Isabella is a sexy, charming, outgoing aspiring actress/model who seems very confident but is really desperate to be liked. With her friendly personality and good looks, she is sure to shake things up at The Coterie.
Isabella is an only child. Her parents used to travel a lot so she was raised by revolving door of nannies.
Isabella is charming, sensual, flirtatious and outgoing. She is aware of her beauty and uses it to her advantage in seducing others. While she seems very confident, Isabella is desperate to be liked and accepted by others.
Isabella is a beautiful young woman in her early twenties, with shoulder-length brown hair cut into a shag, an oval-shaped face, brown eyes, and plump lips. She has a slim build and accentuates her figure with slim-fitting clothing.
In Capoeira, Isabella catches Alice taking clothes from Mariana's wardrobe and pieces together that Mariana is avoiding her. Isabella tries to convince Alice that she didn't sleep with Raj, as the note from Trap Heals was about her former roommate's boyfriend and not Mariana's. She regrets the relationship and would never do that to a friend again, begging Alice to believe her as she cries on her shoulder.
That afternoon, Davia is giving Isabella the cold shoulder despite Isabella’s claim that she didn’t do what Mariana accused her of doing. Davia confronts Isabella about having sex with Raj and doesn't think she has the right to refuse to move out. Mariana sees a message from Isabella confronting Raj about telling Mariana they had sex. She hurries into the Coterie only to find that Isabella has moved out.
That night, Mariana toasts to Callie moving back in, with Gael asking about Isabella. In a flashback, Isabella visits Gael as she’s lonely and they’re both single. He accepts her wine bottle and they have sex. In the present, Gael asks Mariana why Isabella moved out, to which Mariana lies that Isabella just left and didn’t leave a note.
In She's Back, Isabella arrives at the Coterie and passes a resident, remembering her time spent in the complex. She goes to Gael’s loft and is reminded of the night they spent together. He invites her inside. Callie interrupts and is surprised to see Isabella is there too. He tells her that they should talk later, so Callie leaves. Isabella tells Gael that she’s pregnant with his baby and she plans to have the baby. She doesn’t expect anything but thought he should know. He wants to help if the baby is his, and she states that it is.
In Knocked Down, Isabella goes to the doctor as the nurse listens to the baby’s heartbeat. She concludes that Isabella is 9-10 weeks pregnant. The doctor asks Gael how he feels, calling him "dad" for the first time. The nurse asks Isabella if this is her first pregnancy. Gael watches nervously as he flashes back to his conversation with Callie in which he suggests a paternity test. He felt awkward asking as he doesn’t want Isabella to think he doesn’t believe her. She thinks he has a right to know. At the doctor’s office, Isabella asks about a paternity test. The nurse says a test can be done for $1700 with results coming within a week. The ultrasound is printed off and the nurse leaves to gather information. Isabella tells Gael that she knows he’s the father and wants him to know it too. She assures him she’ll pay for the test but he offers to pay half. Since her parents cut her off, she agrees. They didn’t want Isabella to have the baby and when she refused, they decided not to support her. She looks at the ultrasound as the nurse returns to ask about her home address. Isabella admits she’s staying in a hotel but also doesn’t have an emergency contact. Gael offers to be her emergency contact.
In the car, Gael tells Isabella that he and Callie are together again. She doesn’t want to be accused of getting between another couple but he’s sure she won’t. Isabella isn’t sure that everyone else is happy to see her. She promises to get her own job and apartment as she doesn’t want the baby to be a burden. Isabella doesn’t think she was completely honest when she said she didn’t want anything from Gael. She needs a friend. They return to his loft to find Callie trying to pose sexily on Gael’s bed. Callie sits up hurriedly and covers herself with the blanket. Isabella leaves to give them privacy, with Gael explaining to Callie that Isabella doesn’t have anyone so he invited her to live in his pool loft.
In Shame, Gael tells The Coterie residents that Isabella is back, but lies that she's in-between jobs and needed a place to stay. The next morning, Isabella sneaks downstairs to the kitchen where she finds Mariana. She blurts out that she didn’t sleep with Raj, but it doesn’t change anything for Mariana. Isabella apologizes for getting closer than she should have. She understands why Mariana can’t forgive her as she’s the reason they broke up. Mariana remembers Evan and admits that Isabella wasn’t the reason. Isabella presses that she’s trying to be a better person. Mariana appreciates the apology and understands losing friends because she betrayed some too. She apologizes for assuming Isabella was wrong. Mariana offers Isabella liquor and asks about her relationship with Gael. Isabella takes the glass but doesn’t drink it. She brushes it off as not drinking and Mariana realizes that the other part of her being here is a pregnancy.
Gael calls another Coterie meeting with Isabella present. He tells them that she’s pregnant with his child. She’s going to stay as long as she needs to. The group is quiet for a moment before everyone assures him that they’re supportive of them. Callie assures Isabella that she is always welcomed here. Malika is thrilled to have a Coterie baby. Kelly offers to babysit but everyone brings up the raccoon incident. Mariana whispers to Callie that she knew about Isabella’s pregnancy, and knew that Callie knew, but didn’t say anything because she’s the new Mariana now. Dennis emotionally shares that he had a son who died at the age of six. He’s kept it to himself because he couldn’t talk about it or handle it. He needs to move through it and declares everyone here is his family and he can’t hide anymore. They assure Dennis they’ve got him. Kelly apologizes for what she said about his loft. She then stands, offering a hug. Malika is touched as she never does that. Dennis chuckles and stands up, hugging Kelly. It isn’t long before it turns into a group Coterie hug. Mariana invites Isabella into the hug.
In Making a Metamour, Callie and Gael are having shower sex when Isabella runs into the bathroom to vomit. Callie tells Gael to check on Isabella, and he does. Isabella has morning sickness, so Gael offers her ginger tea which she accepts. Isabella asks if Gael is going to turn off the water in the shower. Callie does, and Isabella awkwardly realizes what she interrupted. She tells Gael to finish his shower, but he shrugs it off and leaves. Once Gael is gone, Isabella whispers an apology through the shower curtain. Callie, mortified, puts her head in her hands.
Mariana comes home to find Isabella eating ice cream as everything makes her nauseous. Mariana jokes that she’s not craving anchovies, which makes Isabella gag. Her morning sickness is all day now. Isabella asks if Callie said anything about this morning and brushes it off when Mariana doesn’t know anything. Isabella wants to do something nice for Gael and Callie but needs Mariana’s help. She happily agrees. That afternoon, Callie and Mariana walk up the Coterie steps as Callie frets over being late for work. Mariana notes she has an appointment with the love doctor. Mariana takes Callie to the roof, where Isabella has planned a breakfast for Callie and Gael to spend time together.
In Lunar New Year, Alice tells The Coterie group that the house has to be spotless to clean out the bad energy and let the good energy inside. Gael stops Isabella from using a cleaning supply that has toxic chemicals. He stops Isabella from climbing a ladder, and using a box cutter since it's sharp. The Coterie Group gathers for drinks while Gael monitors Isabella’s water intake. She has 48 more ounces to go, which Mariana notes are a lot of water. Kelly notes that their baby will be born in the year of the Ox; they’ll be earnest and honest like this crowd. Callie asks Gael to elaborate on the pregnant women needing more water. He offers a refill which Callie says yes to but he takes Isabella’s instead.
Later, a drunk Callie calls a group meeting to talk about their living situation problem. She has a proposition that will solve everything, though no one realized there was a problem. Callie happily says that Isabella will move in with Mariana, Gael will move back to his loft, and she will move in with him. The trio hesitantly agrees as Callie giggles to drink more. The next morning, Callie rushes into the bathroom to vomit. Isabella asks if she’s okay and Callie states she had too much to drink. Isabella is just hiding from Gael as he’s smothering her. Callie noticed that and they chuckled. Isabella asks if she wants to start the move today or tomorrow. Callie looks at her incredulously.
She calls another meeting with Gael and Isabella to tell him that she isn’t ready to move in together. But Callie doesn’t want to spend more time together. Isabella wants less time with Gael as she’s feelings mothered. She appreciates it but there is a time when she needs him to be that guy, which is not now. Gael apologizes as he didn’t mean to smother her. He hears them both. Isabella thinks she should stay with Mariana a few nights a week so Callie and Gael can hang in his loft together. She’s craving a bacon and cheese sandwich anyway, and Gael starts to critique her choice but stops instead, telling her it’s a good idea. When Isabella leaves, Gael tells Callie that he wants his family to meet Isabella before Callie to avoid the confusion.
In Anticipation, Izabella is folding laundry when Gael comes to see her. He didn’t tell his family about Callie to help them with life-altering information. They do want to meet Isabella. She asks how he feels about that, and he is worried about his parents respecting boundaries. Isabella emotionally says that at least his parents care. She sent her parents a copy of the ultrasound but they never responded. Her parents' love was always conditional and Isabella thinks it might be best if they aren’t in her life or their baby’s. Gael wants her to meet his family but also wants Isabella to respect his boundaries, which she agrees to.
At the Martinez household, Mrs. Martinez tells everyone that dinner will be ready soon and is happy to meet Spencer, Jazmin’s boyfriend, for the first time. Hugo is grateful for the rum. Mrs. Martinez asks Isabella about her family history, learning that she is a third-generation Argentinian and doesn’t keep up with traditions. Hugo asks how her parents feel about everything so Isabella gives Gael a look. He gives her a nod so she admits that they aren’t supportive. Hugo thinks they’re probably just concerned for her, but Isabella clarifies that they don’t want her to have the baby. Hugo asks Spencer what he does for a living. He’s in the engineering business as he designs AC ducts for industrial companies.
Jazmine asks Gael how he thinks it’s going with Isabella and their parents. He feels guilty as he asked Isabella to respect his boundaries with his parents so she’s keeping them away, which isn’t fair. Her parents cut her off so she needs parental support and doesn’t think it’s fair to ask Isabella to not form a relationship with them. The Martinez and company finish dinner, with Mrs. Martinez asking if Isabella lives alone. Gael admits she’s living in his loft while he crashes with a friend. Isabella is getting a job to get her own place, but Hugo doesn’t think it’s a good idea for her to be pregnant and alone. Mrs. Martinez wonders if she’ll be up all night doing feedings with no help, but Gael will figure it out with her. He holds her hand as Mrs. Martinez assures Isabella that she will be there too. Gael leaves that up to Isabella if she’s comfortable with that. Isabella welcomes all the help while Mrs. Martinez wants to throw a baby shower. Jazmin tells them not to overwhelm Isabella, but they’re just excited the family is having a baby. Jazmin then reveals they are also having a wedding because she and Spencer are engaged. Everyone is thrilled over the announcements, especially Rafael who thinks they are blessed.
In Blindside, The Coterie residents prepare for another day as they care for the children that stayed the night. Davia helps the eldest with homework, Mariana braids the youngest girl’s hair, Alice makes pancakes, while Kelly remarks that it does take a village even if they’ve reached their crazy limit. Isabella teaches the youngest boy to tie his shoes while Gael helps. Callie watches and remembers meeting Gael’s mom. She is polite to Mrs. Martinez and smiles. When Isabella arrives, Mrs. Martinez is ecstatic and tells Isabella to call her Adriana. This is an offer she doesn’t extend to Callie. Isabella offers to come back but Adriana came to see her as she had a gift for the baby. Now, Mariana asks Callie if she’s okay but Callie brushes her off and leaves. Alice asks who is cleaning up after this and everyone scatters for their daily errands. Isabella mentions that she has a doctor's appointment.
In the afternoon, Gael stops by his loft to grab a few things and sees Isabella pasting the first ultrasound photo in the pregnancy journal Adriana gave her. He assures her it isn’t cheesy so she apologizes for Adriana showing up but makes sure Adriana will call next time. Gael tells her it isn’t her fault but appreciates it. Isabella reveals that she has a friend in Santa Barbara who she used to work for and he said she could come back to work at his restaurant and live in his guest house. Isabella's thinking of taking the offer so she’ll be out of Gael's loft with her income. He reminds her that she isn’t in the way but Isabella knows she is a little bit. She plans to move back to LA when her due date gets closer since there’s no reason they need to live in the same city while she’s pregnant.
That night, Isabella sobs as she runs down the stairs, pulling on a sweater. Dennis asks what’s going on and she tearfully states that she’s cramping and spotting. Isabella's not sure what’s wrong so she’s going to the ER. He calmly but firmly tells her to slow down and asks where Gael is. She states that he’s with Callie but she doesn’t want to interrupt. She’s going to drive herself but Dennis refuses and states that he’s taking her. He repeats that it’s okay as he walks her out of The Coterie.
In Closing Arguments, Gael helps Isabella to bed but she just wants to rest. He helps her take off her shoes so she can curl up on the bed. He leaves to talk with Callie outside, but returns to sit by Isabella’s side. She began to sob as she was scared she would lose the baby. Gael reassures her that she and the baby are going to be fine. He apologizes for not being there but Isabella tells him it’s fine as she didn’t want to interrupt his date with Callie. She’s glad Dennis called him and so is he. Callie watches from outside the loft. Later, Callie fills Mariana in and explains that Isabella's blood pressure was just elevated so she’s on bed rest. That night, Gael visits Isabella to talk about how involved he’ll be with the pregnancy and baby. He doesn’t want her to go to Santa Barbara after what happened and for her not to worry she’s taking him from anyone or anything else. Isabella asks about Callie and he tells her they broke up. He holds Isabella's hand and admits that he wants her to stay.
Mariana Adams Foster - Mariana told Alice she needed a new roommate and was referred to Isabella. When Isabella arrived for the introduction, they were wearing the same shirt. They quickly bonded over their mutual love for Grey's Anatomy and even had the same favorite episode - the plane crash. Mariana liked Isabella so much she disregarded her references and approved her. Isabella moved in shortly after. They bonded for the first time when Mariana vented about her boss and boyfriend. Their friendship soon dissolved due to a dispute over Raj and Isabella quietly and quickly moved out before Marianna could confront her. They reconcile when Isabella moves back into The Coterie.
Gael Martinez - Isabella initially met Gael through a working app. She requested help moving her boxes into storage and was randomly paired with Gael. She flirted with him and even found a way to request him to be her helper again. Isabella propositioned him with sex, however, he turned her down as he still wasn't over his previous relationship. While initially humiliated, Isabella understood and asked him to help install locks on her windows and doors. Gael helped her move into The Coterie. After moving in, the two became single and lonely so Isabella approached him one night with a bottle of wine and a proposition. He accepted and they had sex, though she moved out of the Coterie afterwards due to a dispute with Mariana. She returned a few weeks later to tell him of her pregnancy with his child and that she planned to keep it. Gael promised to be there for her if her child was also his.
Raj Patil - Isabella was introduced to Raj through Mariana, Raj's girlfriend. The pair have an attraction to one another that has resulted in Raj thinking about her in scandalous situations, which he feels guilty over with his relationship with Mariana. Mariana began to suspect something was happening between Isabella and Raj, though she is left conflicted when Isabella leaves an anonymous note on the tree in "Trap Heals" claiming to have slept with her roommate's boyfriend. Although Isabella claimed it wasn't about Raj, but instead a former roommate's boyfriend, her claim is dubious. Nevertheless, Isabella messaged him about having told Mariana they had sex, something he didn't actually tell Mariana.
Notes and Trivia
Isabella played Accident Victim #3 on Grey's Anatomy. She had one line that was ultimately cut.
Her favorite episode is the plane crash. This is ironic as it is widely believed to be the saddest and most impactful episode of the series.