Perhaps the theory we were discussing yesterday about the key to Supes beating Zod and Faora by removing their sensory protection helmets is true for the Smallville fight. Here's my storyboard for the fight.
Black Zero shows up at Kent farm and Faora threatens Martha.
Superman shows up and brings the fight to downtown. 'Western showdown'.
The military interrupts and open fire on them all.
[Note: Zod has his special helmet on here]
Superman and Faora and Zod continue to fight whilst getting bombarded by missile fire. No doubt Superman getting thrown into a bank vault and the 7/11 scene are part of this.
But Zod's helmet comes off and he goes beserk.
It also appears Supes has him down here at the 7/11.
The sensory overload is too much for Zod and he retreats to the Black Zero.
And Superman turns himself into the military.