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Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) sees the truth of his situation in the Season 4 finale of "Game of Thrones." Courtesy Helen Sloan | HBO
This weekend on TV: 'Game of Thrones' wraps up Season 4, and lots of World Cup soccer

Another excellent season of Game of Thrones (Sunday, 10 p.m., HBO) comes to an end - a season that has so far seen a whole lot of characters who deserve to die actually perish.

In the finale, an unexpected arrival north of the Wall changes circumstances; Dany is forced to face harsh realities; Bran learns more about his destiny; and Tyrion sees the truth of his situation.

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Friday on TV ...

Golf (7 a.m., ESPN): Second round of the U.S. Open

World Cup soccer: Mexico vs. Cameroon (10 a.m., ESPN2 ); Spain vs. Netherlands (1 p.m., ESPN ); Chile vs. Australia (4 p.m., ESPN2)

Continuum (8 p.m., Syfy): Liber8 attacks, putting Kiera and John Doe in danger,

Saturday on TV ...

Golf (10 a.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Third round of the U.S. Open

World Cup soccer: Colombia vs. Greece (10 a.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (1 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4); England vs. Italy (4 p.m., ESPN); Ivory Coast vs. Japan (7 p.m., ESPN)

Power (7, 8:05 and 9:10 p.m., Starz): Ghost gets together with an old girlfriend.

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda (7 and 8:30 p.m., TNT):

Orphan Black (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): The Proletheans set their plan in motion.

Sunday on TV ...

Golf (10 a.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Final round of the U.S. Open

World Cup soccer: Switzerland vs. Ecuador (10 a.m., ABC/Ch. 4); France vs. Honduras (1 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina (4 p.m., ESPN)

NBA Finals (6 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Game 5 - Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs

Enlisted (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Randy and Pete compete for Jill's affections.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (6 and 9 p.m., Hallmark): Oliver and Shane get trapped in a bank vault.

Drop Dead Diva (7 and 11 p.m., Lifetime): Kim and Owen refuse to support Jane's new whirlwind romance.

Believe (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Bo's powers are tested like never before when she comes face-to-face with Dani.

Masterpice Mystery (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In "The Escape Artist," British defense attorney (David Tennant) with a knack for getting defendants acquitted takes on the case of a bird lover who's accused in the torture killing of a medical student. (Part 1 of 2)

Halt and Catch Fire (8 and 10 p.m., AMC): Joe and Bosworth seek capital to fund the new machine.

Devious Maids (8 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Genevieve's estranged mother shows up at her door; Marisol deals with a gossipy new hire at the Deering mansion.

Crisis (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Gibson takes extreme measures to try to convince the world he's innocent. Which he is not, of course.

Food Network Star (10 p.m., Food Network): The remaining finalists are split into two teams of five.

Nurse Jackie (10 p.m., Showtime): Jackie breaks up with Frank.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Robyn considers having another baby; Meri considers going back to school.

Californication (10:30 p.m., Showtime): Julia interrupts Hank's romantic evening with Karen.

Penny Dreadful (11 p.m., Showtime): Sir Malcolm, Ethan and Sembene explore a plague ship in search of Mina.



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