I also yanked an entire scene out, and figure I can maybe use the character introduced there somewhere else, in a later book, maybe with a different backstory...or maybe not. Either way, it became really apparent that it, and she, didn't belong where they were.
I also yanked a line one of my beta readers really loved. Sorry, Dori.
(yes, my third pass beta readers were Dori and Kari. I have been making dwarf jokes every since, because I get just that punchy in the last few weeks before deadline...)
Anyway. Deadline or Death! Or something like that. D-11 days.