Did you watch the most recent episode? Rachel wasn't even in it at all. It focused more on Finn, the new people, and possibly getting some of the old crew back into the action more again.
This was the best episode. Granted, I'm biased because I do not like Rachel at all, but it was nice to see other people shine.
Never understood the fixation on Rachel. Santana sings circles around her
I dislike Lea Michele so that could be my bias