“Secrets and Lies” finale, 9 p.m., ABC.
For nine compelling
episodes, Ben (Ryan Phillippe) has seen his life implode. That
started when he reported finding a neighbor boy's body in the woods;
soon, he was the prime murder suspect.
Last week, we
learned this is the second child-death for the mother, who ignores
her bipolar-disorder medication. Meanwhile, the police detective has
her own suspect. Tonight, we learn who the killer is.
“Masterpiece,” 9 and 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
First is “Mr.
Selfridge,” two weeks from its season-finale. Lord Loxley's nasty
schemes ensnare Harry.
Then, a week from
its finale, the well-crafted “Wolf Hall” finds King Henry VIII
teetering. Finally married to the complicated Anne Boleyn, he's drawn
to the gently uncomplicated Jane Seymour. Behind the throne, Thomas
Cromwell has discoveries that leave him shaking (literally).
ALTERNATIVE: “Penny Dreadful” season-opener, 10 p.m., Showtime.
with top dramas, Sunday adds one more. Amid the rich settings of
Victorian London, gifted actors play people confronting a creepy,
Vanessa (Eva Green)
is stalked by demons, with Ethan and Sir Malcolm (Josh Harnett and
Timothy Dalton) feeling helpless. Also, Dr. Frankenstein's creature
insists he re-animate Brona as a companion. The doctor, alas, is also
drawn to her; she's played by the terrific Billie Piper, so that's
(2012), 6 p.m., FX, followed by “Thor” (2011) at 9 and 11:30 p.m.
A Marvel-stuffed weekend -- timed to the opening of the second
“Avengers” movie -- concludes.
season-finale, 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS. Last week's episode rippled with
mixed emotions for Elizabeth. She completed a nuclear treaty with the
Iranians ... then doubted they could be trusted; she reluctantly
joined a plan to kill her former friend Juliet. That failed, but
Juliet soon surrendered. Now Elizabeth must handle the interrogation.
“Game of Thrones,”
9 p.m., HBO. Alonsgside some in-between moments – a captive Tyrion
heading toward home, Jaime launching his daring rescue mission, Jon
Snow facing temptation – there are some massive ones: The High
Sparrow's extremists attack fiercely.
and “Happyish,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., Showtime. The “Jackie”
episode has some strong, pivotal moments ... and then an odd ending.
“Happyish” has great workplace satire; its at-home stuff is
mostly just gloomy, except for the brilliant notion of a Jewish “Dora
Odyssey,” 10 p.m., NBC. Finally escaping captivity – after being
declared dead by officials -- an American soldier (Anna Friel) was
freed at the end of last week's hour. But who can she trust and where
is freedom? The schemes are tangled, at home and abroad, in a
perplexing but involving hour.
10 p.m., CBS. It's another good episode, this time with a cop facing
doubts, when he insists he spotted a key fugitive in this small-ish
p.m., HBO. A terrific season hits a new high when the president
(Julia Louis-Dreyfus) find sudden chaos. She's excited about freeing
a journalist in Iran ... except it's kind of her fault he was there
so long. Now her tired staff fails spectacularly at home and abroad.