Trotter Lake has been dangling in front of us like a snausage in front of a puppy for weeks now on How to Get Away with Murder. Up until "Meet Bonnie," we didn't know what happened at Trotter Lake or how Asher was involved. We still don't know, because this show is actually a social experiment for seeing how long people can be teased with something. That, or Shonda Rhimes just loves to screw with us. One thing we did learn is that Asher was young at Trotter Lake, but how young? We might have an idea based on previous clue from when we first found out about his past.
Throughout the "Meet Bonnie" episode, Asher and his father kept casually referring to Trotter Lake. Need I remind them that the audience hasn't been informed of what happened at Trotter Lake, yet, but so it goes. The two of them are in the process of striking an immunity deal with Emily to secure the fact that they can't be legally prosecuted for anything that happened in the past, specifically Sam Keating's murder and Trotter Lake for Asher. Asher and his father both mentioned that Asher was young when Trotter Lake happened. Asher even said "We're both here for stupid stuff I did in my past." Which doesn't really clue us into much, but at least we know this wasn't current.
So how old was Asher? If I had to guess, I'd say the same age as Tiffany was in this picture Emily blackmailed Asher with.
Judging by the photo, I'd say Tiffany looks like she's 17-18 years old. We still don't know what happened to Tiffany. We don't know if she's alive, or dead, or watching Scandal at this very moment. But we do know that whatever happened to her is something Asher wants to keep quiet. And if I had to guess, I'd say Asher was probably around the same age as Tiffany whenever "Trotter Lake happened."
I'll still be sitting at the edge of my seat wondering what the hell happened at Trotter Lake for the rest of time until I get some answers. But at least we can kind of guess that whatever happened, happened years ago. Right?
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