In season 2 of True Detective, in one of the early episodes
Collin Farrell's character gets shot twice with a shot gun. Once from across a room and once point blank in the chest. In the next episode however, he wakes up the next morning on the floor, gasping, and looks at his chest which is mostly just bruised.
How did he survive this? I imagine the shotgun was loaded with rock salt or something else meant to be non-lethal, but as far as I could tell it was never actually explained in the show. He simply gets bandaged up and has some bruised ribs for a while. Was there an explanation somewhere that I missed?