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'Fringe' finale trailer: I have chills!

I've watched the 2-minute trailer for the series finale of Fox's "Fringe" that hit the web today a couple times, and I still have goosebumps.

"Do you have the courage to sacrifice anything?" Walter Bishop (the marvelous John Noble) asks, also saying. "I know in my soul this is what I'm supposed to do."

Things don't sound all too promising for Walter, although I have little doubt he'll be happy if he stops the Observers and saves Peter (Joshua Jackson), Olivia (Anna Torv) and Astrid (Jasika Nicole)--not to mention the entire future world they've been stuck in this season, their past and possibly even the alternate universe the show has so expertly explored over the show's mind-blowing five seasons. (Spoiler alert: The trailer shows that Olivia travels to "the other side"--the alt universe.)

During a recent conference call with reporters, Noble said fans will get a great pay off by watching the finale, and he teased that Walter will do something extreme.

"We know that something radical has to happen, in order to beat the Observers. I think, by now, we've built up to the fact that possibly maybe Walter has to do something pretty outstanding to make this happen," he said. "More importantly, what you'll find is the way that his relationship with Peter plays out over the next two episodes and, in particular, the finale is really quite remarkable."

It's bittersweet that this fantastic series is coming to an end, but this final season has been a gift to fans and if this trailer is any indication, we're going out in style with a truly epic final confrontation Friday. Noble said Joel Wyman did a "masterly job" writing the final script.

"I can honestly say that it was everything that I had hoped it could possibly be," he said of Wyman. "He tied up our character storylines and he tied up the great story arc. I couldn't imagine a better job, to be honest with you. So, I was extremely elated when I read the final episodes."

The two-part finale begins at 7 p.m. CT Jan. 18 with "Liberty," then wraps up at 8 p.m. with "An Enemy of Fate." Below is Fox's synopsis of the finale.

The acclaimed series that has explored the human condition through the prism of parallel universes, unexplainable phenomena and unimaginable threats, reaches a milestone 100th episode and comes to an epic and climatic conclusion. First, the Fringe team engages a desperate plan as Olivia embarks on a dangerous and otherworldly journey into the unknown. Then, Peter, Olivia, Walter, Astrid and Broyles face off against the Observers in one final and extraordinary battle for the fate of mankind. The five-season saga comes to an epic and emotional end in the special two-hour "Liberty/An Enemy of Fate" series finale episode of FRINGE airing Friday, January 18th on FOX.

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