|“|| "Dad, are you sure about this? I mean, how am I supposed to help friends if I can't fight?"|
"You still know how to fight."
"But I'm better with a sword."
"Then, as a teacher and a lover of history, maybe I can inspire you with a quote. [...] Napoleon said, "There are only two forces in the world-- the sword, and the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."
The Sword and the Spirit is the fourteenth episode of Season 5 and the seventy-fourth episode of the series.
- Tyler Posey as Scott McCall
- Dylan O'Brien as Stiles Stilinski
- Holland Roden as Lydia Martin
- Shelley Hennig as Malia Tate
- Arden Cho as Kira Yukimura
- Dylan Sprayberry as Liam Dunbar
- JR Bourne as Chris Argent
- Linden Ashby as Sheriff Stilinski
- Seth Gilliam as Dr. Alan Deaton
- Ryan Kelley as Deputy Jordan Parrish
- Tom T. Choi as Ken Yukimura
- Cody Christian as Theo Raeken
- Susan Walters as Natalie Martin
- Gideon Emery as Deucalion
- Marisol Nichols as Corinne
- Kelsey Chow as Tracy Stewart
- Meagan Tandy as Braeden
- Michael Hogan as Gerard Argent
- Maya Eshet as Meredith Walker
- Henry Zaga as Josh Diaz
- Aaron Thornton as Deputy Strauss
- Marti Matulis as The Surgeon
- Douglas Tait as The Pathologist
- This episode refers to a conversation between Kira and Ken Yukimura, where he told her that the power of the spirit is always stronger than the power of the sword to remind her that she is worth more to the pack than just her ability to fight. This quote is attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte.
- It is revealed that somehow, Malia took the Desert Wolf's powers during childbirth, which is why the latter is less powerful now and relies on her weapons. Additionally, Alan Deaton revealed that the only way that the Desert Wolf can get her powers back is if she kills Malia on a full moon, which is the only thing that stopped her from killing her in this episode (aside from the appearance of the Beast, that is).
- 23 humans - mauled to death; killed by the resurrected Beast of Gevaudan
- Beacon Hills Tunnels
- Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital
- Eichen House
- Closed Unit
- Lydia's Room
- Closed Unit
- Beacon Hills High School
- Mr. Yukimura's Classroom
- Locker Room
- Beacon Hills Animal Clinic
- Exam Room
- Fort Jewett
- Argent Apartment
- Basement Armory
- McCall House
- "Where's My Love" by syml
- Stiles visits the still-catatonic Lydia in Eichen House and begs her to come back to the pack
- "Dear Wormwood" by The Oh Hello's
- Scott reunites most of the pack (Stiles, Kira, Malia, and Liam) at his house with blueprints and other relevant materials to break Lydia out of Eichen House.