Of course, the bull is not dead on the 1st or 2nd Hi Lite. If it is, we don't need the 3rd Hi Lite, the Grand Finale. No Grand Finale, however, occurs suddenly in one lump sum; if it does, there is no thrill, no suspense and no expectation. A bull fight is not a slaughterhouse operation. There are minor Hi Lites like the 1st and the 2nd that lead into the 3rd Hi Lite. The 1st and 2nd Hi Lites may signify Picadores and Banderillos successfuly launching their picks or lances into the Bull to weaken or infuriate the beast. After these minor Hi Lites the matador finally pierce the bull with his sword in the 3rd Hi Lite. There can be more than three Hi Lites in Paso. Dance is a creative art. We can have many variations and exceptions in all dances. As far as I understand, discussion of these special variations and exceptions is well beyond the scope of this thread.