Sorry for spamming down the forum, but I have problems understanding the Eager Few Shot OD Training TF2 tutorial.

For this part:

```
detection_model = model_builder.build(
model_config=model_config, is_training=True)
# Set up object-based checkpoint restore --- RetinaNet has two prediction
# `heads` --- one for classification, the other for box regression. We will
# restore the box regression head but initialize the classification head
# from scratch (we show the omission below by commenting out the line that
# we would add if we wanted to restore both heads)
fake_box_predictor = tf.compat.v2.train.Checkpoint(
_base_tower_layers_for_heads=detection_model._box_predictor._base_tower_layers_for_heads,
# _prediction_heads=detection_model._box_predictor._prediction_heads,
# (i.e., the classification head that we *will not* restore)
_box_prediction_head=detection_model._box_predictor._box_prediction_head,
)
fake_model = tf.compat.v2.train.Checkpoint(
_feature_extractor=detection_model._feature_extractor,
_box_predictor=fake_box_predictor)
ckpt = tf.compat.v2.train.Checkpoint(model=fake_model)
ckpt.restore(checkpoint_path).expect_partial()
# Run model through a dummy image so that variables are created
image, shapes = detection_model.preprocess(tf.zeros([1, 640, 640, 3]))
prediction_dict = detection_model.predict(image, shapes)
_ = detection_model.postprocess(prediction_dict, shapes)
print('Weights restored!')
```

I don’t see how we actually restore the weights? As far as I can understand we create a checkpoint called `fake_model`

that loads features from the model itself (bare ssd_resnet50 architecture with no weights, expect for random initial values).

We run restore on the provided checkpoint, but this is not linked to the model (`detection_model`

) that is going to be trained in any way? Hence, we call restore on a checkpoint that is not linked to the model we are going to train?

So the model (`detection_model`

) does not contain any of the weights from the checkpoint file.

In my mind this should be:

```
fake_box_predictor = tf.compat.v2.train.Checkpoint(
_base_tower_layers_for_heads=detection_model._box_predictor._base_tower_layers_for_heads,
# _prediction_heads=detection_model._box_predictor._prediction_heads,
# (i.e., the classification head that we *will not* restore)
_box_prediction_head=detection_model._box_predictor._box_prediction_head,
)
fake_model = tf.compat.v2.train.Checkpoint(
_feature_extractor=detection_model._feature_extractor,
_box_predictor=fake_box_predictor,
model=detection_model)
fake_model.restore(checkpoint_path).expect_partial()
```

Thanks for any help and clarification!