he was training Sanchez and his men to fight communists in Central America. Marella and Archangel meet Hawke at a bar and give him money to pay for the release of two prisoners in Cuba.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 10 And They Are Us played by Deborah Pratt

Marella and Archangel give Hawke and Dominic a slideshow presentation on Limbawe. Hawke stops them before they can finish and tells them he is not interested in helping them. Archangel then comments that he knows Hawke won't say no and Marella shows Hawke a slide of Colonel Vidor, who was shot down at the same time that Saint John was.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 11 Mind of the Machine played by Deborah Pratt

Hawke gets out of the flight simulator and complains to Dr. Robert Winchester that the controls are loose and he wont be returning for another simulation. Diana Norris takes Dominic and Marella and shows Dominic how the simulation works. Back at Hawke's cabin, Marella and Archangel try to convince Hawke to return to the simulation. Marella tells him that major league baseball teams are using similar simulations to create the perfect swing. Later, Hawke and Dominic land Airwolf next to Marella and Archangel's limo and they ask them if they recognize anyone from the previous nights security breach with the photos they show them. Hawke and Dominic then identify Alexi Provov as one of the men they shot at during the security breach and Marella and Archangel tell them Alexi's background. During another security breach, Marella and Archangel drive their limo to the lab and find Winchester shot. He tells them Diana and Alexi stole some tapes with Airwolf's specifications on them and Archangel calls Hawke and asks him for help. Winchester then tells Archangel to tell Hawke to stop using Airwolf's computer and Archangel calls Hawke and tells him.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 1 Episode 12 To Snare a Wolf played by Deborah Pratt

Archangel, radios Hawke and asks him to meet him. Hawke and Dominic land and meet up with Archangel and Marella. Archangel tells Hawke that D.G. Bogard is coming after him and Airwolf. Hawke mentions how others have tried to get Airwolf, but Marella tells him Bogard is both organized and well financed. Archangel then hands Hawke a file with gaps where the satellite Bogard will use to try and find Airwolf wont scan and Marella tells them Archangel is going to be busy answering questions from a Senate Subcommittee.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 2 Episode 3 Moffett's Ghost played by Deborah Pratt

Marella and Archangel are monitoring the radar when they see what appears to be missiles heading towards the United States, and then they disappear. At Hawke's cabin, Marella notices Tet looking up her dress and crosses her legs away from him. She mentions to Hawke and Dominic if Dr. Burton didn't have to work in secret, he would have won numerous Peace Prizes. Archangel asks Hawke if he has had any problems with Airwolf and then tells Hawke, while Marella was monitoring the NORAD map she saw several stray targets. Hawke and Dominic show Marella and Archangel, Moffet's video and Archangel tells them Airwolf should be grounded. Marella tells Hawke that the FIRM will try to pick up Dr. Burton, but Hawke refuses. As Hawke and Dominic are leaving, Archangel tells them the computer they requested is outside on a ramp. Before they leave, Marella gives them classified detailed designs of Airwolf to give to Dr. Hanson. Later, Hawke and Dr. Hanson contact Marella and Archangel and tell them the logic bomb has been purged.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 2 Episode 7 Fallen Angel played by Deborah Pratt

Hawke and Dominic end up in the hospital and Marella walks into their hospital room and tells Hawke and Dominic that Archangel is a prisoner in East Germany. She tells them that Zeus and the rest of the committee will not be sending a rescue party and his section has been closed. She hands Hawke a data device with information on what Archangel was doing and tells him, Archangel was in East Germany trying to rescue an agent called Maria Von Furster who had made the KGB white list. Hawke agrees to go and as Marella is leaving she tells them good luck. At FIRM headquarters, after Archangel is rescued, Archangel and the others, including Marella walk into a meeting with the committee. Zeus welcomes him back and thanks Caitlin O'Shannessy, Dominic and Hawke for rescuing Archangel. He then says Marella will have to be suspended until a review board can determine if she is capable of following orders. Dominic argues with Zeus and Archangel demands his staff back. When Zeus refuses Archangel's demand, Archangel pulls out a gun and fires at Zeus.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 2 Episode 20 Severance Pay played by Deborah Pratt

Hawke is told by Archangel and Marella that Larry Mason set off a bomb and requested he be present when he speaks with Archangel. Arthur Barnes walks into the office and Larry calls and demands the bonus check he and Joe Kline deserve or he will reveal information to the press. Arthur tells Larry he will personally check into his grievance if Larry turns himself in, but Larry demands his money. After the call, Archangel tells Hawke, Larry and Joe failed to sign paperwork changing their status when OSI was absorbed by the FIRM. Hawke demands some time to bring in Larry and later, Archangel asks First Member Zeus permission to allow Hawke time to bring in Larry, and Zeus gives him 48 hours. Arthur tells Archangel about the report on Airwolf, Larry gave him and suggests the mole might be Henderson. Marella walks in and turns on the television and, her, Archangel, Hawke and Arthur watch a report by Carling about the mercenaries. Arthur and Archangel decide Larry has to be dealt with. Marella calls Hawke and tells him to watch the news, and Carling reports on information that led to the murder of two agents, including a pregnant agent. The FIRM committee has a meeting and Zeus, Arthur and most of the committee vote to eliminate Larry, while Archangel dissents and walks out with Marella. Hawke meets with Marella and Archangel and they tell him more agents have been killed. Arthur walks in and Hawke shows them the transcripts and notes the differences in how they were written. Gopher walks up with a phone and gives it to Hawke and Larry is told to go to Los Hermanos airstrip in Mexico. Archangel and Marella pick up Larry and are flying him back to the FIRM when a plane starts to fire at them. Hawke and Dominic in Airwolf shoot down the plane. The FIRM committee holds another meeting and Zeus tells Arthur plane wreckage was found along the Gulf and they suspect Archangel, Marella and Larry are dead. Zeus commends Arthur for catching and killing Henderson, but then asks Arthur why a pilot was hired by a Soviet agent in Mexico. Archangel and the others walk in and Arthur is taken away to be killed. Marella and Archangel tell Larry that he and Joe's wife will be getting the bonus he and Joe earned and Larry is flown to Mexico in Airwolf.

During the events of Airwolf: Season 2 Episode 22 Short Walk to Freedom played by Deborah Pratt

Marella flies a plane to rescue a group of archaeological field school students. Colonel Arturo Alazar arrives and starts firing at Airwolf and Marella's plane. Hawke then blows up Colonel Alazar and the rebels in the truck they were in. Four MiGs arrive and start firing at Marella and Airwolf, but are shot down one by one by Hawke. Marella lands and picks up the students and Hawke tells her good job.

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