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The scenes involving a butterfly knife were removed from the British BBFC-18 DVD. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
It's hard to say however it's apparent that she realized that something wasn't right. It was definitely strange that the man who looked like Sean Archer was pointing a gun at his own wife and the man who looked like Castor Troy was pointing a gun at his two bodyguards. Even if she did figure it out she obviously chose to side with Archer (that is, Archer-as-Castor). Even though she hated Archer for threatening to take her son away for refusing to give up information about Castor, she hated Castor even more for walking out on her and Adam, and for the evil person he had become. Furthermore she knew that the man who looked like Archer was the one who shot her brother Dietrich, and Archer-as-Castor had opened up to her and shown genuine concern for her son, probably the only person in her life who had ever done so.
Face/Off is a blockbuster science fiction action thriller from John Woo and the film stars John Travolta as a vengeful FBI agent whom goes undercover as his nemesis, a comatose sadistic terrorist (Nicola Cage) when he undergoes a face transplant, allowing him to assume his nemesis's identity and goes to the hi-tech prison where his nemesis's brother is imprisoned and to find out the location of a bomb that his nemesis hid somewhere in Los Angeles, before it detonates in 72 hours.
At first viewing one may think that Castor intended Archer to choke him during the visitation scene as a way to mess with him because he knew that the guards would come in to subdue him, however this does not make sense. Archer very easily could have dislodged the chip in Castor's throat which would have prevented Castor from being able to talk in Archer's voice. If Castor knew that Archer would try to choke him it would have been a very huge, unnecessary risk. In a nutshell, yes Archer did actually over power Castor and this is consistent with the rest of the movie, whenever the two are engaged in hand to hand combat Archer almost always gets the upper hand.
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