Thompson didn't receive payment last time because Moffat was too busy sticking it all up Peter Harness to notice and made the moon an egg as a result. Stephen was last seen crying in a dumpster while Capaldi pissed all over him. He deserved it.
Wait a minute, he wrote Time Heist? That episode was bretty good. Wait, co-wrote. Well, it may take some handholding, but there may still be hope for you yet.
Could be worse. At least he doesn't try to be edgy like Seaweed.