Happy Thanksgiving to all the U.S. peeps! Here’s something to be thankful for. Originally, this particular scene was scripted much differently. There was blood. Mike jumping in front of a bullet is entirely in character, but ultimately, I decided given Conrad’s nature and Mike mumbling about people getting shot, this was a more realistic scenario. (And this change helped a number of other story elements fall into place.)
Oh, and in case you are movie-educated, be aware that a bullet-proof vest is not magical armor. It prevents piercing but not impact/force. It turns life-threatening into debilitating.