In Hot for Teacher, J.T. develops a crush on Daphne after being in her class for a couple of weeks.
In The Bitterest Pill, Daphne is heard on the intercom talking about J.T.'s murder over the weekend. She later approaches Toby Isaacs in the gym and interrupts his interview with Ellie Nash. She asks to have a word with him along with Liberty and Mia Jones who were also in the gym. She tells them that she wants someone that J.T. was close to clean out his locker of his personal items. Mia says she just assumed his grandmother would want to do it, but Daphne tells her that she doesn't feel up to it and that's why she asked the three of them since they were the next closest thing to family to him. They all look around for a moment, thinking, and Daphne tells him they don't have to feel obligated since she is more than ready to take care of it herself. She then looks around at the teens waiting for a response, and Toby says they will do it since J.T. would have wanted them to. She nods, gives him the combination, and walks away with her head down.
- Daphne revealed to Peter in season 6 that there was a lot going on, and she admitted that J.T.'s death was affecting her horribly.
- J.T. was one of the many students who had a crush on Daphne.
- They were both members of the Degrassi Drama Department.
- J.T.'s close friend Emma Nelson dated Daphne's son Peter Stone while Daphne had an affair with Emma's stepfather Archie Simpson.