Marla Daniels is the councilwoman for the Eleventh District of Baltimore City and the ex-wife of Cedric Daniels.



Marla always had ambitions for her husband to progress in the police force and his failure to do so contributed to the demise of their relationship.

Season 1

In 2002, her husband Cedric, seemed a likely candidate to receive a promotion when he was assigned to run the controversial Barksdale detail. Marla advised Cedric to build the case his superiors were demanding (quick and simple, low-level busts), but he is pushed to more elaborate investigative work by the detectives he commanded. He also met a driver for Senator Clay Davis while attending a function she dragged him to, which turns out to be important for the investigation.

Season 2

Cedric was banished to the Evidence Control Unit after upsetting his superiors, and Marla convinced him to leave the department and become a lawyer. Cedric was ready to do so until he got a second chance to do the kind of investigative work he wanted in the new Sobotka detail. Marla regarded his decision to stay with the police with skepticism, and eventually they separated.

Season 3

In 2004, Marla began her campaign for District 11 Councilwoman; Cedric appeared publicly in uniform as a content husband to support her. Marla had the support and guidance of State Delegate Odell Watkins, but was running against Eunetta Perkins, an old ally of Mayor Royce. Because of this, her husband's promotion to major is being held up by Royce. She sought to reconcile with Cedric, but he declined as he had become involved with Rhonda Pearlman. As a way of appeasing Delegate Watkins, the Mayor eventually lent her his support and allowed Cedric's promotion to pass.

Season 4

In 2006, even with the Mayor's support, Marla had trouble overcoming her entrenched rival. She attended the funeral of a murdered state's witness the district alongside Watkins and learned that Thomas Carcetti is supportive of her campaign, despite her being part of Royce's ticket. Watkins switched to Carcetti's ticket at the last minute, and Marla came with him, and she won the election. ("Margin of Error")

Season 5



Season 1
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 2
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"
Season 3
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 4
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings"
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"
Season 5
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "-30-"


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