Six Degrees of Progressive Darkness, DEGREE TWO: Cloud Mountain (The Last Adventure) is the eighty-first episode of Dark Chao Adventures and the second episode of Season Eight. It was released on March 1st, 2012, making it the first episode released in 2012. The episode deals with the aftermath of the Hiatus and the beginning of the end of DCA.
The episode begins with DJay remembering DCA and gently ushering the reader back into the story for the first time in almost a year.
We are reintroduced to the main protagonists, only to find that the Hiatus has almost made them give up all hope, making many characters emotionally unstable by all means. The Veteran's Committee comes in and we find out the leader of the committee is Future Shadow, who promises the protagonists that the events have all fallen into place to bring DCA to a safe and happy end. The characters then travel to DJay and ask him if they really can finally end the show. Shadow challenges him and is presented with a follow-up to DCAHall3's "Bound to a Stream of Consciousness" before he finally agrees to cooperate.
Finally, the characters figure out all they need to do to end the show, and we are left with the chao spawning in the Dark Garden, all equipped for their final adventure. Shadow is given the personality he had been building up to throughout Season Seven: The chao version of DJay. Chao decides to join them, and Amphis is called upon as well. The protagonists decide they have to defeat the Beta Avengers one last time in order to end the show, and we are left on a cliffhanger.