I listened to the podcast again, and I think I understood the SWAT team idea right earlier ^^ Dave mainly explains his idea around 1:26:00 and 1:29:00 in Episode 5-04; a rough transcript of the latter part is "Quite frankly, this is really just a ploy to like...well we had some characters we wanted involved in this season and now we've decided the setting will be Harad and it's like ohoh okay I guess...[Corey: How do we get them there?]...yeah we'll have to get them there somehow."; the characters the hosts wanted to get involved where mainly Ecthelion, Denethor and Thengel (Trish naturally brought up Glorfindel in the beginning, too). Since there were multiple concerns with the idea, the hosts were willing to give up on the idea. I'm not saying we have to, but I don't really see a use for it currently.Is that really what he was going for? That seems... a huge unnecessary risk for them to take.
Mabye we can parallel the people of Estolad splitting into Hador's followers and Bereg's followers with a similar split of a people in the frame! That sounds fittingFor one thing, one of our storylines this season is the uniting of the people of Hador, who are many independent tribes. Showing the Haradrim as similarly divided will dovetail nicely with the Council scenes.