I'm trying to pick out the specific point where my novel shifts from the third act to the fourth (or the second to the third, if you're going by the three act structure). It's the point where everything starts barrelling towards the climax, where that last bit of information needed is given, where the protagonist has everything he needs to beat the bad guy and save the world. You'd think it would be easy to see that point in my own writing, but I can't seem to figure out where that point exactly is.
Brief run-down: my protag has gone through all these trials (obviously) and, having their plan to beat the bad guy fail miserably before they can enact it, recruits an unlikely ally. With these allies, they have everything at their disposal they will need to win the day, even if they aren't sure of that yet.
But the next scene is a big turning point for my protag's character. It's here where he grows enough that his resolve firms up and he's finally strong enough personally to face down the bad guy.
So plot-wise it looks like the first is my Second Plot Point, but character arc-wise it looks like the second is.
Does anyone have any input on this? Where is that point, do you think? (I'm asking because I'm looking at pacing and word counts and needing to know exactly where my last act starts so I don't rush it.)