The hop is over, and the Top Gun pilots are waiting for the showers.
Maverick is in a towel, and he seems upset that he made a mistake.
Jester comes in, and praises him, but then scolds him too: "That was some of the best flying I've seen yet, right up to the part where you got killed. You never, never leave your wingman."
Then, it's Iceman's turn, who also takes a dig at Maverick: "Maverick, it's not your flying, it's your attitude. The enemy's dangerous, but right now you're worse than the enemy. You're dangerous and foolish."
Maverick seems to know he's let Goose down again, and during Iceman's little speech, he approaches his pal.
Goose tries to look at things in a positive light, reminding Maverick that Viper got Iceman before he and Jester got them.
Maverick knows he was stupid, and tells Goose it'll never happen again.
Goose says he knows it won't.
Hmm, is this Goose's way of saying "I know it won't because I'll quit if it does?"
That's a good question.
Well, Maverick needs some time for reflection in his quarters after all of that.
Some sad music is playing while he pulls a photo out of his wallet.
It's clearly he and his father. Maverick is sitting on his dad's shoulders, and there's a jet in the background.
Maverick is thinking about his family history again, something we know has been on his mind throughout the film.