Murder Ex Machina

Season 4, Episode 9

Murder ex machina
Air Date 21 January, 2016
Writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Guy Ferland
Previous A Burden of Blood
Next Alma Matters
Murder Ex Machina is the ninth episode of season four of Elementary. It first aired on CBS on 21 January, 2016.

Summary Edit

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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Cast Edit

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Recurring Edit

Guest Edit

  • 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 Edit

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

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