AJ: And basically, this friend that I went to college with and I, whenever I got blacked out I would become like a better version of myself. Like most people that drink become mean or something; I would become such a confident version of Abbi. And we would talk about it the next day, like, "Oh my god, Val came out!" I was hittin' on guys; you know what I mean? It was a better version of me. You know, in the writer's room, we were talking about it last season; we'd been talking about Val for a long time, just seeing this Val bar. Like Ilana stumbles into this Val bar which is this place where Abbi hangs out that she doesn't even know. She always stumbles in there when she's blackout drunk. And then we really heightened it into this really . . . It's not a fake world, like that's intended to be a real bar in New York. New York sort of has these overseen places that are kind of secret. It was intended to be a real place, but it feels very surreal, because it's like, what is going on? I don't know if you guys saw a little nugget from the first episode that calls forward to this episode. In the subway scene, in the first scene in the first episode, someone calls out "Val!" It's really weird, in the moment she's like, "Why is she doing that?" But yeah, it's an existing persona that we wanted to create because when people black out, they are a different person. Most of the time it's negative.