As excited as we are that 'Fringe's final season has definitively kicked up the pace in advance of the next run of episodes, premiering this Friday, January 11 with "The Boy Must Live," we can't believe the series finale airs in lest than two weeks. The finale will air in two installments on January 18 with "Liberty" and "An Enemy of Fate," but what does executive producer J.J. Abrams have to say on the season 5 closer? Will the 'Fringe' series finale deliver as we all hope?

Like 'LOST' before it, J.J. Abrams has only maintained a producer's involvement with 'Fringe' since its pilot, though his ideas and input have been no less integral to the series we've come to love. That series will come to its ultimate end on January 18, as Peter, Olivia, Walter and Astrid engage their final battle against the Observers, beginning with the 2013 premiere "The Boy Must Live" this Friday. So how much involvement does Abrams have?

When asked about the finale at the 2013 Television Critics Association press tour, Abrams professed that he hadn't yet seen the final cut of the finale, though he had read the script. “It will be great,” said Abrams of the cult sci-fi hit's final hour. “I mean, the script is unbelievable. I think it will be incredibly emotional. If it’s not satisfying, I don’t know what satisfying is.”

Much of the January 18 'Fringe' finale is being kept under wraps for now, apart from a handful of photos we've spied, but this Friday's 'The Boy Must Live" will clarify a number of mysteries about the season, and the series at large, delving deep into the Observers' origins.

Check out a new trailer for 'Fringe's return this Friday below, and give us your predictions in the comments!