Well, that would make this dialogue and the way it concluded a lot more stranger:
Ten minutes later…
Barracks, TCS Concordia.
Maverick: What did you want to talk about, Minx?
Minx: You looked lonely, Christopher. I thought you could use a sympathetic ear.
Maverick: “Jazz” Colson has been on me like a curse for the last ten years. I’d have sacrificed my career, sacrificed everything, even my life, to be rid of him.
Minx: You’re a highly skilled pilot, and an officer who follows orders. You’re too valuable to be sacrificed for so little.
Maverick: Minx… I don’t know what to say…
Minx: Then don’t say anything, Christopher.