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Murder Ex Machina is the ninth episode of season four of Elementary. It first aired on CBS on 21 January, 2016.


Holmes and Watson search for a computer hacker responsible for three murders, including the death of a Russian billionaire who was visiting New York City. Also, Joan is surprised to receive a dinner invitation from Sherlock's father, asking her to come alone.


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  • Josh Cooke - Phil Balsam
  • Betty Gilpin - Fiona Helbron
  • John Ventimiglia - Harry Magarac
  • Cindy Cheung - Cindy Park
  • Olga Berezhnaya - Lili Mirojnick
  • Michelle Duffy - Carol Finelli
  • Tom Wopat - John Soble
  • Alexander Sokovikov - Maxim Volotov
  • Val Rich - Gunman
  • Kirill Nikiforov - Driver


  • The title is a twist on the theatre term 'deus ex machina', literally meaning 'god out of (the) machine'. It refers to the sudden appearance of a (near-)omniscient entity who sets things right.

Season Three Navigation[]

Season Four
#01 The Past Is Parent#09 Murder Ex Machina#17 You've Got Me, Who's Got You?
#02 Evidence of Things Not Seen#10 Alma Matters#18 Ready or Not
#03 Tag, You're Me#11 Down Where the Dead Delight#19 All In
#04 All My Exes Live in Essex#12 A View With a Room#20 Art Imitates Art
#05 The Games Underfoot#13 A Study in Charlotte#21 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
#06 The Cost of Doing Business#14 Who Is That Masked Man?#22 Turn It Upside Down
#07 Miss Taken#15 Up to Heaven and Down to Hell#23 The Invisible Hand
#08 A Burden of Blood#16 Hounded#24 A Difference in Kind